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Perioperative Nurse Week

During Perioperative Nurse Week (November 11-15, 2013), we recognize and honor perioperative nurses for their important role and commitment to safe patient care. This year, we're celebrating your Proud Moments so tell us your story! Have you led a quality improvement initiative, excelled in education or your career? Have you been the voice of your patient, saved a life, or spoken up in a difficult situation? 

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You can share your Proudest Moment with us today at  Facebook.com/AORN or on  Twitter.com @aorn. Post a photo, video, or simply a sentence. We'll feature your stories throughout Perioperative Nurse Week on AORN.org, our social media networks, and in our weekly newsletter, Periop Insider. 

Top 10 Ideas to Celebrate Perioperative Nurse Week

  1. Share one of your proudest moments on AORN's Facebook page or on Twitter @aorn.
  2. Download, print, and post a Perioperative Nurse Week poster.
  3. Organize a Teddy Bear Hospital   
  4. Host an Open House Session
  5. Send an AORN Logo Gift 
  6. Honor a colleague by making a donation in their name to the AORN Foundation 
  7. Become a Member Ambassador
  8. Obtain a Perioperative Nurse Week Proclamation 
  9. Invite an elected official to your Chapter Meeting 
  10. Host a fundraiser

Honor Your Staff, Colleagues, and Friends 

Celebrate your perioperative colleagues and friends with a memento from the AORN Gift Store (order by November 4th to receive your items in time) or make an honorary donation to the AORN Foundation. You can also download and print one of our 2013 posters to hang in your workplace:

Show Your Commitment to Patient Safety

Help raise awareness of the importance of adhering to AORN Standards and Recommended Practices to ensure safe patient care. Commit to supporting a "Time Out" for Every Patient, Every Time. You can also tell your Facebook friends how proud you are to be a perioperative nurse. Simply make a donation to the Foundation, and you'll receive the Perioperative Nurse Week image for your Facebook Timeline.

Engage the Future of Perioperative Nursing

Create community awareness of the perioperative role in patient safety. Visit local schools to create understanding of and interest in perioperative nursing. New resources, tips, and member success stories are available to help you connect with middle and high school students.

Advocate for Perioperative Nurses

Celebrate perioperative nurses by asking your Governor or Mayor to officially proclaim November 11-15, 2013, Perioperative Nurse Week. 

Educate your elected officials about the important work you do. Personalize your letter to your representatives today!

Educate your community about Perioperative Nurse Week. Personalize and send your letter to the editor now!

Additional Resources

History of Perioperative Nurse Week 

Chart Your OR Career 

Standards & Recommended Practices


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