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Keeping surgical patients safe is the top concern of perioperative nurses. Each month, join AORN’s periop-specific podcast, Periop Talk, for Q&As with AORN Guideline for Perioperative Practice nurse authors and discussions with industry thought leaders to interviews with frontline OR nurses, we strive to make surgery safer by discussing today’s top perioperative topics.

Periop Talk Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)

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Keeping surgical patients safe is the top concern of perioperative nurses. Each month, join AORN’s periop-specific podcast, Periop Talk, for Q&As with AORN Guideline for Perioperative Practice nurse authors and discussions with industry thought leaders to interviews with frontline OR nurses, we strive to make surgery safer by discussing today’s top perioperative topics.

    Managing Moral Injury: Simple Steps, Proven Difference

    Managing Moral Injury: Simple Steps, Proven Difference

    Going “against the grain” of our patient care training during COVID-19 created moral injury in nurses. But a body of evidence proves that using very simple strategies will help you manage how your body reacts to stressors – and they are techniques available to everyone. AORN President Vangie Dennis MSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSO has a conversation with periop nurse and mind-body medicine practitioner Dr. Margaret Below PhD, RN, NE-BC about the small, deliberate, and fundamental steps you can do every day in the perioperative suite – and at home – that relax and calm your body, and the reasons why these techniques work.  
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    Healing from Moral Injury: A Perioperative Challenge

    Healing from Moral Injury: A Perioperative Challenge

    AORN President Vangie Dennis MSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSO and periop nurse and mind-body medicine practitioner Dr. Margaret Below PhD, RN, NE-BC talk about micro-episodes of joy, gratitude and other simple, proven steps that will change how your body reacts and how you feel. They challenge nurses to try these two small steps over two weeks and see how they help you feel better.
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    Periop Talk – The President’s Corner

    Periop Talk – The President’s Corner

    The President’s Corner is a series of conversations between AORN President Vangie Dennis, MSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSO, and colleagues across the country about issues most important to AORN members and the perioperative community.

    In Episode 1 “Nursing Uncharted – The Staffing Shortage” Vangie speaks with David Wyatt, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNOR,  past AORN President and Chief Nursing Officer of the University Hospitals at the University of Texas southwestern Medical Center in Dallas about what’s unique in today’s nursing shortage – and where do we go from here. Yes, shortages have been around in nursing for decades – but the pandemic has been a “great revealer” of deep-rooted issues that facilities need to address, from workplace violence to staffing flexibility. Hear ideas that are working today to change the staffing outlook. And hear why David is optimistic in the new generations of periop nurses.
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    Periop Talk: Caring for the Transgender Patient

    Periop Talk: Caring for the Transgender Patient

    June is Pride Month and, to help raise awareness around inequities in healthcare, transmale Nik Unterkircher, MA, UX/UI, DEI Practitioner at AORN, talks candidly with Vice President of Nursing, Renae Battie’, MSN, RN, CNOR. They discuss common challenges transgender patients face in the binary world that will help nurses more fully understand patient anxiety, the potential for misdiagnosis, and small steps nurses can take to improve the transgender patient’s experience.
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    Periop Talk: Talking Time Out with the Joint Commission

    Periop Talk: Talking Time Out with the Joint Commission

    The Joint Commission and AORN’s CEO Linda Groah discuss the challenges and solutions for an effective Time Out. Learn more. 
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    Become the Place Where Nurses Want to Work - A Fireside Chat

    Become the Place Where Nurses Want to Work - A Fireside Chat

    How do nurse leaders and their teams break through complex, chaotic, and broken systems – with widespread burnout – to transform their fast-paced hospitals and ASCs into sustainable caring cultures? 
    Join us for AORN’s Fireside Chat, a live conversation about solutions to the most-asked question from perioperative nurses and leaders today: How do we rebuild from compassion fatigue, moral distress, and exhaustion – and create a place for perioperative teams to thrive? 
    National nurse experts will discuss practical approaches that are helping meet the needs of five generations in the workforce, including Millennial and Gen-Z nurses who report that “wellbeing” is a top priority. 
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13 Ratings

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Must listen for OR nurses

Love this podcast! A great one to listen to if you’re a scrub tech or OR nurse. Good info!

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