Pillar Chairs


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National Conference Planning

Linda Whyte

Objectives:
  • Select a chair
  • Form a national committee
  • Develop 5 yr plan including a corporate sponsorship program
  • Financial planning
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Professional Practice

Rupinder Khotar

Objectives:
  • Select a chair
  • Form a national committee
  • Set priorities to focus on standardized education, certification, standards, scope of practice, mentorship program and financial awards
  • Role of RNFANC, CORL & PNEC
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Rupinder is the OR Nursing Supervisor at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC. She has been an OR nurse since 1992 and worked as one of the educators of the Providence Health Care (PHC) Perioperative Nursing Program for 10 years before taking over her present role. She is the past Chair of the ORNAC Standards Committee , served as President Elect from 2011-2013 and as ORNAC President from 2013-2015.


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Advocacy and Governance

Cathleen Ferguson (Interim Co-Chair, Governance)

Objectives:
  • Select a chair
  • Form a national committee
  • Focus on patients/family
  • Patient Safety, Patient Safety Summit, Surgical Safety Checklist
  • Patient Teaching Group
  • Government/stakeholder advocacy

The Governance component of the Advocacy Pillar has overseen the work of the creation and completion of Letters of Continuation and of Bylaws for the Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC). This occurred following the proclamation of the Federal Not For Profit Corporations Act in 2013. The Act is much more prescriptive and the Bylaws did not need to be as extensive as the previous Bylaws.

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Advocacy and Governance

Bonnie McLeod (Co-Chair, Advocacy)

Objectives:
  • Select a chair
  • Form a national committee
  • Focus on patients/family
  • Patient Safety, Patient Safety Summit, Surgical Safety Checklist
  • Patient Teaching Group
  • Government/stakeholder advocacy
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Research and Nursing Informatics

Vacant

Three project charters were established for the RNI Pillar in 2013. These charters included:

  1. website redevelopment (webpages and membership database);
  2. validation process for standards of practice; and
  3. assessment of the current status of Canadian perioperative nursing research (Cardinal Health Research Grant).


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Objectives:
  • Select a chair
  • Form a national committee
  • Determine research topic to support periop RN advocacy – role & differentiation both clinically & cost effectively
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Marketing

Vacant

The Marketing Pillar is one of 5, of the pillar structures of ORNAC. It encompasses the website, social media (Facebook and Twitter), the ORANC Journal, boutique, advertising and brochures. The chair has a term of 2 years with the option to extend for an additional 2 years. 


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Objectives:
  • Website/Social Media
  • ORNAC Journal
  • Boutique
  • Advertising
  • Brochures
     
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