The Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) is honoured to recognize the dedication and importance of Perioperative Registered Nurses. Perioperative Nurses’ Week offers the opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding contribution made by Perioperative Registered Nurses across Canada.


2017 Perioperative Nurses Week: Perioperative Nurses – The Voice of Our Patients

2017 Perioperative Nurses Week: Perioperative Nurses – The Voice of Our Patients

2016 Perioperative Nurses Week: Safety in Our Hands. Our Patients. Ourselves.

2016 Poster - English
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November 7-11, 2016

Safety in Our Hands.  Our Patients.  Ourselves.


The Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) is honoured to recognize the dedication and importance of Perioperative Registered Nurses. This year Perioperative Nurses’ Week is November 7-11, 2016. The week offers the opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding contribution made by Perioperative Registered Nurses across Canada.

Surgical patients rely on the skills, knowledge, and expertise of Perioperative Registered Nurses who continue a long tradition of providing high quality patient care, upholding the standards of the profession, and working to improve surgical safety.

Perioperative Registered Nurses practice their specialty at the highest level (as guided by the ORNAC Standards). Achieving Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Certification, and the CPN(C) designation, demonstrates an even stronger passion for, and commitment to, providing safe and effective care for patients and their families.

ORNAC proudly recognizes the contributions made by its members in all areas of perioperative practice. Thank you all for owning your practice – be proud of all you do!

Happy Perioperative Nurses Week!

Cathleen Ferguson
President, ORNAC


ORNAC’s 2016 PERIOPERATIVE NURSES WEEK TEAM CONTEST

Safety in Our Hands
Our Patients
Ourselves.

What does this theme mean to you?

ORNAC would like to hear your thoughts and ideas and encourages you to submit either a written or video submission which reflects your understanding of the theme.  Get out your iPads and video recorders and demonstrate how your team lives celebrates this years Perioperative Nurses Week theme.

PRIZES

First Place
First place will receive 3 complimentary full registrations for the 2017 ORNAC National Conference in Niagara Falls. Your video or essay will be featured in the opening ceremonies at the conference and you or your teams will be featured in the June 2017 issue of the ORNAC Journal.  Each team member will also receive a bronze ORNAC key ring.

Second Prize
Second place will have their video or essay featured at the 2017 ORNAC National Conference opening ceremonies and will be mentioned in the June 2017 ORNAC Journal. Each team member will also receive a bronze ORNAC key ring.

Third Prize
Third place will have their video or essay featured at the 2017 ORNAC National Conference opening ceremonies and be mentioned in the June 2017 ORNAC Journal.

JUDGING

Judging of the submissions will be done by the ORNAC Board of Director based on the following criteria:

Written

Video

Relevance: the annual theme is highlighted with enthusiasm and passion

Inspiration: the content inspires.

Communication: the topic is presented in a clear, concise and confident manner.

Creativity: the content is unique and engaging

Creativity: video has creative elements.

 

Production: video quality is clear, easily visualized and the sound can be heard clearly.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Deadline for Submissions is December 1, 2016
Send your submissions to pnw-siisp@ornac.ca

  • Contest is open to all Members and Associates of ORNAC.
    If you are not a member, please consider joining us today!
  • Individual and/or team submissions are accepted.
  • Video Submissions
    • Complete a short video (no longer than 3 minutes) on what the Perioperative Nurses Week theme means to you.
    • Videos need to be sent via DropBox (send shared folder or folder link to the email above)
  • Article Submissions
    • 500-word article

2015 Perioperative Nurses Week: Proficiency& Competency - Own Your Practise

2015 Poster - English
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November 9-13, 2015

Proficiency & Competency - Own your Practice


The Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) is honoured to recognize the dedication and importance of Perioperative Registered Nurses. This year Perioperative Nurses’ Week is November 8-13, 2015. The week offers the opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding contribution made by Perioperative Registered Nurses across Canada.

Surgical patients rely on the skills, knowledge, and expertise of Perioperative Registered Nurses who continue a long tradition of providing high quality patient care, upholding the standards of the profession, and working to improve surgical safety.

Perioperative Registered Nurses practice their specialty at the highest level (as guided by the ORNAC Standards). Achieving Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Certification, and the CPN(C) designation, demonstrates an even stronger passion for, and commitment to, providing safe and effective care for patients and their families.

ORNAC proudly recognizes the contributions made by its members in all arease of perioperative practice. Thank you all for owning your practice – be proud of all you do!

Happy Perioperative Nurses Week!

Cathleen Ferguson
President, ORNAC

2014 Perioperative Nurses Week: Excellence. Every Patient. Every Time.

2014 Poster - English
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November 10-14, 2014

Excellence.  Every Patient.  Every Time.


2014 Perioperative Nurses Week Contest

WINNER
Esther Eng and Anne Chang, Calgary AB for submitting the following video:

SECOND PLACE
Geneviève Auray, Lisa Luxford & Laura-Beth King, The Toronto Hospital for Sick Children's Operating Room for submitting their poem Every patient, every time.

2013 Perioperative Nurses Week: Generations Working Together to Raise Standards

2013 Poster - English
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November 11-15, 2013

Proclamation

Generations Working Together to Raise Standards


In October 1983 in Montreal, the first Standards of Practice committee met. Joan Donald was the first chairperson. The other committee members were Muriel Shewchuk and Gloria Stephens. In 1986, the first standards document was published under the title Recommended Standards for Operating Room Nursing Practice.

Since 1986 ORNAC has committed to updating and publishing perioperative nursing practice standards. Over the years ORNAC has become synonymous with these standards. Many ORNAC Board members and ancillary volunteers have dedicated time, energy and effort into keeping the nursing practice standards current and relevant.

In practice environments the standards are used by a range of nurses who have anywhere from 3 days to 30 years of perioperative nursing experience. Collectively these generations work to sustain excellence in perioperative patient care and nursing practice. The ORNAC Standards are the cornerstone of that practice.

On behalf of ORNAC, I would like to thank all perioperative nurses who focus their care on patient safety and best practice. Thank you for using the standards to demonstrate that you are a leader in patient safety.

Happy Perioperative Nurses’ Week!

Warmest Regards,

Rupinder Khotar RN, BScN, CPN(C)
ORNAC President

2012 Perioperative Nurses Week: Enhancing teams through collaborative practice

2012 Peroperative Nurses Week Poster - English
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November 11-17, 2012

Proclamation

Enhancing Teams through Collaborative Practice


The Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) is honored to recognize the dedication of perioperative Registered Nurses across our nation. This year Perioperative Nurses Week is November 11 – 17, 2012. It is the time to acknowledge and highlight the outstanding contributions of perioperative Registered Nurses.

Today’s health care system has evolved from the clear‐cut boundaries between disciplines to fluid boundaries. This change demands enhanced collaboration between the members of different health care disciplines. Gone are the days of living in silos!   Collaboration is working together for the benefit of all. In health care, collaboration is synonymous with teamwork. The operating rooms have always embraced the concept of teamwork. Today, collaborative health care professionals work together cooperatively. The safe quality care provided to our patients is dependent on the complimentary backgrounds, skills, knowledge, and collective competencies of the team.

For collaborative practice to be successful, the collaborators must share a similar vision. Communication between team members is the key. Communication must be purposeful, respectful, and honest. Collaboration and good communication help prevent errors and promote positive patient outcomes.

ORNAC proudly recognizes the contributions made by our members in all aspects of perioperative practice.

Happy Perioperative Nurses Week!

Karen Frenette
President, ORNAC 

2011 Perioperative Nurses Week: Every surgical patient deserves a perioperative registered nurse

2011 Peroperative Nurses Week Poster - English
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November 13 – 19, 2011

Proclamation

Every surgical patient deserves a perioperative Registered Nurse


The Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) is honored to recognize and highlight the contributions of perioperative Registered Nurses to patient care. This year Perioperative Nurses Week is November 13 - 19, 2011. This is the time to recognize and acknowledge all perioperative nursing colleagues across Canada.

It is the depth and breadth of knowledge that the perioperative Registered Nurse possesses that sets them apart from all other health care providers in the perioperative environment. “Using critical thinking skills that are guided by the ORNAC Standards, Guidelines and Position Statements for Perioperative Registered Nursing Practice and provincial legislation, nursing knowledge is used to address the physiological, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual responses of the patient” (p. 17).

Please commend yourself for continually striving for excellence in patient care and remember, "You are a vital part of patient safety".

Happy Perioperative Nurses Week!

Karen Frenette
President, ORNAC 

2010 Perioperative Nurses Week: Ask, Connect, Advocate


2010 Peroperative Nurses Week Poster - English
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November 8-14, 2010

ASK, CONNECT, ADVOCATE


The Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) recognizes the contributions of perioperative nurses to patient care and safety.

  • ASK – Know the procedure
  • CONNECT – Know the patient
  • ADVOCATE – Know when to speak out

 

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