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The Perioperative Nurse Educator: A Multi-faceted Role with Vast Professional Development Opportunities

Perioperative nurse educators are essential to the work of perioperative nursing and are often charged with fulfilling a variety of roles in addition to staff education. Such roles may include learning facilitator, change agent, mentor, leader, champion for scientific inquiry and/or a partner for practice transitions (Harper & Maloney, 2022). Thus, it might be more appropriate to refer to perioperative nurse educators as perioperative nursing professional development (NPD) practitioners. 

Advanced Directives in Outpatient Settings

Understanding and incorporating a patient’s right to make decisions about their plan-of-care plays an integral role in overall health care outcomes. Honoring end-of-life choices in ambulatory settings is complex, since determination whether a health care organization will venerate a patient’s choice may vary based on services provided and specific patient populations served. It is also challenging for health care organizations to balance patient rights against possible ethical challenges.

U.S. FDA Recognizes New Endoscope Guidance and More Among Updated List of ‘Appropriate’ Consensus Standards

The U.S. FDA has recognized ANSI/AAMI ST91:2021, Flexible and semi-rigid endoscope processing in health care facilities as a guidance document “appropriate for meeting requirements for medical devices under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.” Additionally, five other new or updated AAMI standards were added to the federal regulator’s list.

Encompass Group Unveils New Meta Scrubs

Encompass Group LLC recently announced all new Meta Scrubs with the M.A.M. (Meta Anti Mic) Antimicrobial Finish to help fight against bacteria. The M.A.M. finish helps reduce the presence of unwanted bacteria on the surface of the fabric.

Life in and out of the OR

OR TODAY provides OR nurses, managers and techs with up-to-date news and information about their profession. The magazine aims to educate readers about new guidelines, techniques and equipment, as well as practical information for career building, problem solving and overall well-being. An “Out of the OR” section contains health and fitness articles tailored to OR professionals.

The Magazine

OR Today’s experienced editorial staff provides the latest news and trends in the surgical industry. Monthly features include:

  • Industry trends
  • Profiles of OR professionals
  • Columns from industry associations
  • Continuing education courses
  • Health, fitness and nutrition news
  • Market sector analyses and corresponding new products

Corporate Profile

Maximize your company’s exposure by featuring your company on the COVER of OR Today, combined with a full-page advertisement and a Corporate Profile – a three-page editorial highlighting your corporation as well as your products and services.

Total Cost: $4,295. Includes cover feature and one inside full-page advertisement, which runs next to your three-page editorial. Available once per company per year.

Company Showcase

A great alternative to the Corporate Profile is our Company Showcase. This is a unique opportunity to highlight your company in a special editorial section which allows industry professionals to learn more about your products and services.

Total Cost: $3,050. Includes two-page article.

Distribution

OR Today’s experienced editorial staff provides the latest news and trends in the surgical industry. Monthly features include:

  • 9,000 + nationwide subscribers!
  • Qualified and professional audience with purchasing power of over 3 million dollars!
  • 15% annual growth for new subscribers!
  • In print since 2001
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