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Help! The Nurse Has Left the OR

Holly DeKilder, RN, MSN, CNOR, CLSSBB, Clinical Informatics Lead, Ascension Clinical Research Institute

After completing this course, the attendee will understand that OR nursing has a place in informatics. With specialized understanding, the OR nurse can provide a wealth of knowledge for technical support of OR staff while enhancing the patient experience through the application of technical solutions. OR nurses can help support co-workers in other functions while not providing direct care. Nursing beyond the OR is needed to ensure OR nurses can focus on their patients and optimize outcomes.

DeKilder has a varied clinical background which includes roles in the operating room, nursing education, informatics, data abstraction, data analysis and project management. She loves her work and how nursing allows for continual learning.

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