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Nurses and health care professionals continue to praise the OR Today webinar series.

The recent OR Today webinar “Continuous Professional Development for Perioperative Nurse Leaders” presented by Jim Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR, CSSM, Chief Executive Officer of the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI), drew positive reviews.

In the webinar, Stobinski reviewed the known demographics of current perioperative nurse leaders, detailed a trend impacting recruitment into the perioperative nurse leader role and discussed a potential scenario affecting the continuous professional development choices of leaders/managers in the OR.

More than 100 people attended the live webinar and many more have viewed a recording of the webinar online.

The positive reviews came from a wide range of health care professionals, including nurse managers, directors of perioperative services and more.

“The webinar presentation today was very valuable in describing the ongoing needs and areas of needed improvement for the perioperative nurse leaders and those that aspire to be,” said D. Huckfeldt, Nurse Manager.

“I am a perioperative nurse leader and struggle with areas for self assessment to improve from a high-volume model to a value-based care model. This webinar has shed light on a direction on how to perform a self-assessment with peer review to document a path for success. Leaders still need to be led by other professionals,” shared K. Gonzales, Clinical Supervisor.

“This was a very informative and educational webinar, I will be looking forward to what future topics will be. Loved having the leading leaders providing such in-depth and current education,” said T. Goodall, Unit-based Educator.

The OR Today webinar “Bringing Shadow Behavior into the Light of Day” presented by MFW Consultants President Phyllis Quinlan was also well received with tons of positive comments.

Quinlan, PhD, RN-BC, is a successful nurse entrepreneur and is a certified transformational personal/career coach. She specializes in the unique needs of nurses and other professional/family caregivers. In her insightful presentation, Quinlan discussed awareness and insight into the personality of a bully; the collaboration needed between leadership, labor and human resources to create zero tolerance for incivility/bullying; and an approach to managing incivility and bullying based in the principles of emotional intelligence.

“This was one of the best webinars I’ve attended. It gave an excellent overview of bully behaviors and provided down-to-earth, workable suggestions for dealing with these staff members. I know a few people who would benefit greatly from this webinar,” Administrator and Clinical Director D. Zimdahl shared.

“This was a great webinar, as most are offered through OR Today. Really appreciate the CEs offered to complete our requirements for CNOR and others,” Regional Patient Safety Officer T. Ralls wrote.

“Excellent webinar for everyone to hear, gives you insight into bettering your performance as well as how to manage others’ behaviors,” Co-Administrator V. Lococo said.

“Phyllis Quinlan presented a topic that is current and relevant in perioperative nursing. Her presentation included practical information and suggestions that can easily be put into practice,” Perioperative Education Nurse Manager V. Pokorny wrote.

“Unfortunately, bullying is predominant in our society and in medicine. Great information in this webinar for you to deal with it,” said M. Kuznitz, CRNFA.

“I appreciate the topics provided through the OR Today’s webinars. They are current and pertinent to the issues we are facing today,” said J. Bollig, Director of Perioperative Services.

“These webinars are a great way for perioperative professionals to come together for one hour and get education and updates related specifically to our specialty … it was a great way to utilize one hour of my very busy day,” shared R. Martini, Perioperative Manager.

“I find OR Today’s webinars on trend for current topics of concern. With all things changing on an almost daily basis, this is not an easy task. Great Job, OR Today,” said T. Stanford, OR Analyst.

For more information about the OR Today webinar series, including a calendar of upcoming webinars and recordings of previous webinars, visit ORToday.com and click on the “Webinars” tab.

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