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FDA’s Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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Free Masketeers Supports Health Care Heroes

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Barco’s Nightingales Foundation Donates 350,000 Medical Masks

Barco’s Nightingales Foundation (BNF) will be donating 350,000 masks to California hospital organizations that are treating patients infected with COVID-19. Masks have been procured and paid for by BNF. Hospitals receiving the mask donations include: Cedars-Sinai...

Value-Based Education: More than just the new “buzzword”

Claire Everson, RN, Genessee and Associates Inc.

Surgical services staff are familiar with the “value-based purchasing” buzzword, but do they truly understand how to actively contribute to it? Value-based purchasing can no longer be regarded as solely a business phrase of concern only to leaders. As leaders, we must engage our staff and educate them to approach outcomes in a meaningful way. Everson will use her results to explore strategies for implementing change and gain buy-in from your team. Prepare to lead your department to improved quality of care and maintain a strong business acumen.

Claire Everson has been a perioperative RN since 1980, CNOR since 1982 and a perioperative educator since 1985. Involved with AORN at the local, state and national level she has served in many roles including AORN Board of Directors 2005-2009 and Nominating Committee 2010-2012. She is currently secretary of her chapter. She has contributed to nursing via journal articles and contributions to textbooks.



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