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Fall Meeting of the ORNCC will be October 5, 2013 in Burbank
Mark you calendars now so you will be able to attend
If you missed the May meeting you missed great networking, lots of laughs and great information about what is going on with matters that affect your practice.
ORNCC Project Related Retained Items:
Under the leadership of Chair Gayle Sarlatte and Associate Member Monica Weisbrich a knowledge gap about retained items has been identified and so the Council will be providing a white paper for various organizations to use to explain and clarify issues of retained items. While embarking on this project another project was brought to the Council’s attention. This project is the Patient Safety First. This is a partnership presented by Anthem Blue Cross and the National Health Foundation, Hospital Associations of San Diego and Imperial Counties; Hospital Council of Northern and Central California; and Hospital Association of Southern California. They are distributing a survery to determine practice issue related to the retention of sponges and towels.
We are asking that members of the ORNCC and other interested perioperative nurses complete this survey so that the Council can see what practice issues are thus supporting the writing of our “white paper”. All you have to do is the following and it will really help us.
- Print the form
- Complete the form
- Either scan the completed form and save it then email it to Gayle Sarlatte
- Or complete the form and mail it to Gayle Sarlatte at 533 Joelle Heights Petaluma, CA 94952.
Your participation in providing this information about what is happening in our state will be so appreciated. Note: information gathered by ORNCC this form will only be used anonymously to develop our “white paper.”
California Supreme Court to Hear Insulin Law Suit
The American Nurses Association has filed a law suit (ANA v. Torlakson Case Number S184583
( Note Mr. Tom Torlakson, defendent, is the Superintendent of Public Instruction)
This case will be heard on May 29, 2013 at the Supreme Court in San Francisco. In attendance will be out Legislative Advocate Tricia Hunter along with representatives of the National and State School Nurses Associations.
Looking for Scholarships?
Scholarship resources are available and we would like to direct you to some of those sources.
- Board of Registered Nursing
- Emergency grants to pre-licensure RN students facing a one-time need
- National AORN Foundation
- National Scholarship Providers Association
- Do a Google search with your specific area of interest in the search option.