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OR Excellence Awards - September 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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surgeries and how we could cross- train outpatient OR staff to take on assistant or critical-care roles. Fill the right roles You need a point person with exceptional organizational skills to make sure the group remains actively involved and each meeting runs smoothly. Members come and go over the years and maintaining accurate membership informa- tion is a constant challenge. Also assign a time- keeper at the meetings to ensure every member gets a fair amount of time to present as well as a person to take and maintain the minutes, which they should distribute to all attendees after the meeting. If possible, develop a dedicated website to share documents and tools among members. Finally, extend invitations to educators and lead- ers from a variety of organizations and facilities. Professionals from standalone ASCs, HOPDs and large medical centers bring different and valuable viewpoints to the group. Go virtual These challenging times have created unique opportunities for our group, and as educa- tors we are skilled at adapting to change. Along with our staff, we have now moved to virtual meet- ings to comply with social distancing protocols. These meetings ensure that our group remains sus- tainable and active, which is especially important right now. This use of technology will ensure a long future for our group, regardless of what this pandemic brings. OSM Ms. Pong (anjal.pong@ucsf.edu) is the clinical nurse educator for the pediatric OR in the Institute for Nursing Excellence Department at the University of California San Francisco. 5 4 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 0 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T • 1 3 Keep the atmosphere fun and relaxed. Y SENTED B PRE e liv ser ea L VIR lea rid F tt tt A A R PR A P A hours. xhibit hall e e eps during r y ompan with c onnect es and c rvic oducts and pr gical arn about cutting-edge sur EXHIBITS AL TU R tti ttings. se ory t and and ambula aders in hospital tings. OR ng or o fo mon l en t an l on , plus on demand c y da t all O th, f e O ery n v 23 and e en 22 22- t o ma ob amming Oct ogr e pr O end liv TION am AT EDUC AL TIC C A A AC ACT e O e O ber an O AL r mand man e U A a e y and th, f h, b ct Oct se t N e OR v e egist e-R Pr cha Co PE .o www t: a y oda o er T ideas. w allenges and new w ello fe y virtuall nnect with f ORKING ER NETW om e.c ellenc c x e or e o shar OR leaders t w

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