President’s Message – January 2017

Happy New Year DAORN Members!

I hope that you all had time to enjoy your holidays with family and friends.  For those of you who were working and caring for patients during the holidays, an extra thank you for your time and caring.

The start of the new year brings changes for our country , personal lives, and in our professional as well as volunteer activities.  A new year, a new president for our country…we will see where the direction of our country is taken.  Not sure myself, but I am clear I will continue to provide safe perioperative care for my patients no matter what.

As your chapter president, I hope that we can move forward in the new year with some great opportunities to collaborate and continue to promote our profession.  I am hoping you, as a member of DAORN will take part in the many activities that are available as well as promote these activities to your peers, students, or interns.

  • Join us for our DAORN Meeting at St Anthony’s on January 12th
  • Plan to participate in the virtual AORN Virtual Town Hall Webinar on January 30th – you will receive details from AORN in your email
  • Plan to attend the Collaborative Workshop February 16-the flyer is on our website or ask your facility ambassador
  • Plan to be part of the Day at the Museum in February – more details to come.
  • Our workshop is now rescheduled for Friday, April 21. The committee is revving up planning.  This is a significant fundraiser and we need you to support by your attendance and encourage your peers to attend as well.
  • Don’t forget the Global Surgical Conference and Expo in Boston!
  • The Bill Lord Scholarship Golf Tournament will be here before you know it.  Again, a significant fundraiser for nursing scholarships. Talk it up with your vendors and staff!
  • Lastly, consider being active in the amazing chapter by volunteering to hold an office or be active in a committee.  Our nominating committee is working hard to develop a ballot for next years officers.  We need your support to continue being the great chapter we are!

Welcome to the New Year!

Lesia Hatlestad

DAORN President

Chapter Meeting – January 12, 2017

 January 12th 2017

St Anthony’s Hospital 

 

  • 5:30  pm        Dinner & Networking

  • 6:00-7:00     Education Session

  • 7:15-7:45       Business Meeting

Collaborative Conference Brochure. –  collaborative-save-the-date-2017-final

collaborative-save-the-date-2017-final

November 2016 DAORN Meeting & October Meeting Minutes

DAORN Chapter Meeting – Reminder

Saturday – November 12, 2016 

Denver Health

655 Broadway, Denver CO 80203

8:00 am Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Business Meeting
9:15-10:15 Education Session

 

DAORN Chapter Minutes

October 13,2016

AORN Headquarters

 

Attendees:  see sign in sheets (30 members, 1 call-in and 7 visitors)

Meeting called to order at 1919 by President Leisa Hatlestad

Quorum Present: Yes

Action of Previous Minutes: Approved

Balance in Treasury: Total  Balence: General Account $32,863.56, Bill lord Schlarship Account $1054.85

Total Balance All Accounts: $34,118.31

Attendence and Quorum: 30 members present. Quorum is mems present and minimun number of Board members present was met.

Announcements:Karen Underberg updated group on Collaberative Workshop to be held Feb. 16, 2017 at Quebec Cemetary. Twelve nursing organizations involved.

Also, information for Scholarships for Global EXpo on AORN website.

Board Report:

  1. Members highlighted were Micki Parsons and Amanda Brown
  2. Discussion of using Grants for AORN Journel Contact hours-

Cap at 10 CEUS ($100)./year

Provide Copy of certificate of completion to Treasurer to be reimbursed.

Delegates NOT eligible due to funds for Surgical Expo (Global)

A motion was made and seconded after much discussion .Could use for up to 10 CEUS and could not go over cap $250 /year. Could use remaining funds for another seminar or part of Congress registration. Year to be from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31.

Committee Reports:

Awards: none

Bylaws: Bylaws were revised. Members present given bylaws with what changes were to be made. After discussion bylaws were approved  as changed. Need to have ethics put into bylaws and sendto National as part of Accountability

Education: Oct. 13, 2016 Denise Maxwell-Downing – “UDI TRACKING”

Finance: none

Hospital Captains: Andine sent out e-mails to many members to help recruit for Facility Ambassadors.

Informatics: none

Legislative: none

Membership: We are up to 391 members, 11% increase since June.

OR Nurse Day: Sharon  Will do Day At Museum on Fe. 25, 2017? She is checking on date. We are too late for fall date. time will be from 8:30 – 2:30.

Scholarship And Grants: None

Ways and Means:Ellen talked about golf Tournament. Date changed to JUNE 12, 2017.  Proprosing, we raise prices since they have not been raised in several years.

Also, vendors who sign up at Fall Worksop and pay by end of DEc. will get A 10% discount!

Fall Workshop: Brochures are out. Faith will put on website. Will send by e-mail to members.

Michael – has vendor handouts and will send and talk with vendors. Have 7 signed up. Date is Nov. 19,2016 at Lowry Education Center!

Nominating: Andine has only two members signed up for Global Expo.  Members were asked to think about running for Chapter offices for next year.

Next meeting: Nov. !2, 2016 at 8 am at Denver Health.

Hour of Adjounment: 2003 pm

Signature of Secretary : minutes respectfully submitted by Catherine Andrews, Secretary

 

At our chapter meeting on November 12, 2016, one of five door prizes will be awarded to anyone who wishes to participate and has the ticket that is drawn.

Participants are requested to donate $1 or more to Project Cure.  Door prizes are managed by Gerry Hopkins.  Our thanks go to the DAORN chapter for donating these

PeriOperative Nurse Week door prizes.

 

  1. Budget Shopper Bag
  2. Multi-Purpose Carryall
  3. Boat Tote Cooler
  4. Triangle Lunch Bag
  5. Graphite Duffel Bag

 

President’s Message – November 2016

November President’s Message

I hope that all of you have been enjoying our amazing autumn weather. November has arrived and of course we know that Thanksgiving will be here before you know it!  I would like to follow with the theme of “Thankfulness” and first off thank Julie Mower and CCI staff as well as Deb Warren and AORN for allowing us to have a wonderful meeting and dinner at AORN Headquarters.  We are so fortunate to have our national association’s headquarters in our very own backyard.  Thank You!   Our presentation on Unique Device Identifiers was very interesting.  Remember you can obtain your CEU by registering at AORN under webinars.  Thank you, Denise!

We have a busy month with our meeting as well as Fall Workshop.  I would really like to see a strong turnout at our Saturday meeting being held at Denver Health.  Our own Tammy Woolley will be presenting on her recent mission trip..  The following Saturday will be our Fall Workshop at Lowry.  You should have received your registration form by email as well as regular mail.  PLEASE, we really want a great turnout since this is a fundraiser to support educational grants for you, the members. We have a great line up of speakers as well as a great representation from our vendors who we collaborate with every day. They will appreciate your stopping by to see what they offer. Encourage your peers and students to attend,

I am thankful for all of our members who continue to support the work of our chapter through volunteering to be on a committee; hosting a meeting; providing speakers;holding and office.  Without your generosity of time we could not sustain our chapter.  Thank you!  For those of you who wish to be involved, please consider running for an office, board position, or nominating committee for the  upcoming year.

See you Saturday  November 12 at 0800 at Denver Health

See you Saturday November 19 at 0800 at Lowery

Lastly, I wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving!  And Thank you  for being a perioperative nurse.

 

Lesia Hatlestad

DAORN President

 

 

 

 

President’s Message – October 2016

October’s President’s Message,

Thank you to all who attended our September DAORN meeting at Lowry Surgery Center.  A special thanks to Mary Jo Steiert for hosting and to our generous vendors from Stryker for hosting our dinner.  Judith Burke presented to us on Colorado Care- Amendment 69.  Very eye opening.  Be an educated voter when you go to the polls this November.

Speaking of voting, I hope you were able to participate in the AORN town hall meeting on October 3 where the member survey results regarding the AORN National election processes were shared.  Just as a responsible citizen should be informed about the issues that affect your personal lives, so it is your professional responsibility to be informed regarding issues that affect your professional organization.  I challenge you to be informed and vote to represent your voice.

At our October business meeting we will be voting on the proposed bylaw changes that were posted on the website last month and discussed at our September meeting.  I believe these changes are good for our organization and provide the necessary options to be flexible in how we manage ballots and voting for delegates and officers.  Speaking of officers; I know we have just started our year but it not too early to consider being a part of DAORN and consider running for an office.  Offices that will be up for election will be President-elect, Treasurer, Nominating and Board.  Please give consideration for these leadership opportunities.  Speaking of Delegates, if you are interested in being a delegate to our Global Surgical Conference please submit your point sheet for eligibility to Andine Gilmore either at the meeting this month or via email by the end of the month.  tck.andine@gmail.com

Lastly, our education for this month will be on FDA Unique Device Identification (UDI), presented by Denise Downing.  Contact hours will be available by accessing the AORN website and signing up for the recorded webinar.  Completion of the evaluation associated with the Title will allow you to print your certificate for CEU.

This month we will also share “Good Catches”

I look forward to seeing you October 13, 2016 at AORN Headquarters.

Lesia Hatlestad

DAORN President

October’s President’s Message,

Thank you to all who attended our September DAORN meeting at Lowry Surgery Center.  A special thanks to Mary Jo Steiert for hosting and to our generous vendors from Stryker for hosting our dinner.  Judith Burke presented to us on Colorado Care- Amendment 69.  Very eye opening.  Be an educated voter when you go to the polls this November.

Speaking of voting, I hope you were able to participate in the AORN town hall meeting on October 3 where the member survey results regarding the AORN National election processes were shared.  Just as a responsible citizen should be informed about the issues that affect your personal lives, so it is your professional responsibility to be informed regarding issues that affect your professional organization.  I challenge you to be informed and vote to represent your voice.

At our October business meeting we will be voting on the proposed bylaw changes that were posted on the website last month and discussed at our September meeting.  I believe these changes are good for our organization and provide the necessary options to be flexible in how we manage ballots and voting for delegates and officers.  Speaking of officers; I know we have just started our year but it not too early to consider being a part of DAORN and consider running for an office.  Offices that will be up for election will be President-elect, Treasurer, Nominating and Board.  Please give consideration for these leadership opportunities.  Speaking of Delegates, if you are interested in being a delegate to our Global Surgical Conference please submit your point sheet for eligibility to Andine Gilmore either at the meeting this month or via email by the end of the month.  tck.andine@gmail.com

Lastly, our education for this month will be on FDA Unique Device Identification (UDI), presented by Denise Downing.  Contact hours will be available by accessing the AORN website and signing up for the recorded webinar.  Completion of the evaluation associated with the Title will allow you to print your certificate for CEU.

This month we will also share “Good Catches”

I look forward to seeing you October 13, 2016 at AORN Headquarters.

Lesia Hatlestad

DAORN President

Chapter Meeting – October 13, 2016

DAORN Chapter Meeting

AORN Headquarters 

October 13, 2016

 

  • 5:30  pm        Dinner & Networking

  • 6:00-7:00     Education Session

  • 7:15-7:45       Business Meeting

President’s Message – September 2016

As our year begins in earnest with DAORN, I would like to encourage each of you to not lose sight of our goal when caring for the surgical patient. The upcoming theme for the 2017 AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo is titled The Power of You.  As I plan for our coming year I’d like to capitalize on the theme. You as a professional have the responsibility to continue your professional growth. You have the ability to participate in your professional organization. You have the responsibility to utilize Evidenced Based Practice in the delivery of patient care.

DAORN can help you to achieve the above mentioned responsibilities with our monthly meetings offering a variety of great educational presentations. We are always looking for volunteers to support our Fall Workshop and the Bill Lord Golf Tournament.  These activities support educational grants for our nurses as well as scholarships for student nurses. We will continue to offer opportunities to participate by hosting two meetings on a Saturday during the year.  As well you can call in to our meetings using Ready Talk.  The information is available on our website daorn.wpmudev.host. I would like to capitalize on last year’s sharing of Good Catches with a Clinical Hot Topic to discuss at each of our meetings.  I would encourage you to be a part of something bigger, which is DAORN.

We will be discussing proposed Bylaw Changes.  Here are the changes to be discussed:

Proposed changes to our bylaws will be discussed at our September Meeting. They are as follows:

Article VI-Section 1A The Nominating Committee consists of at least five(5) members each serving for a term of two(2) years.

Article VII-Section 2 B  Voting is by ballot. The date for both elections shall be announced.

Article VII-Section 3 B The Treasurer, Secretary, and two (2) of the Board of Directors shall be elected for a term of two(2) years and shall serve until their successors have assumed office. There will be a total of three(3) Board of Directors.

Article VII –Section 3 C The one(1) Board of Director shall be elected in the alternate year for a two(2) year term and shall serve until their successor has assumed office

Article VII-Section 4 A The President-elect immediately assumes office

Article VII-Section 4 B President-elect: A vacancy in the office of President-elect is filled (remainder of verbiage stays the same)

Voting by membership of these changes will be at our October Meeting.

 

See you September 8th at Lowery Surgery Center for our first Chapter Meeting. See for dinner and networking at 1730.

 

September’s Hot Topic to Discuss- Surgical Attire and the ACS Response

 

Save the Date:

Fall Workshop- Saturday November 19th – Details to Come

 

I look forward to a great year and I hope you will demonstrate The Power of You by becoming involved!

 

Lesia Hatlestad

President DAORN

Gifts for Silent Auction, June 6, 2016

Attention:  DAORN Members and Friends

Your help with a gift for the Silent Auction at the 2016 Bill Lord Memorial Golf Tournament on June 6, 2016, will be greatly appreciated. Examples of gifts needed are bottles of wine or baskets of chocolates, gourmet food, summer fun items, baby gift items, or you name it.  We can also use gift cards or certificates to your favorite place to shop such as Walmart, Target, Starbucks, or you favorite restaurant.

Please bring your items to our chapter meeting in May or the Golf Tournament in June.

Gerry Hopkins, Ways and Means

DAORN Chapter Meeting – May 12, 2016

DAORN Chapter Meeting

 May 12th at Swedish Medical Center.

 

  • 5:45 pm Dinner & Networking
  • 6:00-7:00 Business Meeting –
    • Introduce the 2016-2017 Board Members and Nominating Committee
    • Recognize and thank the board and committee chairs for volunteering their time to the chapter.
  • 7:15-7:45 Awards Presentation

President’s Message – May 2016

It is with mixed emotions that I write my last President’s Message.  It has been an amazing year and I am thankful for all of the support I have received. I did not manage master parliamentary procedure but I did learn a lot.  J   I’ve truly enjoyed getting to know members better through presenting the “Member of the Month”.  We have so many wonderful members who have done incredible things for AORN, DAORN chapter and Perioperative Nursing over the years.

I’m excited to see the new directions and initiatives our new President, Lesia Hatlestad, and her board and committees will take us in 2016/2017. Please support them in the next year as you have me.

A HUGE thank-you to University Hospital for hosting the April chapter meeting. Attendees enjoyed another stellar speaker; John Swanhorst on his experiences treating patients with Ebola. The presentation was amazing.

We are still needing volunteers to host the October 2016 and March 2017 DAORN meetings.  Please let Lesia or myself know if you are interested.  J

Our goals for 2015/2016 and progress made towards meeting them:

2015 – 2016 Chapter Goals:

  • Support and celebrate individual chapter members’ accomplishments.
    • We recognized Geri Hopkins, Barb Youngberg, Cathy Andrews, Andine Gilmore and Peggy Camp.
  • Increase scholarship applications from nursing students by increasing awareness to nursing programs.
    • We have 2 receipents of the Bill Lord Scholarship this year.
  • Increase opportunities to participate in chapter meetings.
    • Ability to call into chapter meetings that members are unable to attend.
  • “Adopt a cause” in recognition of celebrated chapter member at each meeting.
    • Money was donated to the member of the month’s charity of choice in their name. Charities that received donations in 2015-2016 were Second Wind Fund, Project Cure, St. Jude and the Bill Lord Scholarship Fund.
  • Participate in community events to promote health and awareness of perioperative nursing.
    • Interactive presentation – Museum of Nature and Science

I look forward to seeing everyone at the DAORN Chapter Meeting on May 12th at Swedish Medical Center.

  • 5:45  pm        Dinner & Networking
  • 6:00-7:00       Business Meeting –
    • Introduce the 2016-2017 Board Members and Nominating Committee
    • Recognize and thank the board and committee chairs for volunteering their time to the chapter.
  • 7:15-7:45       Awards Presentation

Please make sure to lend your enthusiasm, energy, and expertise to the Bill Lord Memorial Golf Tournament, held Monday June 6th at everyone’s favorite golf course at the Ranch. Please see Ellen Lord for volunteering opportunities.

Again, thank you for all you do to make DAORN a great chapter!!

Faith Beazer, DAORN President, 2015-2016