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

 

 

 

 

Meeting Minutes – April 2016

 

DAORN Chapter Minutes

Thursday, April 14, 2016

 

Attendees:          see sign-in sheets

Meeting called to order by chapter President Faith Beazer @ 7:11 pm

Quorum Present: Yes

 Action on Previous Minutes:       None

Balance in Treasury

 

Account/Category Amount Notes
Income 650.95  
Expenses 2,854.86 Delegate expenses
General Account 30,414.27  
Bill Lord 1,870.85  
Raffles 0 closed
Total Balance $32,285.15  

 

Attendance  & Quorum:                 39 member present, with 1 on the phone

Quorum is member present and minimum number of board members present, was met.

Announcements:

                  Thanks to University for sponsoring the meeting.

Committee volunteer lists circulated, contact Lesia/Faith if you want to join one & weren’t present.

Still need host facilities for September 2016& November 2016meetings.  September 2016 & April 2017 will be Saturday meetings

Good Catch:

Cathy Clark told of a patient who was on the OR bed beginning the induction process when it was noticed that the patient has a purple band on the wrist.  Staff wondered what a purple band meant.  It turned out to be DNR.  This should have been figured out before coming into the OR room.

Cathy further told of an event at previous employer where there had been a patient who had verbally stated she was a DNR, but had nothing in writing.  The patient’s heart stopped during surgery, and was permitted to die.

 

Member of the Month:                   Peggy Camp

Faith started by telling the members she has asked each member we have highlighted the same four questions.  She then went on to share Peggy’s answers with the membership.

Why you became a nurse? I initially wanted to be a doctor —there were 7 children in the family and going to Medical School was not an option —several of my High School classmates were going to Nursing School and I hopped aboard

What you love about being a nurse. I love the opportunities that nursing has offered me both personally and professionally. I have always worked in the Operating Room —was hired at Glens Falls Hospital as a staff nurse when I graduated —those were tough days —proving to the “seasoned” OR nurses that new grads could make the grade —those were the days of working up the ladder —if you could master powdering gloves, wrapping trays and “flash sterilizing”, you would get a chance to be in the OR —we were expected to both scrub and circulate and be competent at both.

Why you joined AORN and continue to be a member. I did not join AORN initially as the closest chapter was 50 miles away. I really got involved with AORN when I moved to Denver. I continue to be a member of AORN/DAORN because I believe as professionals, we need to be engaged and support the association at both the local and national level. AORN has offered me numerous opportunities to grow professionally both locally and nationally. t has provided me with many resources in teaching the Periop 101 course.

DAORN has likewise offered me professional and personal growth opportunities —more importantly, it has brought me together with my OR colleagues who have continued to support and encourage me over these many yeas (most recently during my medical issues).  I am so grateful to DAORN for always being there when I needed it the MOST. Thank You !

About yourself – I will be married 54 years in November —my husband and I have been together since 1956. We are the proud parents of 3 daughters and 8 grandkids (5 boys and 3 girls). We love to travel and aside from family visits (Indiana, Maryland and Oregon), we are “cruisers” —we have been on 13 cruises —latest was to Alaska in August. Mostly I love to work especially when it involves Perioperative nursing and how I can contribute to this fantastic profession.

 

2016-17 Ballot discussion:

                  Faith thanked the members who volunteered to run for office for 2016-17 ballot.

Ellen Lord Chair of Nominating Committee announced the current ballot slate.  Before presenting ballot information she commented how many chapters are in jeopardy due to lack of participation.  She went on to say some chapters have had to disband due to lack of member support and lack of volunteers to be chapter officers.

 

Nominating Mickie Parsons
Board Rose Seavey

Karen Elliot

Mike Burke (Vendor)

Secretary Cathy Andrews
Vice President Julie Mower
President Elect Mary Jo Stiert

 

Motion was made by Karin Underberg and seconded by Maggie Bacca that in lieu of a mail ballot because there were only enough volunteers to fill openings that the ballot is voted on at this meeting.  Motion unanimously approved.  Ballot unanimously approved.

 

Faith pointed out that the current bylaws state 5 members on the nominating committee.  She further proposed recommending decreasing the requirement to 3 members.  The mater was referred to the bylaws committee to investigate/ resolve.

 

Committee Reports

 

Fall Workshop:

No Report

 

Nominating:

See previous discussion related to 2016-17 ballot.

 

Delegate Report:

                  Lesia reported national bylaws changes made at business meeting at Expo 2016.  She further reported that there was an active panel discussion presented by younger members surrounding their desire to be involved with AORN.  There was a discussion at the business meeting to have a minimum requirement of a BSN for officers at a national level.  A motion was proposed that CNOR be a minimum requirement for officers at a national level.

Faith reported that Expo attendance had increase to the most it’s been since 2008, specifically there were 1,250 1st time attendees.  Additionally there more vendors than there had been since 2009.

 

By Laws:                 No Report

 

Scholarship and Grants:

No Report

 

Awards:

Mary Jo encouraged the membership to nominate peers within the chapter for the Chapter awards for Education, Clinical & Leadership.  Submissions are due by April 30, 2016.

Ellen Lord was the recipient of the National Award for Membership

 

Ways & Means:

Ellen Lord thanked all who helped out at the fund raising table at Expo 2016.

 

Golf tournament will be Jun6, 2016 at the Ranch.  Donations were requested for golfer bags, useful items include chaptsick, water and hand wipes.  Silent auction donations were requested by Gerry Hopkins and may be brought to the next meeting.

 

Informatics / web site:   No Report

 

OR Nurses Day: 

Sharon Luhrs thanked all who had participated in the multiple events at the Museum of Nature and Science.  She reported that there were 650 parents and kids that had participated in the various events.

 

Hospital Captains:

No report

 

Board Report:    No report

 

Legislative:

Report was presented by Mickie Parsons and Kim Cesar.  Report included a handout on how a bill becomes a law.  Kim reported on CNA Legislative Dinner

 

Senate:

SB16 – 118  Sponsors: Newell/Singer  Concerning a screening questionnaire to identify children impacted by prenatal substance exposure.  Sent to Committee on State , veterans & Military Affairs – postponed Indefinitely.

SB16-146  Sponsors:  Steadman/Esgar  Concerning modernizing statutes related to sexually transmitted infections.  Assigned to Judiciary

SB16-158  Sponsors:  Lundberg/Primavera  Concerning the ability of a physician assistant to perform functions delegated by a physician that are within the physician assistant’s scope of practice.  Passed Senate; introduced into House;  Assigned to Public health care & Human Services.

SB16-027  Sponsors:  Martinez Humenik/Primavera   Concerning allowing the option for Medicaid clients to obtain prescribed drugs through the mail. (chronic medical conditions)

Passed Senate; introduced into House; Assigned to Committee on health, insurance & Environment refer amended to Appropriations.

SB16-069 Sponsors:  Garcia/Pabon  Concerning measures to provide community-based out-of-hospital medical services (endorsement of emergency medical service providers as community paramedics)  Senate committee on Finance refer amended to Appropriations

 

House:

HB16-1401  Sponsors:  Becker K/Woods  Concerning the  regulation of retail food establishments (standardize inspection process and related penalties/fines for non-compliance and /or closure due to imminent health hazard.  Passed third reading

HB16-1305 Sponsors:  Fields/Newell  Concerning training for educators in school district procedures for assisting students in crisis.  Assigned to Education.

HB16-1385  Sponsors:  Singer/Newell  Concerning the definition of child abuse or neglect in Colorado Children’s Code as it relates to the use of or exposure to substances. (clarifies language).  Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services.

HB-16-1047  Sponsors:  Buck/Newell  Concerning the adoption of an interstate compact to allow physicians to become licensed in multiple states through an expedited licensure process.

House Committee on Appropriations refers amended to House Committee of the Whole.

 

Old Business:     

  • Interdisciplinary Workshop

Karin Underberg reported that the workshop was well received and quite successful.  There were close to 100 participants.  Net proceeds after expensed estimated at $1,500 will be used as seed money for next year’s event.  The planning committee has established a planning time line for the 2017 event.  Karin will remain involved with the event as DAORN’s chapter representative.

 

New Business:

  • Industry support of Chapter Meetings

Peggy Camp brought up how it is becoming more and more difficult for industry to support chapter meetings with food for the membership.  Due to regulations vendors need to do some sort of in-service to provide this support.  As a result we may see more vendor in-service tables at future meetings.  The membership was supportive of this option.

 

Hour of Adjournment: 8: 12pm

 

Minutes respectfully submitted

Karin Underberg, Vice President

DAORN Chapter Meeting & Door Prizes for Project Cure, April 14, 2016

DAORN Meeting
Thursday – April 14, 2016
University of Colorado Hospital

  • 5:45 pm Dinner & Networking
  • 6:00-7:00 Education Session
  • 7:05-7:35 Business Meeting

    (Call-in: 1-866-740-1260; Access Code: 5177749)

 

Door Prizes for Project Cure

 

On April 14, 2016, DAORN will begin a new activity in which one of five door prizes will be given to anyone who wishes to participate and has the ticket number 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 donors of door prizes as listed below:

  1.   Burpee Veggie Seeds/Andine Gilmore
  2.   Cloth Book Cover/Maggie Zeaphey
  3.   Sewing Kit/Dee Claassen
  4.   Golf Towel/Anonymous
  5.   Wall Decor/Anonymous