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Update from the eChapter Education Committee

Posted about 1 year ago by Terri Goodman

Greetings from the Education Chairperson of the eChapter Committee.

The members and I extend wishes for a successful 2018 in your professional and personal endeavors!

The results of on-line questionnaire targeting the educational needs of our membership, revealed a variety of excellent suggestions related to content for live presentations and enduring on-line seminars.  Listed below is a summary of recommended educational offerings that we might pursue in 2018. 

 If you know an expert in any of these topics who might be willing to deliver an educational program (50-60 minutes), please email us with contact information!

 Better yet, if you are a qualified speaker on these or any other topic, and you would be will to do a webinar for your eChapter colleagues, I would love to hear from you so that we can continue to offer educational programs with contact hours for our members.

 Thank you,


Chairman eChapter Education Committee

Suggested Topics for Future Seminars

  • Bundle payments
  • Sterile Processing updates
  • Efficiencies
  • Just Culture
  • Financial Metrics and the Future
  • Value Based purchasing
  • Stress reduction / burnout / resiliency with implications for patient care.
  • Antiseptic Surgical Preps;
  • Solutions for Vaginal Preps and the process.
  • Nurse Retention;
  • Taking Ownership of Job Roles
  • Changes in healthcare funding and payment systems.
  • Changes in Robotic technology
  • Transition of more complex surgical procedures to the ASC setting
  • New standards updates
  • Regulatory updates
  • AORN headquarters update and/or national board member update 1x/year
  • Update from Guidelines and Recommended practices 1x/year


  • Infection prevention
  • Reprocessing any device, but especially flexible endoscopes
  • Bullying in the workplace
  • Disaster management
  • Promoting the value of membership and involvement
  • Mighty Women in Nursing
  • Focus on Gun Violence Experience - Orlando, Las Vegas..... unfortunately too many to choose from
  • Experiences from 2 recent Hurricanes - Puerto Rico would offer insight unlike Katrina
  • Experiences from CA wildfires