May 17 - 20th, 2012
Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa:
Join APSNA in beautiful San Antonio, Texas for our Annual Meeting next May 17 - 20th. The Program Committee is hard at work on another outstanding educational program for this year's event.
This year, the conference will be held at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas. Conference and special Hotel Registration information will become available in early 2012.
HOLD THE DATE !
The Founders Award was created in 1999 to honor the vision and accomplishments of APSNA's founding nurses. The intent of the award is to honor an individual's significant contribution to the advancement of the care of pediatric surgical patients. The Award is presented each year at the annual APSNA conference.
Please consider nominating one of your colleagues. The nomination form can be found on the APSNA website.
Write for the
award-winning AORN Journal:
I want to personally thank you for your involvement with the Pediatrics Specialty Assembly and applaud your dedication to your profession and your patients. I encourage you to share your knowledge and experience with your colleagues by writing for the award-winning AORN Journal. In your area of perioperative practice, we are looking for articles on the following:
> Preparing children for surgery
> Preparing the pediatric child's parents for surgery
> The importance of antibiotic protocols
> Constructing and managing an on-call schedule
> Innovations in technology and patient care
> ECMO in the pediatric population
Sharing your experience, skills, and passion can help thousands of other perioperative nurses be more effective and confident in their patient care. Writing an article for the AORN Journal is a rewarding and prestigious experience—one that can enhance your career and possibly even save a patient's life.
If you are concerned about what is involved in writing an article, don't worry. AORN offers editorial guidance throughout the process. To find out more about preparing your manuscript, please read our author guidelines, which also include a submission checklist. When you are ready to submit your manuscript for consideration, please do so online. Also, please consider joining our AORN Journal Writers' Community for ongoing writing tips and advice and to interact with other Journal writers and editors.
If you are interested in writing an article on any of the above topics or have other ideas for an article, please contact the AORN Journal editorial staff and include "Article Query-Pediatrics SA" in the subject line. I look forward to working with you.
Patricia C. Seifert, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, FAAN
Welcome Chris McKenna as new co-chair on the Special Interest Group: TRAUMA.
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As we embark on the journey of another year, let us wish you and your family all the best in 2012. May prosperity reign in your home and within all of your endeavours on New Year’s Day and beyond!
Your APSNA Board of Directors