The event was co-sponsored by CNA District 8, the Centennial Chapter of Association of Operating Room Nurses
, and the University of Northern Colorado School of Nursing Emeritus Faculty.
Within the United States, the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) recognised the importance of occupational safety through a position statement which highlighted broad classifications of workplace safety issues (AORN 2005) such as biological exposures, chemical exposures, physical hazards as well as psycho-social and cultural concerns.
Bull RM, Fitzgerald M 2004 The invisible nurses: behind the scenes in an Australian OR Association of Operating Room Nurses Journal 79 (4) 810-823
Association of Operating Room Nurses
The Association of Operating Room Nurses
(AORN) statement on perioperative nursing practice in ambulatory surgery recognizes the significance and importance of skilled perioperative nurses who are clinically and professionally competent to provide cost-effective, convenient, and efficient care to ambulatory surgery patients and their families (Watson & Sangermano, 1995).
At the Association of Operating Room Nurses
, professional recognition comes in the form of special invitations to the annual meeting, sent by the association to people designated by each board member.