Laura and Andrea will be joining us at the conference for Breakout Session “A3” on Saturday June 25th AND Breakout Session “D3″ on Sunday June 26th. Both sessions will start at 1000 in the Vintage Room on the main floor. Each of these sessions is limited to 32 participants on a “first come first served” basis. We are keeping the sessions smaller to allow for better discussion and sharing.

Laura South Biography
Laura completed the Vancouver Coastal Health Peri-Op Specialty Education Certificate in 2013 and is a staff OR RN at Vancouver General Hospital mostly specializing in ortho, spine, and “things that go bump in the night”.  She is the current PRNABC Regional President for Vancouver.

Andrea Gilliver Biography
Andrea has been the Clinician/CRN for the Richmond Hospital OR since 2003 and spent the last year on temporary leave to UBC Hospital OR as a staff RN. She is the PRNABC Provincial Recording Secretary and Web Liaison.

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At the 2015 ORNAC conference in Edmonton, the ORNAC Standards Committee presented a session about the ORNAC standards. The presentation included information about how the standards
committee works to create and revise the standards, striving to provide guidelines for “best” evidence-based practice for Perioperative Care.

What became evident to those of us who attended this session was that while very informative, what the membership seemed to really want was more time to discuss how to interpret the standards and how to apply them to some of the challenges they faced in their workplace. Some of the most valuable information came from a brief opportunity for peer-to-peer discussion – members sharing questions and challenges, and members sharing ideas on how they might tackle them. We definitely left that session wanting more!

We all strive to do our best to follow the ORNAC Standards locally, provincially and nationally, and we all have similar questions and challenges. This session will provide you with an opportunity to connect with your peers in a facilitated discussion about the ORNAC Standards: What challenges have you faced? What successes have you had? How have the standards helped you maintain your practice? What advice do you have for your peers? Collectively, we are an amazing reservoir of ideas, tools, innovations and success stories!