president Irini Antoniadou, who is also the president of the European Operating Room Nurses Association (EORNA), introduced herself and the executive at the opening session --president of Association of Operating Room Nurses in the United States Victoria Steelman, president of Papau New Guinea Perioperative Nurses Association Eunice Liam, president of the Australian College of Operating Room Nurses Ruth Melville, president of the Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada Rupinder Khotar, president of the Association for Perioperative Practice in the United Kingdom Sue Lord, IFPN
secretary Bonnie McLeod and ambassadors Patrick Voight and Phyllis Davies.
board of directors will give an overview of issues and developments in perioperative nursing from an international perspective.
In international organisations such as IFPN
, the value is in the connected wealth of experience of all the members, in different health systems and cultural scenarios around the world.
is affiliated to the International Council of Nurses and represents over 80,000 perioperative nurses around the world.
Like PNC, our international partners have the same missions and goals: IFPN
's is to support Perioperative Nurses globally in improving patient care by promoting safe surgery.
In May this year, I attended the IFPN
AGM in Johannesburg, hosted by the South African Theatre Sisters' congress.
Our key affiliation is with IFPN
. However in the past few years PNC has raised its international profile by becoming members of the Asian Perioperative Nurses Association and the International Council of Surgical Plume.
Quite apart from the copies mailed to key members of the International Federation of Perioperative Nurses (IFPN
) and the Asian Perioperative Nurses Association, your journal is also received by the Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN), the European Operating Room Nurses Association, the Association for Perioperative Practice, the American Society of Perianaesthesia Nurses, the Operating Rooms Nurses Association of Canada, the International Nurses Association and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORNj.
As I type this it is day two of the Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN) national conference and the International Federation of Perioperative Nurses (IFPN
) board meeting.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH, 1996) laid out guidelines for surgical smoke controls almost two decades ago and The International Federation of PeriOperative Nurses (IFPN
, 2015) stated that organisations must have policies in place to reduce the exposure to smoke plume in theatres.
In May 2015, it was privilege representing PNC at the European Operating Room Nurses Association (EORNA) Congress/International Federation of Perioperative Nurses (IFPN
) Board Meeting in Rome.