All other areas are considered unsterile event thought they have not been contaminated (AfPP 2007, ORNAC
Recipient of ORNAC
Isabelle Adams Award of Excellence in Perioperative Nursing, 2009
However, some staff-based rituals such as changing clothing and covering hair before entering the operating theatre do contribute to the protection of patients by reinforcing theatre discipline and reminding staff of the vulnerability of the people in their care (ACORN 2006, ORNAC
2006, Roxburgh et al 2006, AORN 2007).
Contributions in his memory may be made to Bethke Cancer Center, Emerson Hospital, c/o Development Office, 131 ORNAC
, Concord, MA 01742.
At the 21st National ORNAC
Conference held in Nfld, two NB RNs were awarded: