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Perioperative Care Conference 2018: Promoting Excellence During Challenging Times

Please join us on Saturday, October 13, 2018 for our biennial perioperative care conference. This year's conference will feature an overview of evidence-based practice changes in the care of the perioperative patient.

The conference curriculum will be of interest to nurses, surgical technologists and others who work in such varied surgical settings as large tertiary care centers, small rural hospitals, outpatient surgi-centers, and office or clinic-based perioperative settings. Conference sessions will update participants' knowledge, skills, and abilities in order to ultimately achieve excellence in practice and improve patient outcomes at the point of care.

Attendees will have an opportunity to enhance their understanding of issues pertinent to their work and individual roles in perioperative services - particularly during the intraoperative phase of perioperative care.

We look forward to seeing you in October and engaging in lively discussion, debate, and camaraderie with our perioperative colleagues from throughout the region.

Activity Details
Start Date: October 13, 2018
End Date: October 13, 2018
Time: 7:45 am - 4:10 pm
Location: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditoria E & F
Lebanon, NH
Download: Event Flyer

Registration for this event has closed. There is still space available. If you would like to attend, you may register as a walk-in the day of the conference. For walk-in registration questions, please e-mail Amanda.E.Sanchez@hitchcock.org.

Registration is online and by credit card only.

The registration fees are as follows:

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Employees and Member Organizations: No Charge (advance registration required for planning purposes)
  • NEAH Hospital Employees: $50
  • Others: $100

Preregistration and payment required. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to the activity date. There will be no refunds after that date. A $25 administrative fee will be retained on all refunds requested before the registration deadline. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Speakers & Topics
7:00 am - 7:45 am Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided)
7:45 am - 8:00 am Welcome and Introductions
~ - Diane Kelly, RN, CNOR
8:00 am - 8:45 am KEYNOTE
The Pursuit of Mastery and Balance:
How does a busy perioperative service pull this off?
~ Joanne Conroy, MD
8:45 am - 8:55 am Transition to Concurrent Sessions
8:55 am - 9:40 am CONCURRENT SESSION I
Session 1:
The Future of Joint Replacement
~ Wayne Moschetti, MD, MS

Session 2:
Learning from Near Misses and Mistakes (Designed for Clinical Leaders)
~ Laurie Heels, MS, RN

Session 3:
Protect your patient, protect your team, protect yourself. Evacuate all surgical smoke!
~ Mary J. Ogg, MSN, RN, CNOR
9:40 am - 10:00 am Break
10:00 am - 10:45 am CONCURRENT SESSION II

Session 4:
Robotic Surgery and Endometrial Cancer: A change for the better
~ Evelyn L. Fleming, MD, OB/GYN

Session 5:
Team Communication: Hand-overs
~ Mary J. Ogg, MSN, RN, CNOR

Session 6:
What’s New in Neurosurgery?
~ Joshua Aronson, MD, Neurosurgery
10:45 am - 10:55 am Room Change
10:55 am - 11:40 am CONCURRENT SESSION II

Session 7:
Cursing in Nursing
~ Amanda Fay, MSN, RN

Session 8:
Providing Anesthesia and Analgesia in the Opioid Tolerant Patient
~ Patrick Hartmann, MD

Session 9:
A Different Way of Looking at Perioperative ‘Never Events’
~ Daniel P. Herrick, MMB, CPHQ
11:40 am - 12:30 pm Lunch (provided)
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Chaos to CALM! Thriving in the OR with Resilience
~ Diane Sieg, RN, CYT, CSP
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm Break
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Chaos to CALM! – Part 2
3:15 pm - 3:25 pm Stretch Break
3:25 pm - 4:10 pm ENDNOTE – Burnout 911!
~ Dwayna Covey, MEd
~ Maia Aziz, CHP
4:10 pm Adjournment
Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to discuss at least three strategies that can be utilized to improve patient outcomes in the perioperative environment.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 6.25 contact hours.

Receiving Contact Hours

The follow steps must be completed in order to receive contact hours for this event:

  • Register for the event online
  • Attend the event or session(s). A contact hours tracking sheet will be provided.
  • Complete the online evaluation - Must be submitted within 30 days after the activity

    Accessing the Online Evaluation (The evaluation is available the day after the event)

  • Log onto https://ce.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/login.aspx
  • Click on the My Activities link in the left side menu. Then click on the name of the activity you attended.
  • Click on the Resume button.
  • Click the Continue button until the Evaluation tab is active, and then click the Launch button.
  • Fill out the evaluation and then click submit. Contact hours will then be applied to your transcript. You can view your updated transcript by clicking on the "View Transcript" button.

View the Completing an Evaluation and Claiming Credit tutorial.

For questions or technical support, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Additional Information

For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org.

For accessibility needs, dietary or any other requests, please email Amanda.E.Sanchez@hitchcock.org.

If you do not wish to be included on the conference participant list, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org to inform us.

The CME and CNE Offices are not liable for expenses incurred by participants due to cancellation or changes in programs.

Parking - For weekend meetings and conferences, onsite parking is permitted. View directions & map to Lot 9.

DHMC Floorplan - Please visit the DHMC Floor Maps page for specific directions on locating the conference room. If your room is not shown, please stop at the information desk for directions.

Area Accommodations - For a list of lodging options in the vicinity of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center please visit our lodging page.

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