From the Editor 

e5651521-0a79-4662-9408-c8f0e9d97393Scroll down for a serious but light-hearted look at the health implications of tying the knot.  No, not the latest suture–we’re talking matrimony!

And . . . have you ever had friends do a double take when you try to explain to them what you do for a living? After all, they never even heard the word “perioperative” before. Blast email this link to all your friends and be proud!

And check out  several YouTube videos covering the launch of the World Health Organization’s global initiative, “Safe Surgery Saves Lives.”

Julie Lancaster, Editor


A Top First Assistant’s View  of Saying “I Do!”

by Bob Blumm, MA, PA-C, DFAAPA (longtime advisor and friend to AORN members)

For many years perioperative nurses have appreciated Bob Blumm’s sagest advice on the AORN discussion boards. Most recently he was a contributing writer for a new offering from the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI), Assisting in Surgery: PATIENT – CENTERED CARE. Now, Bob shares some of his thoughts on the sacred institution of Marriage. Following is a short excerpt; click the link to read the entire article.

In this age, we have discovered that marriage can be good for your health and add longevity… or, it can create hypertension, elevated cholesterol, psychological disillusionment and heart attacks that lead to death. So, the question remains: should I say, “I Do”? You might be surprised by some of the available data on marriage. Continue reading.


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