ACORN Education news
It’s Perioperative Nurses Week!
This is a week to stop,and appreciate all of the wonderful work perioperative nurses do every single day. You work hard, you are there for the patient and each other, and you deserve to know how special you are.
ACORN is running competitions, prize giveaways, awards, events and more! Make sure to check out the our website, Facebook and Instagram for more details. We are grateful to our wonderful sponsors for their kind donations and involvement in recognising the perioperative nurses of Australia. Thank you to Multigate, Perrigo, Johnson & Johnson, Sanita Australia and Medtronic. Their ongoing support of our hardworking perioperative nurses is appreciated.
Perioperative nurses know how to have fun - that’s a fact! Choose your anthem, get those clogs moving and sing along to win big prizes! All you need to do is record 30 seconds of your best lip sync and dancing moves to one of the following songs:
- We are family (Sister Sledge)
- With a little help from my friends (Beatles).
Get as many periop team members in as possible! Tune in on Saturday 9 October to see the winning videos and prize ceremony! Submit your video via the ACORN Facebook competition post to win big! We have some incredible prizes to win thanks to our wonderful sponsor Perrigo Australia.
Do you work with a perioperative nurse that just keeps everyone together like glue? They are unique, and make the day-to-day perioperative life that much better. They are genuine and can make you laugh even on the toughest of days. Nominate this wonderful nurse for the ACORN GLUE award via ACORN Facebook nomination post! We have amazing prizes to win, courtesy of our sponsors Multigate. ACORN want to recognise those perioperative nurses who keep the team together.
Do you want to know what’s on for the upcoming month in education and events? Check out our What's on posters. These posters are available for redistribution among your perioperative team, printable to add to education notice boards and able to be used as PC backgrounds. This way you and your team can stay up-to-date with what education opportunities are coming your way!
We are launching a new, free webinar series, Perioperative fundamentals. These webinars are designed to educate nurses who are either new to the perioperative environment or feel that they would like a refresher session on particular topics. Our first topic is ‘Wound closure’ on Monday 4 October. Places are still available, so register now. Make sure you pick up the code word during the webinar to go into the draw to win a prize!
The ACORN Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition celebrates the exciting perioperative research conducted by Australian higher degree research students. The 3MT cultivates students’ academic, presentation and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Join in via webinar on 7 October 2021 to see the entrants’ videos and the winner announced. Register for the webinar now.
ACORN WA is hosting their exciting conference in both a virtual and face-to-face format on 16 October 2021. This will be an exciting day for all who are attending. The ACORN WA Annual General Meeting will also be included within the conference. Register for the conference.
Exciting news! ACORN Education will hold a webinar to discuss the feedback from the Education Survey that was circulated in July. Register for this webinar to hear what our members told us.
A sincere thank you to all members who completed the Education Survey 2021 and contributed their ideas and feedback. We had a total of 620 responses to the survey and ACORN Education will be using this information to tailor the education priorities to members’ needs.
The results of the Education Survey 2021 will be collated and presented back to members in the form of a webinar in the coming months, so keep an eye out if this is of interest to you.
It’s an exciting time for perioperative education at ACORN. The pandemic has brought about new ways of working and learning. ACORN is building on some of the lessons learned to expand and diversify the education we provide. This is preceded by having a more comprehensive understanding of our members and what their education needs are. You will have seen a link to an Education survey in your email and on social media. We encourage all members to complete this five-minute survey to participate in the planning for upcoming education that meets your needs at a time that works for you. All survey participants go into the draw to win a prize, so don’t forget to add your email to the survey when prompted.