Colon Cancer Awareness March 22, 2012
There will not be a Colon Cancer Walk in 2012. Instead OSGNA will raffle baskets at the 52nd OSGNA Educational Conference on March 24, 2012. Tickets will be available for purchase for $1 each or 6 tickets for $5, and 12 tickets for $10. All proceeds from the basket raffle will be donated to The Colon Cancer Awareness Task Force Of Cincinnati.
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America October 26, 2010
Central Ohio Chapter
Ohio Nurses Day
- Saturday October 30, 2010
- 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- The Makoy Center
- 5462 Center Street, Hilliard Ohio
- CEU Contact Hours Available
- Register online at www.ccfa.org/chapters/centralohio or call 614-889-6060
- All registrations after September 30th will be $75
The Judy Staley Endoscopy Symposium October 12, 2010
The Judy Staley Endoscopy Symposium is scheduled for November 13, 2010, 7:00am—4:00pm, at the Bethesda North Hospital Goulder Room. Download the brochure.
Sad News September 29, 2010
Sorry to pass along news of this kind, I was deeply saddened to learn that Bessie Allen passed away last Friday. Her orbituary is in today's Columbus Dispatch (if you want to look it up) which mentioned her involvement in OSGNA including being a past president. During the time she was on the board her name was Bessie Bartrum. --Shirley Flowers
Results of survey on the use of solidifiers in the GI suiteSeptember 8, 2010
At the March Conference a survey was passed out about the use of solidifiers in the GI suite. There were 133 surveys given out and 79 surveys were returned. There were 28 hospitals and 15 freestanding facilities represented in the returned surveys. Only 3 hospitals used solidifiers, the rest did not. 5 hospitals and 10 freestanding units flushed away liquid waste. 19 hospitals and 5 freestanding units put the liquid waste in biohazard container. 4 hosp. used neptunes or equivalent. It was pretty even number on those using hard or soft suction canisters as collection devices. 3 facilities used a combination of both. --Joan Metze
Free CE on IBD Module IIMay 12, 2010
- login @ www.sgna.org
- Visit sgna market place and search for IBD
- Purchase it for nothing, review it, take the quiz and print out your CE. --Joan Metze
Resolutions for the House of Delegates meeting in Orlando March 19, 2010
Please read these resolutions and let me know how you would like us to vote on them at the Housse of Delegates meeting. Please email your response to President@OSGNA.org by April15th. Thank you. Debbie Vance
Free CE offering until the end of MarchMarch 14, 2010
There is a free CE offering at www.impactedu.net/registration, only until the end of March 2010.
Call for the HOD Vice-Speaker February 15, 2010
For any of you (or your friends/colleagues) who may be interested, please share this.
From the latest SGNA e-newsletter:
“Take your SGNA involvement to the next level in a leadership position; consider running for the SGNA House of Delegates Vice-Speaker! The House of Delegates occurs each year at the SGNA Annual Course and is a forum for regional delegates and alternates to present their ideas (in the form of a resolution) to the membership. The Vice-Speaker election will occur at the First House of Delegates meeting on Friday, April 30 at 3:00 pm.
- Is familiar with parliamentary procedure according to the House of Delegates Standing Rules and the most current version of Robert's Rules of Order.
- Assists House Speaker in the development of goals and objectives that are consistent with the mission of SGNA.
- Serves as a resource person for Regionals in developing resolutions and understands the role of the delegate and alternate.
- Will automatically assume the role of speaker after completing the Vice-Speaker term.
If you are interested in running for this position, contact Kristin Dee at (800) 245-7462 to learn more."
If you have any questions, please let me know.
I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
The 2007 OSGNA Genia Spaulding Service Award Recipient: Betty Wabnitz
Congratulations to Betty Wabnitz, RN! Betty has been a nurse for 31 years, 29 of which have been at The University Hospital in Cincinnati. She has selflessly offered her assistance to many regional OSGNA meetings, often working behind the scenes. She is an excellent nurse, mentor, and GI professional. We are very fortunate to have her in our region. Betty was presented with a certificate, a gift and a $1,000.00 check. Congrats and thanks for all you've done!
The OSGNA Genia Spaulding Service Award
Genia Spaulding Honored: At the March 2007 OSGNA Regional Education Course, longtime OSGNA Board Member Genia Spaulding was honored for her many years of dedication and service to our region. The "OSGNA GI Nurse of the Year Award" has been renamed as the "OSGNA Genia Spaulding Service Award" She was presented with a gift and a certificate/plaque. Genia has been involved for over two decades with OSGNA. We are greatly appreciative of her tireless works. OSGNA would not be where it is today without Genia Spaulding
Free Internet CEU offerings
Robert Michael Communications is offering free online or print CEU offerings to all. They also have "Live Lectures" available on a variety of health issues. Their current offering is titled " Management of Increasingly frequent and severe Clostridium difficile associated disease." Please go to www.rmei.com for more information.
VERUSMED with educational grants from TAP Pharmaceuticals also has free monthly internet CEU offerings related specifically to GI issues. These offerings can be found by logging onto http://cme.ucsd.edu/cmetests.
For registration questions or information call 1-888-229-6263. You may request to have articles faxed to your office or home on a monthly basis and may fax or use the internet to post results. Certificates may be downloaded after successful completion of the post-test.
Help Us Celebrate 30 Years
2008 Marks the 30th Anniversary of region. We are encouraging all GI staff to help us celebrate this milestone by joining the SGNA and participating in all that SGNA and OSGNA have to offer.
Nurses Day At The State House
OSGNA will be a sponsor again for this event. It always takes place in March. Plan on taking part in this very worthwhile day. We will keep you posted on the exact date when we find out.
New Services for THE SCOPE - Please send us your ideas!
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
How about spotlighting your place of employment in a future newsletter? You can send us a picture of the staff and tell us about your unit/office.
What is the funniest thing you’ve experienced in GI?
GI SURVIVAL TIPS
Do you have any great survival tips for those of us short staffed or on call? How do you cope?
ASK AN EXPERT:
Is there a question that you have that we might be able to help with? Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our Web site www.OSGNA.org and click on the “Contact the Ohio SGNA” link at the bottom of the screen. Don’t forget to leave us your name and contact number.