OR Manager February 2022 - 1

FEBRUARY
2022
Volume 38
Number 2
The monthly publication for OR decision makers
IN THIS ISSUE
Leadership Series
Providing preoperative virtual
education to providers,
patients ........................................ 8
Thank you to our
contributors!............................... 11
Battle Buddies help healthcare
workers with mental
resilience .................................... 14
Techniques for using sterilization
containers, case-by-case
basis............................................ 17
Integrated data, insights lead to
cost, time savings for OR
staff ............................................. 18
OR Manager award recipients
share highs, lows of
leadership .................................. 21
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T
his relationship started with a
conversation in an airport bar in
Washington DC. We were discussing
our similar cardiac surgery backgrounds
and the Denver Bronco's linebacker,
Karl Mecklenburg, who, coincidently,
was the son of a surgeon with
whom she had worked.
This conversation has grown into
more than 35 years of friendship and
admiration for one of the top perioperative
leaders in the country.
Patricia C. (Trish) Seifert, MSN,
RN, CNOR, CRNFA(e), FAAN, FAORN,
Human Resources
I
t has been a roller coaster of a
ride for almost 2 years now in both
our private and professional lives.
No one has a crystal ball, but I would
guess that there will be more bumps in
the road before we arrive at something
close to normal-whatever normal will
look like in the future.
In our work lives, the perioperative
arena has been through many changes
and challenges. We grappled with long
time stretches of closed ORs and cancelled
cases; with deploying staff to
other areas of the hospital, transitioning
from the perioperative space to care
for inpatients; and restarting surgical
procedures with the added pressure of
needing to make up for lost volume.
BY JUDITH M. MATHIAS
Patricia C. Seifert: A leader's leader
an independent cardiac
surgery consultant
and former manager of
cardiovascular ORs at
Fairfax Hospital (now
part of the five-hospital
Inova Health System),
Falls Church, Virginia, is
a leader's leader. She
coaches, she inspires,
she teaches, and she is
a team player.
Patricia C. Seifert, MSN, RN, CRNFA, FA
Patricia C.
Seifert, MSN,
RN, CNOR,
CRNFA(E),
FAAN, FAORN
Seifert is a former president of
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BY NANCY LOMBARD
Best practices for hiring a consultant
With all these additional stressors,
many of the more experienced perioperative
directors have decided to retire
or change careers. This has resulted in
onboarding nurse directors who may not
be ready to take on the responsibilities
of directing the complexities of a perioperative
department. To keep these
new leaders, we need to support and
educate them on how to be successful.
Where to start looking
So where do these leaders look for
help? Perioperative services are very different
from other nursing departments.
OR managers need someone who has
years of experience in the perioperaContinued
on page 6
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