Meeting Minutes – October 2018

Date:   Oct. 11, 2018                                               HOST FACILITY:  St. Joseph’s

Meeting called to order by Peggy Camp at 1913.

Thank you to sponsors: DAORN President acknowledged Eren Tuzman and Medtronic for dinner and Kim Caesar and St. Joseph’s for their work in hosting the meeting.

Attendance/Guests:  Quorum established.  There were 24 members present and no guests.

Approval of September 2018 meeting minutes: Written as approved.

Treasurer’s report:


Checking/Savings Accounts:

General Account         $ 34,124.45; $11,000 to be moved to scholarship


Board Reports:

Committee Reports (Committee chairs or designees)

  • Nominating (Kathy Doughty): Delegate tally sheet were distributed at the meeting. Please return to Kathy by the November meeting at Denver Health. Kathy will ask Andine to post the form on the DAORN website. 12 points are needed to serve as a delegate to Surgical Conference and Expo in Nashville 2019. Members who did not attend Expo last year will be given priority.
  • By Laws (Karen Elliott): Bylaws have been reviewed and no changes are needed at this time. Bylaws have been available for review on DAORN website. Bylaws were approved as written.
  • Education (Sandi Lindahl; Peggy Camp reported):Speakers have been finalized for the rest of the year.
  • Finance (Faith Beazer):The Finance committee will have a discussion on moving the chapter to 503B status in November.
  • Ways and Means ():
  • Hospital Captains (Lesia Hatlestad): Lesia will be given names of hospital captains and will reach out to them to support attending meetings and encouraging staff to join. Captains currently include:

Lutheran: Adrienne Snyder

St. Joseph: Kim Caesar

Children’s: Tammy Woolley

University: Sharon Luhrs

Rose: Eileen Fraser

Kaiser Ambulatory: Karen Elliott

HCA ASC: Mary Jo Steiert

Boulder Community: Joan Blanchard

Avista Surgery Center: Jenelle Bartels

Captains are expected to print out the meeting schedule for the year and post for staff.

  • Gift Give-Away (Gerry Hopkins): All proceeds will go to Project Cure.
  • Spring Workshop (Co-Chairs Lesia Hatlestad and Julie Mower):The Spring Workshop will be held April 26, 2019 at the Lowry Conference Center. Co-Chairs will organize a mass mailing to go out to all members for save the date. Michael Burke has again agreed to be our vendor liaison. Julie passed around a sheet for recommendations for surgeons, anesthesia care providers, periop nurses, PACU nurses, and AMA nurses to serve on a discussion panel for civility in the workplace.


Near miss/good catch:Karen Underberg shared an example of equipment set on simulation mode that was being used for an actual case.

New business:

Collaboration workshop will be Feb. 21, 2019. 8 different specialty nursing organizations are involved.

Next meeting: November 10th, 0800, Denver Health. Speaker on LGBT gender re-assignment.

Meeting adjourned at 1948.


Respectfully submitted,

Julie Mower, Secretary

Chapter Meeting – November 10, 2018

Join us for our November 2018 DAORN Chapter Meeting at

Denver Health

601 Broadway, Room 408

(Parking is available on the first few levels of the 601 Broadway building)

8:00 am:                    Breakfast & Networking

8:30 – 9:30 am:     Education Session

9:35 – 10:15 am:  Business Meeting

Call-in Number: 1-866-740-1260, Passcode: 5177749

Chapter Meeting – October 11, 2018

Join us for our October 2018 DAORN Chapter Meeting

St. Joseph Hospital

1375 E 19th Avenue, Denver CO 80231

5:30 pm  Dinner & Networking

6:00 – 7:00 pm   Education Session

7:05 – 7:35 pm   Business Meeting

Education Information: Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery, presented by Adam Hebb, MD, FRCSC, FAANS  

Call-in Number: 1-866-740-1260, Passcode: 5177749

Chapter Meeting – September 13, 2018

Join us for September 2018 DAORN Chapter Meeting

AORN Headquarters

2170 South Parker Rd, Suite 400, Denver CO 80231

5:45 pm  Dinner & Networking

6:00 – 7:00 pm   Education Session

7:05 – 7:35 pm   Business Meeting

Education Information:

This presentation has been approved by Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI)  for one contact hour. CCI is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15613.

Activities that are approved by CCI are recognized as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply that CCI or the California Board of Registered Nursing approves or endorses any product in this presentation.

Chapter Meeting – May 10, 2018

240 Union Restaurant
240 Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80228

6:00 PM

Please note, this meeting is going to be mainly a social event,  in the form of a banquet. Click here for the evening’s menu. The cost of the dinner is $40. The deadline to register and pay was April 30. If you still wish to join and have not yet registered for this event, please contact Gerry Hopkins ( by May 5 to inquire about late payment options.

There will be no educational offering at the May meeting.

Meeting Minutes – April 2018

DAORN Chapter Minutes

April 14, 2018 Lowry Surgical Center

Meeting brought to order at 0945 AM

Attendees: See membership sheet

Quorum Present: As above

Action of Previous Minutes: Approved as written

Balance in Treasury: General Account- $21,184.56  $5,000 will be going into Bill Lord Account.

Bill Lord Account- $994.85  Total – $22,179.41

Board Report: none

Committee Reports:

Awards:  Cathy brought applications – Deadline April 26.  To be given out at May Dinner

Bylaws: Karen Elliot reviewing bylaws and Duties for Board members to be updated.

Education:  Peggy gave update on Spring Workshop. We have about 50 registrations and 10 companies attending. April 20th. Final meeting of committee on April 17. Ellen will bring articles to sell from expo.

Finance: None

Facility Ambassadors: None

Informatics: Andine updated website

Legislative: Julie Mower told Chapter Governor Hickenlooper approved legislation for Community Colleges to have BS Nursing program. Julie wrote letter to get OR nursing into curriculum to colleges.  She got response and sent syllabus for them to look at.

Nominating: None

Membership: We have 603 members in Chapter, only 19 present with 2 guests. New members at meeting offered some suggestions to get more members to come.  They want Education – wanted workshop on Saturday, we mentioned could not get members to come and cancelled workshop last year. They also said maybe more advertising meetings would help. From tenured members said we need to get Periop students to come, Target OR Directors to get Nurses to come. Send as member to go to Hospitals and do presentation, talking about benefits of organization. Will do meeting at Headquarters.

OR Nurses Day: None

Scholarships: None

Ways and Means: Ellen talked about golf Tournament. Gerry is getting Auction articles as well as Ellen.  PAYPAL is setup to pay for registration Auction will be online- one week before Tournament. Ellen mentioned Foundation made $50,000 on their Auction. Please donate, June 11th is Tournament. Bring to May dinner. Website DAORNBLord [email protected]

Old Business: None

New Business: Karen Elliot talked about Leadership Conference at Expo. They suggested happy hour to get new members and they would pay $125 towards it.  Other examples they said were bowling, dinner and Sat. Meetings. Fun events, picnic do a run or participate in one  We have done some of these things! We will try to get first meeting next year at headquarters.

Peggy gave report from Expo.  She mentioned delegates need to to volunteer and help at  workshop and/or golf Tournament.  Said qualification for being National officer DO NOT need CNOR. Part of annual membership – money goes back to chapter -when people do lifetime membership – get this only once. Chapter sales at Expo were not as good. not put sales tables in appropriate location. Ellen, Karen Leisa, Kathy, Peggy, Mary Jo helped at table. Kathy Clark said to be first time attendee at Expo was overwhelming, even when going to first time attendee session. Sharon L. said we need to setup buddy system for next year. Also, do a meet and greet there.

Mary Jo said we got a four star rating for Chapter accountability report. We were downgraded because of lack of Delegates at Expo.

Katherine Halverson will not be able to make May Dinner to honor her for her National Award. Mary  Jo will donate $100. towards wine for May dinner. If anyone else wants to donate that would be nice.

Mentoring moment: None

Hour of Adjournment:  1026

Signature of Secretary: Respectfully submitted by Catherine Andrews, RN, CNOR

Chapter Meeting – April 14, 2018

Lowry Surgery Center

8101 E Lowry Blvd, Denver, CO 80230

  • 8:00  am        Breakfast & Networking

  • 8:15-9:15     Education Session

  • 9:30-10:15  Business Meeting

 (Call-in: 1-866-740-1260; Access Code: 5177749)


Education Session:

Smoke Evac & Dangers of Plume

Presented by Stryker


Meeting Minutes – March 2018

DAORN Minutes

Meeting called to order at: 1850

March 8, 2018 at Medical Center of Aurora

Mary Jo thanked Facility and sales representatives for dinner

Attendees: See membership sheet

Quorum Present: As above

Action of Previous Minutes: Approved as written.

Balance in Treasury: General Account: $21,990.87

                                              Bill Lord Account: $1,004.85

                                             Total: $22,995.72

Taxes submitted on time.

Board Report: Still working on May meeting

Committee Reports:

Awards: Cathy – please submit Award applications for Chapter by April 26, 2018.

Bylaws: Karen will get changes on line to review (DAORN website).

Spring Workshop: Lesia very disappointed, only 6 applications so far. She mentioned we have National Speakers and a lot of work has gone into this! Please talk it up at your Facilities. If not enough registrations, may have to cancel Workshop! Will let us know next meeting! Lesia will check on vendors to see hoe many signed up.

Education: Peggy asked Mary Jo if she has speaker or food arranged. Working on it.

Finance: no report

Facility Ambassadors: No report

Informatics: No report

Legislative: Kim reported on new Bill for Community Colleges to offer a BS in nursing. It has passed and is up to school to do this. Does need to be signed by Governor.

Membership: 34 members present. We have 571 members in chapter.

OR Nurse Day: Sharon said she had miscommunication with Museum Liasion. Will do in fall.

Scholarship and Grants: Rose has none.

Ways and Means: Remember Golf tournament is June 11 at Ranch. Registration forms on website.  Gerry accepting items for Silent Auction.

Nominating: Kathy Doughty  read Slate for Chapter officers: President Elect- Karen Elliot, Susan younger dropped out after consideration. Secretary- Julie Mower, Board Members- Andine Gilmore, Ellen Lord and Darla Gleason Gress as Board Member Mentee. This was decided after discussion and vote. We need younger members on Board to continue on for future. This will be a trial pilot.. Nominating Committee – Toni Cummings. Slate was presented and voted on by members at meeting. Congratulations to all who ran and accepted positions.

Old Business: Peggy is leader of Delegates at Expo. She sent around list for Delegates to sign up, for contact information. Mary Jo Asked for National, that they need help for Volunteers on floor. To help with demonstrations. Vendors will also have a lot of education available on Exhibit floor. Denver Chapter will have sales table at Congress. If you are going, please sign up to help!

New Business: Danielle Glover, our Lobbyist from National AORN was present. She discussed RN circulator status. Thirty-five States have RN as Circulator in their State law.  AORN promotes RN Circulator, Workplace safety initiatives, Professional Practice, RN First Assistant, RN safety culture and Health System Improvements. She was here tonight to discuss Smoke Evacuation in OR. Rhode Island is the first to get law in legislation. We are working on this here in Colorado. She asked for Volunteers to help to get it out to Legislation. Will be meeting sometime next week. Will send out information! There is no Federal Standard.

Peggy mentioned that Health One will have review course for PACU Nurses. Denver Health will have CNOR review class Nov. 8 and 9th. Kathy will get on DAORN website.

Spring Dinner:  Gerry Hopkins got information from 240 Union. Three price ranges: $32 – $40.80 with taxes and gratuity, $37- $47.18 as above. $45- 57.37 as above.  This is without drinks!

Sandy Did research, Second Home Kitchen is closed, no response from YA YA’s, Washington Grill is $750. minimum,  IL Fornaio is $650 minimum. Chapter will pay for Katherine Halverson’s dinner. She is award winner for National Award for Excellence. After much discussion with members, it was voted on to go to 240 Union on May 10th , 6pm for  dinner .Mary Jo said maybe we could give discounts to those who sign up for Spring Workshop. Just a thought.

Hour of Adjournment: 1952.

Chapter Meeting – March 8, 2018

Medical Center of Aurora

1501 S Potomac Street

Aurora, CO 80012

  • 5:30  pm        Dinner & Networking

  • 6:00-7:00     Education Session

  • 7:15-7:45     Business Meeting

 (Call-in: 1-866-740-1260; Access Code: 5177749)


Education Session:

Blood Management and Blood Biologics

Transfusion avoidance, Autotransfusion, Platelet Rich Plasma and Bone Marrow Aspirate

Presented by HemaSource

HemaSource is the Comprehensive Patient Blood Management and Blood Biologics in Company in Colorado since 1999.  We are the largest contract service provider in Colorado of intraoperative Autotransfusion (cell saver), platelet rich plasma (PRP) and bone marrow aspirate (BMAC) with a 18 year track record of dependable, cost effective service and expertise.


Meeting Minutes – February 2018

DAORN Chapter Minutes

February 8, 2018 at Lutheran Medical Center

Called to Order @ 7:18 pm

Mary Jo thanked Lutheran Medical Center and 3M for providing place and dinner.

Attendees: See Member sheets

Quorum Present: Yes

Action of previous minutes: Approved as read


Balance in Treasury:   $20,730.27 General Account,

$1,2014.85 Bill Lord Scholarship,

$32,745.12 Total Balance all accounts

Board Report:   Will send Karen Elliot to Chapter Leadership Conference at Surgical Expo. BoardBoard voted to do brick for Lesia’s Mom at Headquarters.

Awards:                  No report.

Bylaws:                   No report.

Education:            Next meeting at Medical Center of Aurora. Karen Underberg reminded us about                                          the Interdisciplinary Collaboration for the Improvement of Patient Outcomes Annual Conference, February 15th at The Arvada Center. Julie Mower handed  out flyers for the DAORN Spring workshop, Crossing the Quality Chasm: Taking  the Leap, April 20th at Lowry Conference Center.

Finance:                 No report.

Facility Ambassadors:  No report

Informatics:         Andine Gilmore will chair the committee.

Legislative:          Enhanced Nurses license was signed January 18th. If you have a license from                                         another state you can be grandfathered in. New bill asking Community  Colleges to offer a BS in Nursing.

Membership:        512 DAORN members

OR Nurse Day:    Nurse day at the Museum canceled. The museum changed the date at the last                                         minute to this weekend. We will defer till October.

Scholarship/Grants:    No applications. Application is on line and can be used for things like the                                        Collaboration conference, DAORN workshop, Expo. Etc.

Ways and Means:   We will have a table at Expo to sell the jewelry, cards potato bags etc.                                                      Delegates please volunteer to help.   Golf tournament will have an auctioneer.                                       There will be a live and silent auction. You will be able to bid online also. Invites                                                 will be sent to all past players. Hoping to get 100 players.

Fall Workshop:   Friday April 20th at Lowry Conference Center. Keynote speaker is Patricia (Trish)                                                 Seifert. A link to the brochure is on the DAORN website at

Nominating:   Two applications have been received for President-Elect (Susan Younger and                                          Karen Elliot), one for secretary (Julie Mower), three for Board (Andine Gilmore, Ellen Lord and Darla Gress) One for Nominating (Tony Comings). Let Kathy Daughty know if you are interested in running. Willingness to Serve form and Duties of each position is on the DAORN website. Voting will be open from March 1 to April 1st.

New Business:  DAORN will purchase a brick at Head Quarters for Lesia Hatlestad’s mother                                           (Doris Ashley Field) who passed away last month. Doris was one of us – a lifelong perioperative nurse and active member of AORN.

Mary JO discussed having the May meeting be a celebratory one to install new  officers with dinner at a nice restaurant. It will also be a celebration for Kathy Halverson as she won National Award for Excellence. There was discussion around cost and attendance. Heather Debrio and Sandy Lindahl will look into                                               options for May meeting with a range of costs. May do a survey monkey to ask all DAORN members if they would go.

Looking to bring laptops to March meeting to encourage on site voting for  National officers. Please come prepared to discuss AORN business that will be covered at Expo. See your AORN Journal for Expo business agenda.

Hour of Adjournment:  7:59 pm

Signature of Secretary:   Rose Seavey taking minutes for Cathy Andrews