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Surgical Smoke Nearly Killed Me - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2018

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An Internship Program for New Surgical Nurses A look at our immersive, hands-on training course for new RNs. H ow do you transform a graduate nurse who's never set foot in an operating room into a great surgical nurse? We solved this staffing challenge by develop- ing a hands-on, in-house training program that gives nurses who had limited exposure to the perioperative setting in nursing school a chance to see up close and personal how our surgical unit runs. Our Perioperative Nurse Intern (PONI) Program seems to be work- ing quite nicely. Since its inception, we've trained 21 nurses to become 2 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • F E B R U A R U Y 2 0 1 8 Staffing Andine H. Gilmore, BSN, RN, CNOR • INTERNS UNITE A group shot of the proud products, new and old, of the perioperative internship program at SCL Health Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, Colo. Andine H. Gilmore, BSN, RN, CNOR

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