PRINTER'S NO.  1466

  

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA

  

SENATE RESOLUTION

 

No.

191

Session of

2009

  

  

INTRODUCED BY VANCE, PILEGGI, ERICKSON, LOGAN, ALLOWAY, BAKER, BOSCOLA, COSTA, DINNIMAN, EARLL, FERLO, FONTANA, GREENLEAF, KASUNIC, KITCHEN, MUSTO, O'PAKE, ORIE, PIPPY, RAFFERTY, STACK, TARTAGLIONE, WARD, WASHINGTON, WAUGH AND D. WHITE, OCTOBER 5, 2009

  

  

INTRODUCED AND ADOPTED, OCTOBER 5, 2009  

  

  

  

A RESOLUTION

  

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Designating the week of November 8 through 14, 2009, as

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"Perioperative Nurse Week" in Pennsylvania.

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WHEREAS, Surgery today is highly technical, sophisticated and

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exacting; and

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WHEREAS, The perioperative registered nurse is highly skilled

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in providing nursing care and managing the perioperative

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environment that surgical patients need for their mind, body and

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spirit; and

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WHEREAS, The surgical patients and their families are

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experiencing a major event in their lives, and the perioperative

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registered nurse is an expert in allaying the patient's fears,

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preparing the patient for what will happen during surgery,

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providing family support and discussing how the patient will

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feel during the entire surgical experience; and

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WHEREAS, Perioperative registered nurses have a long

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tradition of working toward patient safety and improving the

 


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quality of patient care; and

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WHEREAS, Surgical patients rely on the skills, knowledge and

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expertise of perioperative registered nurses; and

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WHEREAS, The Association for perioperative Registered Nurses

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is celebrating the week of November 8 through 14, 2009, as

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"Perioperative Nurse Week" to recognize the nation's

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perioperative registered nurses who care for patients before,

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during and after surgery; therefore be it

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RESOLVED, That the Senate designate the week of November 8

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through 14, 2009, as "Perioperative Nurse Week" in Pennsylvania

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in appreciation of the specialized skills and dedicated work of

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those health care professionals to promote patient safety in

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Pennsylvania operating rooms.

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