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The ACORN Standards – Session One
Presenter Lilliana Levada, Nurse Education Consultant
Lilliana Levada RN, MSN
Lilliana is an experienced clinician with over 35 years of clinical experience in perioperative nursing (instrument, circulatory, anaesthetic, PACU, educator, consultant and manager nursing roles), intensive care nursing, patient flow management, after-hours hospital management and patient safety management.
Lilliana is passionate about nursing research and patient safety and uses this to translate science into practice. In the past, this has led her to become a lead reviewer for ACORN Standards and engage in providing consultancy for healthcare management.
She firmly believes that continuous improvements in nursing practice are paramount, and loves when nurses cause 'revolution' and evolution in healthcare practice.
She is also involved in medical missions donating her time to time and expertise to those causes.
There are as many as 25 000 nurses across Australia who currently identify their principal area of practice as ‘perioperative’. Each Nurse in the perioperative environment can better protect the safety of surgical patients by compliance with the ACORN Standards. The ACORN standards are the only prescribed professional standards for perioperative nurses in Australia.
This webinar will cover all general information about the ACORN Standards and is the first of two webinars on ACORN Standards.
In this session, you will:
- Explore the aims and objectives of ACORN Standards
- Consider what the ACORN Standards mean to us, and how they can be used
- Compare the ACORN Standards to similar standards in other developed countries
- Discuss the legal implications of having such standards in Australia