Conference Assistant

Professional Practice Pillar Chair

Chris Downey - Research@ornac.ca



 
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Co-chair

Sylvie Beauregard - standards@ornac.ca

 
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Sylvie Beauregard graduated in Montréal in nursing program in 1983. She graduated from the University of Montreal in 2012. She has 37 years of experience as a nurse at the CHUM (Centre hospitalier universitaire de Montréal) and has been working as an operating room nurse since 1989. She has been a team leader for 14 years. Since 2009, she is an educator in the following sectors: operating room, day surgery, preoperative clinic.  Her work experiences have enabled her to develop an expertise in her domain of work particularly in doing guideline. She was recognized for her implication in many organizations like the ACORN. She has a passion for perioperative care, in risk management, prevention of infection, standards and education. She has also participated in the translation of the Standards of Practice for the years 2011-2012 and is currently doing so for the Standards of Practice for 2015-2017 and accreditation Canada as a consultant. In 2009, she became in charge of the Quebec’s Perioperative educator discussion.  She is also a consultant for the OIIQ and OIIAQ guidelines concerning the role and activities of the registred nurse and LPN. In the last years she has presented many national and provincial conference 


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Co-Chair

Antonietta Carriero

 
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Toni Carriero started her nursing career in 1993 as a staff nurse in several different departments; in 1996 she obtained her BScN from the University of Montreal and is currently completing her Masters of nursing with a focus in education from the University of Athabasca in Alberta.  Since 1998 Toni has worked in the perioperative setting at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, as a staff nurse, team leader, assistant manager and since 2014 as the Nursing Professional Development Educator.  She obtained her CPN© in 2007, and her Lean Six Sigma green belt certification in 2018.  She is an active member of ORNAC and NAPAN©.  Her passion for perioperative nursing, patient safety, and excellence in nursing care as recently brought her to co-chair the standards committee for ORNAC. 


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Committee Member

Erin Robertson

 
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Committee Member

Heather Martin

 
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Heather Martin, BScN RN CPN(c) graduated from the UBC School of Nursing in 2004, completed her specialty training in Perioperative Nursing in 2006 and obtained her CNA certification in 2011. She has primarily worked at the Richmond Hospital, holding various perioperative nursing positions including Specialty Resource Nurse for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 2016, Heather has been an instructor for the Vancouver Coastal Health Regional Perioperative Nursing Education Program responsible for clinical and classroom teaching. Heather is an active member of Perioperative RN Association of BC (PRNABC) as a Facility Rep and has served previously as Secretary for the Vancouver Region. Heather was a member of the 2017-2019 Standards committee.

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Committee Member

Jas Birk

 
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Jas started her Nursing career at Island Health on Vancouver Island in 1995 working as a frontline nurse in various areas of nursing.  In 2003 she completed her OR training through British Columbia Institute of Technology where she continued to complete her BSN and then in 2015 obtained her CPN(c).  She has spent the last 16 years as a staff nurse in the OR. In 2018 she moved into the Clinical Nurse Educator role for the OR and Endoscopy.  She is an active member of PRNABC and serves as a facility rep for her site.  She has been a member of ORNAC for the last several years and has been working on the Standards Committee since 2018.


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Committee Member

Joanne Clark

 
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Joanne has worked at Victoria General Hospital within Island Health on Vancouver Island, for 14 years. She began her career as an LPN working on the orthopaedic surgical ward. In 2007, Joanne went back to school to obtain a bachelors degree in nursing and upon graduation in 2011 began working in the Operating Room, having completed her final practicum with the University of Victoria and Island Health collaborative training program. Over the last 8 years in the OR Joanne has worked as a general duty RN, as well as covered in many leadership positions, including Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) of OR operations and CNL of Orthopedics. For the last year Joanne have moved into the permanent role of Clinical Nurse Educator, where she is responsible for helping to run and teach the Operating Room collaborative training program she graduated from. In 2017, Joanne obtained her CNA certification in Perioperative Nursing, and began working with the ORNAC standards committee in 2018.


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Committee Member

Vanja Ryan

 

 
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Vanja has been an operating room nurse for 11 years, working at several Vancouver Hospitals. She worked as a general duty OR nurse, an OR educator, and regional educator before advancing to education management. Vanja piloted the first of its kind OR training program in BC with great success. This program went on to be implemented provincially and Vanja was honoured to receive the Excellence in Education Award from the Association of Registered Nurses of British Columbia. She is an active member and presenter with the Perioperative Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia and serves on the Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada’s Standards Committee.


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Committee Member

Julie Maranda

 

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Julie Maranda. Quebec city. Currently working as a perioperative clinical nurse specialist since January 2017 at the CHU de Québec – Université Laval. Studied Science Nursing at Laval University (2011) and is enrolled in a Masters of Science Nursing (Topic : Clinical Leadership) from Rimouski University. With over 6 years of experience in the OR department, she strives to provide safe patient care and supportive experiences for all of her patients. She is dedictated the achievement of higher quality standards in perioperative care.


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