Web site offers info about surgery

Same-day surgery professionals and consum-ers can access information about surgery and perioperative nursing on the Internet.

The Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) in Denver has created a consumer- oriented information World Wide Web site titled Surgery Center: A Patient’s Place. It features general information and resources patients can use to understand surgery. There are titles of books, Web addresses, and names of other health care organizations that patients can contact. The site also provides profiles of operating room nurses and a medical history form patients can fill out so their medical information is easily accessible. The Web address for Surgery Center: A Patient’s Place is: http://www.aorn.org/patient/.

AORN also has a Web site with general information about the organization and government affairs related to nursing, educational opportunities, an employment referral service, and a clinical question-and-answer column. That Web address is http://www.aorn.org/.

Peri-Anesthesia Nursing Review — March 14-15, Greenville, SC; March 28-29, Dallas; April 4-5, Chicago. Sponsored by Clemson University Continuing Education in Nursing Department. Contact: Olivia Shanahan, Clemson University, Continuing Education in Nursing, 307 Edwards Hall, Box 341711, Clemson, SC 29634-1711. Telephone: (864) 656-3078. Fax: (864) 656-1877.

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Annual Meeting — April 1-4, Seattle. Sponsored by SAGES. Contact: Erin Simmons or Barbara Saltzman Berci, SAGES, 2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 3000, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Telephone: (310) 314-2404. Fax: (310) 314-2585. E-mail: SAGESerin@aol.com.

Gastroenterology, Managed Care, Endoscopic ASCs — Creating Success — April 2-4, Knoxville, TN. Sponsored by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and The Endoscopy Center. Contact: Marilyn Bartling, GI Practice/EASC Course, P.O. Box 59002, Knoxville, TN 37950-9002. Telephone: (423) 558-0634. Fax: (423) 588-2126.

Same-Day Surgery: Successful and Cost-effective Management Tools for the next Millennium — June 14-16, The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach, FL. Sponsored by American Health Consultants, publisher of Same-Day Surgery. For more information, contact Customer Service, American Health Consultants, P.O. Box 740056, Atlanta, GA 30374. Telephone: (800) 688-2421. Fax: (800) 284-3291. E-mail: custserv@ahcpub.com.