Association News | 2.28.2024
February 2024: Association Updates

Let's Louisville This May

Now is your moment, register today to join more than 500 fellow orthopaedic nurses and healthcare professionals, May 18-20 in Louisville, KY. Make an investment in yourself and dedicate 2.5 days to come together, to move NAON and the field of orthopaedics forward, and to re-discover the passion and excitement that brought us here. Don't delay, early registration rates end on March 15.


Call for Applications for NAON Past Presidents Quality/Process Improvement Grant 

Applications are now being accepted for the NAON Past Presidents Quality/Process Improvement (PI) Grant! The grant provides up to $1,500 for Quality/Process Improvement Project(s) that will benefitorthopaedic nursing. The grant will cover potential project costs of supplies and project conduction, staff, and statistical analysis. The amount of the grant will be based on needed funding for the project along with other sources of funding identified. 


Survey Request: Organizational Responses, Attitudes, and Nurse Preparedness to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Joint Commission Social Determinants of Health Requirements

The purpose of this project is to investigate whether nurses in Orthopedic settings across the country feel adequately prepared to address the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) requirements put out by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Joint Commission that are becoming mandatory in January 2024. By gaining a better understanding of Nurse preparedness, we can then do subsequent studies aimed at highlighting best practices or methods to address the needs of nurses as it relates to complying with the CMS and Joint Commission requirements.


Healthy Tips from ANA's Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog

Submitted by Laura Hixon, MSNE, RN-BC, ONC

February reminds us of Valentine’s Day, wearing Red and American Heart Association. The good news is we can love our hearts all throughout the year. As nurses you provide care to others, but as we know we need to be on the “list”. Many times, as we work hard to provide patient care, take care of our families, and friends, and pursue our dreams, we end up being at the bottom of that list. If you want to make some changes and take care of your heart, here are some ideas:

  1. Keep strong social connection- engage with friends, colleagues (NAON Congress is a great place!)
  2. Avoid self- criticism- talk to yourself like your best friend
  3. Be empathetic to yourself- some days you just do your best
  4. Being less critical can increase happiness- progress not perfection
  5. Less stress can lead to better service to yourself and others
  6. Increased strength/productivity- side effects of self-love

Give yourself a little love today! You deserve it!

Seppala, E. (2012). 3 Powerful Science- Based benefits of a little self-love: how self-love outperforms beating yourself up. Psychology Today.

Back to all news