Tuesday, August 29, 10:15–11:15 a.m.

1 Hour CE Credit

This session will examine the enculturation process, to include the current orientation methods, for perioperative nurses as they enter the profession. “The Novice to Expert Continuum” by Patricia Benner is used as a framework to view these processes. There is a focus on the interaction between the novice nurse and the experienced nurses already working in the unit. The Death Spiral concept will be explained in relationship to the career path of a perioperative nurse.

James X. Stobinski
Acting CEO, Competency and Credentialing Institute

Stobinski has in excess of 25 years experience in the operating room. His education includes a diploma of nursing from the Toledo Hospital School of Nursing and a bachelor’s of science in nursing and master’s of science in nursing from East Carolina University. He also holds a PhD in international health research from Touro University International.