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Employment History

Board Member
Oregon State Council of Perioperative Nurses

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2009 - 2010 Board Members - OSCPN

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Beth Waterman-Hukari Immediate Past President bwaterma@lhs.org


Abdominal/Pelvic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialty Assembly : Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

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Past-Chair - Elizabeth Waterman-Hukari, RN, BSN, CNOR


- MLRSA

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The group chose to include all three specialties in the new name to make sure all members would be aware of the different specialties that are part of the SA, explained Beth Waterman-Hukari, RN, BSN, CNOR, perioperative educator/clinical practice support for Legacy Health System in Portland, Ore. and chair of the MIS/Lasers/Robotics SA. "Our goal is to be a one-stop shop for members who have questions about minimally invasive surgery, lasers and robotics," she said.

Waterman-Hukari attributed the growing use of robotic surgery to a number of factors, including patient and physician demand due to positive outcomes reached through this form of minimally invasive surgery. But, "with demand, comes the need for education, management and the creation of standards," she stressed.
The true value of the SA format lies in our ability to connect with each other, whether we are talking about robotics, lasers or minimally invasive surgery in general, Waterman-Hukari added. "We are trying to get people to pose questions and bring their experiences and information to the SA."
This year, Waterman-Hukari and her SA colleagues hope to work toward developing a standardized platform to educate robotics practitioners.


- Connecting with robotics specialists

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The MIS/Lasers SA is a wonderful forum to share these resources and have a venue for networking," said Beth Waterman-Hukari, RN, BSN, CNOR, incoming chair for the MIS/Laser SA and a perioperative nurse educator familiar with the robotics surgical system located at one of the five hospitals within Legacy Health System in Oregon and Washington.

"My goal as the incoming chair is to develop this SA as a one-stop informational resource for those who seek help with robotics or other emerging advanced technologies, such as Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES)," Waterman-Hukari stressed.
Later this month at AORN's annual Congress in Anaheim, Calif., the SA will discuss new minimally invasive procedures that could be done with robotic technology, including NOTES.
Waterman-Hukari and Wasielewski encourage anyone working with robotics to join the MIS/Lasers SA and participate in the SA's online community of practice.


- MISSA

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Chair - Elizabeth Waterman-Hukari, RN, BSN, CNOR

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