Horvath Discusses Collaboration at the AORN Global Surgical Conference and Expo

Nashville, TN | Gail Horvath

April 9, 2019


The saying that there is no "I" in team does not hold true in the perioperative setting. Each perioperative team member has a specific role and must be able to work independently yet collaboratively. What brings a team together to provide the safest and most efficient surgical experience to the patient is communication.

During a session titled Hot Topic! Unity is Strength: Applying QSEN's Competency of Teamwork and Collaboration in Perioperative Nursing at the AORN Global Surgical Conference and Expo, experts will discuss how errors can spur changes in quality and safety education and training. They will give identify strategies for disseminating key concepts to perioperative interdisciplinary teams and cover the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) and QSEN competencies.

Agenda & Speakers

Gail Horvath, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRCST

Patient Safety Analyst IV

Gail Horvath has over 30 years of experience in acute care, quality, risk and patient safety. Before coming to ECRI Institute, she was the perioperative educator for a level one trauma center performing over 13,000 surgical cases annually. Gail has also worked as the clinical director for perioperative services as well as a system manager for perioperative business services in a multi hospital system.

Mary Gallagher Gordon, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE

Associate Dean, Technology and Compliance
Drexel University


Music City Center
201 5th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203


The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Global Surgical Conference and Expo brings together over 5,800 nurses, specialists, and medical professionals for education, peer-to-peer networking, and insight on the latest surgical products.


Visit the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses website for more information and to register for the AORN Global Surgical Conference and Expo.