Mrs Jo Perry
|Position||Specialty Co-Ordinator - Perioperative|
|Telephone||+61 8 8313 2010|
Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences
Mrs Perry completed her Diploma of Applied Science (Nursing) at the South Australian Institute of Technology in the early 1990s. From there, she worked at the Royal Adelaide Hospital as a Graduate Nurse for a year, after that accepting a position at Western Hospital. It was here that she started to gain expertise in Day Surgery, Recovery, High Dependency and Gastroenterology. It was while working at Western that she finished her BSN degree through the University of South Australia. She also completed her preceptor course, eventually becoming active in an educator role for both undergraduate registered nurse students as well as enrolled nurse students. In 1997, Mrs Perry moved to the USA with her husband and worked as a registered nurse in Cardio-pulmonary, Gastroenterology and Day Surgery. She became Board Certified in Gastroenterology. Mrs Perry then went on to study her Masters Degree in Nursing starting out at Atlantic State University in the Nurse Practitioner tract. She completed her studies at Marian University with a major in Nursing Education. Since then she has worked a dual role in practice in the Operating Room since 2001, and teaching for Marian University since 2004. Mrs Perry returned to Australia with her family in 2010, and has assumed the coordinator role for the postgraduate perioperative courses. Mrs Perry runs the Perioperative Specialty Graduate Diploma as well as the undergraduate perioperative nursing course to 3rd year nursing students. She also maintains clinical hours as a scrub/scout. Mrs Perry also holds a role as Nurse Manager - Clinical Risk at SA Health - WCHN. She is currently working on her PhD with a perioperative nursing focus.
Certified Gastroenterological Registered Nurse (CGRN)
Diploma Applied Science (Nursing)
Bachelor of Nursing
Masters of the Science of Nursing (Nurse Educator)
PhD - ABD (USA) - Research stream focus on teacher scholar for vulnerable population
PhD Candidate (Aust) - The Value of Perioperative Nurses
Various certificates and professional skill certifications
Awards & Achievements
2017 - Winner of the Judith Berry Award for Excellence in Perioperative Nursing
Education Specialist - Adelaide Education Academy
Work-life balance in nursing students
Recruitment and retention of newly graduated registered nurses
Emotional intelligence and nursing practice
Factors which influence nurse attrition, student and new graduate focus
Complexity in Perioperative Nursing
Communication across the patient perioperative journey
The Value of perioperative nurses and perioperative nursing
Assessment criteria mapping - rubrics
Asynchronous content delivery methods - engagement and evaluation
Synchronous tutorial delivery design - engagement and evaluation
An Exploration of Complexity in Perioperative Services at the Royal Adelaide Hospital - Abstract presented at the ACORN National conference in Melbourne - May 2014
Reviewer - 2014/2015 ACORN Standards for Perioperative Nursing
Pupkiewicz J, Kitson A, and Perry J, (2015) 'What factors within the perioperative environment influence the training of scrub nurses?' Nurse Education in Practice, Article in Press April 2015.
Reviewer - Hamlin, Davies, Richarson-Tench and Sutherland-Fraser (2016) Perioperative Nursing - An Introduction, Elsevier.
Best Paper - Nursing and Medical students working together? It's a curly process but it can happen! - Presentation paper at the ACORN National conference in Hobart - May 2016
Standards Author - 2019 - Wellbeing - ACORN Standards for Perioperative Nursing
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN)
South Australian Perioperative Nurses Association (SAPNA)
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
Western Society of Nurse Researchers (WSNR)
Champion for Consumer and Patient rights - Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner of South Australia - 2014
Risk Management in HealthCare
Legal Issues in Healthcare
Ethics and Professional Practice
Wellbeing in critical working environments - Perioperative
Promoting consistency in medication safety- minimising medication errors through safety in drug calculations and labelling practices.
Categories Medicine & Medical Research Expertise Perioperative Nursing; Surgical Nursing; Scrub scout Nursing; Circulator Nursing; Surgery Nursing; Operating Theatre Nursing; Intraoperative Nursing. Notes Course Co-ordinator Perioperative Nursing; Standards reviewer ACORN; Current practice in perioperative nursing; *Perioperative nursing encompasses the practice of nurses who work in operating theatres, focusing on the role of the nurse caring for a patient while they are undergoing surgery. Perioperative nurses scrub for surgical cases and circulate the surgical room.
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