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Naval Hospital Jacksonville nurse wins perioperative award

Lt. Cmdr. Dagoberto Salinas, a clinical nurse specialist at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, was presented with the “AORN Journal” Writers Contest Award on March 27, at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses’ Global Surgical Conference & Expo held in New Orleans.

Salinas, a native of Laredo, Texas, won the award for an article he wrote in 2017 on trauma and surgical resuscitation. “As a clinical nurse specialist, my primary role is to promote the use of research and evidence-based practices to influence changes in practice,” said Salinas.
“Publishing allows me to raise awareness, in both the trauma and surgical communities, of cutting-edge technology that improves outcomes for trauma-induced bleeding disorders. Whether taking care of patients in a combat zone or traditional hospital setting, advocating to advance best practices is the gold standard.”

AORN is the world’s largest professional association for perioperative nurses, and its Global Surgical Conference & Expo is the largest gathering in the world of perioperative nurses.

Founded in 1949, AORN unites and empowers surgical nurses, health care organizations, and industry to define standardized practice for perioperative professionals.

Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s priority, since its founding in 1941, is to heal the nation’s heroes and their families. The command is the Navy’s third largest medical treatment facility, comprised of a hospital and five branch health clinics across Florida and Georgia. Of its patient population (163,000 active and retired sailors, soldiers, Marines, airmen, guardsmen, and their families), about 84,000 are enrolled with a primary care manager and Medical Home Port team at one of its facilities. To find out more or download the command’s mobile app, visit www.med.navy.mil/sites/navalhospitaljax.

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