On February 15th of each year, we celebrate the European Perioperative Nursing Day (EPND). The aim of this day is to encourage reflection and focus not only on the quality and a high level of provided care but also on the human dimension of our profession.

A message from EORNA President May Karam in celebration of EPND 2021

15 February 2021

Dear Perioperative Colleagues,

On behalf of the EORNA Board of Directors, we wish you a great, safe, and positive perioperative nursing day.

Let this special day be an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to promote our profession and to provide high-quality perioperative care in our working environment, where trust, teamwork, and open communication are of utmost importance for our main concern: patient safety.

This year, the theme is:

Perioperative Nurses: Together we will succeed

We need each other. Let’s stay together, let’s stay united, let’s stay strong. As Helen Keller says, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” This is the way to face challenges, to achieve our goals, and to succeed.

Happy perioperative nurses day!

Yours sincerely,

May Karam

EORNA President

Spread the word on European Perioperative Nursing Day (EPND) 2021!

To spread the word on #EPND2021 and maximise your social media footprint, we’ve put together this media kit. EORNA invites OR nurses and friends to create social media buzz surrounding the #EPND2021.

Social Media

Click on the social media image options listed below to access the full-sized image and save it to your device. Each social media image is perfectly sized for sharing on Facebook and Twitter.

Mark your calendars for #EPND2021
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Here you can see, what has been done on the European Perioperative Nursing Day in different countries.

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