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|Pauline F. Robitaille, MSN, RN, CNOR|
Pauline F. Robitaille, MSN, RN, CNOR, is one of the 55 women featured in Dr. Sylvia Rimm’s book How Jane Won. The co-creator of the first Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Correct Site Surgery Tool Kit, which served as the foundation for the first AORN National Time Out Day in 2004, Ms. Robitaille received the AORN Award for Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Nursing Management in 1997.
A perioperative nurse for nearly 30 years, Ms. Robitaille specializes as a staff nurse, nurse educator, clinical nurse specialist, manager, director, and nursing informatics specialist. She is presently the nursing director of the Operating Room at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.
Ms. Robitaille has been involved with AORN on a national and local level. She was the Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President for Professional Services from 2004-2006 and has served in many volunteer positions, including member of the Nursing Practices Committee, member of the Board of Directors, and President of Massachusetts Chapter One. She currently serves as Treasurer of this local chapter and is Chair of the Perioperative Nursing Informatics Specialty Assembly Coordinating Council.
Ms. Robitaille has also been involved in American Nurses Association (ANA) representing perioperative nursing on the ANA Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics; she was elected by the ANA Organizational Affiliates to represent them as their ANA Board Liaison from 2005-2008. She has served as an alternate member of The Joint Commission Patient Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) and currently serves on the Board of Governors at the National Patient Safety Foundation.