Deborah Spratt, MPA, BSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, CRCST, CHL is the chief of sterile processing at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center in New York. She earned her diploma in nursing from Highland Hospital, her BSN from Alfred University in Alfred, New York, and a Master’s in Public Administration from the State University of New York at Brockport. In 1979, Ms. Spratt achieved her CNOR and in 1993 obtained her CNAA. She has been a perioperative nurse since 1973 and a member of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) since 1975 where she is serving as president for the 2012-2013 term.
Ms. Spratt has held perioperative services’ staff and management positions at the Lattimore Community Surgicenter (LCS) in Rochester and the University of Rochester’s Highland Hospital. She is an experienced clinical leader whose knowledge of surgical patient and worker safety includes ambulatory/office based surgery, process improvement, and Magnet and Joint Commission interdisciplinary preparedness.
As an author, Ms. Spratt has contributed to the AORN publications, Ambulatory Surgery Principles and Practices, and Leadership in Action: A Manager’s Guide to Success. She is one of several authors of the book, Operating Room Management. Ms. Spratt has testified as an expert witness in the areas of ambulatory/office-based surgery and OR nursing practice and was a member of the New York State Department of Health’s Committee on Quality Assurance in Office Based Surgery, and the Procedural and Site Verification Panel.
Ms. Spratt is a member of American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), American Nurses Association (ANA), Sigma Theta Tau, and International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM).