PNABC Peak of Excellence Conference presented by STERIS Canada and Stryker
June 9th-12th, 2022 - Kamloops, B.C.


  • Honorific:
  • Credentials: RN, BScN, CPN(C)
  • Job Title: Clinical Nurse Educator, Operating Room Victoria General Hospital
  • Bio:

    I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Vancouver Island University in 2014. My story is that I was originally turned down as “not the right fit” for the OR as a final clinical placement in fourth year. So, I did what any person with dreams and goals should do: I found a way to keep going in the direction that I felt called. I pursued medical-surgical and long-term care nursing while being open to opportunities. I reached my goal in 2016, relocating to another city for an in-house perioperative specialty training opportunity.   

    Since then, I’ve found myself relocating further south for the excitement of trauma and higher complexity surgeries. My other passion is education and learning. A little over a year ago, I landed my dream job as a Clinical Nurse Educator for the Operating Room. I am currently working on a Provincial Instructor Diploma through Vancouver Community College as well as the Mastery Leadership series with Excellence Seminars. When I am not in pursuit of advancing my education and personal growth, I like to spend my time enjoying craft beer, hiking the many trails on Vancouver Island, or playing board games and trivia with friends.  My greatest joy comes from connecting with people and being able to demystify or engage with all kinds of processes and problems so that we can deliver safe patient care, to every patient, every time.

  • Topic: Curiously Connected: The Art of Responsible Relationships in the OR
  • Presentation Synopsis:
Shaunna Downey
The Peak of Excellence in Perioperative Care
Nek'usemkt - We are one community

Thank you to our Sponsors and Exhibitors who committed to the 2022 Peak of Excellence in Perioperative Care Conference presented by STERIS Canada and Stryker

Presenting Sponsors

  • STERIS Canada
  • Stryker

Gold Sponsors

  • Interior Health

Silver Sponsors

  • Cardinal Health
  • Medline

Bronze Sponsors

  • 3M Medical Health Solutions
  • Associated Health Systems
  • BD
  • Boston Scientific
  • Gore
  • Karl Storz Endoscopy Canada
  • Keir Surgical
  • LeMaitre
  • Olympus Canada
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • Zimmer Biomet Canada Ltd.
  • Hologic

Exhibitors Sponsors

  • Acart Equipment Ltd.
  • Clarion Medical Technologies
  • Fibertech Canada
  • Galen Medical Ltd.
  • Getinge Canada Ltd.
  • Integra Canada
  • Medtronic
  • Nurses and Nurse Practioners of BC

Raffle Sponsors

  • Steven's
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