Sarah Hirx​, MSN, RN, CNOR
Manager of Education for the Interventional Platform at Stanford Health Care

Sarah Hirx​, MSN, RN, CNOR

Sarah Hirx, MSN, RN, CNOR is the manager of education for the Interventional Platform at Stanford Health Care. She leads a diverse team of educators to deliver initial and ongoing training to employees in the operating rooms, interventional suites, endoscopy, and sterile processing departments across five campuses. Sarah was recognized in 2016 by the Association of PeriOperative Nurses as a Top 40 under 40 nursing leader due in part to her passion for opening the operating room doors to novice clinicians. Her career has centered on perioperative practice and education in major academic medical centers with a focus on interprofessional education. As co-director of InterCEPT, Stanford’s in-situ simulation program for the interventional platform, Sarah works to improve teamwork and communication for increased patient safety, operational efficiency, and employee satisfaction. Driven by a desire to create an engaged and healthy workforce, Sarah has pursued training opportunities as a Caritas Coach through the Watson Caring Science Institute and as Certified HeartMath Trainer through the HeartMath Institute so that the concepts of self-care and resilience can be woven into staff education opportunities.

Presentation Title:​ ​Resilience Tools for Personal Wellbeing and Professional Effectiveness