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AORN Guideline for Surgical Attire

January 2 - February 22, 2019

This document provides guidance to perioperative team members for laundering surgical attire; wearing long sleeves, cover apparel, head coverings, and shoes in semi-restricted and restricted areas; and cleaning of identification badges, stethoscopes, and personal items such as backpacks, briefcases, cell phones, and electronic tablets.

The public comment period closes February 22nd. Comments received after this date will not be considered in the final review. Thank you for your consideration.

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AORN Position Statement on Perioperative Registered Nurse Residency Programs

January 2 - 27, 2019

This position statement describes AORN's beliefs on perioperative registered nurse residency programs.

The public comment period closes January 27th. Comments received after this date will not be considered in the final review. Thank you for your consideration.

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AORN Position Statement on One Perioperative Registered Nurse Circulator Dedicated to Every Patient Undergoing an Operative or Other Invasive Procedure

January 14 - February 4, 2019

This position statement describes AORN's beliefs on dedicating a minimum of one perioperative RN circulator to care for each patient undergoing an operative or other invasive procedure.

The public comment period closes February 4. Comments received after this date will not be considered in the final review. Thank you for your consideration.

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