AORN Blog - The Periop Life

5 Tips on How to Become a Conference Speaker

Longtime AORN leader and master presenter Jay Bowers, BSN, RN, CNOR, TNCC talks to us about the importance...

3 Fixes to Prevent Wrong Site Surgery

The rise of wrong site surgeries signals a call to action for every periop team member. Here are three ways you can ensure a proper safety check be...

5 Ways to Be an Environmental Steward in Your OR

Periop nurse and environmental health advocate shares how to get started.

4 Acts of Forgiveness to Heal Burnout

A periop educator shares ways to cultivate a healthier mindset.

How to Attract Periop Nursing Talent

Deck shares a variety of ways to teach nursing students about the OR in her education session as part of the Virtual AORN Expo 2022.

Surgical Smoke: 3 Strategies to Engage Legislators

Nurses have provided impactful testimony during legislative hearings that prompted several state assemblies to support – and pass – new laws mandat...

3 Keys to Creating Preceptor Stars

Create your own preceptor stars with these tips from the program creator of the Periop Preceptor Program at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Ce...

3 Steps to Heal Your OR/SPD Divide

The complexities of instrument processing and the daily pressures for processed instruments can create an endless cycle of professional conflict &n...

5 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Implementing Evidence-Based Practice

Refine your skills in measuring outcomes and the other basic steps of evidence-based practice to improve patient care.

3 Ways to Stress-Proof Your Brain

Learn how you can fight back to get in your peak performance zone.

2 Major Factors for Nurse Turnover

A lack of wellbeing is the central factor in nurse turnover, according to a new study by periop nurse researchers.

2 Steps That Can Save an OR Team

After multiple failed attempts over a 10-year period, a perioperative team at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO changed their approach that l...

How to Practice a Mindful Moment in the OR

As a neurosurgeon, John Boockvar, MD, knows a lot about the brain, including how to cool it down (literally) to manage stress.

3 Tips to Protect Yourself from Workplace Abuse

Perioperative Director Nakeisha Archer, DNP, MBA, RN, NE-BC, CNOR, CSSM, wants nurses to know there are ways to get support and shield yourself fro...

19 AORN Guideline Changes for Safer Care

New evidence brings big changes to the latest AORN Guidelines. Here’s a look at some key updates to re...

Self-Discovery: Your First Step to Being Inclusive

If your biases are unconscious, how do you recognize and overcome them? We spoke with, leadership and diversity coach Dima Ghawi for advice.

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