Educator Resources

Implement Evidence-Based Education Into Your Curriculum

Whether your facility has a formal education program or you manage your training needs on a case-by-case basis, rely on AORN’s educational resources to save time, money, and crucial personnel resources.

Top Evidence-Based Educational Resources

These members-only resources are based on the AORN's Guidelines for Perioperative Practice.

Need a team refresh? Confidently manage your OR by assessing, standardizing, and streamlining your team’s education with Guideline Essentials. Is your team emergency-ready? Build team confidence by conducting simulations of potential crises in the OR and standardize your facility response to worst-case scenarios. No time for a full in-service this month (or ever)? Utilize 24/7 access to recorded webinars to quickly quiz your team on common topics like OR Fire Safety or prevention measures. Are you current on guideline changes? Practice guideline relevancy with the latest editions of the AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice webinars. Looking to promote competency? Build a customizable in-service and standardize your team's education on guideline-related topics. Need to reinforce critical patient safety concerns? Use tool kits to download and display posters in your break room addressing clinical topics of interest.

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Additional Education Resources and Tools

AORN Journal Back to Basics
AORN Journal Guidelines
Guideline Workshops
Clinical FAQs
COVID Resource Page
Periop 101 and Periop 102
Periop Mastery 2.0

What goes into a guideline? Access evidence tables for full scope of the available evidence that support the guidelines.

Where does AORN stand? Use our library of official positions or beliefs on common perioperative questions or issues to provide context for your educational offerings.


The ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements provides a guide to reinforce ethical analysis and decision making.

*additional fee. Partial modules are included with AORN leader membership.

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