Guideline Essentials

Easily Implement Guidelines for Perioperative Practice

Guideline Essentials are online implementation tools that help you and your entire perioperative team apply AORN’s evidence-based guidelines in everyday practice.

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Everyone Is Responsible for Patient Safety

Educators, managers, and entire perioperative teams leverage Guideline Essentials for peak performance, to easily identify guideline revisions, and to improve patient outcomes.

Educators

Educators

Reinforce a standardized approach to educating and refreshing clinical skills.

Managers

Managers

Support your team’s perioperative goals and be survey ready.

Perioperative Nurses

Perioperative Nurses

Maintain and advance your skills to be your perioperative best.

Guideline Essentials

The implementation tools include:

  • QUICK VIEW (HOW-TO INSTRUCTIONS)

    Includes photos, illustrations, videos, and an overview of the Guideline.
  • CASE STUDIES & FAQS

    Learn best practices from your perioperative peers and get the answers you need.
  • KEY TAKEAWAYS

    Retain guideline practices by regularly consulting the key takeaways.
  • GAP ANALYSIS TOOLS

    Understand your team’s educational gaps and be a step ahead of surveyors.
  • CUSTOMIZABLE TEMPLATES

    Save time with customizable policies, competency verification tools, and PowerPoint presentations.
  • IMPLEMENTATION ROAD MAP

    Develop a strategic guideline implementation plan with a detailed infographic.

Guideline Essentials Series

This is the companion series to the Guidelines for Perioperative Practice and is an exclusive member benefit. Please log in to access the series topics below.

Energy-Generating Devices

Environmental Cleaning

Hand Hygiene

High-Level Disinfection

Hypothermia

Information Management

Medication Safety

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Moderate Sedation

Positioning the Patient

Processing Flexible Endoscopes

Product Evaluation

Radiation Safety

Retained Surgical Items

Safe Patient Handling and Movement

Sharps Safety

Skin Antisepsis

Specimen Management

Surgical Attire

Surgical Smoke

Team Communication

Venous Thromboembolism


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