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Perioperative Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice

December 1, 2020

This document examines the scope of perioperative nursing practice. It also identifies the specialty’s Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance and its specific competencies.

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The AORN Guideline for Skin Antisepsis

November 12, 2020

This document provides guidance for preoperative patient skin preparation, including preoperative patient decolonization for Staphylococcus aureus; preoperative patient bathing; preoperative hair removal; selection of surgical site antiseptics; application of surgical site antiseptics; safe handling, storage, and disposal of antiseptics; and preoperative patient skin antisepsis as part of surgical site infection prevention bundles.

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

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