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The AORN Guideline for Specimen Management

July 6 - August 6, 2020

This document provides guidance to the perioperative registered nurse (RN) for surgical specimen management including handling of specific types of specimens such as radioactive specimens, severed digits for reattachment, explanted devices, and forensic evidence. Guidance is also provided for transferring specimens off the sterile field, containing, labeling, preservation, transporting, temporary storage, policies and procedures, documentation, quality, and education.

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