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AORN’s Guidelines for Perioperative Practice provide direction for achieving excellence in perioperative patient care and workplace safety.

These evidence-based guidelines are intended for use by perioperative professionals to promote safety and optimal outcomes for patients. The Guidelines are available for individuals or teams within facilities and multi-site health care systems.

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AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice - 2020 Print Edition 

The 2020 edition includes updated evidence ratings for easier implementation.

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AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice - 2020 Edition and Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery Textbook 

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