Achieve Excellence in Perioperative Patient Safety
Previously titled Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices, AORN’s Guidelines for Perioperative Practice are created to provide guidance for achieving excellence in perioperative patient care and workplace safety. This collection of 32 evidence-based guidelines is intended for use by all perioperative professionals to promote safety and optimal outcomes for our patients.
AORN's 32 evidence-based guidelines are divided into 5 main topic areas.
- Aseptic Practice
- Equipment and Product Safety
- Patient and Work Safety
- Patient Care
- Sterilization and Disinfection
Ambulatory supplements are also included for the following guidelines.
- Medication Safety
- Prevention of Retained Surgical Items
- Prevention of Transmissible Infections
- Radiation Safety
- Safe Environment of Care
Available for Purchase in 6 Different Formats
Translate Evidence into Practice™
At AORN, our mission is to promote safety and optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures. This is why we developed Guideline Essentials, a suite of online implementation tools designed to help you and your organization apply the science behind our evidence-based guidelines. Guideline Essentials is available in the eSubscription and eBook formats.
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