Guidelines: Print Edition

Guidelines 2018

A Critical Resource for Patient and Workplace Safety

This essential resource provides 32 evidence-based guidelines for all perioperative and invasive procedures. Many accrediting bodies and state health agencies use the Guidelines for Perioperative Practice during their surveys making implementation of these guidelines critical to patient and workplace safety, managing risk, and survey readiness.

The 2018 edition includes the following extensively revised, evidence-based guidelines:

  • High-Level Disinfection
  • Medication Safety
  • Positioning the Patient
  • Product Evaluation
  • Team Communication
  • Venous Thromboembolism

Ambulatory Supplements are also included for the following guidelines:

  • Medication Safety
  • Radiation Safety
  • Retained Surgical Items
  • Safe Environment of Care, Part 1
  • Transmissible Infections