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