Guideline Essentials

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, an advanced suite of online implementation tools designed to help you and your organization Translate Evidence into Practice.

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  • Energy-Generating Devices
  • Environmental Cleaning
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Hypothermia
  • Information Management
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Moderate Sedation
  • Positioning the Patient
  • Processing Flexible Endoscopes
  • Radiation Safety
  • Retained Surgical Items
  • Sharps Safety
  • Skin Antisepsis
  • Specimen Management
  • Surgical Attire
  • Surgical Smoke

AORN Members

AORN Members have exclusive access to the Guideline Essentials.


Facilities can share the online version among multiple users.