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AORN Surgical Conference & Expo

April 2-6, 2016
Anaheim, CA

AORN’s Surgical Conference & Expo held in Anaheim, the heart of sunny southern California, provides 65+ education sessions designed to generate ideas and provoke new thinking, full access to the expansive exhibit hall filled with amazing vendors, the latest technology and trends and fabulous events and networking opportunities with more than 4,000 colleagues from around the world.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote safety and optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures by providing practice support and professional development opportunities to perioperative nurses. AORN will collaborate with professional and regulatory organizations, industry leaders, and other health care partners who support the mission.

Prep for CNOR

Advance your career with CNOR certification. This self-paced online course will prepare you for the CNOR exam by strengthening your knowledge of perioperative nursing with the current guidelines and other resources.

Guidelines for Perioperative Practice -- 2016 Edition

NEW for 2016 – with each order, you get one year access to Guideline Essentials, an online suite of implementation tools! The Guideline Essentials will help you translate the science of the Guidelines into practice at your facility. The 2016 edition also features extensive, evidence-based revisions to the Guideline for Processing Flexible Endoscopes as well as others. Pre-order your 2016 edition now and save $10! (offer ends November 30).

AORN Journal CE Articles

Whether you're preparing for recertification, renewing your license, or just want to stay current, the AORN Journal Continuing Education (CE) articles address a variety of perioperative topics. From Guidelines implementation to perioperative safe practices, stay up-to-date and improve your own practice every day.

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Periop 101

The Essential Perioperative Nursing Program

Developed by expert surgical nurse-authors, Periop 101: A Core Curriculum™ is a comprehensive, online education program based on the latest, evidence-based Guidelines for Perioperative Practice (previously AORN's Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices).

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses