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Allied Health Care Providers

Allied health care providers and support personnel contribute to optimal patient care processes in a variety of ways. Concern for public safety mandates that the perioperative RN examine and understand the roles and responsibilities for appropriate delegation to and supervision of these individuals and the delegated nursing tasks they perform.

Allied Health

Allied health care providers demonstrate competency through demonstration, testing, and participation of credentialing systems approved for their discipline. A range of functions specific to any allied health care provider or support person may be identified through job description, hospital policy and procedure, or state law or regulation.

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AORN Position Statement on Allied Health Care Providers and Support Personnel in the Perioperative Practice Setting 

AORN Principles to be used in Evaluating Allied Health Legislative Initiatives 

AORN Glossary of Terms for Principles to be used in Evaluating Allied Health Legislative Initiatives 

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