Books & Publications


AORN is excited to offer publications for the unique needs of free-standing and office-based ambulatory surgery centers.

Guidelines for Perioperative Practice, 2015 Edition (previously Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices): Delivers the latest, evidence-based practice guidance for perioperative RNs and other members of the team to help standardize practice and promote patient and worker safety. Order the print edition now and get $10 off the 2015 price! 

The 2015 edition features extensive new content, including evidence-rated guidelines for: 

  • Autologous Tissue Management
  • Care of the Patient Receiving Local Anesthesia
  • Cleaning and Care of Surgical Instruments
  • Complementary Care Interventions
  • Preoperative Patient Skin Antisepsis
  • Safe Environment of Care, Part 2
  • Specimen Management
  • Surgical Attire


Ambulatory Supplements are also included for the following guidelines: 

  • Medication Safety
  • Prevention of Retained Surgical Items
  • Prevention of Transmissible Infections
  • Reducing Radiological Exposure
  • Safe Environment of Care


AORN's online bookstore offers access to classic titles such as Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery, as well as must-have resources in categories such as management, nursing titles and packages. AORN members receive discounted prices on select titles.

AORN's The Roadmap to ASC Compliance CD can help establish a comprehensive infection prevention and control program with this in-depth policy and procedure framework, and step-by-step guidelines. The document can be downloaded and customized to your center. The CD also includes job descriptions and competencies unique to the ambulatory setting (risk management, employee health nurse, infection preventionist, etc.)

The AORN Journal is an invaluable resource that contains original content on challenges facing perioperative nurses in all settings where surgical/invasive procedures are performed. In addition, the Journal’s Clinical Issues articles offer answers to commonly asked questions from perioperative nurses in a variety of practice settings. You can also earn continuing education units quickly and easily through CE articles. (The full content of the Journal is available to AORN members online.)

©2015 AORN Inc. All Rights Reserved

2170 South Parker Rd, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80231
Phone: (800) 755-2676 | Local (303) 755-6300 | Fax: (800) 847-0045