Books & Publications

2014 Standards and Recommended Practices Formats 

2014 Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices 

AORN is excited to offer customized content for the unique needs of free-standing and office-based ambulatory surgery centers. Seven ambulatory supplements provide detailed information for implementing the recommended practices.

Ambulatory supplements are available for: 

  • Medication Safety
  • Prevention of Retained Surgical Items
  • Prevention of Transmissible Infections
  • Reducing Radiological Exposure
  • Safe Environment of Care
  • Specimen care and Handling
  • Surgical Tissue Banking


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.)

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