AORN Tool Kits

AORN tool kits offer practical tools to help address the critical issues impacting the ambulatory surgical setting including template documents, guidelines, education materials, and more. Some tool kits offer free contact hours for AORN members upon completion of the appropriate forms. The following tool kits can be accessed at no cost by AORN members:

  • AAAHC Institute Patient Safety Tool Kit: Ambulatory Surgery and Surgical/Procedural Checklists – AORN would like to acknowledge AAAHC for developing these tool kits and making them available to our perioperative colleagues.

  • Fire Safety* raises awareness of surgical fires and supports planning fire prevention and response strategies.

  • Correct Site Surgery gives health care providers the resources to implement The Joint Commission Universal Protocol.

  • Patient Hand-Off guides perioperative professionals in standardizing hand-off communications among caregivers.

  • Human Factors in Health Care uses an evidence-based approach to assist with the development and implementation of a human factors program in the perioperative environment. It supports research, planning, design, and execution of a team-training program.

  • Management of Surgical Smoke provides the most current, evidence-based resources to manage surgical smoke in the perioperative environment to protect patients and perioperative team members

  • ASC Hand Hygiene Toolkit provides resources to supplement your current processes to improve hand hygiene practices.

* Non-members may purchase select AORN tool kits through the AORN Perioperative Bookstore while supplies last. 

AORN Perioperative Excellence Program

Clinical Practice Support

Find clinical answers to your questions and get help implementing AORN Recommended Practices with help from expert perioperative nurses who have extensive experience in ASC settings. Nurses from AORN's Center for Nursing Practice are involved in developing the standards, recommended practices, and guidelines and can assist with practical ways they can be applied in an ASC.

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