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Guidelines for Perioperative Practice

Introducing AORN's Guidelines for Perioperative Practice (previously titled Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices). With a new name that more accurately reflects the content, this edition offers extensively revised and new, evidence-based guidelines for perioperative RNs and other members of the team to help standardize practice and promote patient and worker safety.

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The 2015 edition features extensively revised and new 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
  • Radiation Safety
  • Safe Environment of Care

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The past three years of Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices were selected as one of Doody Review Service's Core Titles.

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