Books & Publications

AORN publications are specifically designed to help OR and ambulatory professionals implement Guidelines for Perioperative Practice (previously Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices). With updated content released throughout year, our publications not only keep you and your colleagues current on the latest evidence-based industry information, but also provide you with tools for facility development and management.

Explore the variety of publications AORN has to offer – from the monthly, peer-reviewed AORN Journal to Ambulatory Surgery Center Resources and more – to learn how you can provide optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures.

Members of AORN enjoy exclusive access to the AORN Journal as well as discounts up to 50% on perioperative publications at the AORN Bookstore, including Guidelines for Perioperative Practice.

AORN Journal

Stay up-to-date with the award-winning, peer-reviewed AORN Journal - our number one member benefit. Keep current with the latest in eviden...

Periop Insider Newsletter

Periop Insider is AORN’s weekly digital newsletter, which provides valuable content including perioperative news, announcements, guidelines, ...

Policy and Procedure Templates

Save time and align your policies with the most current Guidelines for Perioperative Practice.      

AORN Syntegrity Perioperative Nursing Data Set

The Perioperative Nursing Data Set (PNDS) is a consistent method for classifying and documenting perioperative patient care across the surgi...


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AORN Bookstore

Browse AORN’s Bookstore for a variety of resources for the perioperative professional.

OR Exec Newsletter 

OR Exec is AORN's bi-weekly digital newsletter providing valuable content including perioperative news, announcements, guidelines, profess...

Perioperative Competency Verification Tools and Job Descriptions

This CD provides the ultimate assortment of ready-to-use templates for verifying competency to meet facility and regulatory requirements and developin...

Core Curriculum for the RN First Assistant

Newly updated in 2014, the Core Curriculum for the RN First Assistant, 5th Edition is a valuable resource for educators and clinicians that p...