AORN publications are specifically designed to help OR and ambulatory professionals implement AORN's Guidelines for Perioperative Practice. With updated content released throughout the 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.

Below is just a sampling of the wide array of publications we provide to help you achieve optimal outcomes for your patients. Visit the online AORN Bookstore to view all of our publications.

Print Publications

Guidelines for Perioperative Practice

This essential resource provides 32 evidence-based guidelines for all perioperative and invasive procedures. Implementation of these guidelines is critical to patient and staff safety, managing risk, and securing insurance reimbursements.

AORN Bookstore

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

AORN Journal

Stay up-to-date with the latest in evidence-based, clinical best practices through the award-winning, peer-reviewed AORN Journal. Availabl...


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...

Guidelines and Tools for the Sterile Processing Team

This electronic publication is designed for sterile processing teams. It includes 8 of the AORN Guidelines, the AORN Position Statement on...

Document Collections

The Roadmap to ASC Compliance

This USB provides a framework and step-by-step guidelines to establish a comprehensive infection prevention and control program. It includes customizable Infection Prevention and Control policies and procedures as well as job descriptions and related competencies for positions that impact infection prevention.

Perioperative Competency Verification Tools and Job Descriptions

This USB comprised of 171 documents provides the ultimate assortment of ready-to-use templates for verifying competency to meet facility and regula...

Policy and Procedure Templates

The Policy and Procedure Templates USB, 2017 Edition, provides you with a collection of sample policies and customizable templates based on the mos...