Recommended Practices News
The AORN Recommended Practices for Specimen Management is now open for public comment through Sunday, March 2, 2014.
These recommended practices provide guidance for management of surgical specimens in the perioperative practice setting, including guidance for handling of body parts being reattached to the patient, forensic and radioactive specimens, and explanted medical devices and orthopedic hardware. Comment period is Monday, January 27, 2014 to midnight, Sunday, March 2, 2014.
Learn how to offer your public comments through the Recommended Practice Public Commenting Guide (PDF).
New/Revised Recommended Practices:
Four recommended practices have been created or revised for 2014. They are now available through our online facility subscription and are published in the 2014 Standards and Recommended Practices print edition.
- Recommended Practices for Sharps Safety
- Recommended Practices for Care of Patients Undergoing Pneumatic Tourniquet-assisted Procedures
- Recommended Practices for Environmental Cleaning
- Recommended Practices for Selection and Use of Packaging Systems for Sterilization
These recommended practices have been evidence-rated using the new AORN Evidence Rating Model and the Johns Hopkins Nursing EBP Model.
AORN's Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices is an essential resource for both patient and worker safety where invasive procedures are performed. This new edition features:
- Four new evidence-rated recommended practices
- A new evidence rating model tailored for the scope of perioperative practice
- Seven ambulatory supplements to recommended practices - customized content for ASCs
- An easy-to-navigate layout with colored tabs, updated diagrams, and modernized tables to help you find the information you need faster.
These new recommended practices are available in a variety of options to fit your needs--Book, Online facility subscription, CD, and as Single chapters.
Below you will find related resources to help you implement each of the new recommended practices:
Care of Patients Undergoing Pneumatic Tourniquet-assisted Procedures
Selection and Use of Packaging Systems for Sterilization