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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

AORN Tool Kit

Last Updated: July 30, 2020

AORN continues to monitor the coronavirus status and has provided the tool kit below with regularly updated links to important resources to support decision-making in your perioperative practice. For AORN clinical guidance, please go to our COVID-19 Support page.

As the COVID-19 surge wanes in different parts of the country, patients’ pent-up demand to resume elective surgeries will be immense. To ensure patients can have elective surgeries as soon as safely possible, a roadmap to guide readiness, prioritization and scheduling has been developed by Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), American College of Surgeons (ACS), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and American  Hospital Association (AHA).

Read the Roadmap

Leadership Skills

 

Infection Prevention and Control 


General Guidance


Environmental Cleaning

 

Perioperative Guidance


APSF/ASA


Self-Care Strategies

PPE Selection and Use


Reprocessing PPE

New guidance was released 4/1/2020 on reprocessing of PPE. Please refer to these sources:


Donning/Doffing


Respirators/N95/Masks


Protective Clothing