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Periop Today is our bi-weekly member newsletter that delivers perioperative news, clinical recommendations, professional development opportunities, and legislative guidance. Periop Today also features AORN's Guidelines for Perioperative Practice implementation tools, key takeaways, and a variety of perioperative resources. 

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Use Time Out 2023 on June 14 to pause and improve commonly reported risks that impact safety, suggests Haytham Kaafarani, MD, MPH, FACS, Joint Commission Chief Patient Safety Officer and Medical Director.

New recommendations provide guidance to perioperative team members on the prevention of perioperative pressure injury (PI) in patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures.

ASCs: From gloving to hand hygiene compliance, here’s how to ensure consistency among your OR team. Learn how standardization staves off infections.

In this AORN webinar, perioperative nurses will find guidance for positioning patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures in the perioperative practice setting .Earn 1.0 CH.

SSIs can be costly for facilities and lead to negative outcomes for patients. Learn how leaders can make an effective business case for investing in infection prevention. (CH Available)

Are you still manually filling formalin buckets? Are you bringing pre-filled buckets into the OR next to staff and patients? There's a better way. Sponsored by Milestone Medical.

Accidents happen, but they don’t have to. Help prevent spills with Neptune S—the only constantly closed GI waste management system on the market. Find out how » Sponsored by Stryker Surgical Technologies

AORN offers education and professional development throughout the year. Check out our upcoming sessions, including online and in-person.

AORN's Periop Today provides updates on news around the perioperative community for May 2023.

Much of the new and updated content in the guideline focuses on assessment of the patient, collaboration between members of the perioperative team, and management of unanticipated or emergent situations.

Three proven education strategies for perioperative staff from a perioperative quality improvement team.

Anesthesia Alert: Patients who use marijuana are at increased risk for negative outcomes.

ASCs: Preparing for a surveyor’s visit requires a combination of effective protocols and policies with regular audits, education, and training.

In this AORN webinar, you'll gain knowledge of recent updates to the Guideline for Minimally Invasive Surgery and strategies for implementation. This webinar reflects the newest edition of the AORN Guideline. Earn 1.0 CH.

AORN offers exclusive member benefits that include access to education events, webinars, and 200 complimentary CNE articles.

AORN's Periop Today provides updates on news around the perioperative community for May 2023.

As periop nurses, we can literally save lives by helping to prevent deadly post-op risk for venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism. Learn how to combine the right risk assessment with effective patient and family education before surgery. Make this part of every preop patient encounter.

Peer Advice: How to always be prepared for malignant hyperthermia. Get tips in Outpatient Surgery Magazine.

Outpatient Surgery Magazine Launches New Administrator Central. The dedicated online feature provides ambulatory surgery administrators with useful resources, ideas, and solutions to support them in their role.

See which companies have recently earned the AORN Seal of Recognition on their training materials and methods.

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