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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. 

Periop Today Articles

Read articles from our current and past issues.

8 Results for patient safety

AORN is stressing more nurse involvement with OR design, construction and day-to-day maintenance. Get up to speed with the latest standards and take your seat at the table.

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.

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

Standardize Your Surgical Safety Checklist: Confirm the right steps have been taken for every patient, every time. Effective use of a surgical checklist mitigates risk and helps catch preventable issues before they happen.

Improper patient positioning could lead to nerve injuries, pressure ulcers, respiratory distress, hemodynamic instability, surgical complications and prolonged recovery times. All perioperative nurses can benefit from the resources available from AORN on positioning the patient.

As ASCs tackle more complex cases, anesthesia providers must be prepared for difficult and often unanticipated issues.

Nearly a year after the landmark case, providers discuss how nurses fear the criminalization of medical mistakes. A panel of providers discuss a profession in peril, shared accountability and the future of ‘Just Culture.’

Accreditors are making disinfection practices a priority in a post-pandemic world — so should you.

Continuing Education

AORN offers live and on-demand education on high-interest, clinical and leadership topics developed for perioperative nurses, leaders, and other members of the perioperative team.