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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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8 Results for Periop Today 01/24/24

Although OSHA’s bloodborne pathogens standard has been in place since 1992, needlestick and sharps injuries continue to occur. Don’t let it happen to you. This month’s AORN Journal “Back to Basics” article provides important reminders for periop RNs at all levels of experience.

Critical 2024 Updates to AORN Medication Safety Guideline: updates focus on avoiding medication errors and enhancing patient and nurse safety in periop settings. Discusses key aspects such as organizational oversight, proper medication handling, and specific protocols for hazardous drugs.

Explore strategies for career satisfaction with AORN nursing coach Phyllis Quinlan. Learn to cultivate a positive mindset where anything’s possible. Find helpful advice to plan your path forward: clinical, research, education, administrative, tech, or something out of the box!

ASC administrators and leaders should consider the annual quality review a well-spent investment of their time. Find valuable tips for the annual review of your quality plan to avoid gaps in activities or reporting to help you meet this annual requirement.

Getting bounced around during orientation can happen due to staffing and cases. Find practical tips for clear communication with preceptors and see how to turn daily challenges into opportunities for growth.

Ariadne Labs’ OR Crisis Checklists provide vital tools for managing rare but critical OR emergencies like cardiac arrest or hemorrhage. Ariadne announces updated checklists for crisis in the OR.

Periop Talk: The Dangers of Surgical Smoke & How AORN Helps ORs Go Clear™. Learn about the health risks of surgical smoke and what facilities are doing to make surgery safer for periop staff.

Updated Fire Safety Tool Kit: Promote fire safety, plan effective response strategies, and develop department-specific evidence-based policies and procedures. Protect periop patients and team members.

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.