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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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6 Results for Periop Today 03/27/24

Are you preparing the sterile field too early? You may be inviting invisible contamination to your sterile field. Take a closer look at timing and other common sterile technique slip-ups and explore these new solutions that publish in April.

If you or someone on your periop team are anxious about administering anesthesia AORN is here to help. Learn about patient selection, monitoring, and best practices to ensure patient safety and comfort.

Starting in 2025, all Medicare-certified ASCs must participate in the OAS CAHPS survey or face losing their Annual Payment Update. Though it may seem like a burden, this survey offers valuable benefits, including insightful patient feedback, opportunities for quality improvement, enhanced communication, and benchmarking against similar centers. Embracing OAS CAHPS can lead to better patient care and satisfaction.

The 2024 update to AORN's Manual High-Level Disinfection Guideline includes enhanced handover communication, cleaning verification testing, and drying techniques to ensure the safety of patients and healthcare workers. Stay current with this webinar.

Whether you're new to the OR or an experienced periop RN, it's good practice to stay current on instruments needed for specific procedures. Review instruments used in coronary artery bypass grafting, valve and aorta surgeries, and other surgeries where access to the heart is needed.

Double-gloving is made easy with the new Biogel® PI Micro Indicator® System. Offers safety, comfort, efficiency and sustainability — all in one convenient package. With two packages in one, you save space and reduce your plastic waste by 50%. Sponsored by Mölnlycke

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.