Periop Today Newsletter

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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

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14 Results for Your Practice

Almost half of all nurses looking to pursue graduate education are opting for the Nurse Practitioner path—is it right for you? One NP expert breaks down what it takes and where it can get you.

One of the leading causes of OR fires is shortcomings in teamwork and communication. Let’s talk fire safety and start the conversation by discussing risks, prevention, and improving team communication.

Periop Nurses Week Contest: Laugh, learn, and engage Nov. 12 - 18 for a chance to win! Share your experiences, have a laugh, polish your skills, and engage with us for a chance to win!

During the week of Oct. 9, AORN reminds the periop community that there are significant risks for fire to erupt in the OR setting. Every member of the team plays a role in preventing surgical fire.

AORN DEI Summit: Learn strategies from experts and colleagues to help you reduce health inequities and improve outcomes for all.

Identify At-Risk Patients with a Periop Risk Assessment Tool: A team at NYU Langone Health in New York City developed a risk assessment tool for periop staff to identify patients who have a higher risk of developing a Hospital Acquired Pressure Injury (HAPI).

Guidelines author Emily Jones helps you steer clear of ergonomic hazards to keep periop RNs safe. Prevent work-related injuries with this sneak peek at the latest evidence every periop nurse needs to know.

Nursing specialty coursework from AORN is helping reduce the risk of nurse turnover after new graduate enter a periop role. Learn how AORN and Chamberlain University College of Nursing and Public Health are giving pre-licensure nursing students a one-on-one clinical experience to get first-hand practice in the perioperative specialty.

10 Tips to Help You Be a Great Preceptor — plus AORN's new course for preceptors. Supercharge your preceptor skills. Find helpful situational videos, scenario-based case studies, and other tools to help prepare you to serve as a preceptor. We also offer reflection points to promote critical thinking, tips for supporting and recognizing orientees, a daily feedback tool, a preceptor hand-off tool, and more.

How periop staff can protect patients and themselves from exposure to hazardous medications.

5 Steps to Improve Room Turnovers: Standardization, communication, and practice can help teams achieve safer, more efficient room readiness. Use these tried-and-true tips to get your turnovers on track.

Although tight margins and staffing shortages present a rough outlook for the second half of 2023, one positive trend is the surge of Gen Z nurses. One nurse researcher shares tips to attract Gen Z nurses into your perioperative setting, while inspiring a stronger, more resilient multigenerational workforce.

Having a mentor can make nurses happier at work, help them stay in their jobs longer, and grow in their careers. Mentors give essential support and guidance, especially to new nurses, helping them learn new skills and grow personally and professionally. Learn what qualities to look for in a mentor and how to make your experience rewarding.

Periop nurses witness the significant amount of waste generated in the OR every day, but they may not know just how significant this waste is. Review how perioperative teams and individuals can improve environmental health for all with innovative approaches. Find out what steps AORN, The Joint Commission, and individual periop nurses are taking.

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.