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The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) proudly announces the recognition of nine distinguished individuals as Fellows of AORN, a prestigious acknowledgment reserved for those who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and contributions to the field of perioperative nursing.

Read about how one passionate DEI advocate recognized how including off-shift staff members in team activities built a stronger culture of inclusivity for all.

Functioning as an RN circulator in an OR full of surgeons and support staff can seem very overwhelming for a novice nurse; however, the room can and will run smoothly with confidence.

A nurse seeks advice about making it through orientation with a difficult preceptor.

What is the neutral zone and how can it be used to protect staff and patients?

Get quick tips for a facial prep.

Putting a stop to pressure injuries OR teams take all the necessary PI-prevention steps at their disposal. Early assessments, preemptive positioning plans and awareness of potential problem spots are a recipe for success.

AORN offers two HLD resources to help teams better protect patients and pass surveys.

They happen. It’s what you learn that’s important. Read 5 ways to help your team learn from mistakes.

Healthy Work Environment: See how Boston Children's staff took effective steps to support and engage nursing staff, enhance nurse retention and cultivate a culture of excellence in perioperative care.

Prevent Unintended Retained Surgical Items: Unravel the compelling reasons and best practices that underscore the importance of accurate surgical counts and the actions to take when discrepancies arise.

Read recommendations for a VTE protocol and risk assessment for VTE and bleeding. Discusses pharmacologic and mechanical VTE prophylaxis. Covers the importance of getting patients moving post-op, as well as patient and family education.

Take this eight-question true-or-false quiz to test your knowledge about Mary Seacole and her contributions to the nursing profession and those in need.

An effective time out prevents wrong-site, wrong-procedure, and wrong-person surgery.

One nurse shares the time she spoke up about a missing lap sponge and reminds novice nurses to listen to their surgical conscience and speak up for their patients.

Patient positioning is one essential factor to consider to reduce the likelihood of intraoperative nerve damage.

In this week's Periop Life entry, discover four strategies to ensure that your team remains both strong and safe.

How to use that colorful ball next to the shovel, rake, and other sand toys currently sitting unused in your garage to review important topics and encourage team participation.

Get quick tips for performing a small bowel resection, which involves removing diseased portions of the small intestine through an abdominal incision and reconnecting the remaining tissue.

Reduce Surgical Site Infections: See why universal nasal decolonization should serve as a staple of every facility’s infection prevention bundle.

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