A nurse shares the lessons she learned after her patient experienced anaphylaxis in the OR.
Point-of-use instrument care is performed to decrease the number of microorganisms on the surface of instruments, prevent the formation of biofilm, decrease the risk of surgical site infection, support the efficiency of decontamination processes, and maintain instruments in good working condition.
AORN’s premiere annual gathering of perioperative professionals returns to “Music City USA” (Nashville) next March 9-12, and local ambassador Elizabeth J. Williams, MSN, RN, CNOR, RNFA, can’t wait for attendees to experience all the city has to offer.
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.
Read important reminders to consider, including length of the surgery, patient comorbidities, patient’s weight, and common pressure points.
In this AORN webinar, you'll gain knowledge of recent updates to the Guideline for Medication Safety and strategies for implementation. This webinar reflects the newest edition of the AORN Guideline. Earn 1.0 CH.
Provides an essential review of patient risk factors, discussion of risk assessment tools and patient assessments, prevention strategies for decreasing patient risk, and use of evidence-based practices for support surfaces and other interventions. Earn 1.0 CH.
AORN's Periop Today provides updates on news around the perioperative community.
How periop staff can protect patients and themselves from exposure to hazardous medications.
Standardizing your skin prep solutions, protocols and tools, and auditing your staff's performance through the entire perioperative process decreases the microbial load on patient skin and reduces surgery-related infection.
Insider tips to help your facility perform some of today's most popular and profitable procedures in a booming service line.
Anyone who uses lasers is invited to join AORN for a half-day, virtual live training to understand and implement laser safety processes. Meets annual staff training requirements.
In today’s fast-paced healthcare environment, staying current with the latest advancements and best practices is essential for perioperative nurses. While webinars and online resources have their advantages, in-person education offers a unique set of benefits that foster professional growth and collaboration.
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.
From pressure injuries to smoke evacuation to wrong-site surgery, take our quiz to see how your facility measures up in a variety of safety areas.
With the right mindset, strategies and support, new ASC leaders can overcome any challenges that come their way. Read valuable insight and strategies from a nurse leader who’s been there.
Helping patients with grief can be an important part of perioperative care after a patient experiences miscarriage. Here’s how a team of nurses are acknowledging loss to support grieving parents.
A team focus on wellness in the perioperative setting looks different for every team. Ask your staff what they need and consider these proven strategies – such as roaming wellness – to affect and sustain workplace health.
Lifetime AORN member Felix Rivera BSN, RN, CNOR, RNFA, didn’t get discouraged when a surgical smoke bill failed to make progress in New Jersey back in 2019. Undeterred, his perseverance played an instrumental role in its eventual passage this year.