Ambulatory Surgery Centers

The Ambulatory Surgery Division at AORN was started in January, 2013 to meet the needs of perioperative nurses working in an ambulatory surgery environment. Ambulatory surgery centers require nurses who are highly skilled in patient assessment and who are able to implement a broad range of nursing interventions in a variety of situations. AORN recognizes that nurses working in free-standing or physician office-based surgery centers face unique challenges. These challenges often relate to non-surgical processes and procedures.

Ambulatory Surgery Division products and services have a strong focus on regulatory requirements, accreditation standards, risk management, and infection prevention training.

As we continue to build on our list of products and services, we encourage you to contact us with any questions, comments, or suggestions you may have. We are excited to grow with you in this rising health care segment.

Safe Administration of Moderate Sedation

Strengthen your skills in the safe administration of moderate sedation, particularly under unique cases of ...

ASC Administrator Skills Course - Online

Can’t attend our face-to-face events? Take the ASC Administrator Skills Course online and learn at your own pace. The online program features select learning modules from the original course and gives you the flexibility to complete the program within four months.

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Ambulatory Infection Prevention Course

Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) staff and administrators will find critical information in this course to help meet CMS requirements for a credible in...

Ambulatory Periop 101

Ambulatory Periop 101 is a program used to train new perioperative nurses. It consists of 28 online learning modules, with two new modules specificall...

Ambulatory Webinars

Promote safety and optimal outcomes for patients with one of our various Ambulatory specific webinars. 

Upcoming Webinars | Previously Recorded Webinars

ASC Administrator Skills Course

A unique, blended course—including both a face-to-face event and online learning modules—this program is designed to help ASC professionals effectively and efficiently manage an ASC to achieve profitability.

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Onboarding for the ASC

The Perioperative RN who is transitioning from an acute care facility to an ambulatory surgery center needs to gain a better understanding of how prod...

The Roadmap to ASC Compliance USB

Formerly known as the Ambulatory Surgery Center Resources, the Roadmap to ASC Compliance USB, is designed to provide you with the resources you nee...

ASC Policy News and Updates

Your resource for policy issues affecting perioperative nursing practice in Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

Ambulatory Surgical Center Membership (RN)

Let AORN help your Ambulatory Surgical Center create a collaborative team approach to creating practice excelle...