Erin Kyle, DNP, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC

Editor in Chief, Guidelines for Perioperative Practice

Dr. Erin Kyle is the Editor-in-Chief of the Guidelines for Perioperative Practice at AORN where she works closely with the Nursing Practice team and the Guidelines Advisory Board in developing and updating AORN's 35 evidence-based guidelines. Before leaving her role as a regional director of perioperative services for a large US health system in the Midwest and joining AORN in 2017, Dr. Kyle worked as a perioperative RN in the hospital setting for over 16 years. Dr. Kyle served as lead author of three AORN Guidelines – Sterilization, Instrument Care and Cleaning, and Packaging for Sterilization and now authors the AORN Journal Back to Basics 2.0 column. She serves as staff liaison to AAMI and is active in national and international standards development with AAMI on 16 sterilization standards committees including serving as co-chair of the working group responsible for the update and publication of the new standard on water quality for medical device processing, ST108. She is passionate about perioperative patient safety and seeks to develop and promote evidence-based practices that bolster optimal outcomes and protect patients and perioperative teams from harm.