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Pediatrics: Enhancing Post-Op Recovery and Reducing Opioid Use with Non-Opioid Protocols

Learn how the team at Rady Children’s Hospital is using non-opioid options to reduce opioid exposure.

How are you Periop Proud?

AORN committee leaders share their stories of mentorship, greening the OR, and advancing public health.

How to Build Resilience One Step at a Time

What is your “why”? Resilience expert Chaunté Lowe says answering this question is the first step to building long-lasting resil...

4 Keys to Building Your Best Work Life

Working in an environment where nurses feel appreciated, inspired and always have someone to lean on is not as difficult as it may seem, acco...

20 Reasons to Get Excited About San Antonio

Insider Tips from Conference Volunteer Coordinator.

Establishing an Effective Drug Diversion Plan in Outpatient Surgery

Find out how you can establish and maintain an effective drug diversion plan....

Nurse Empowerment: Where You Can Start

RaDonda Vaught shares two action steps nurses can take right away.

3 Ways to Build Your ASC Network

Hint: support groups are essential. Learn about upcoming meetings.

Post-Op Patient Visits: An Innovative Way to Engage Nurses

A nurse shares 3 key findings from her pilot study on periop patient visits after surgery that is giving nurses a new way to connect with their pat...

4 Care Considerations for Forensic Patients

A team of nurses from Newark, New Jersey share best practices.

5 Tips on How to Become a Conference Speaker

Longtime AORN leader and master presenter Jay Bowers, BSN, RN, CNOR, TNCC talks to us about the importance...

3 Fixes to Prevent Wrong Site Surgery

The rise of wrong site surgeries signals a call to action for every periop team member. Here are three ways you can ensure a proper safety check be...

5 Ways to Be an Environmental Steward in Your OR

Periop nurse and environmental health advocate shares how to get started.

4 Acts of Forgiveness to Heal Burnout

A periop educator shares ways to cultivate a healthier mindset.

How to Attract Periop Nursing Talent

Deck shares a variety of ways to teach nursing students about the OR in her education session as part of the Virtual AORN Expo 2022.

Surgical Smoke: 3 Strategies to Engage Legislators

Nurses have provided impactful testimony during legislative hearings that prompted several state assemblies to support – and pass – new laws mandat...

3 Keys to Creating Preceptor Stars

Create your own preceptor stars with these tips from the program creator of the Periop Preceptor Program at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Ce...

3 Steps to Heal Your OR/SPD Divide

The complexities of instrument processing and the daily pressures for processed instruments can create an endless cycle of professional conflict &n...

5 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Implementing Evidence-Based Practice

Refine your skills in measuring outcomes and the other basic steps of evidence-based practice to improve patient care.

3 Ways to Stress-Proof Your Brain

Learn how you can fight back to get in your peak performance zone.

2 Major Factors for Nurse Turnover

A lack of wellbeing is the central factor in nurse turnover, according to a new study by periop nurse researchers.

2 Steps That Can Save an OR Team

After multiple failed attempts over a 10-year period, a perioperative team at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO changed their approach that l...

How to Practice a Mindful Moment in the OR

As a neurosurgeon, John Boockvar, MD, knows a lot about the brain, including how to cool it down (literally) to manage stress.

3 Tips to Protect Yourself from Workplace Abuse

Perioperative Director Nakeisha Archer, DNP, MBA, RN, NE-BC, CNOR, CSSM, wants nurses to know there are ways to get support and shield yourself fro...

19 AORN Guideline Changes for Safer Care

New evidence brings big changes to the latest AORN Guidelines. Here’s a look at some key updates to re...

Self-Discovery: Your First Step to Being Inclusive

If your biases are unconscious, how do you recognize and overcome them? We spoke with, leadership and diversity coach Dima Ghawi for advice.

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