Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Clinical Nursing Practice

The AORN Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Clinical Nursing Practice Award celebrates individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievement in a perioperative clinical nursing practice and provide direct patient care a minimum of 24 hours per week. 

Examples might include but are not limited to:

  • Leading practice changes to increase safety or to adhere to AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice
  • Leading clinical practice that changes patient's outcome
  • Leading evidence based changes in the work environment such as:
    • DVT prophylaxis
    • Prevention of perioperative pressure injuries
    • Specimens
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    • SSI reduction
    • Latex precautions
    • Greening the OR

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