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Updated Clinical Information to Support Nurses & Healthcare Teams During COVID-19 Pandemic

AORN is here to support our members and the entire perioperative community during this novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which is presenting situations many have never encountered.

There are several measures frontline healthcare teams should be taking to keep themselves and their patients safe from infection transmission. AORN is providing these resources to help answer your clinical questions and meet the need for information, education and other support to reduce the risks from the coronavirus.

This week, AORN, the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Anesthesiologists released a joint statement with regard to decision making on elective surgeries. Read the statement.

*Visit this page often for updated resources and news of upcoming Virtual Town Halls.

AORN’s Clinical Consult Line has extended its hours for nurse members and non-members with clinical questions.

Call (800) 755-2676 between 9am-1pm MT Monday – Thursday.

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Cleaning the OR

Evidence-based processes for infection prevention.


Follow proper technique.

Donning and Doffing

PPE for the Care of Patients Infected or Suspected with COVID-19, from Nebraska Medicine

Free Access to eGuidelines Plus for Evidence-Based Infection Prevention

AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice is the authoritative source of evidence-based recommendations for surgical patient and workplace safety – and critical to helping reduce infection transmission. AORN is temporarily making access to the guidelines through eGuidelines Plus available to facilities not currently subscribed.

AORN perioperative & IP experts suggest you review these guidelines and their accompanying implementation tools:

Note: Clicking on these will also provide free access to all of the Guidelines. However, bookmarking web pages on eGuidelines Plus will not provide future free access unless you manually cut & paste a full URL above into your browser bookmarking feature.

Clinical Update: COVID-19 Q&A

March 26, 2020

Complete eval for 1.2 CHs.

Resilience – The Lighter Side

Hand Washing Poster

Download Poster.

Lyrics by Wanda Nuxoll and Renae Battie, MN, RN, CNOR

AORN Journal Articles

  • Back to Basics: Environmental Cleaning Hazards
  • Implementing OR Contact Precautions Decision Algorithm (Infection Prevention)

Read these and more here.