Guideline Essentials

Guideline Essentials

Easily Implement Guidelines for Perioperative Practice

Guideline Essentials are online implementation tools that help you and your entire perioperative team apply AORN’s evidence-based guidelines in everyday practice.

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Guideline Essentials Series

Educators

Educators

Reinforce a standardized approach to educating and refreshing clinical skills.

Managers

Managers

Support your team’s perioperative goals and be survey ready.

Perioperative Nurses

Perioperative Nurses

Maintain and advance your skills to be your perioperative best.

Implementation Tools

  • QUICK VIEW (HOW-TO INSTRUCTIONS)

    Includes photos, illustrations, videos, and an overview of the Guideline.
  • CASE STUDIES & FAQS

    Learn best practices from your perioperative peers and get the answers you need.
  • KEY TAKEAWAYS

    Retain guideline practices by regularly consulting the key takeaways.

  • GAP ANALYSIS TOOLS

    Understand your team’s educational gaps and be a step ahead of surveyors.
  • CUSTOMIZABLE TEMPLATES

    Save time with customizable policies, competency verification tools, and PowerPoint presentations.
  • IMPLEMENTATION ROAD MAP

    Develop a strategic guideline implementation plan with a detailed infographic.

  • Autologous Tissue Management (Updated)
  • Complementary Care Interventions (NEW - June, 2021)
  • Design and Maintenance
  • Electrosurgical Safety (Updated July, 2020)
  • Environment of Care
  • Environmental Cleaning (Updated)
  • Flexible Endoscope
  • Hand Hygiene
  • High-Level Disinfection
  • Hypothermia (Updated)
  • Information Management (Updated April, 2022)
  • Instrument Cleaning (Updated October, 2020)
  • Laser Safety (Updated July, 2020)
  • Local Anesthesia (Updated November, 2020)
  • Medication Safety
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Moderate Sedation/Analgesia
  • Packaging Systems (Updated)
  • Patient Skin Antisepsis
  • Pneumatic Tourniquets (Updated)
  • Positioning the Patient (Updated May, 2022)
  • Pressure Injury Prevention (NEW - May, 2022)
  • Product Evaluation
  • Radiation Safety
  • Retained Surgical Items (Updated December, 2021)
  • Safe Patient Handling and Movement
  • Sharps Safety (Updated)
  • Specimen Management (Updated)
  • Sterile Technique
  • Sterilization
  • Surgical Attire (Updated)
  • Surgical Smoke Safety (Updated October, 2021)
  • Team Communication
  • Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Venous Thromboembolism

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