Guidelines Workshops

Local Hands-On Training

Local Education & Training Rooted in the Latest AORN Guidelines

Interactive Guidelines Workshops are a perfect opportunity for any member of the perioperative team to expand their knowledge of how to implement evidence-based best practices in the OR. You'll develop your understanding of recent updates to AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice, experience hands-on demos of the latest OR technologies, and build connections in your local periop community.

About the Events

  • 1-day periop workshops happening in 6 cities - 2024 lineup of cities to be announced soon!
  • Earn CH at interactive education sessions led by the authors of AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice
  • Explore technology and solutions for the OR while having some fun in the hands-on demonstration room
  • Breakfast and lunch are included with registration
  • Chances to win prizes, including registration to AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo

Registration Information

  • Members save 20% on registration
  • Leader Members attend at no cost
  • Member dues and industry partnerships help ensure AORN can continue bringing you quality education and programs that benefit your practice

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Meet the Speakers

Karen deKay, MSN, RN, CNOR, CIC

Senior Perioperative Practice Specialist

Karen deKay is a Senior Perioperative Practice Specialist at AORN. She is certified in perioperative nursing and infection control and has over twenty years of experience developing education.

Emily Jones, MSN, RN, CNOR, NPD-BC

Sr. Perioperative Practice Specialist

Emily authored the revisions to the AORN Guideline for surgical smoke safety and the AORN Guideline for prevention of venous thromboembolism.

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.


Director of Evidence Based Perioperative Practice

Dr. Lisa Spruce is the Director of Evidence Based Perioperative Practice at AORN. She is responsible for the overall leadership of the products, services, and guidelines developed by AORN's Nursing Practice Team.


Senior Perioperative Practice Specialist

Amber is a Senior Perioperative Practice Specialist at AORN where she has served as lead author of several guidelines.

Renae Wright, DNP, RN, CNOR

Perioperative Practice Specialist

Dr. Wright is a Perioperative Practice Specialist for AORN. She is the lead author for the AORN Guideline for Minimally Invasive Surgery and the AORN Guideline for a Safe Environment of Care.

Why Your Peers Love Guidelines Workshops

“I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. I feel it was an effective mix of talks with discussion, and informative hands-on sessions to expand upon the subject matter and how it can apply in our practice.”

Past Guidelines Workshop Attendee, 2023

"The most beneficial parts were hearing from the authors of the Guidelines and being able to ask them questions regarding things that come up in practice. Also, hearing what others are doing in practice and being able to take that back to my facilities.”

Past Guidelines Workshop Attendee, 2023

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