Professional Practice

Allied Health Care Providers

AORN protects the perioperative registered nurse’s scope of practice and patient safety by engaging in legislative, regulatory, agency, and other stakeholder approaches to RN education, certification, supervision, roles, competencies, and duties.

Allied health care providers and support personnel contribute to optimal patient care processes in a variety of ways. Concern for public safety mandates that the perioperative RN examine and understand the roles and responsibilities for appropriate delegation to and supervision of these individuals and the delegated nursing tasks they perform.

Allied health care providers demonstrate competency through demonstration, testing, and participation of credentialing systems approved for their discipline. A range of functions specific to any allied health care provider or support person may be identified through job description, hospital policy and procedure, or state law or regulation.

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