Guidelines for Perioperative Practice

Safe Surgery Together

AORN's Guidelines for Perioperative Practice are the gold-standard in evidence-based recommendations to deliver safe perioperative patient care and achieve workplace safety.

Online Access to the Guidelines for Your Entire Facility

eGuidelines Plus is an online facility subscription providing access to the most current AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice complete with tools, customizable templates and resources to empower your team to apply standardized techniques facility-wide.

2024 Newly Updated Guidelines:

  • Medication Safety
  • Design and Maintenance of the Surgical Suite
  • Manual High-Level Disinfection
  • Safe Environment of Care
  • Team Communication
  • Safe Patient Handling and Movement

Get the Guidelines in Every Format

eGuidelines Plus

Access to the guidelines plus 100s of tools that serve as the building blocks to implementing the guidelines facility-wide.

Guidelines Print Book

The foundational hard copy source of evidence-based perioperative guidelines needed in every OR.

Guidelines eBook

Get all the same content as the print book on your mobile device or tablet.

How the Guidelines are Developed


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Guideline Essentials

As an AORN member, get a quick view into each guideline as well as tools to help implement within your facility.

Guideline Education Resources

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AORN’s Knowledge Assessment is an online evaluation designed to identify the knowledge gaps of experienced nurses and travelers.