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Evidence-Based Practice and Research

Evidence-Based Practice

AORN is dedicated to incorporating research and evidence-based practice as a foundation for perioperative nursing to provide quality patient care.

AORN believes:

  • Research should be the foundation for perioperative nursing practice.
  • Evidence-based practice is fundamental to quality patient care.
  • Incorporating research findings into perioperative nursing practice is a critical component of the continuing effort to improve patient outcomes.

The AORN Journal

Stay up-to-date with the latest in evidence-based, clinical best practices through the award-winning, peer-reviewed AORN Journal.

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How is an AORN Guideline Created?

 

Curious how Guidelines are made? Download this infographic to learn more about the step-by-step process and the Guidelines Advisory Board.

 

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Certificate: Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Practice

 

This certificate provides clinicians the tools needed to promote safer patient care and positive patient outcomes in all care settings.

 

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Evidence Tables

 

These evidence tables provide additional detail on the evidence supporting AORN's Guidelines for Perioperative Practice.

 

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Evidence Rating

 

Evidence rating is a process by which scientific evidence is used to support recommendations about clinical decisions.

 

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Literature Search Resources

 

Find articles, reports, statistics, and more to assist with your nursing research needs.

 

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Literature Search FAQs

 

Get tips and answers to commonly asked questions about searching for content within the AORN Journal.

 

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