AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice

AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice
2023 Ed.
2023 © AORN (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses)
Erin Kyle, DNP, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC
ISBN-13: 978-0-939583-09-6
Nursing, Surgery


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

Developed by an interdisciplinary panel of clinical experts and the only evidence-based guidelines for perioperative teams approved by the ECRI Guideline Trust, they will help decrease surgical errors, provide quality measurements, and keep your team members safer.

2023 Revised Guidelines include:

  • • Flexible Endoscopes
  • • Hand Hygiene
  • • Information Management
  • • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • • Positioning the Patient
  • • Pressure Injury Prevention
  • • Product Evaluation
  • • Venous Thromboembolism

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Specialty Score: 2.8 Nursing - Perioperative
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"AORN has been providing recommended practices and standards of practice since 1978. This 2011 version includes all of the current standards recommended and provides the revisions for the four specific areas of perioperative practice. These standards are under continuous scrutiny by the AORN Recommended Practices Committee and it is essential for those who practice in this area to have the latest recommendations."

-- Margaret Holder, BSN, MSN, PhD (University of North Florida Brooks College of Health) Doody's Review - previous edition


Written especially for nurses engaged in perioperative practice in all clinical settings, the book is also useful for anyone responsible for oversight, including administrators of perioperative centers or practice areas. The members of the Recommended Practices Committee and Perioperative Nursing Specialists who reviewed and developed these standards are all experts in this area.

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