A standard is the quality measure used as the basis for perioperative practice and includes perioperative patient care, administration, documentation, professional development, practice and quality improvement.
These standards should be read in conjunction with:
Recommended practice, examples in practice and reference links are provided to support each standard.
As part of your Perioperative Nurses College membership you have access to AORN’s Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices via eSubscription.
Access the standards via the subscription link on the Perioperative Nurses College AORN web page.
Death in the perioperative setting (PDF, 165KB)
Disaster Planning (PDF, 95KB)
Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control (PDF, 1.4MB)
Healthcare Industry Representatives in the Perioperative Setting (PDF, 230KB)
Joint Practice Guideline for Sterile Technique during Vascular and Interventional Radiology Procedures (2012, PDF, 215KB)
NZSSA Guidelines - Loan Instrumentation (January 2010, PDF, 158KB)
Registered Nurse First Surgical assistant for operating theatres in NZ Service Policy Guidelines (February 2015, PDF, 955KB)
Safe Staffing (PDF, 187KB)
Surgical Safety Checklist (PDF, 323KB)
Surgical Site Marking (PDF, 136KB)
Workplace and Patient Safety Reference Synopsis (PDF, 242KB)