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.

Download the PNC Standards

AORN Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices

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.

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