Standards

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:

AORN Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices for Inpatient and Ambulatory Settings

Nursing Council of New Zealand Competencies for Registered Nurses 2007 (external link)

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.

The standards can be accessed via the subscription link on the Perioperative Nurses College AORN web page.

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