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Updated Clinical Information to Support Nurses & Healthcare Teams During COVID-19 Pandemic

AORN is here to support our perioperative nurse members during this novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which is presenting situations many have never encountered.

These resources provide education and support the measures frontline healthcare teams should be taking to keep themselves and their patients safe from infection transmission.

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Joint Statement: Roadmap for Maintaining Essential Surgery During COVID-19 Pandemic

NEW! Released August 13


Access the resources and benefits to support your practice – now and beyond

Re-Entry Guidance for Health Care Facilities and Medical Device Representatives

Support for the return of medtech representatives to the OR has increased – 26 more healthcare associations and societies have endorsed the recent guidance released by AORN, AdvaMed, and the AHA.

COVID-19 Return to Work Support

COVID-19 Return to Work education will refresh and reinforce standards of practice in specific focus areas as your nurses return to full surgical schedules.

AORN Town Halls

Watch all AORN Town Halls on a variety of COVID-19 topics presented by perioperative, regulatory and infection prevention experts.

COVID-19 Questions? Call Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, MT, (800) 755-2676.

For safely managing all patients, and protecting staff, AORN perioperative and infection prevention experts have compiled a new comprehensive Perioperative Care of the COVID-19 Patient.

Perioperative Care of the COVID-19 Patient is a comprehensive collection of information that answers the most important questions of nursing taking care of suspected or positive COVID-19 patients. It covers leadership actions and responsibilities, PPE, scheduling, preoperative assessment and testing, the operating room, postoperative care, environmental cleaning, sterilization and self-care.

The playbook is available free to subscribers of eGuidelines Plus, AORN's online platform for the most current Guidelines for Perioperative Practice and hundreds of implementation and clinical tools. Resources include Guideline Quick Views, Policy & Procedure Templates, customizable Competency Verification Tools, Key Takeaways, Case Studies and much more.

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An evidence-based COVID-19 Plan

AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice - 2020 Print Edition

Buy a print edition and receive 1-year access to the Perioperative Care of the COVID-19 Patient.

*Does not include access to the full eGuidelines Plus.

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Essential COVID-19 Clinical Tools and Resources

Member-Only Resources

AORN Journal

  • Back to Basics: Environmental Cleaning Hazards
  • Implementing OR Contact Precautions Decision Algorithm (Infection Prevention)

Read these and more here.