Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Josie Martin Bowman, RN, MSN, PhD (East Carolina University )
Description: This annual publication from AORN (American Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses) presents the standards of perioperative nursing practice, recommends practices and guidelines, and provides guidance and position statements.
Purpose: The purpose is to present the guidelines and information needed to provide safe care to patients in the perioperative area. Safe and effective patient care is essential for everyone involved in the care of the patient.
Audience: It is intended for nurses who work with patients during the perioperative phase, and it can be helpful for student nurses and other practicing nurses. All the contributors are clinical experts and certified in perioperative nursing.
Features: The five sections address standards, recommended practices, guidelines, and guidance along with position statements. A section of additional resources includes a template with sample policies and procedures.
Assessment: This is a good reference for those who practice in the perioperative area and healthcare providers who care for patients in that setting. This reference is updated each year which is necessary in the fast paced healthcare environment.