About AORN:

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) was founded in 1949 to establish a national community for operating room nurses who sought to share best practices for patients undergoing surgery. Today, we unite and empower perioperative nurses, healthcare organizations, and industry partners to support safe surgery for every patient, every time.

You’ll find AORN resources used in every hospital and ambulatory center across the country, including:

  • The evidence-based Guidelines for Perioperative Practice
  • Perioperative staff education
  • Career and leadership development guidance
  • Facility and health system solutions

AORN eGuidelines+

AORN eGuidelines+ is an online facility subscription providing access to the most current AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice complete with tools, customizable templates, and resources to empower your team to apply standardized techniques facility-wide.

Designed for both the OR and Ancillary departments:

  • Endoscopy
  • Cardiac Catheterization Lab
  • Electrophysiology
  • Infection Prevention
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Sterile Processing

Additional Resources Available:

Accreditation Assistant for the Joint Commission

Standards Prepare for your next survey and save valuable staff time. Meet Joint Commission criteria through crosswalks between the Commission’s Elements of Performance and AORN Guidelines. The Accreditation Assistant corresponds to the Commission’s categories: Ambulatory, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Office-Based Surgery, and Sterile Processing.

Accreditation Assistant for the AAAHC Survey

Efficiently and effectively prepare your ASC staff for the AAAHC survey.

Online Book Libraries

Get book libraries from The Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing (ARIN) and National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) through a separate subscription