AORN Previews 2019 Guidelines Changes

2019 will bring noteworthy changes to Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) standards. In a The Periop Life blog, AORN shares a few of the more significant guidelines changes that can be found in the 2019 edition of its Guidelines for Perioperative Practice and provides tips to help meet these new standards.

The changes highlighted in the blog are as follows:

  • Cover the sterile field

  • Identify how traffic is limited in your operating room

  • Assess your air handling system

The blog also notes that look and organization of the guidelines has undergone significant changes. Access the blog here.

Infection Control Consulting Services (ICCS) anticipates additional changes and will share them if they are announced. Follow ICCS on LinkedIn so you don't miss new information and analysis.