June 1, 2013

New AORN recommendations focus on infection prevention, patient safety

AORN leaders’ efforts over the past few years have led to evidence-rated recommendations for some of the 2013 Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices (RPs), representing “landmark progress in the evolution of recommended practices,” according to Ramona Conner, MSN, RN, CNOR, manager of the standards and recommended practices. Conner introduced speakers who gave updates on the RPs for prevention of transmissible infections, sterile technique, and sharps safety at the AORN Congress in March 2013 in San Diego.

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