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Accreditation Assistant for Joint Commission Standards*
This tool aligns Joint Commission standards with the AORN Guidelines and associated implementation tools needed. Categories include: Ambulatory, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Office-Based Surgery, and Sterile Processing.

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Quick and easy access to evidence-based recommendations. Multiple views are available:

  • Quick view—photos, illustrations, videos, and bulleted overviews
  • Outline—a list of all recommendations with the ability to expand
  • Full view—the entire text of each guideline with evidence cited
  • Ambulatory supplements included for select guidelines

Illustrated, step-by-step guides for quick review:

  • Positioning: includes assessment, physiological effects and best practices.
  • Procedures: includes indications, prep, positioning, and workflow for pre-, intra-, and post-op, including popup images of instruments.
  • Skin Prep: includes prep solution instructions for each part of the body.
  • Anesthesia: includes information about different types of anesthesia.
  • Medication: includes brief summaries of perioperative uses and implications of medications.
Hundreds of guideline implementation tools, including:
• Policy and procedure templates
• Competency verification tools
• Inservice PowerPoints
• Case studies
• New for AORN members: AORN members at facilities subscribing to the eG+ can find and access AORN member webinars, tool kits, and Journal articles within eGuidelines+.

Frequently asked questions about guideline topics.

  • 200+ clinical FAQs
  • Auto-suggest search features
  • Short and expanded answers available