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Guidelines for perioperative practice. Association of Operating Room Nurses, Inc. 2017. The 2017 edition includes the following extensively revised, evidence-based guidelines; Hand Hygiene, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Patient Information Management, Surgical Smoke Safety, and, Safe Use of Energy-Generating Devices. Ambulatory Supplements are also included for the following guidelines; Medication Safety, Prevention of Retained Surgical Items, Prevention of Transmissible Infections, Radiation Safety, and, Safe Environment of Care, Part 1.

(Call No. Surgery 167-003 2017)

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Guidelines for perioperative practice. Association of Operating Room Nurses, Inc. 2016. This essential resource provides 32 evidence-based guidelines for all perioperative and invasive procedures. Implementation of these guidelines is critical to patient and staff safety, managing risk, and securing insurance reimbursements.

(Call No. Surgery 167-003 2016)

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Perioperative standards and recommended practices for inpatient and ambulatory settings. Association of Operating Room Nurses, Inc.. Association of Operating Room Nurses, Inc.; 2014.  The Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses' (AORN) classic reference, the 2014 edition brings together all of the Association's official positions and recommendations for perioperative nursing ranging from professional practice standards to laser safety, patient positioning to environmental cleaning, and clinical pathways to patient safety.

(Call No. Surgery 167-003 2014)

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Guidelines for perioperative practice. Association of Operating Room Nurses, Inc.. Association of Operating Room Nurses, Inc.; 2015.  The Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses' (AORN) classic reference has a new title and eight new evidence-rated guidelines on the following topics:  Autologous Tissue Management, Complementary Care Interventions, Cleaning and Care of Surgical Instruments, Care of the Patient Receiving Local Anesthesia, Preoperative Patient Skin Antisepsis, A Safe Environment of Care, Part 2, Specimen Management and Surgical Attire.

(Call No. Surgery 167-003 2015)

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Standards, recommended practices, and guidelines: With official AORN statements. Association of Operating Room Nurses, Inc.; 2000.

(Call No. Surgery 167-003 2000)

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Advanced precautions for today’s OR: The operating room professional’s handbook for the prevention of sharps injuries and bloodborne exposures. Mark Davis. Sweinbinder Publications LLC; 2000. In this handbook, Dr. Davis bridges the gap between the principles of universal precautions and the actual practice of safer surgery. His comprehensive exposure prevention strategy is derived from a very credible basis, that of a practicing surgeon, and draws from published epidemiologic investigations, CDC guidelines, his own observations and experience, and most importantly, common sense. A key theme - the entire surgical team shares risk and shares responsibility for safety - make this an especially useful handbook for all O. R. personnel, regardless of occupational status or duties.

(Call No. Surgery 167-029)

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Accreditation manual for office-based surgery practices: Standards, intents and scoring. Joint Commission Resources; 2001. Specific eligibility include: four or fewer surgeons, surgeon owned or operated, invasive procedures are provided to patients, local anesthesia, minimal sedation, conscious sedation or general anesthesia are administered, and office based surgery practices that render four or more patients incapable of self-preservation at the same time are required to meet the provisions of the Life Safety Code.

(Call No. Surgery 167-030)

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Standards, recommended practices, and guidelines: With official AORN statements. Association of Operating Room Nurses, Inc.; 2002.

(Call No. Surgery 167-003 2002)

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Standards, recommended practices, and guidelines: With official AORN statements. Association of Operating Room Nurses, Inc.; 2003.

(Call No. Surgery 167-003 2003)

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Ambulatory surgery principles & practices. AORN; 2003. Developed to help nurses in freestanding, hospital-based, and office-based surgery centers apply the AORN standards and recommended practices to the specific challenges of their practice settings. The 2003 edition contains revised recommended practices on cleaning and processing endoscopes, environmental cleaning, selection and use of surgical gowns and drapes, and hazards in the surgical environment. Other chapters have been updated and, in some cases, rewritten to clarify and highlight important concepts.

(Call No. Amb Care 068-055)

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Top 25 policies and procedures for outpatient surgery. Laura Harrington. HCPro, Inc.; 2004. Strong policies and procedures are key to meeting accreditation standards and even some state regulations. You can be sure that policies and procedures will continue to grow more and more important to the success of your ASC. Now, you don't have to start from scratch to make sure you have the most important policies and procedures in place.

(Call No. Amb Care 068-062)

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ECRI’s bariatric services – safety, quality, and technology guide. ECRI; 2004. The guide offers expert guidance to help healthcare organizations better meet the specific needs of overweight and obese patients who present for care & mdash;through the safe, respectful, and clinically appropriate delivery of optimal care. It provides in-depth information in the following areas: Facility design and equipment advice; Credentialing, staffing and training recommendations; Patient and staff risk-reduction strategies; and surgical and nonsurgical treatments.

(Call No. Hlth Care Adm 310-088)

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Correct site surgery tool kit: Building a safer tomorrow. AORN; 2004. The Tool Kit is intended to assist health care providers in implementing the JCAHO Universal Protocol and contains a variety of resources, including (1) an educational program on CD-ROM explaining the Universal Protocol, its importance, and examples of how to implement it; (2) a laminated pocket reference card outlining the steps necessary to promote patient identification, site marking, and the "time out" requirement; (3) a policy template to assist in the development of facility policy for implementing the JCAHO Universal Protocol; (4) frequently asked questions, references, and website addresses for more information; (5) letters to nurses, physicians, facility chief executive officers, and health care risk managers encouraging standard implementation of the Universal Protocol across facilities; and (6) information for patients about the Universal Protocol and health care safety.

(Call No. Surgery 167-032)

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OR surgical fire training guide: Strategies to reduce risk and ensure compliance. Jane Flowers. HCPro, Inc.; 2005. Designed to walk you through fire safety in the surgical environment, the book is geared towards safety and surgical directors. The book covers all the OR fire safety bases with concise, well-organized, and easy-to-understand information on these key areas: How surgical fires occur, prevention, suppression, communication, and training. Sample policies and procedures are included.

(Call No. Surgery 167-034)

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Standards, recommended practices, and guidelines: With official AORN statements. Association of Operating Room Nurses, Inc.; 2006. AORN's classic resource for perioperative practice brings together all of the Association's official positions and recommendations in one unique volume--from professional practice standards to laser safety, from competency statements to aseptic technique, from clinical pathways to patient safety. The 2006 edition features revised guidelines for safe medication practices and reuse of single-use devices; eight new position statements approved by the 2005 House of Delegates; and expanded and updated competency statements for the perioperative nurse, the perioperative advanced practice nurse, and the perioperative care coordinator.

(Call No. Surgery 167-003 2006)

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Surgical care improvement project: Improve performance, reduce complications, and comply with CMS. Della M. Lin. HCPro, Inc.; 2007. The book leads you through the new CMS reporting rules on SCIP, serving as both a guide for current requirements and a road map to future SCIP measures.

(Call No. Surgery 167-035)

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Safety in the operating room. Joint Commission Resources; 2007. This book covers a multitude of topics including infection control, hand hygiene, sharps safety and fire safety. It includes tips for improving communication, advice on using the Universal Protocol, strategies to prevent anesthesia awareness, overbooking the O.R., advice on preventing burns and fires, instruments left in patients and tips on preventing medication mix-ups.

(Call No. Surgery 167-036)

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2007 manual for anesthesia department organization and management. American Society of Anesthesiologists; 2007. The manual currently includes sections on: The Organization of an Anesthesia Department; Delineation of Clinical Privileges; ASA's Standards and Guidelines; Quality Improvement and Peer Review in Anesthesiology; Ambulatory Anesthesia; Dealing with Regulatory and Accrediting Organizations, and an example of an Anesthesiology Department Administrative Manual, including samples of policies and procedures. Also includes the American Association of Clinical Directors' Procedural Times Glossary for O.R. managers.

(Call No. Anesth 069-020 2007)

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Perioperative standards and recommended practices. 2008. The Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses' (AORN) classic reference, Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices, brings together all of the Association's official positions and recommendations for perioperative nursing ranging from professional practice standards to laser safety, patient positioning to environmental cleaning, clinical pathways to patient safety.

(Call No. Surgery 167-003 2008)

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Perioperative standards and recommended practices. 2009. The Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses' (AORN) classic reference, Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices, brings together all of the Association's official positions and recommendations for perioperative nursing ranging from professional practice standards to laser safety, patient positioning to environmental cleaning, clinical pathways to patient safety.

(Call No. 167-003 2009)

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Safe surgery guide. Joint Commission Resources; 2010. The chapters follow the order of a procedure, starting in the preoperative setting, moving through the procedural area, and finishing with attention to postoperative care and discharge planning. Information in the Guide applies to a wide range of procedures, from major surgery - the kind that involves an incision, anesthesia, and a significant postoperative recovery - to minimally invasive procedures.

(Call No. Surgery 167-037)

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Perioperative standards and recommended practices: For inpatient and ambulatory settings. Association of Operating Room Nurses, Inc.; 2011. The book contains the most up-to-date practice related documents, including the Scope and Standards for Nurse Anesthesia Practice, position statements, supporting documents and forms.

(Call No. Surgery 167-003 2011)

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Perioperative standards and recommended practices: For inpatient and ambulatory settings. Association of Operating Room Nurses, Inc.; 2012. New in this edition, two new recommended practices are included in this 2012 edition: Recommended Practices for Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Recommended Practices for Medication Safety. Additionally, one recommended practices document was revised for this edition: Recommended Practices for Perioperative Health Care Information Management.

(Call No. Surgery 167-003 2012)

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Medication safety in the operating room: Time for a new paradigm. Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation; 2012. The intended audience is everyone who works in the OR during surgery. "The APSF is advocating a new paradigm that we believe could lead to predictable and prompt improvements in medication safety in the operating room. This new paradigm, if adopted, would likely incorporate some or all of the following features (STPC). Standardization (drugs, concentrations, equipment). Technology (drug identification and delivery, automated information systems). Pharmacy (satellite pharmacy, premixed solutions and prefilled syringes whenever possible). Culture (recognition and reporting of drug errors to reduce recurrences).

(Call No. DVD 002-559)

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Perioperative standards and recommended practices for inpatient and ambulatory settings. Association of Operating Room Nurses, Inc.; 2013. The Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses' (AORN) classic reference, the 2013 edition brings together all of the Association's official positions and recommendations for perioperative nursing ranging from professional practice standards to laser safety, patient positioning to environmental cleaning, and clinical pathways to patient safety.

(Call No. Surgery 167-003 2013)

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