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ACORN’s Standards for Perioperative Nursing in Australia (the ACORN Standards) sets the benchmark for Australian perioperative practice. ACORN Consulting is one arm of ACORN’s efforts to translate the ACORN Standards to clinical practice.

ACORN’s consultants are respected global experts in the fields of perioperative safety and quality, clinical practice and management, infection prevention and epidemiology. They are driven by a genuine desire to make Australian perioperative care not only safe for patients and staff but also of the highest quality.

ACORN Consulting can assist all types of organisations with:

  • development of policies and procedures specific to your business operations
  • virtual or face-to-face training in perioperative practice and infection prevention for clinical staff and sales and marketing teams
  • interpreting, understanding and applying perioperative research and public policy
  • recommendations to maximise your organisation’s achievement of its strategic goals
  • facilitating and recruiting perioperative nurses for market insights and maximisation of business development
  • identifying key stakeholders and content experts specific to discrete perioperative practice issues.


CoHELP – COVID-19 Healthcare E-Learning Platform

ACORN is presenting webinars as part of CoHELP 2021. The program, which is a partnership between the Papua New Guinea National Department of Health and the Australian Government, is endorsed by WHO PNG and delivers essential online training for the COVID-19 outbreak in Papua New Guinea. This training has been developed for all health care workers, students and volunteers, and it contains practical resources and scenario training. For more information download the CoHELP 2021 communique.

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Papua New Guinea Clinical Support Program (RACS PNG CSP)

ACORN is proud to be one of the partners in this RACS program that offers multidisciplinary, high quality, clinical support and technical expertise to hospitals and academic institutions in Papua New Guinea, in particular redevlopment of the ANGAU Hospital in Lae.