ACORN produces a number of webinars each year to assist perioperative nurses with their professional development. The webinars are online seminars, presented by perioperative nurses from a range of specialities, and you can participate from the comfort of your own home. The webinars are recorded and available via the buttons below for viewing at any time.

Some ACORN webinars are open access while others are accessible only to members of ACORN, and the local state and territory perioperative nursing associations, and independent subscribers.

Webinars about standards for perioperative nursing practice in Standards for Perioperative Nursing in Australia (the ACORN Standards) and ACORN's Practice Audit Tools (PATs) as well as certain company-sponsored webinars are available for general viewing.

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ACORN 2020 virtual conference

From 3 September 2020 ACORN will host a series of webinars as a virtual version of the ACORN 2020 Conference that was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Virtual conference program 

These webinars are recorded and available for viewing.

View 2020 virtual conference webinars

Webinar topics


Available through open access 


Available for members only 

ACORN standards webinars

Advocacy enquiry

Career path for operating room nurses

Cranial surgery

Documentation and patient information management

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS)

'Eyes for Africa' in Ethiopia

Health care complications

Historical perspective on technological advancements 

Inadvertent perioperative hypothermia

Latex sensitivity 

Multi-resistant organisms

Neurotrauma preparedness

Perioperative nursing in rural areas

Practice audit tools

Pressure injury prevention 

Reprocessing re-usable medical devices


Structured stretching program

Surgical humidification 

Surgical plume

Surgical safety

Surgical site infections

Sustainable perioperative practice

Thermal safety


Airway difficulties



Chemical-free cleaning

Critical analysis of research


Ear, nose and throat

Evidence-based practice

Fluid waste management

Human factors in perioperative practice

Malignant hyperthermia


Operating theatre efficiency

Orthopaedic surgery


Perioperative inadvertent hypothermia

Situational awareness

Surgical glove changing practices

Venous thromboembolism (VTE)

Visual methodologies