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In addition to the Professional Practice Standards for Perioperative Nurses (PPSPN) and the Standards for Safe and Quality Care in the Perioperative Environment (SSQCPE), ACORN has a range of guidelines to support perioperative nurses within the clinical setting. These guidelines provide key information to support safe evidence based clinical practice and the implementation of ACORN standards.


Budget preparation and monitoring

Clinical images

Environmentally sustainable practices


Instrument tracking

Managing the perioperative environment

Managing the Post Anaesthesia Care Unit

Multi-resistant organisms

Pneumatic tourniquet

Posthumous organ procurement