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

Advocacy enquiry

Antimicrobial stewardship


Career path for operating room nurses 

Chlorhexidine gluconate sensitivity

Documentation and patient information management

Health care complications

Inadvertent perioperative hypothermia

Latex sensitivity 

Multi-resistant organisms

Practice audit tools

Reprocessing re-usable medical devices


Surgical plume

Surgical site infections


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