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On 1 April 2020 the Australian Government: Department of Health hosted a webinar 'PPE and HCW associated cases'. A recording of the video is now publicly available. New COVID video for healthcare workers - 2nd April 2020
On 1 April 2020 the Australian Government: Department of Health hosted a webinar 'PPE and HCW associated cases'. A recording of the video is now publicly available.
Website: Access the Coronavirus video here
ACORN COVID-19 Update - 27th March 2020
The Board and staff of ACORN are grateful for the understanding of members as we, the perioperative nursing workforce and fellow Australians, all face the immediate and ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Call for abstracts: PIORNA inaugural conference EXTENDED TILL FURTHER NOTICE - 19th March 2020
We wish to inform you of some changes to the inaugural PIORNA nurses conference that come as a consequence of the escalating situation with COVID-19: • PIORNA abstract submissions will remain open until further notice • PIORNA Conference dates will be deferred while countries are responding to the COVID-19 virus and their communities needs
For more information download this document
ACORN is advising members that the Australian Government Department of Health has updated advice for health workers regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.
Please find attached:
•	Interim advice on non-inpatient care of people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
•	Interim advice on hospital care of people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
Updated advice on clinical care of persons with suspected or proven COVID-19 - 25th February 2020
ACORN is advising members that the Australian Government Department of Health has updated advice for health workers regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. Please find attached: • Interim advice on non-inpatient care of people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 • Interim advice on hospital care of people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
Website: Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources
For more information download this document
As Australia's peak body for perioperative nursing in Australia ACORN is pleased to today launch its new Standards Discussion Forum trial. Over the last few years requests for additional information and member dialogue regarding the ACORN Standards for Perioperative Nursing in Australia have increased. Standards-related posts on ACORN's social media platforms frequently generate almost 2000 individual engagement. ACORN launches its first discussion forum - 17th February 2020
As Australia's peak body for perioperative nursing in Australia ACORN is pleased to today launch its new Standards Discussion Forum trial. Over the last few years requests for additional information and member dialogue regarding the ACORN Standards for Perioperative Nursing in Australia have increased. Standards-related posts on ACORN's social media platforms frequently generate almost 2000 individual engagement.
Website: Access the Standards Discussion Forum here
ACORN is maintaining a watching brief on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) pandemic.
Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) National Overview - 4th February 2020
ACORN is maintaining a watching brief on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) pandemic.
Website: Australian Department of Health Coronavirus website
2020 YEAR OF THE NURSE AND MIDWIFE - 14th January 2020
2020 International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife is a once in a generation opportunity to propel nursing and midwifery into the spotlight and onto the agenda of governments globally, with the ultimate goal of improving health for all.
ACORN 2020 in Sydney next May promises to be one of the highlights of the perioperative nursing calendar. Some members may need some help in writing a compelling request to their manager for approval and support to attend ACORN 2020. This time we'd like to help you by providing you with a template. Please feel free to download the template and use it however you like for this or other related ACORN events. See you in Sydney! Need help getting approval to attend 2020? - 17th June 2019
ACORN 2020 in Sydney next May promises to be one of the highlights of the perioperative nursing calendar. Some members may need some help in writing a compelling request to their manager for approval and support to attend ACORN 2020. This time we'd like to help you by providing you with a template. Please feel free to download the template and use it however you like for this or other related ACORN events. See you in Sydney!
For more information download this document
The National Health and Medical Research Council has advised ACORN that the long-awaited Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2019) are now released and in effect. 2019 Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare finally released - 30th May 2019
The National Health and Medical Research Council has advised ACORN that the long-awaited Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2019) are now released and in effect.
Website: For more information please visit the NHMRC's guideline site
For more information download this document
It is now just a few months until our biggest event begins. We warmly invite you to join us at the ACORN 2020 International Conference, the largest gathering of perioperative nurses in the southern hemisphere.
Theme | Vision for the future
Where | International Convention Centre (ICC), Sydney
When | 28–30 May 2020.
REGISTER NOW ACORN 2020 – Sydney 28–30 May 2020 - 30th May 2019
It is now just a few months until our biggest event begins. We warmly invite you to join us at the ACORN 2020 International Conference, the largest gathering of perioperative nurses in the southern hemisphere. Theme | Vision for the future Where | International Convention Centre (ICC), Sydney When | 28–30 May 2020. REGISTER NOW
Website: For more info clinck here.