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Position statements

In addition to the Professional Practice Standards for Perioperative Nurses and the Standards for Safe and Quality Care in the Perioperative Environment, ACORN has a range of position statements outlining the position of the national peak professional organisation for perioperative nurses. These position statements cover a variety of clinical and professional issues within the perioperative environment. 


Accountability for practice

Ancillary workers

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Bullying and Harassment

Cultural Diversity

Documentation and Patient Information Management

Emotional Support for Personnel

Extubation in PACU

Medication Safety

Nursing Research

Perioperative Nurses as Surgical Assistants

Postgraduate Nursing

Registration Requirements for Exposure Prone Procedures

Single-use items

Surgical Plume

Undergraduate Nursing Students