Suspension of "Ask a question, make a comment, recommend an addition or review of an ACORN standard services"

The ACORN Standards for Perioperative Nursing in Australia (the Standards) constitute the specialty knowledge of the perioperative nursing community in Australia and represent the accepted standard for professional practice. Individual standards are regularly reviewed and updated by a team of member volunteers according to a rigorous, structured process managed by ACORN's Standards Committee and the ACORN Professional Standards Officer. 

The ACORN office will be closed from 1.00 pm AEDT on Friday 20 December 2019 until 9.00 am AEDT on Monday 13 January 2020. ACORN's Professional Standards Officer  will be on leave until Tuesday 28th January. 

Demand for clinical support from ACORN is historically low during the holiday period. As a result of the closure and PSO leave ACORN is not providing a service to answer specific details about the ACORN Standards for Perioperative Nursing in Australia from Friday 20th December 2019 until 1 February 2020. After 1 February 2020 you will again be able to Ask a question, make a comment or recommend an addition or review of an ACORN Standard through ACORN's online process. Please note it has been disabled until 1 February 2020.

For administrative assistance only please call 1300 781 924 or email administrator@acorn.org.au and Lesley Woods, ACORNs Finance and Administration Officer will respond. Please note that the ACORN administrator cannot respond to clinical or professional practice or standards-related questins or enquiries. 

All at ACORN  wish you a safe, peaceful and relaxing time over the Holidays.