The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has posted online for public comment its "Recommended Practices for Sterile Technique.
The AORN 'Recommended Practices for Sterile Technique' provide guidance for establishing and maintaining a sterile field. Implementing sterile technique when preparing, performing, or assisting with invasive procedures is the cornerstone of preventing microbial contamination and maintaining sterility during invasive procedures and can directly influence patient outcomes. Perioperative nurses have a long-standing reputation of patient advocacy and working together with members of the healthcare team to provide a safe perioperative environment for patients undergoing invasive procedures.
The opportunity to provide comments is available to AORN members and nonmembers who must register for comment-tracking purposes. If a nonmember does register to comment s/he can use their registration information to comment on all future recommended practices.