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ORNAC (13th ed. pub. April 2017)

ORNAC (13th ed. pub. April 2017) - The ORNAC standards, guidelines, and position statements for perioperative registered nurses

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ORNAC (13th ed. pub. April 2017) - ORNAC Standards, Guidelines and Position Statements for Registered Nurses

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With the validation process well underway, and a change in name, the ORNAC Standards, Guidelines, and Position Statements for Registered Nurses, 13th edition-2017 is an exciting, transformational document.

Two sections: Section 3-Perioperative Phases of Care and Section 4-Risk Management/Occupational Health and Safety, inform perioperative nurses about best practice guidelines for their patients, themselves and the teams they work with.

New to this edition are the ORNAC Levels of Evidence© table, more comprehensive reference lists, additions relating to the Safe Surgery Checklist, Accreditation Canada - Required Operational Practices (ROPs), diagrams, figures and illustrations to enhance understanding and decision making.

Sections 3 and 4 of the 13th edition see on page changes in the presentation of practice statements, their rationales, and reference sections where the level of evidence has been identified.


  • Levels of Evidence© table
  • Clinical Practice additions (i.e., Skin to Skin Post Caesarean Section; Waste Management, Workplace Harassment and Violence)
  • Diagrams, figures & illustrations

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