Standards are living documents ...

Osborne, Sonya and Levada, Lilliana and Johnson, Julie and Gore, Amanda and Ireland, Sue (2015) Standards are living documents ... ACORN: The Journal of Perioperative Nursing in Australia, 28 (1 - Autumn). pp. 25-27. ISSN 2209-1084


The standards review cycle is in full swing with plans for four reviews and the development of one new document to be released in 2015. This includes a review of the standards on Aseptic Technique; Scrubbing, Gowning and Gloving; the Role of the Anaesthetic Nurse; and Loan Equipment; and development of a new position statement for Organ Procurement. The work on these documents is timely, given other changes happening in areas affecting perioperative nursing. Some of these changes include the newly released, revised AS/NZS 4187, current revision of PS08 by ANZCA, plans for revision of ACTA’s guidelines, and TGA approvals for alcohol-based hand rubs. Some of the many changes afoot are highlighted below.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2019 05:58
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2019 02:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: standards review cycle; perioperative nursing
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences

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