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Purchase the latest perioperative nursing resources or shop for unique gifts at AORN’s on-site: Congress Bookstore

Purchase the latest perioperative nursing resources or shop for unique gifts at AORN’s on-site: Congress Bookstore

Saturday, April 2, to Thursday, April 7, 2005

Congress attendees can visit AORN’s Perioperative Bookstore in the Resource Pavilion located in Hall B of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, to review and purchase the latest perioperative nursing resources. Company Store clothing, AORN Foundation ornaments, lapel pins, and other souvenir and gift items also will be for sale in the bookstore. This article highlights some of the many books and resources that will be available for purchase.

AORN STANDARDS. The 2005 edition of AORN’s Standards, Recommended Practices, and Guidelines includes

* revised recommended practices for

* cleaning and processing anesthesia equipment, * surgical attire, * high-level disinfection, * electrosurgery, and * endoscopic/minimally invasive surgery;

* new guidelines for bariatric surgery; and

* new AORN guidance statements for

* safe on-call practices, * specimen handling, and * preoperative and postoperative patient care in ambulatory surgery.

Purchase the textbook with the updated study guide and receive 25 contact hours for completing the examination.

ETHICS. Ethics in Perioperative Practice contains nine articles previously printed in the AORN Journal that discuss the American Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statements and its application to perioperative nursing. The cost of the module includes the fee for 13.5 contact hours. An optional CD-ROM, created especially for educators, contains a self-study module in portable document format (PDF), preceptor guidelines, a PowerPoint presentation, and a script. These materials can be used by educators to reinforce students’ learning or, for an additional fee, by individuals to earn contact hours.

LEADERSHIP. Leadership in Action: A Manager’s Guide to Success is packed with helpful hints, tips from experts, and practical advice to help novice perioperative managers gain the functional knowledge and leadership skills they need to ensure their success in today’s challenging health care environment.

Other books for managers include

* Perioperative Services: Administration, Resource Management, and Patient Care;

* OR Management; and

* Budgeting Concepts for Nurse Managers.

LASERS. Lasers: The Perioperative Challenge, third edition, discusses the role of nursing personnel in laser procedures, the various laser systems used by health care professionals, and laser biophysics and safety. It also includes a section on the administrative aspects of a laser program, from forming the program to financing it and providing staff education.

STUDY GUIDES. The CNOR certification study guide, as well as recommended textbooks and reference materials to help students successfully pass the certification examination, will be available in the bookstore. The newest edition of the certified RN first assistant (CRNFA) study guide, published in 2004, also will be available.


Two new series of publications were introduced in 2004. The newest titles in the series will debut in the bookstore this year.

PERIOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT RESOURCES. This series of self-study modules is designed to give new managers, nurses seeking management roles, and staff nurses functioning in leadership roles a foundation for making informed, accurate decisions. Each module addresses a single topic and offers the option of earning contact hours. Titles are available individually or in sets. The first seven books in the series are

* Time Management,

* Budgeting,

* Statistics for Perioperative Managers,

* Understanding and Interpreting Financial Statements,

* Meeting Management,

* Block Time, and

* Performance improvement/Risk Management.

PNDS @ WORK. The PNDS @ Work series provides tools to help perioperative nurses use the Perioperative Nursing Data Set (PNDS) in everyday nursing practice to improve clinical documentation, enhance efficiency, and streamline communication with other health care professionals. Building a Perioperative Patient Record, the first book in the series, focuses on building written or electronic patient records using the PNDS vocabulary. A six-step implementation process guides the reader from creating a nursing care plan using the PNDS through planning for and testing software before implementation.

The second book, Policies, Procedures, and Pathways, offers tips for creating new and updating old perioperative nursing policies, procedures, and clinical pathways using the PNDS vocabulary. When the PNDS is incorporated into professional nursing communication, care is outcome-driven and specific to the practices required before, during, and after a surgical or invasive procedure.

Encouraging Perioperative Clinical Experiences is the newest book in the series. It explains how the PNDS can be used to enhance student learning, reinforce use of the nursing process, and achieve program outcomes related to the knowledge, skills, and values required for professional nursing practice.


The AORN Perioperative Bookstore at Congress will be open during the following hours.

* Saturday, April 2–6 AM to 5 PM

* Sunday, April 3 through Wednesday, April 6–7 AM to 5 PM

* Thursday, April 7–7 AM to 2 PM On-site pricing includes the AORN member discount and local sales tax. To avoid long lines at the cashier stations between education sessions, shop early in the day or late in the afternoon. Cashier lines generally are shortest when Congress events (eg, education sessions, exhibits) are in progress.

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