AORN Standards, pp69-70

Specialties Operating Room


Specializes in PeriOperative.

Does anyone have a copy of this lying around? I need to quote it for a paper, but copied it at work and left it...

Specializes in OR.

Aw, shoot, I was going to but I have the 2009 edition. :p

Specializes in PeriOperative.

I'm just looking for fingernail recommendations.

One of the experienced nurses I work with in an ACS wears fake nails, and when confronted about it said fingernail policies apply to patients, not nurses; the only reason not to put anything on nails is it interferes with cap refill (that's right, cap refill, not pulse ox.)

We don't have a copy of AORN standards at the ACS, and I don't want to spend the money to buy one right now. My manager asked me to write a blanket statement about fingernail policy and quote AORN Standards...

I'm shocked and impressed that you have any copy lying around!

Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Nursing Management.

Can you pull it up from the website?

Specializes in OR.

Shocked and impressed? Hahaha, I think we should all have a copy if it didn't cost so dang much. Actually our educator loaned it to me. I really need to get it back to her.

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Specializes in PeriOperative.

No, you have to purchase it to view it :p. I've tried googling it, too.

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