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Perioperative Care of the COVID-19 Patient

Quickly Access the Latest COVID-19 Recommendations

A regularly updated eBook, Perioperative Care of the COVID-19 Patient* [also known as AORN's COVID-19 Perioperative Playbook] is a one-stop, comprehensive online resource that provides your team evidence-based information, critical workflows, and recommendations to safely treat suspected or positive COVID-19 patients.

Effectively implement COVID-19 leadership strategies, learn about resuming operations, and help ensure safe PPE practices from preop to postop – with updates as new guidance emerges.

This page shows three ways to access the eBook – as a stand-alone subscription, as part of your purchase of the 2020 Guidelines for Perioperative Practice book; or a part of your facility’s subscription to eGuidelines Plus.

Protect Your Patients. Prepare Your Team.

COVID-19 Nurse 


Trusted Source for COVID-19 Guidance

In an constantly-evolving pandemic, be confident you have the most current protocols and workflows at hand to protect perioperative staff and patients. AORN compiles pre-, intra- and post-op recommendations based on today’s evidence and national guidance.

Special Offer on COVID-19 eBook

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Purchase a 6-month subscription for just $50 and have 24/7 access to the latest protocols.


Topics include:

  • Resuming Operations
  • Preoperative Assessment and Testing
  • Transport to the Operating Room
  • Operating Room
  • Postoperative Protocol
  • Cleaning the Operating Room After Use for a COVID-19 Patient
  • Restoring a Dedicated COVID-19 or Closed OR to Normal Use
  • Perioperative Staff Self-Care

BONUS: Process Workflow and Safety Checklists are also included:

  • COVID-19 Process Workflow
  • ASC Reopening/Readiness Checklist
  • COVID-19 Specific Surgical Safety Checklist

Free to Facilities with eGuidelines Plus

The playbook is available free to subscribers of eGuidelines Plus, AORN's online platform for the most current Guidelines for Perioperative Practice and hundreds of implementation and clinical tools.

eGuidelines Plus resources include Guideline Quick Views, Policy & Procedure Templates, customizable Competency Verification Tools, Key Takeaways, Case Studies and much more.

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Purchase the 2020 Guidelines for Perioperative Practice print edition and receive 6-month access to Perioperative Care of the COVID-19 Patient eBook, plus free registration to a Guideline Workshop.