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Clinical Periop Documents

Documents influencing perioperative practice

ACORN Standards 

NSW Agency for Cliinical Innovation

Title Author
Alcohol based skin preparations NSW MoH
Anaesthesia Delivery Systems - minimum requirements ANZCA
Anaesthesia delivery Systems - checking ANZCA
Blood Components NSW MoH
Blood management guidelines - perioperative Natiional Blood Authority
Central Venous Access Devices NSW MoH
Clinical Handover NSW MoH
Consent to Medical Treatment NSW MoH
Coroners Cases NSW MoH
Clinical Procedure Safety -CEC web page for all information and support tools  CEC
Difficult Airway During Anaesthesia equipment ANZCA
Electroconvulsive Therapy NSW MoH
Epidurals -correct identification of medications/preps NSW MoH
Infection Control NSW MoH
Infection Control - CEC supporting modules CEC
Labelling of Injectable Medicines, Fluids and Lines NSW MoH

Management of Instruments, Accountable Items & Other Items   

NSW OTA powerpoint    MoH Policy   Forms ordering info

Count sheet example

Operation/Procedure Nursing Care Record Part A example

Operation/Procedure Nursing Care Record Part B example

Medication Handling in NSW Public Hospitals NSW MoH
Organ Donation After Circulatory Death NSW MoH
Pain (Acute) Management ANZCA
Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH) NSW MoH
Pressure Injury Prevention NSW MoH
Regional Analgesia (major) management ANZCA
Retained/Broken Orthopaedic Surgical Equipment in Patients NSW MoH
Sedation/Analgesia for Diagnostic/Interventional Procedures ANZCA
Sharps Injuries NSW MoH
Surgical plume NSW MoH
Transport of Critically Ill Patients ANZCA
Venous Thromboembolism NSW MoH

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Become a Member

Benefits of NSW OTA membership:

  • Discounts for perioperative conferences and professional education days
  • Financial assistance for education and other perioperative nursing activities
  • Automatic membership to ACORN – our national perioperative nursing body
  • Networking with Perioperative nurses at state and national levels
  • Access to the 'members only" areas of NSW OTA and ACORN websites
  • Professional recognition

NB: please check the NSW OTA Membership page for further application information and conditions.

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