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The ACORN Standards (Standards for Perioperative Nursing in Australia) are published by The Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN.) 

The standards are updated every 2 years and provide professional guidelines and standards of practice for perioperative nurses and professionals involved with the caring of patients in a perioperative setting. 


To access The ACORN Standards from a work computer click here

For remote access use MyAthens. For help using MyAthens click here.


For assistance with accessing the standards please contact your facility library.


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