The 2011 Standards, Guidelines and Position Statements for Perioperative Registered Nursing Practice (English Version) are now available.
To order, please go to the Canadian Standards Association on-line store at: http://shop.csa.ca/invt/27031122011/
A missing part of Section 3 is available for download by clicking here.
The 2011 French version of the Standards document will be available this Fall.
"A standard is a desired and achievable level of performance against which we can measure actual performance. Self regulating professions are characterized by standards of practice, based on the values of the profession."
- Canadian Nursing Association
ORNAC is a volunteer organization of committed perioperative Registered Nurses. Revision/review of modules will be more easily facilitated on a continuous basis by these volunteers. This document is meant to complement not replicate other standards in existence.
It is the mandate of the Standards Committee to develop and review standards on an ongoing basis. Content expertise has been provided by perioperative Registered Nurses across Canada and reflects current practice, research, and review of medical/surgical literature.
The Standards Committee has endeavoured to develop a "user-friendly" document that will serve as a guide and reference for perioperative Registered Nurses, health care facilities that care for surgical patients, and other professional associations.
Those who served as reviewers and validators are to be commended for a job well done. Thank-you to the ORNAC Board and Executive and perioperative Registered Nurses from across the country for their assistance and to colleagues from other specialty areas who assisted us.