The ACORN Standards : our aide memoire to professional practice

Osborne, Sonya (2013) The ACORN Standards : our aide memoire to professional practice. ACORN Journal, 26(4), pp. 14-15.

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The Oxford English Dictionary defines a standard as “a required or agreed level of quality or attainment” or “principles of conduct informed by notions of honour and decency”. What does this mean for perioperative nurses?

Standards provide minimum requirements for best practice and are regarded as generally accepted principles of patient care and perioperative management. In health care, standards provide a common language and set of expectations that enable health care professionals, systems and organisations to work together for best patient outcomes...

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ID Code: 68700
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional URLs:
Keywords: professional practice standards, ACORN Standards
ISSN: 1448-7535
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 ACORN Journal
Deposited On: 18 Mar 2014 22:10
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 21:51

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