2021-2022 Perianesthesia Nursing Standards,
Practice Recommendations and Interpretive Statements

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2021-2022 StandardsSince the first publication of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) Standards of Perianesthesia Nursing Practice in 1984, this publication has provided a framework for the expanding scope of care for a diverse patient population across all perianesthesia settings inclusive of all ages and all phases of care. The Standards are reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis by a team of clinical practice experts and are republished biennially. Each revised edition incorporates current evidence-based practice, emerging regulatory requirements, and reflects changing technology and nursing practice. 
The 2021-2022 edition of the ASPAN Standards contains principles of safety and ethics in perianesthesia practice, perianesthesia practice standards, practice recommendations, position statements, resources from partnering organizations, and interpretive statements which provide clarity and definition to key elements of the standards.

The promotion of normothermia in the adult patient is an updated practice recommendation incorporating current evidence-based practice knowledge. New position statements include a position statement on electronic nicotine delivery systems and vaping products, a position statement on human trafficking, and a timely position statement on emergency preparedness.
Each edition of the ASPAN Standards serves perianesthesia nurses as an invaluable resource and provides guidance and support for the expanding scope of perianesthesia nursing practice across the care continuum.

ASPAN member price: $75.00
Non-member price: $180.00

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NOTE: Access to the electronic version of the 2021-2022 ASPAN Standards ends on December 31, 2022. 

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