2023-2024 Perianesthesia Nursing Standards,
Practice Recommendations and Interpretive Statements

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2023-2024 StandardsSince its inception, the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) brought together practice experts to produce and publish perianesthesia nursing standards. The current edition of ASPAN’s Perianesthesia Nursing Standards, Practice Recommendations and Interpretive Statements (Standards) provides a framework for the expanding scope of care for a diverse patient population of all ages across all perianesthesia settings and phases of care. The Standards are reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis and are republished biennially. Each revised edition incorporates contemporary evidence-based practice, emerging regulatory requirements, and reflects changing technology and nursing practice.

The 2023-2024 edition of the ASPAN Standards contains revised principles of safety and ethics in perianesthesia practice, as well as a new principle defining perianesthesia nursing practice. The section describing perianesthesia practice standards has also been updated. The new edition introduces an important standard for family-centered care. The previous research standard has been updated to reflect the broader scope of clinical inquiry. The practice recommendations provide clinical guidance and support to perianesthesia registered nurses. Position statements continue to identify ongoing topics and concerns in practice. This edition also hosts a new section dedicated to the presentation of position statements created in collaboration with partnering organizations. The two newest position statements involve workplace civility and waste anesthesia gases outside of the operating rooms.

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’s Perianesthesia Nursing Standards, Practice Recommendations and Interpretive Statements is available in print or individual electronic access versions.

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  • ASPAN Member price: $100.00
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    NOTE:  Access to the individual access electronic version of the 2023-2024 ASPAN Standards will end on December 31, 2024. 

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