Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide
'Coming of Age'
The Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN) is a registered health promotion charity that serves the patient, the community and the perioperative profession to promote the prevention and control of disease.
ACORN’s vision is for Australian patients to receive the safest, highest quality perioperative care in the world.
ACORN works to achieve this vision by:
publishing evidence-based ‘best practice’ standards for perioperative services reviewing these standards regularly
advising other organisations and industry stakeholders about perioperative policy, procedures and practice to help advance the health and welfare of the community
encouraging research into perioperative nursing to increase knowledge and learning in the perioperative nursing field and improve patient care
promoting educational opportunities for perioperative nurses
holding biennial national conferences to promote best practice and discuss and address current challenges in perioperative nursing practice.