Code of Ethics and Conduct

The Pittsburgh Chapter of AORN requires board of directors, officers, committee members, and all members to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. As representatives of Chapter 3902 and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (herein AORN), we must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Purpose

In accordance with the mission statement of AORN, the following Code of Ethics and Conduct applies to all members of the Association in all membership categories.

Standards of Ethics and Conduct

  1. Members’ professional conduct shall remain consistent with the vision, mission, and core values of AORN.
  2. Members shall conduct themselves in a manner that does not bring discredit upon AORN or its members.
  3. Members shall refrain from abusing their relationship with AORN in an improper economic, professional, or other manner.
  4. Members shall treat their peers with the utmost dignity and respect, both personally and professionally.
  5. Members must feel comfortable to express their concerns, particularly with respect to ethical concerns. Officers have a responsibility to create an open and supportive environment where member concerns and questions are responded to without retaliation.
  6. Members shall not misuse information communicated or disseminated through any AORN program or media of any type, whether in person, electronic, or otherwise.
  7. Members shall comply with all laws, regulations, and AORN policies regarding privacy and copyright, as well as other tangible and intangible property.

Vision Statement

AORN will be the indispensable resource for evidence-based practice and education that establishes the standards of excellence in the delivery of perioperative nursing care.

Mission Statement

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses’ (AORN) mission is to promote safety and optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures by providing practice support and professional development opportunities to perioperative nurses. AORN will collaborate with professional and regulatory organizations, industry leaders, and other health care partners who support the mission.

AORN Core Values

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurse’s (AORN) core values reflect what is truly important to the Association.

  • Communication: Open, Honest, Respectful
  • Innovation: Creative, Risk Taking, Leading Edge
  • Quality: Reliable, Timely, Accountable
  • Collaboration: Teamwork, Inclusion, Diversity

AORN affords equal opportunity to all persons and does not discriminate with regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex,
sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status
in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal laws.