Standards and position statements

BARNA have produced their own Standards Document for nurses working within the peri-anaesthetic and recovery environment. The current BARNA standards can be viewed here

BARNA expects their members to follow these standards and provide professional care which is delivered in an ethical manner, for the benefit of patients and the reduction of risk.

The BARNA standards undergo frequent evaluation, but should be used in association with the following standards documents produced by organisations who have similar interests.

AAGBI Safety Guideline: Immediate Post-anaesthesia Recovery 2013
Report of the AAGBI Immediate Post-anaesthetic recovery working party

The Royal College of Anaesthetists
Raising the Standard : a compendium of audit recipes  : Section 3 on Postoperative Care

Royal College of Anaesthetists
Guidelines on the provision of anaesthesia services for Post-Operative Care : [2009]

Nursing and Midwifery Council
Standards for Nurses and Midwives

ASPAN Standards Document


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