As the professional voice of pediatric surgical nursing, APSNA is looked to as a resource on substantive issues that affect pediatric surgical patients, their families, and the pediatric surgical nurses and nurse practitioners who care for them. Each statement discusses the background and significance of the topic and offers succinct recommendations and conclusions, along with references from the scholarly literature. Each statement is carefully reviewed and updated at established intervals.
Position statements are approved by the APSNA BOD. Once approved by the BOD, they become official position statements and are added to the existing position statement library. In no sense do they represent a standard of care. They are not a product of a systematic review. Position statements are not intended to and should not be treated as legal, medical, or business advice. Readers are encouraged to consider the information presented and reach their own conclusions.