PREVENTION OF PERIOPERATIVE PRESSURE INJURY
All surgical patients are at risk for pressure injury development. Pressure injuries are a common problem for patients and may cause significant pain and add additional costs to health care delivery. This tool kit will assist perioperative RNs and other interested health care professionals prevent the development of pressure injuries in surgical patients. Included in the tool kit are evidence-based prevention strategies and tools that can be implemented and adapted to your perioperative setting.
Sponsored in part by grants from Xodus Medical through the AORN Foundation.
- The Basics of Patient Positioning (PPT)
- Pressure Points (PPT)
- Prevent Perioperative Pressure Injury (PPT)
- Risk Management (PPT)
- Sample – Case Scenarios (PDF)
- Sample Checklist – Prevent Perioperative Pressure Injury (PDF)
- Sample – Handover Script (PDF)
- Sample Checklist – Pressure Ulcer Worksheet U of W (PDF)
- Sample – OR Chart Summary (PDF)
- The Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) Perioperative Pressure Injury Prevention Program (PDF)
- Scott Triggers Bibliography (XLS)
- Scott Triggers Tool (PDF)
- Scott Triggers Gap Analysis Template (XLS) (See Video)
- Instructions for the Munro Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment
- Munro Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment Scale for Perioperative Patients for Adults (XLS)
- CMunro© Scale Model (PDF)
- The CMUNRO SCALE© Education Sheet and Lanyard Instructions
- Definitions Related to Prevention of Perioperative Pressure Injury (PDF)
- AORN Position Statement on Perioperative Pressure Ulcer Prevention in the Care of the Surgical Patient
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