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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.   

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