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Overview  

Based on the AORN guidance statement and algorithms to prevent musculoskeletal injuries associated with improper moving and lifting techniques, the Safe Patient Handling Tool Kit provides essential resources to educate perioperative personnel about the correct and safe way to move patients and equipment in the perioperative environment.

 

Instructions

 

You may earn 1.8 contact hours before 12/31/2015 by completing the online evaluation. The slide deck and all materials provided must be reviewed in order to obtain the 1.8 contact hours for this activity.

Components

Begin with the Slide Shows to learn how to use the components available in this tool kit.
Part I 
Part II 
Faculty Disclosure 
AORN Endorsement of HR 2480  
AORN Ergonomic Tools-Implementation Articles 
 

AORN News about Safe Patient Handling 


History of Safe Patient Handling and Movement in the Perioperative Setting 

Safe patient handling gap analysis 
Gap analysis spreadsheet 
Pocket reference guide
Resources  

YouTube Videos:

Back Pain and Your Brain 
Johns Hopkins Medicine: Early Mobility in the ICU 

Awareness Posters

 
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Accreditation Statement

AORN is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AORN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019. Check with your state board of nursing for acceptability of education content for re-licensure.

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