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Tool Kits

Tool Kits address critical patient safety issues and help perioperative professionals implement evidence-based practices.

With each tool kit, you will get a wealth of resources including customizable policies and procedures, education slideshows, videos, posters, guides, and references.

Ambulatory Surgery

 

AAAHC Institute Patient Safety Tool Kit: Ambulatory Surgery and Surgical/Procedural Checklists

AORN would like to acknowledge AAAHC for developing these tool kits and making them available to our perioperative colleagues. 

Free Access 


 

Correct Site Surgery

 

Implement the Joint Commission’s Universal Protocol™ and access surgical checklists from the World Health Organization and AORN.

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Environmental Cleaning

 

Educate team members about the recommended practices to clean the perioperative environment.

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Fire Safety

 

Raise awareness of surgical fires and plan fire prevention and response strategies.

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Human Factors

 

Develop and implement a human factors program in the perioperative environment.

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Just Culture

 

Implement a just culture that fosters reporting and analysis of medical errors, leading to patient safety.

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Medication Safety

 

Keep current with perioperative medication safety.

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Patient Hand Off

 

Standardize hand-off communication among caregivers.

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Perioperative Efficiency

 

Optimize perioperative patient flow, operational efficiency, starting surgeries on time, and improve room turnover with an emphasis on quality and patient safety.

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Reducing Radiological Exposure in the ASC

 

Minimize the patient's exposure to radiation, minimize occupational exposure, and learn about shielding devices and radiation monitors.

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Safe Patient Handling

 

Learn the correct and safe way to move patients and equipment in the OR.

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Sharps Safety

 

Reduce the risk of sharps injuries in the OR with policies, procedures.

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Management of Surgical Smoke

 

Learn about the hazards of surgical smoke and implement surgical smoke evacuation practices.

Free Access 


 

Workplace Safety

 

Learn how to create and maintain a safe perioperative work environment

Free Access 

 

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