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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 Center: AAAHC Institute Patient Safety

AAAHC Institute Tool Kits include: Ambulatory Surgery and Surgical/Procedural Checklists; Obstructive Sleep Apnea; Fall Prevention; Prevention of DVT/VTE 

AORN would like to acknowledge the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care for developing these tool kits and making them available to our perioperative colleagues. 

Go to aaahc.org 


Ambulatory Surgery Center: Hand Hygiene Toolkit

Provides resources to supplement your current processes to improve hand hygiene practices.

Go to ascquality.org 


ASHRM’s Workplace Violence Toolkit

Perioperative leaders can access these resources to proactively prepare for, prevent, and respond to violence in the workplace.

AORN would like to acknowledge the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management for developing ASHRM's Workplace Violence Toolkit and making the resources available online for our perioperative colleagues. 

Go to ashrm.org 


Correct Site Surgery

implement best practices to promote correct site surgery 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.

Free Access 


Fire Safety

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

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Human Factors in Health Care

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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Management of Surgical Smoke

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

Free Access 


Medication Safety

Keep current with perioperative medication safety.

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Patient Hand Off

Standardize hand-off communication among caregivers.

Free Access 


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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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.

Free Access 


Workplace Safety

Learn how to create and maintain a safe perioperative work environment

Learn more | Member Access 

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