Periop Today Newsletter

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Periop Today is our bi-weekly member newsletter that delivers perioperative news, clinical recommendations, professional development opportunities, and legislative guidance. Periop Today also features AORN's Guidelines for Perioperative Practice implementation tools, key takeaways, and a variety of perioperative resources. 

Periop Today Articles

Read articles from our current and past issues.

3 Results for safe patient positioning

Read important reminders to consider, including length of the surgery, patient comorbidities, patient’s weight, and common pressure points.

Improper patient positioning could lead to nerve injuries, pressure ulcers, respiratory distress, hemodynamic instability, surgical complications and prolonged recovery times. All perioperative nurses can benefit from the resources available from AORN on positioning the patient.

Incorrectly positioning a patient can result in serious injury to personnel or the patient. Ensuring you correctly position the patient every time is of the utmost importance. Since we are not positioning patients in every position, every day, it is hard to remember each of the small actions required for each position.

Continuing Education

AORN offers live and on-demand education on high-interest, clinical and leadership topics developed for perioperative nurses, leaders, and other members of the perioperative team.