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Guideline for Patient Positioning

December 27, 2021

This document provides guidance to perioperative team members for positioning healthy patients with normal range of motion undergoing operative and other invasive procedures in the perioperative practice setting.

The public comment period closes January 28. Comments received after this date will not be considered in the final review. Thank you for your consideration.

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Guideline for Prevention of Pressure Injury

December 27, 2021

This document provides guidance to perioperative team members for positioning healthy patients with normal range of motion undergoing operative and other invasive procedures in the perioperative practice setting.

The public comment period closes January 28. Comments received after this date will not be considered in the final review. Thank you for your consideration.

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Position Statement on Patient Safety

January 17, 2022

The position statement describes AORN's beliefs about the shared responsibility among perioperative professionals to provide the highest quality care in every practice setting where operative and other invasive procedures are performed where every patient is from injury and harm and organizations establish and sustain an organizational culture of patient safety.

The public comment period closes February 7. Comments received after this date will not be considered in the final review. Thank you for your consideration.

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Position Statement on Perioperative Pressure Injury Prevention

January 17, 2022

The position statement describes AORN's beliefs about the shared responsibility among perioperative professionals to prevent perioperative pressure injuries throughout the perioperative experience which begins before the patient enters the OR or procedure room, involves assessment and interventions intended for pressure injury prevention, and includes interdisciplinary collaboration for quality assurance and performance improvement related to perioperative pressure injury prevention.

The public comment period closes February 7. Comments received after this date will not be considered in the final review. Thank you for your consideration.

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