Pressure injuries are a common problem for patients and may cause significant pain and adding additional costs to health care delivery. All surgical patients should be considered at risk for pressure ulcer development. This tool kit will assist perioperative RNs and other interested health care professionals prevent the development of pressure injuries and/or ulcers in surgical patients. Included in the tool kit are evidence-based perioperative pressure injury prevention strategies, patient risk assessment tools, and teaching slide decks, and hand off communication methods.
- Faculty Disclosure Slides (PPTX)
- Educational Slide Deck: The Basics of Patient Positioning (PPTX with User Notes)
- Sample - OR Pressure Ulcer Chart Summary Template (PDF)
- Sample - Case Studies (PDF)
- Sample Checklist - Prevent Perioperative Pressure Ulcers (PDF)
- Sample - Perioperative Pressure Ulcer Prevention Bundle/Program (PDF)
- Sample - Pressure Ulcer Worksheet (PDF)
- Scott Triggers Tool (PDF)
- Scott Triggers Gap Analysis Template (XLS)
- Instructions for the Munro Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment Scale for Perioperative Patients for Adults (PDF)
- Munro Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment Scale for Perioperative Patients for Adults (XLS)
- Older Adult Resources (PDF)
- Websites for Older Adult Resources and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers (PDF)
- Position Statement – AORN Position Statement on Prevention of Perioperative Pressure Ulcer Prevention in the Care of the Surgical Patient (PDF)
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- Pressure Ulcer Project Implementation of the Munro Scale
- Risk Assessment using the Munro Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment Scale for Perioperative Patients
Slide Deck (PDF)
- Best Practices to Improve Communication among Caregivers Related to the Prevention of Perioperative Pressure Ulcers
- Perioperative Pressure Ulcer Risk and Prevention: Scott Triggers®
- Poster 1: What is an OR-acquired Pressure Ulcer? (PDF)
- Poster 2: How to Identify an OR-acquired Pressure Ulcer (PDF)
- Poster 3: Take the Pressure Off of Your Patient (PDF)
- Poster 4: Communication/Hand Off (PDF)
- Poster 5: Selecting Support Surfaces (PDF)
- Poster 6: Promote the Tool Kit (PDF)
- Poster 7: Reduce, Relieve, Redistribute (PDF)
- Poster 8: Prevention of Perioperative Pressure Injury Tool Kit (PDF)
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