Back to Basics: Preventing Perioperative Pressure Injuries Spruce, Lisa AORN Journal January 2017 Volume 105,     Issue 1, Pages 92–99  AORN
A Nurse-Initiated Perioperative Pressure Injury Risk Assessment and Prevention Protocol Anita J. Meehan, MSN, RN-BC, ONC, CNOR(E), FNGNA Nancy R. Beinlich, MSN, RN, CWON Tracy L. Hammonds, PhD December 2016 Volume 104, Issue 6, Pages 554–565 AORN
Perioperative Pressure Injuries: Protocols and Evidence-Based Programs for Reducing Risk July/August 2016  PSQH  Patient Safety Quality Healthcare.
​Progress and Challenges in Perioperative Pressure Ulcer Prevention (2015)
​Top Ten Tips: Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Surgical Patients (2014)
​Guidelines for Preventing  Perioperative Pressure Ulcers (2011)
​Pressure Ulcer Development in the Operating Room (1992)



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     Efficacy Study of a Multi-layered Pad for the Operating Room


1. WOCN Progress and Challenges in Preoperative Pressure Injury Prevention 

Date:July 20, 2016  Click here for access Webinar Archives WOCN

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 2. NPUAP  Operating Room Ulcers: Who is at Risk? Can They be Prevented?   

     Click here for NPUAP Complimentary Webinars    ​ NPUAP Webinar

    August 13, 2015

Presenters: Joyce Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN; Debra Fawcett, PhD, RN & Susan Scott, MSN, RN, CWOCN


Discuss how to identify O.R. acquired ulcers in your facility
Identify the risk factors for pressure ulcer development in the O.R.
Describe interventions to reduce risk during surgery

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Perioperative Pressure Ulcer (Injury) Prevention Program (PPIPP)


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