Scott SM, Bennett J. Avoiding pressure injuries with root cause analysis and action. AORN J.2018:108(5):15-16. 

   Scott, S., (2017). Use of an OR skin bundle to prevent pressure injury.AORN J, 106(4), 18-19.

   Scott, S., (2016). Creating a strategic plan for perioperative pressure ulcer prevention. AORN J, 103(4), 13-14.

   Scott, S., (2015). Progress and Challenges in Perioperative Pressure Ulcer Prevention. JWOCN, 42(5), 480-5.

    Black, J., Fawcett, D., &Scott, S., (2014). Ten Top Tips… Preventing pressure ulcers in surgical patients. Wounds International,5(4), 15-18.
    Fowler, E., Scott-Williams, S., & McGuire, J., (2008). Practice Recommendations for Preventing Heel Pressure  Ulcers. Ostomy Wound Management, 54(10), 42-5.

   Scott-Williams, S. (1998). How TQI can help hold down costs. RN, 61(6), 21-24. 
   Scott, S.M., Mayhew, P.A., & Harris, E.A., (1992). Pressure Ulcer Development in the Operating Room Nursing Implications. AORN J,56(2), 242-250.

Other Publications

  1. Scott, S. Are You Doing Enough to Prevent Pressure Injuries. Outpatient Surgery Magazine. July 2018. Available at
2.Scott, S  13(4), 20-28.
3.Scott-Williams, S.Guidelines for Preventing Perioperative Pressure Ulcers. Surgical Products Magazine. 2011.Available at
4.Scott-Williams, S. (2008). Thinking of Buying…Patient Positioning Devices Safety and efficacy should be your guides.Outpatient Surgery, Vol. IX, No. 12. Retrieved from
5. Scott-Williams, S. (2007). Patient Handling and Transport Ensure safe and efficient positioning with these products. Outpatient Surgery, VI (7) Supplement. 36-39.
6.IHI (2007). Relieve the pressure reduce the harm. Interview with the Institute for Healthcare improvement (IHI) as part of the 5 million lives campaign. Available at
7.Scott-Williams, S., Anderson, T., Taylor, D.  (2007). Preventing Amputations: VA's High Risk Foot Clinic (HRFC) Brings Hope to Diabetics. Midsouth Wellness Guide.43, 22-23. 
8.Scott-Williams, S. (2007). Prevent Patient Positioning Injuries. Outpatient Surgery, VI(2), 33-37.
9.Scott-Williams, S. (2006). Prevent Patient Positioning Problems: Practical advice to reduce injuries from prolonged   pressure and improper positioning. Outpatient Surgery, VI(12), 20-25. 



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?   

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    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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