AORN's Best Practices for Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Friday, March 16, 2018 11:26:32 AM America/New_York

It is common knowledge that surgical patients are vulnerable to pressure injury when positioned on the operating table. Proper positioning is essential to ensure a safe and positive surgical outcome. The entire Surgical Team strives to avoid nerve and skin injury. Proper positioning devices may assist in this goal.

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Comments | Posted in Surgery Patient Positioning By Peggy Forcelli

ONCE CORNERSTONE STANDARDS ARE MET, IT’S ABOUT THE MONEY

Thursday, February 22, 2018 2:58:47 PM America/New_York

The four cornerstone standards embodied in the AORN-approved Guideline for Medical Device and Product Evaluation – patient safety, perioperative team safety, patient outcomes, and product quality – serve as a guide for evaluating FDA cleared medical devices and products for use in the operating room.  Read on...

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AORN EXPO KEYNOTERS FOCUS ON GUIDELINES OF A DIFFERENT SORT

Monday, February 19, 2018 1:26:54 PM America/New_York

One very important service AORN provides to its members is in the form of perioperative guidelines.  There’s the AORN-approved Guideline for Medical Device and Product Evaluation, for example, and the AORN Guideline for Positioning the Patient. But in addition to those and the many other best practices guidelines offered by AORN, at the upcoming Global Surgical Conference & Expo, three well-known keynote speakers will be discussing “guidelines” of a different sort. Call them “people guidelines”. Read on...

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Comments | Posted in Action Products, Inc. Pressure Injury By Janet Kaplan

AORN-APPROVED GUIDELINE SETS OUT FOUR CORNERSTONES OF PRODUCT EVALUATION

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:33:20 PM America/New_York

The Guideline for Medical Device and Product Evaluation, approved by AORN, is meant to help perioperative teams develop and implement a process for evaluating FDA cleared medical devices and products for use in the operating room.  Read on...

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RNS PROVE TO BE KEY AUDIENCE IN PRODUCT EVALUATION STUDIES

Monday, February 5, 2018 10:54:04 AM America/New_York

In a qualitative research study involving 72 participants at four acute care hospitals preparatory to AORN’s publishing of its latest Guideline for Medical Device and Product Evaluation, “Healthcare industry representatives described RNs as a key audience because RNs have direct contact with patients, prescribers, and purchasers.” Read on...

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