Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Amy Herrington, DNP, RN, CEN, CNE
The Association of Perioperative Nurses (AORN) Prevention of Perioperative Pressure Injury Tool Kit is a comprehensive set of evidence-based practices that can reduce the development of pressure injuries (PI) (AORN, 2022). A bundled set of prevention strategies is positively associated with reducing the development of injury or ulceration and improved patient outcomes. To effectively implement this Prevention of Perioperative Pressure Injury Tool Kit, there are evidenced strategic practices to support change readiness, including engaging stakeholders around the reasons for the change, gaining leadership support, assembling an interprofessional implementation team, providing compelling information that highlights the need for the change, and identifying necessary resources. The implementation plan outlined in this guide systematically explains how organizations can prepare, implement, and evaluate the use of the AORN Prevention of Perioperative Pressure Injury Tool Kit and the key considerations that should be explored with implementing a practice.
Dopson, K. (2022). An Evidence-Based Practice Handbook for the Reduction of Perioperative Pressure Injuries: An Implementation Guide. [Doctoral project, University of St Augustine for Health Sciences]. SOAR @ USA: Student Scholarly Projects Collection. https://doi.org/10.46409/sr.JBDW1328
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