Date of Award


Document Type

Scholarly Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

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.


Scholarly project submitted to the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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