Positioning the Patient: What's New?

April 18, 2017

9am (PT); 10am (MT); 11am (CT); 12pm (ET)
Sharon A. Van Wicklin, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA(E), CPSN-R, PLNC


Patient positioning is an essential surgical task that must be performed correctly in order to prevent injury to patients or personnel. Working as a member of the team, perioperative RNs can minimize the risk of patient injury or complications related to positioning of surgical patients. This session will provide a discussion of the new AORN Guideline for Positioning the Patient and its evidence-based recommendations for preventing positioning-related injury to surgical patients.


  • Describe the most commonly used surgical positions
  • Discuss evidence-based practices for preventing injury to surgical patients

Contact Hours

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. Evaluations are FREE for members!

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Price: Free