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Tool Kits

Tool Kits provided by the Association for periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) address critical patient safety issues and help perioperative professionals implement evidence-based practices. With each tool kit, you will get a wealth of resources including customizable policies and procedures, education slideshows, videos, posters, guides, and references.

Care of the Bariatric Patient in Surgery Tool Kit

The AORN Bariatric Surgery Tool Kit offers resources to assist perioperative professionals in providing safe care to bariatric patients undergoing ...

Creating a Practice Environment of Safety Tool Kit

Improve the quality and safety of patient care in your facility by creating a just culture and developing a high reliable organization. The resour...

Correct Site Surgery Tool Kit

The Correct Site Surgery Tool Kit provided by the Association of perioOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) offers resources to assist healthcare profess...

Cultural Awareness Tool Kit

Perioperative registered nurses provide nursing care to a diverse population of patients. Perioperative RNs should consider and be respectful of each ...

Emergency Preparedness Tool Kit

There are many types of emergencies/disasters that the perioperative team must be prepared for and these situations can happen at any time. This compr...

Environmental Cleaning Tool Kit

Effective cleaning procedures in the perioperative environment are essential to promote safety and decrease the risk of the spread of infection for...

Fire Safety Tool Kit

The Fire Safety Tool Kit provided by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) offers proactive tools to promote fire prevention, plan...

Management of Surgical Smoke Tool Kit

Exposure to surgical smoke is hazardous to patients and perioperative team members. Access this collection of current, evidence-based resources to ...

The Management of Surgical Smoke Tool Kit is sponsored by Medtronic through the AORN Foundation. 

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Medication Safety Tool Kit

Keep current with perioperative medication safety. This tool kit provides a variety of evidence-based resources for the perioperative RN and other int...

Patient Hand-Off/Over Tool Kit

AORN and the U.S. Department of Defense Patient Safety Program collaboratively developed this new web-based tool kit that provides the resources to...

Perioperative Efficiency Tool Kit

Patient safety, patient satisfaction, and patient flow are all important elements of operational efficiency in the perioperative setting. Opportuni...

The Perioperative Efficiency Tool Kit is funded by a grant from YOURCAREUNIVERSE through the AORN Foundation. 

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Perioperative Patient Engagement Tool Kit

Patient engagement is a critical cornerstone of patient safety and quality. This tool kit provides perioperative nurses strategies and resources t...

Prevention of Perioperative Hypothermia (PPH) Tool Kit

AORN is pleased to collaborate with Victoria Steelman, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN and The University of Iowa to make this Prevention of Perioperative Hypo...

Prevention of Perioperative Pressure Ulcers Tool Kit

Pressure ulcers are a common problem for patients causing significant pain and adding additional costs to health care delivery. All surgical patie...

NOTE: The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel is changing terminology. The term "pressure injury" is replacing the term "pressure ulcers."

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The Prevention of Perioperative Pressure Ulcers Tool Kit was funded in part by grants from Sage Products, LLC and Medtronic through the AORN Foundation.

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Safe Patient Handling Tool Kit

Based on the AORN guidance statement and algorithms to prevent musculoskeletal injuries associated with improper moving and lifting techniques, the Sa...

Sharps Safety Tool Kit

The AORN Sharps Safety Tool Kit offers ways to reduce and avoid sharps injuries in the OR. Percutaneous sharps injuries in the OR continue to happe...

Workplace Safety Tool Kit

The Workplace Safety Tool Kit provided by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) offers ways to reduce and avoid the occupational h...

Tool Kits from Other Organizations

AORN would like to thank these organizations for developing these tool kits and making them available to our perioperative colleagues.