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Tool Kits

Tool Kits address critical patient safety issues and help perioperative professionals implement the Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices.

With each tool kit, you will get a wealth of resources including customizable policies and procedures, education slideshows, videos, posters, guides, and references.

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Ambulatory Surgery
 

AAAHC Institute Patient Safety Tool Kit: Ambulatory Surgery and Surgical/Procedural Checklists 

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

Free Access 
 
Correct Site Surgery
 

Implement the Joint Commission’s Universal Protocol™ and access surgical checklists from the World Health Organization and AORN.

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Environmental Cleaning
 

Educate team members about the recommended practices to clean the perioperative environment.

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Fire Safety
 

Raise awareness of surgical fires and plan fire prevention and response strategies.

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Human Factors 
 

Develop and implement a human factors program in the perioperative environment.

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Just Culture
 

Implement a just culture that fosters reporting and analysis of medical errors, leading to patient safety.

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Patient Hand Off
 

Standardize hand-off communication among caregivers.

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Perioperative Efficiency
 

Optimize perioperative patient flow, operational efficiency, starting surgeries on time, and improve room turnover with an emphasis on quality and patient safety.

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Safe Patient Handling 
 

Learn the correct and safe way to move patients and equipment in the OR.

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Sharps Safety

 

Reduce the risk of sharps injuries in the OR with policies, procedures.

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Management of Surgical Smoke 

 

Learn about the hazards of surgical smoke and implement surgical smoke evacuation practices.

Free Access  

 

 

 
Workplace Safety

 

Learn how to create and maintain a safe perioperative work environment

 

Free Access 

 

   
 

 

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