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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.  

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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.

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Workplace Safety


Learn how to create and maintain a safe perioperative work environment


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