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6 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J A N U A R Y 2 0 2 0 T he elderly woman left your facility with a tiny incision in her back and a gaping wound on her chin — one the expected scar of spine surgery, the other the unwelcomed scab of a pressure ulcer. Your OR team could have avoided this gruesome outcome had they followed the 5 guidelines in "The Standardized Pressure Injury Prevention Protocol" (osmag.net/upWE4W) I co-authored: 1. Pad the patient. The No. 1 way to prevent pressure injuries is to apply foam dressings or gel cushions and pads to where patients Joyce Black, PhD, RN, FAAN | Omaha, Neb. Pressure Ulcers: Surgery's Sore Subject Your OR team can prevent pressure injuries by following 5 guidelines. • PRONE TO INJURY Patients who are face down for spine and other prone position surgeries are at risk for chin ulcers and other pressure injuries. University of Nebraska Medical Center

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