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Surgical Smoke Nearly Killed Me - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2018

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6 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • F E B R U A R U Y 2 0 1 8 W hat's one thing that all surgical facilities are con- stantly trying to improve? If you said proper patient positioning for pressure injury prevention, then you nailed it — and probably need to get your tongue untwisted. Mary Fearon, MSN, RN, CNOR, one of AORN's perioperative practice specialists, takes a condensed look at 4 of the 22 new patient positioning recommendations you'll find in AORN's 2018 Guidelines for Perioperative Practice. If you're not already taking these preventive measures in your ORs, you might want to consider doing so. New Positions on Positioning JoEllen McBride, PhD | Associate Editor What's new in AORN's 2018 patient positioning guidelines. • HAPPY FEET A properly posi- tioned patient is a happy one. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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