Positioning the Patient: Safe Practices

Product Details
Product ID: 1992
Year Produced: 2018
Length: 25 min.
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After completing this study guide and viewing the accompanying video, the perioperative registered nurse (RN) and other perioperative team members will have increased their knowledge of risk factors for positioning-related patient injuries, potential complications of surgical positions, and safe positioning practices in the perioperative setting.

Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Conduct a preoperative nursing assessment to identify risk factors for positioning-related injuries
  • Identify, select, and use positioning equipment and devices
  • Implement safe practices for positioning a patient, including patients who are pregnant or obese
  • Modify safe positioning practices for specific surgical positions