Nursing Grand Rounds | Skin Is In: Positioning Your Surgical Patient

The lecture was recorded November 22, 2010 by Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Teaching methods include video, audio and downloadable handouts.

This course was re-reviewed November 2014 and will be available through November 2017.

Photo of Deena Guren, presenter at UW Nursing Grand Rounds.


Deena Guran, RN, MSN, CNOR, CNM, RN3

Clinical Educator, Surgical Services, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle



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If you would like to receive contact hours for attending this presentation during Live Nursing Grand Rounds or watching the presentation online, please register.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After viewing this nursing grand rounds, you will be better able to:

  • Review the pathophysiology of pressure ulcer development 
  • Discuss negative outcomes associated with hospital-acquired pressure ulcers 
  • Identify risk factors associated with pressure ulcer development in the OR
  • Describe the clinical importance of positioning patients before and after surgery
  • Identify techniques used to redistribute pressure in the OR     

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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