Clare Tager, an associate member of AORN, has worked in the medical industry for three decades with the last 18 years dedicated to patient positioning in the OR. She joined with Dan Allen in the late 1980’s to promote a new technology designed to prevent patient injury, the Allen Universal Stirrup. It was during that time that she met Dr. Jane Rothrock, past President of AORN. Inspired by Rothrock's models and enthusiasm for nursing education, Clare began to pursue a track of patient advocacy paralleling her career as a sales representative selling capital equipment to the OR.
To date, Clare has worked in more than 1000 hospitals and surgery centers across twenty states. During this time she has taught, trained, written and consulted on patient positioning and pressure injuries in the OR, including CEU-approved programs. Clare has presented or co-presented at multiple AORN Congresses, including:
Clare's interview with Surgical Product News “Education is Key in Patient Positioning” is available in the Educational Information section of our website.
Clare continues to investigate and promote new evidence-based competencies for nurses in the OR, offering training seminars and on-site educational programs to promote safe patient positioning. Combining studies, personal experience, narratives from professionals and fact-based evidence, Clare’s goal is to offer her unique perspective to a growing audience of clinical industry professionals.
Zoom presentations on Patient Positioning Safety are available upon request.