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Cebeci, F. Knowledge and Practices of Operating Room Nurses for Prevention of Pressure Injuries. Hacettepe University Graduate School of Health Sciences, Surgical Nursing Program Master Thesis, Ankara, 2018. This study was conducted as a descriptive study to determine the level of knowledge and practice of operating room nurses about pressure injuries. The sample of the study consisted of 234 operating room nurses working in 8 public hospitals located in the city center of Ankara. During the data collection, “identifying characteristics of nurses”, “Practices to Prevent Pressure Injuries” and “Knowledge status of Operating Room Nurses about Pressure Injuries” survey forms were used. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, Mann-Whitney U, Kruskal-Wallis H and exact chi-square tests. The average age of the participating nurses was determined as 36,15±6,03, 91,5% of the participants were female and 66,2% of the participants had bachelor's degree. It was determined that 66.7% of the nurses were educated during the basic nursing education and 41.5% were educated about pressure injury after graduation. It was found that 9% of the nurses read articles and 2.6% read the pressure injury guide. It was determined that 97.4% of the nurses used a guide as a source and 97.9% did not use a scale to evaluate pressure injury risk. It was determined that 81.5% of the nurses did not receive risky patient's information and 92.3% did not record risk assessment and prevention interventions. The mean score of the nurses' responses to the pressure injury questionnaire was 52.09±13,76. The lowest score average was 'staging' and the highest score was 'injuries prevention attempts'. It was suggested that pressure injury education should take part in basic nursing education and in-service training programs, current guidelines should be in institutional policies and procedures, appropriate risk assesment scales or evaluation forms should be available and the registration system should be established.