AORN Periop 101: A Core Curriculum™
AORN’s Periop 101: A Core Curriculum™ provides registered nurses with and without experience in the operating room (OR) with the knowledge and the clinical skills necessary to function independently as perioperative nurse. The Course is based on the latest AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice, the gold standard of perioperative nursing patient care.
The student will learn how to :
- 1.Standardized education developed from the evidence-based Guidelines for Perioperative Practice to improve patient and workplace safety.
- 2.Integrate patient and worker safety processes for use throughout the perioperative continuum.
- 3.Performance skills necessary to excel in the perioperative team environment.
At the completion of the course the learner will be able to:
- 1. Compare the roles and responsibilities of multidisciplinary surgical team members in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative areas.
- 2. Understand the specific role of the perioperative registered nurse in conceptualizing and controlling the perioperative environment based on skills labs, case studies and patient care assignments.
- 3. Apply the nursing process to identify and address the needs of the perioperative patient and family or support persons in order to provide a safe environment.
- 4. Apply principles of aseptic and sterile technique in the perioperative environment including the processes involved in creating and maintaining a sterile field.
- 5. Apply knowledge of safe patient care in the perioperative setting based on case studies and patient care assignments.
- 6. Discuss the processes of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of instrumentation and equipment.
- 7. Apply safe medication administration practices based on knowledge of interventions and pharmacologic indications for drugs commonly utilized in the perioperative setting.
- 8. Identify the ethical, moral, and legal responsibilities of the surgical team.
- 9. Demonstrate ability to appropriately prioritize perioperative nursing activities relevant to the surgical setting based on case studies, and/or patient care assignments.
- 10. Identify the opportunities and responsibilities for professional growth as a perioperative nurse.
Who Should Attend:
- New graduate nurses entering the perioperative specialty
- Experienced registered nurses entering the perioperative specialty
- OR nurses returning to work after an extended absence
- Experienced nurse without formal, didactic education seeking to improve their perioperative skills
- OR clinical educators and preceptor
64 hours of class training and skills’ labs within two months. ( 8 weeks)
Student will receive :
- Six-month access to Periop 101 curriculum
- One-year AORN membership which includes access to all AORN educational resources including education events and conferences
- AORN lapel pin
- AORN certificate of completion
- Certificate of Attendance
- CME Hours