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Specialized Periop 101 Courses

“Starting my career as an OR nurse with no background makes it easy to get lost in the field. Periop 101 helped build the foundation of knowledge necessary to administer safe and efficient patient care.” 

Aimee Tran, RN
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

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As health care educators look for programs to educate perioperative nurses, as well as other members of the surgical team, many recognize that the education included in Periop 101: A Core Curriculum™ is useful for other health care professionals working in the surgical environment. Many of the 25 learning modules have applications for OB RN circulators, ambulatory surgery center nurses, physician assistants (PAs), residents, medical students, interns, advanced practice nurses (APNs), and other allied health professionals. To meet this demand, AORN has created specialized Periop 101 courses specific to other surgical team members.

AORN has recently made extensive revisions and updates to its Periop 101: A Core Curriculum for OB Nurses course in response to feedback received about the course. The new version of the Periop 101 OB course consists of 22 modules from the original core curriculum that have been updated to be directly applicable to the OB RN Circulator. Content not applicable to obstetrics was removed, and the previous OB Considerations module was deleted and content moved to the appropriate modules. The final exam has also been updated, based on the revised content. Major and minor changes were made to nearly all the modules.

Periop 101 for Ambulatory Surgery Centers is also available. This specialized Periop 101 course can be used to ensure that the surgical patient in the ambulatory setting receives safe care. The course contains 26 modules, including two ambulatory-specific modules developed by experienced ASC nurses.

Periop 101 for PAs, residents, medical students, interns, APNs, and allied health professionals contains six modules.

For more information about Periop 101: A Core Curriculum, visit Periop 101 Resources to find helpful information about the course and the benefits of including it in your facility education program and confirm you meet the computer specs (minimum system requirements for hardware and software for computers used to take this online course). 

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