AORN Informational Material presents the latest clinical issues, practical information, and best practices to promote safety and increase optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures. These educational learning activities are typically free and are available for use individually or can be shared and posted for use by all staff members.
This free independent study learning activity will provide the periopertive RN with practical information about a variety of topical hemostatic products available in today's perioperative settings.
The video “Topical Hemostatic Products” and informational charts (PDFs) are intended to be used together to increase knowledge about topical hemostatic agents' characteristics, preparation techniques, and clinical considerations to promote positive patient outcomes.
Contact Hours: No Contact
Hours; This is a free learning activity
Step 1. The video and the
informational charts (below) are intended to be used together as a learning activity
for perioperative RNs.
Step 2. Watch the video“Topical Hemostatic Products” and refer to the coagulation cascade and informational charts.
- Hemostatic Agent
- Mechanical Agents
- Active Products
- Fibrin Sealants
Cyanoacrylates, Glutaraldehydes, PEG Polymers
This education series was funded through the AORN Foundation by a grant from ZymoGenetics, a Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
AORN does not endorse any commercial company’s products or
services. Although all products seen in
this educational video are expected to conform to professional medical/nursing
standards, inclusion in the material does not constitute a guarantee or
endorsement by AORN of the quality or value of such product or the claims made
by its manufacturer. The material
contains a representative sampling, and not a comprehensive review, of what is
being used in operating rooms as of August 2012.
This educational video contains discussion of published
and/or investigational uses of agents that may not be indicated by the
FDA. AORN, Inc. does not recommend the
use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. Please refer to the manufacturers’
instructions for each product for discussion of approved indications, uses, and
No responsibility is assumed by AORN, Inc. for any injury
and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of products liability,
negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any standards,
recommended practices, methods, products, instructions, or ideas contained in
the material herein. Because of rapid
advances in health care sciences in particular, independent verification of
diagnoses, medication dosages, and individualized care and treatment should be
made. The material contained herein is
not intended to be a substitute for the exercise of professional medical or
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