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Periop 101

The essential perioperative nursing program. 

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Preview the Perioperative Assessment Course for the regular OR RN: 

Periop 101 Preview

Preview the Perioperative Assessment Course for the OB RN circulator: 

Periop 101 OB Preview


New customers: email or call
Terry Avitable, MSN, RN, CNOR at
(800) 755-2676, ext. 211

Renewal customers: email or call
Laurie Clark at (800) 755-2676, ext. 258


Developed by expert surgical nurse-authors, Periop 101: A Core Curriculum™ is a comprehensive, online education program based on the latest, evidence-based Guidelines for Perioperative Practice (previously AORN's Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices). This program is used by hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers nationwide to recruit, educate, and retain operating room nurses, and can reduce turnover by as much as 25%.

Designed to be used in conjunction with a clinical preceptorship, Periop 101 helps build confidence and satisfaction among your staff, elevates your facility to an employer-of-choice, and can be tremendous support for reducing patient risk.

Who should take Periop 101?

Hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers offer this program for:

  • Novice perioperative nurses
  • Experienced nurses switching specialties
    Nurses returning to work after an extended absence as a refresher course
  • Experienced nurses who never had any formal, didactic education to improve their patient assessment, decision-making, and clinical reasoning skills
  • Entire OR nursing staffs for educational consistency and to aid in prevention of potential risk issues

Get your facility leaders on board: 

Download the Periop 101 brochure (PDF) and Periop 101 Information Packet to help educate your facility leaders on the benefits of the program.

Guidelines for Perioperative Practice


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