AORN Virtual Town Hall and Special Membership Meeting: February 23, 2016

The Role of the Perioperative RN in Product Evaluation and Selection Course

As advocates for both patients and co-workers, perioperative registered nurses help ensure that products and equipment in the perioperative practice environment are safe and effective. Education and experience qualify the perioperative RN as a key decision maker and influencer on product selection.

Objectives

As advocates for both patients and co-workers, perioperative registered nurses help ensure that products and equipment in the perioperative practice environment are safe and effective. Education and experience qualify the perioperative RN as a key decision maker and influencer on product selection. This online program focuses on the influence of perioperative nurses on purchasing. The module includes workplace scenarios and strategies for effective interaction with hospital staff and industry representatives.

  • Describe two outcomes of empowerment in perioperative nursing 
  • Discuss the influence of the perioperative RN on purchasing
  • Specify the clinical expertise that perioperative RNs contribute to the product evaluation and selection process
  • Identify strategies for effective interaction during the product selection process
  • Evaluate workplace scenarios regarding the perioperative RN's empowerment as individuals of influence during the product selection process
  • Evaluate workplace scenarios regarding the perioperative RN's empowerment as key decision makers

Pricing:

AORN Members: $30

Standard Price: $30

Course Instructions

After purchasing the course, you will receive an email with a link providing course access. After your initial login, you can also access your online courses via My AORN. You have three months to complete the course after you purchase it.

Completion Requirements

To earn the one contact hour for the course, registrants must answer all the questions in the scenario section of the module and complete the module evaluation.

Contact Hours

The 1 contact hour for this course will expire December 31, 2017.

Computer Specifications for Online Learning

Computer Specs provides minimum system requirements for hardware and software for computers used to take AORN online courses.

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AORN is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Organizations with the designation “Accreditation with Distinction” have completed an accreditation review with no deficiencies (progress report requirements).

AORN is Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019. 

Disclaimer: AORN recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply that AORN or the American Nurses Credentialing Center approves or endorses products mentioned in the activity.