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Periop 101 Implementation Assistance Program

AORN has resources available to assist your facility in the implementation of a formal Periop 101 program. An AORN Clinical Education Specialist is available to come to your site to meet with management, educators, and staff to discuss best practices on how to structure the didactic and clinical components, preceptor objectives, sample schedules, and outcome measurement tools.    


Read one review from a recent participant of this new program: 

"Terry came to our hospital to introduce Periop 101 to our Emory OR leadership team and staff. The consult was just exactly what our OR needed and brought an incalculable benefit to us. We have a large number of nurses with many years of service in our OR. In addition, a significant percentage of those have never worked in any other OR. More than 10 years ago, we began holding training programs for nurses new to the OR. Our success was inconsistent and our staff tired of teaching. This translated into some cynicism, apathy and disillusionment on the part of some staff and leaders.  

Terry spent two busy and action filled days with us. She was very prepared with all the documents and presentations. Terry was exceptionally flexible with adjusting the agenda to meet the sudden change in our attendee group. Terry was able to adjust to our endless questions, yet still review all pertinent information with us. Our OR staff became more and more engaged and some came in on their day off to hear Terry. She shared best practices with us and guided us through the actual planning phase of our first Periop 101 class. Discussion about and planning for Periop 101 created a positive energy in our OR which has continued to last."

Cindy Moore MS, BSN, RN, CNOR
Unit Director Operating Room
Emory University Hospital


Below is a high level overview of the implementation assistance process.

Periop 101 Implementation Assistance  

Preplanning phase
Engaging facility resources  
Establishing a learning environment 
Objectives for the perioperative educator 
Student selection process 
Implementation phase 
A sample Periop 101 schedule for a formal program that incorporates Periop 101- standardized, evidence-based education 
Measurable outcomes 
Preceptor competencies 
How to successfully pass the final exam 
Competency skill assessment 
Recommended clinical orientation phase    

On-site implementation assistance for Periop 101 is available to facilities that purchase 11+ seats (travel reimbursement is required). If you are interested in this program or would like more information please contact: Terry Avitable, MSN, RN, CNOR at 800-755-2676 Ext. 211.  



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