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Periop 101

Retain perioperative staff, reduce patient risk 

Strengthen your perioperative team with Periop 101: A Core Curriculum™, a comprehensive, online education program based on the latest, evidence-based AORN Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices. Used by hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers nationwide to recruit, educate, and retain perioperative nurses, Periop 101 is a cost-effective solution that can reduce turnover by as much as 25%. It 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.

Periop 101 was developed in 1999 by expert perioperative nurse-authors. It is peer-reviewed and updated each year to reflect the latest AORN Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices.
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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


Who should take Periop 101?

This program is provided through hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers as part of their education programs for:

  • Novice perioperative nurses
  • Administrators
  • Preceptors
  • Surgical Technicians
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses

Get your facility leaders on board

Download our Periop 101 Presentation or our Information Packet to help educate your facility leaders on the benefits of the Periop 101 program. You can also explore other pages within the Periop 101 section of our website to learn how the program works, to get more information on the individual learning modules, to search our Periop 101 Facility Directory, and more.


AORN is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
AORN is provider-approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019.


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.

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