Ambulatory Surgery Solutions
Practical Solutions for the Outpatient Setting
- Education for the ASC
Support for Ambulatory Perioperative Professionals
As ambulatory surgery volumes expand, perioperative teams report challenges with hiring, onboarding, training, and finding networking opportunities to share best practices. AORN has a wide range of resources that support ambulatory teams in providing safe surgical care and addressing education needs and challenges. Download the ASC Solutions brochure.
Whether you’re an ASC periop professional looking for education resources or an ambulatory leader planning for your team’s continuing education, AORN offers the resources you need to support your goals.
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This course meets the CMS requirements for infection control training in an ASC and follows the CMS Ambulatory Surgical Center Infection Control Surveyor Worksheet.
Part of the ASC Academy Leadership Guides series, this course provides ASC leaders with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to plan, conduct and evaluate the effectiveness of emergency drills: fire, local anesthetic systemic toxicity, active shooter, cardiac arrest, hospital transfer, and malignant hyperthermia.
Register for AORN’s leadership training course for ambulatory administrators and learn how to run a more profitable ASC and prepare for the CASC exam.
Perioperative and procedural teams who use lasers are invited to join AORN for a half-day, virtual live training to understand and implement evidence-based laser safety processes. This course meets annual training requirements and provides guidance to keep yourself and your patients safe.
4.5 CH, 4.5 AEU, 3 IPCH
This interactive course is the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) leader's go-to resource for navigating the annual ASC Quality Reporting submission, which is vital to the success of your surgery center.
7 CH, 6.5 AEU
The latest addition to AORN’s Leadership Guide series provides an overview of Leadership and the Administrator Role, Human Resources, Patient Rights and Responsibilities, and Medical Records.
3.5 CH, 3.5 AEU
A Guide to Governance provides ASC Leaders necessary training on governance, licensure, preparation for accreditation survey, and credentialing. This interactive course also includes various implementation tools, along with video-based instructions, to take the guesswork out of putting your knowledge into practice.
This course will provide the level of education and training necessary to safely administer and monitor the patient receiving moderate sedation in an environment in which an anesthesia provider may not be available or may not be required.
The premier review course for the ambulatory infection preventionist certification exam. Study for the CAIP exam and learn infection prevention best practices.
Find Ambulatory Resources for Your Perioperative Team
In addition to the ASC online courses, AORN offers ambulatory resources to enhance your daily surgical practice and to help your periop team develop and maintain the skills needed to keep your patients safe.
Ambulatory Group Membership
This expanded version of AORN membership for surgery centers goes beyond individual membership benefits. Signing your team up for Group Membership provides them access to hundreds of clinical tools like Procedures At-A-Glance, videos, an infection prevention course, 200+ CH, and the most current Guidelines for Perioperative Practice at their fingertips. See full ASC Group Membership details.
Periop Onboarding Solutions
Periop 101: A Core Curriculum™ ASC (24 modules, 40.3 CH) is a standardized onboarding program for nurses new to periop and is tailored to ASC onboarding needs. For onboarding experienced RNs, Periop Mastery 2.0 (19 clinical topics, 35.5 CH) is designed in a confidence-based test format which pinpoints knowledge gaps and allows you to customize training according to each RN’s individual needs.
Clinical and Leadership Education
Develop and maintain perioperative competencies, as well as leadership and business skills. These ASC courses are available for group purchase or as part of an ASC education bundle.
The ASC Academy Leadership Guides series offers targeted education on topics relevant to the ASC administrator role and includes step-by-step guidance and customizable tools with video-based instructions for practical implementation in your surgery center.
This facility subscription provides easy access to the online Guidelines for Perioperative Practice and hundreds of clinical tools and templates for daily surgical practice. Procedures and Instruments At-A-Glance Tools provide step-by-step instructions and visual guidance designed for nurses new to the OR and for those who may need a refresher. Sign Up for a Facility Trial.
Live Events and On-Demand Webinars
Perioperative professionals have access to in-person and virtual live events on ambulatory topics year-round. On-demand recordings of webinars are also available. Don't miss AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo, where you'll learn and reenergize with the best and brightest in perioperative nursing.
ASC Resources Across the AORN Enterprise
Find valuable resources throughout the AORN enterprise to develop your periop team, learn practice advice for daily surgical practice, and enhance clinical operations.
Outpatient Surgery Magazine
Outpatient Surgery Magazine helps outpatient leaders and perioperative professionals stay current on ambulatory trends, provide practical solutions straight from the OR. New feature: Check out the new Administrator Central for helpful resources dedicated to outpatient leaders. Get a complimentary subscription to Outpatient Surgery Magazine.
A division of AORN, Pfiedler Education offers a wide library of on-demand, complimentary continuing education courses for clinical staff and leaders in the ambulatory setting. Explore Pfiedler Education.
Integrated into your existing EHR platform, this evidence-based documentation solution includes ASC specialty content to help standardize the way procedures are scheduled, perioperative data is managed, and patients are treated.