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In-Service of the Month

Ready-to-Use, Evidence-Based In-Service Library

In-service staff education and training to reinforce knowledge, address quality issues, and meet regulatory requirements is a significant investment for outpatient facilities and ambulatory surgery centers, taking valuable hours of preparation and research every year by educators and administrators.

In-Service of the Month is a robust source of content, continually updated to reflect the Guidelines for Perioperative Practice - saving you time and money.

Streamline Training Content, Build Staff Confidence

The In-Service of the Month lets ASCs and inpatient and outpatient departments:

  • Access a variety of relevant topics (modules) 24/7 based on the Guidelines for Perioperative Practice
  • Choose from interactive tools in every module, including case studies, educational games, quick views, podcasts, articles, and PowerPoint slides
  • Customize perioperative education content to fit your facility’s needs
  • Standardize perioperative education with a trusted, high-quality resource


CONTACT HOURS: In-service modules are 4 CH each. Up to 10 learners may earn contact hours before additional fees apply. The learner must have attended the in-service presentation and then purchase and complete the course evaluation within 30 days of purchase.


Who benefits from the in-service library

The in-service library supports:

  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Office-Based Surgery
  • Outpatient Surgery Facilities
  • Nurses and Perioperative Team Members

In-Service of the Month Library Topics

The in-service library will be updated on a continuing basis.

Current modules include:

  • Environmental Cleaning
  • Flexible Endoscopes
  • Manual Chemical High-Level Disinfection
  • Medication Safety
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Moderate Sedation
  • Positioning
  • Radiation Safety
  • Retained Surgical Items
  • Skin Antisepsis
  • Smoke Evacuation
  • Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Team Communication
  • Venous Thromboembolism

In-service library topics

Evidence suggests the use of multiple, interactive techniques is a more effective learning approach.

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