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Welcome to Periop 101: A Core Curriculum™ Cesarean Section

Procedure-Specific Education to Keep Mother and Child Safe

This program is developed, researched, and continually updated to reflect the latest AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice.

Written by AORN’s expert perioperative nurse authors for new and returning labor and delivery nurses who participate in Cesarean section procedures, this hybrid course provides the necessary clinical foundation for safe surgical practice. Graduate-level QSEN competencies are also included.

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Periop 101 Badge

After successful completion of the course, learners can showcase their verified perioperative skills on their resume and social channels with AORN’s Periop 101 digital badge.


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Course Details:

Students will learn:

  • Standardized cesarian section education developed from the evidence-based Guidelines for Perioperative Practice to improve patient and workplace safety
  • To integrate patient and worker safety processes for use throughout the perioperative continuum related to the c-section procedure
  • Performance skills necessary to excel in the c-section team environment

The comprehensive perioperative course includes: 

  • Highly-interactive online modules
  • Textbook content
  • Hands-on skills labs
  • Clinical practicum
  • Group activities
  • Study guides
  • Clinical technique video demonstrations
  • Administrator teaching guides
  • Competency checklists

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Course Information and Outcomes 
View specific course overview, purpose, and outcomes.

Course Learning Plan
Preview the learning plan to help schedule your team’s training.

Continuing Education Available:  35.6 CHs

Set Your New Nurses Up for Success
Improve their transition into the OR – each student receives a one-year AORN Membership to complement their curriculum. Benefits include more than 200 CNE contact hours and guideline resources.     

To learn more about how Periop 101: A Core Curriculum Cesarean Section can help support your nurses, educators, mothers, and babies – connect with AORN today.

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