Periop 101: A Core Curriculum™

Develop Evidence-Based Clinical Skills and Confidence in the Operating Room

When nurses choose to work in the perioperative setting, starting with a standardized, comprehensive clinical foundation is key to their success and satisfaction.

AORN experts develop and continually update Periop 101 from the evidence-based Guidelines for Perioperative Practice and with input from students, administrators and perioperative leaders.

Leaders can be confident they are building competent care teams that improve quality because the program provides consistent, current information in the classroom and online, and reinforces those lessons with hands-on clinical experience.

Periop 101 facilities have found that supporting nurse development adds recruitment value and improves retention rates.

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What Periop Leaders are saying

“Improved Quality & Safety...”

“I strongly recommend this program for hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers, because it’s aligned with the core competencies of quality improvement, safety, teamwork, patient-centered, evidence-based practices, and incorporates informatics.”

Rebecca Vortman 

“A Valuable Timesaver”

“Periop 101 saves me valuable time and is complete with references and tools for sim lab scenarios to more thoroughly prepare nurses in becoming a periop nurse.”

TONI HUGHES, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR, Nurse Educator

Course Details:

Periop 101 students will gain the clinical skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to quickly contribute to a high-performing OR team.

They will learn:

  • standardized 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
  • performance skills necessary to excel in the team environment

The comprehensive perioperative course features: 

  • Engaging online modules with new interactive features
  • Textbook content
  • Hands-on skills labs
  • Clinical practicum
  • Group activities
  • Study guides
  • Clinical technique video demonstrations
  • Administrator teaching guides

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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 can help support your nurses, educators, and patients, connect with AORN today.

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