Periop Mastery FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions and learn how other facilities are using Periop Mastery to standardize their training and education by contacting an account representative.

  • How does an administrator use the reports?

    Now you can obtain a formal assessment of subject matter retention by having learners take the Refresh Test. Reports are available to show how learners have retained the information.

  • How can educators use the courses?

    A facility is not required to buy all the courses although it is highly recommended. An educator can also choose to purchase specific courses to either ascertain knowledge gaps in a specific area or to address a specific issue identified.

  • Does a facility need to purchase all the modules?

    A facility is not required to buy all the modules although it is highly recommended. An educator can also choose to purchase specific modules to either ascertain knowledge gaps in a specific area or to address a specific issue identified.

  • How can I justify the expense to decision makers?

    Surgery is a high risk environment. An organization can minimize patient risk through increasing nursing knowledge. You cannot address knowledge gaps if you do not know they exist.

  • Can new nurses enroll in Periop Mastery Program?

    It is suggested that nurses new to perioperative services take Periop 101: A Core Curriculum first. However, it is not a requirement for registering for the program.

    The modules can also be used to test competency for recently hired RNs.

  • What are the computer specification requirements for the Periop Mastery Program?

    Download the Periop Mastery Program computer specifications (PDF).

  • How does the program test confidence?

    The Periop Mastery courses are designed to test the student's level of knowledge and confidence in that knowledge. The course begins by determining what learners know and levels of confidence. As the student progresses through the course, educational resources are provided to help the student understand the correct answers. Students continue through the course until achieving mastery, which means knowledge is correct and level of confidence is "sure."

    Below is a sample question to show how both knowledge and confidence are evaluated.

    Periop Mastery Sample Question

  • Why should I offer Periop Mastery to my nursing staff?

    Periop Mastery Program courses are based on the latest edition of AORN's Guidelines for Perioperative Practice and teach students the most current evidence-based clinical practice information. Mastery learning is designed to identify knowledge gaps, target education, and improve competency.