Periop Mastery Program Modules

Periop Mastery Program modules cover the most critical areas and issues of the perioperative environment. Receive access to all the modules or choose only the ones you need. Modules are updated regularly based on the current Guidelines for Perioperative Practice.

Aseptic Technique

Environmental Cleaning

Covers the appropriate way to clean the perioperative environment according to current evidence.

Preoperative Patient Skin Antisepsis

This course is based on evidence-based practice guidelines for perioperative registered nurses (RNs) and other interested health care professionals...

Hand Hygiene in the Perioperative Setting

Teaches proper hand hygiene to help prevent and control infections.

Surgical Attire

The human body and surfaces in the surgical environment are major sources of microbial contamination and transmission. Surgical attire and personal...

Sterilization and Disinfection

High-Level Disinfection

Cleaning and decontamination are the initial and most critical steps in breaking the chain of disease transmission. Hospital personnel need guidanc...

Sterilization in the Perioperative Setting

This course provides guidance on the different types of sterilizers, methods for maintaining the sterility of items, and processing monitoring devi...

Patient and Worker Safety

Prevention of Transmissible Infections

Know which safe nursing practices to implement when caring for patients with transmissible infections to reduce the risks of spreading infection in...

Retained Surgical Items

Initial, intraoperative, and final counts of all items used on the surgical field are performed to lessen the risk of patient injury from a retaine...

Radiation Safety

Radiological procedures are valuable diagnostic and treatment tools; however, the use of radiation in the perioperative setting introduces a variet...

Safe Environment of Care

Be able to identify and minimize potential hazards to staff and patients in the perioperative setting.

Maintaining a safe environment of car...

Patient Care

Malignant Hyperthermia

Familiarizes perioperative nurses with the characteristics of Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) and guidelines for treatment.

Perioperative Care of the Older Adult

Recognize the physiological, cognitive/psychosocial and sociological changes dissociated with aging. Older adults have an overall decline in physic...

Preventing Unplanned Perioperative Hypothermia

Learn how to optimize patient care practices to maintain normothermia and prevent the redistribution phase of unplanned hypothermia.


Moderate Sedation

Moderate sedation/analgesia is a drug-induced, mild depression of consciousness achieved by the administration of sedatives or the combination of s...

Positioning the Patient

Learn to anticipate the positional equipment needed, principles of body mechanics and ergonomics, ongoing assessment requirements and how to coordi...

Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Learn reliable practices for reducing patient harm as a result of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).