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

High-level disinfection of reusable semicritical patient care items deactivates all types of microorganisms with the exception of bacterial spores ...

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...

Hypothermia

Many surgical patients are at risk for developing unplanned perioperative hypothermia due to environmental and personal risk factors. Hypothermia ...

Pneumatic Tourniquets

Pneumatic tourniquets are used to occlude blood flow, obtain a near bloodless field for extremity surgery, and confine a bolus of anesthetic in an ...

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

Positioning a surgical patient incorrectly can result in serious injury to the patient and to perioperative personnel. Positioning patients properl...

Venous Thromboembolism

Hospital-associated venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major public health concern. All perioperative patients may be at risk for VTE because of imm...