Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinar

Sign up for one of our upcoming webinars, designed especially for perioperative professionals.

Can't make it to a live webinar? Register for the replay after the event and watch at your convenience. Webinar recordings are available two business days after the live webinar.

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Guideline Update: Sterilization

September 26, 2018

Speaker: Erin Kyle, DNP, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC

What are the changes in the AORN Guideline for Sterilization? Join us for this webinar to learn evidence-based practices related to sterilization including immediate use steam sterilization; environmental responsibility; chemical sterilant workplace safety; and more!


Describe at least two changes to the guideline for sterilization.

Define best practices for responding to wet packs/wet loads.

State how to select a sterilization method for a new instrument or device.

Explain how to evaluate immediate use steam sterilization practices.

Operating Room Fire Safety: Evidence Based Practices

October 10, 2018

Speakers: Darlene B. Murdock, BSN, BA, RN, CNOR; Jane Flowers, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, CRCST; Stephen Balog, MSN, RN, CNOR

The components of the fire triangle are ever present in an operating room increasing the risk of fire. This presentation will review the components of the fire triangle and discuss evidence based practices to prevent fires.


  • State the components of the fire triangle
  • Identify the surgical team members that control each component of the fire triangle
  • Discuss at least five fire prevention techniques

Design and Maintenance of the Surgical Suite Part 2: Maintenance

October 11, 2018

Speaker: Byron L. Burlingame, MS, RN, CNOR

This webinar will cover the second section of the new AORN Guideline for Design and Maintenance of the Surgical Suite. This section covers the requirements for monitoring the HVAC system and the interventions to perform after the failure of the water, sewer, electricity, steam, and HVAC system.


List the responsibilities of the perioperative RN during construction.

List the monitoring requirements for temperature and humidity

Describe steps to follow after a utility failure.

Guideline Update: Safe Environment of Care

October 30, 2018

Speaker: Byron L. Burlingame, MS, RN, BSN, CNOR

This webinar will cover the revised AORN Guideline for Safe Environment of Care. This webinar covers the recommendations for noise and distraction control, fire prevention assessment and interventions, and highlights from the other recommendations in this guideline including those on waste anesthesia gases and handling chemicals.


  • List three noise and distraction minimization techniques.
  • Identify the components of the fire prevention and management plan.
  • Identify the components of a waste anesthesia gas management program.
  • Describe a safe practice for handling methyl methacrylate (MMA), glutaraldehyde, and formaldehyde.

Sterile Technique Guideline: Little Things Make a Big Difference

November 13, 2018

Speaker: Julie Cahn, DNP, RN, CNOR, RN-BC, ACNS-BC, CNS-CP

This presentation will cover the updated changes in the 2019 edition of the Guideline for Sterile Technique. Presentation content will review new and revised recommendations. Two key concept changes involving air contamination and event-related sterility will be explored.


  • Describe two of the new practice changes in the 2019 update of the AORN Guideline for Sterile Technique.
  • Discuss why instrument tables should be kept within the unidirectional ultra clean air delivery system when possible.
  • Differentiate between table covering for procedural delays and covering portions of sterile tables that are in use.
  • Identify two methods to reduce door opening.

Price: Free