Periop 101: A Core Curriculum™ OR Course Outcomes
Periop 101: A Core Curriculum is used by more than 2,500 organizations nationwide to recruit, educate, and retain perioperative nurses. This premier program builds staff confidence, optimizes perioperative efficiencies, and currently has more than 40,000 graduates and counting. Periop 101 uses a blended learning model incorporating online didactic content, skills-based labs, and a clinical preceptorship.
Periop 101: A Core Curriculum is designed to provide registered nurses who have no previous experience with the basic knowledge and clinical skills necessary to function independently in an entry-level perioperative nursing position. At the completion of this course, it is expected that the nurse will be able to practice independently at the beginning level in a perioperative position.
At the completion of the course the student will be able to:
- Compare the roles and responsibilities of multidisciplinary surgical team members in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative areas.
- Understand the specific role of the perioperative registered nurse in conceptualizing and controlling the perioperative environment based on skills labs, case studies and patient care assignments.
- Apply the nursing process to identify and address the needs of the perioperative patient and family or support persons in order to provide a safe environment.
- Apply principles of aseptic and sterile technique in the perioperative environment including the processes involved in creating and maintaining a sterile field.
- Apply knowledge of safe patient care in the perioperative setting based on case studies and patient care assignments.
- Discuss the processes of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of instrumentation and equipment.
- Apply safe medication administration practices based on knowledge of interventions and pharmacologic indications for drugs commonly utilized in the perioperative setting.
- Identify the ethical, moral, and legal responsibilities of the surgical team.
- Demonstrate ability to appropriately prioritize perioperative nursing activities relevant to the surgical setting based on case studies, and/or patient care assignments.
- Identify the opportunities and responsibilities for professional growth as a perioperative nurse.
To earn the contact hours, learners must complete each module posttest with a minimum score of 80%, complete the Course Evaluation, and pass the final exam with a minimum score of 80%.