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Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Creating and Maintaining the Sterile Field

Product code: 78810DR        

Series Overview:

Preventing the transmission of infective organisms is an important aspect of healthcare and a major concern for all nurses. This is particularly critical in the OR environment since infection is the most common complication experienced during post-operative wound healing. This series looks at ways in which this transmission takes place, and the techniques and work practices nurses must employ to prevent this from occurring.

The programs in this series are:

  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Principles of Sterile Technique
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Surgical Hand Scrub
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Gowning, Gloving and Surgical Skin Prep
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Creating and Maintaining the Sterile Field

     

This series is designated for a total of 2 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Updated Info:

These programs have been revised to accurately reflect the latest aseptic practice guidelines from the AORN.

Overview:

The purpose of this program is to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to properly establish and maintain a sterile field in the OR.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the proper requirements and uses of sterile drapes
  • Distinguish the different types of sterile drapes that are appropriate for use
  • Identify and utilize other materials appropriate for establishing a sterile field
  • Perform all of the steps required to prepare the sterile field
  • Demonstrate use of both the plastic incision drape and the four-towel method to perform sterile draping
  • Explain the principles and practical steps required to maintain the integrity of the sterile field

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Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Gowning, Gloving and Surgical Skin Prep

Product code: 78810CR        

Series Overview:

Preventing the transmission of infective organisms is an important aspect of healthcare and a major concern for all nurses. This is particularly critical in the OR environment since infection is the most common complication experienced during post-operative wound healing. This series looks at ways in which this transmission takes place and the techniques and work practices nurses must employ to prevent this from occurring.

The programs in this series are:

  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Principles of Sterile Technique
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Surgical Hand Scrub
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Gowning, Gloving and Surgical Skin Prep
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Creating and Maintaining the Sterile Field

     

This series is designated for a total of 2 contact hours of continuing nursing education

Updated Info:

These programs have been revised to accurately reflect the latest aseptic practice guidelines from the AORN.

Overview:

The purpose of this program is to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to perform gowning, gloving and surgical skin prep in the OR

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the purpose of surgical gowning and use the proper technique to don a surgical gown to preserve sterility
  • Perform the closed hand gloving technique
  • Describe when and how to properly tie the waist tie of the sterile surgical gown
  • Assist a second person with proper gloving technique
  • Perform the open gloving technique

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Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Principles of Sterile Technique

Product code: 78810AR        

Series Overview:

Preventing the transmission of infective organisms is an important aspect of healthcare and a major concern for all nurses. This is particularly critical in the OR environment since infection is the most common complication experienced during post-operative wound healing. This series looks at ways in which this transmission takes place and the techniques and work practices nurses must employ to prevent this from occurring.

The programs in this series are:

  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Principles of Sterile Technique
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Surgical Hand Scrub
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Gowning, Gloving and Surgical Skin Prep
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Creating and Maintaining the Sterile Field

     

This series is designated for a total of 2 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Updated Info:

These programs have been revised to accurately reflect the latest aseptic practice guidelines from the AORN.

Overview:

The purpose of this program is to provide nurses with an understanding of the principles of establishing and maintaining a sterile field in the operating room.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the different sources of surgically-introduced infection
  • Identify the six links in the chain of infection
  • Describe how surgical asepsis breaks the chain of infection
  • Explain the role and responsibilities that the circulating nurse has in establishing and maintaining sterile technique in the OR
  • Describe the AORN Standards and Recommended Practices for achieving the highest possible level of technical skill and surgical asepsis, including the seven key AORN principles
  • Explain the role and responsibilities that the surgical technician has in establishing and maintaining sterile technique in the OR
  • Describe the six recommended standards of practice for creating the sterile field established by the Association of Surgical Technologists

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Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Surgical Hand Scrub

Product code: 78810B        

Series Overview:

Preventing the transmission of infective organisms is an important aspect of healthcare and a major concern for all nurses. This is particularly critical in the OR environment since infection is the most common complication experienced during post-operative wound healing. This series looks at ways in which this transmission takes place and the techniques and work practices nurses must employ to prevent this from occurring.

The programs in this series are:

  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Principles of Sterile Technique
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Surgical Hand Scrub
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Gowning, Gloving and Surgical Skin Prep
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Creating and Maintaining the Sterile Field

     

This series is designated for a total of 2 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Overview:

The purpose of this program is to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to perform proper hand scrubbing techniques.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify how the surgical hand scrub works to break the chain of infection
  • Identify the various substances used for surgical hand scrub
  • Describe the various methods used during the surgical hand scrub
  • Describe the guidelines for maintaining proper fingernail hygiene
  • List conditions and injuries that can prevent one from performing surgical hand scrub and working in the OR, such as cuts, scratches, burns and other wounds
  • Describe precautions to avoid conditions and injuries that will prevent performing surgical hand scrub and working in the OR
  • Perform a 5-minute surgical hand scrub
  • Perform the two different techniques of the traditional scrub
  • Distinguish between the traditional scrub and the short scrub

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Operating Room: Surgical Skin Preparation

Product code: M053        

Overview:

Identifies the types of bacteria commonly found on the skin and defines objectives of surgical skin preparation. Focuses on effective surgical asepsis by demonstrating the three stages of preoperative skin preparation.

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OR Fire Safety: A Triad of Prevention

Product code: 78663        

Overview:

In the United States, more than 25 million surgeries are performed every year and only the smallest fraction involve a fire. But because operating room fires have the potential for economic and human harm, it is important to treat the subject of fire safety very seriously.

Purpose/Overall Goal:

This video and accompanying study guide focuses on the safe practices OR team members should follow to reduce the risk of fire. The program discusses the components of the fire triangle and various fuel, heat and ignition sources found in the OR. The steps to take in the event of a fire are also demonstrated.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the types of materials that comprise the three elements of the "fire triangle"
  • Describe and define the "fire triangle"
  • Identify safe practices in the OR setting
  • Outline the basic components that should be included in an OR fire safety training program
  • Describe how to respond to a fire in the OR
  • Define the healthcare professional's role in protecting both patient and staff in the OR setting
  • Identify the various agencies that regulate standards to fire safety and their role in follow-up investigations into cases involving fire in the OR and describe the steps in follow-up investigation

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Positioning the Surgical Patient

Product code: M055        

Overview:

Describes in detail the three surgical positions, and the methods for moving the patient.

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Preparing and Maintaining the Sterile Field

Product code: M054        

Overview:

Demonstrates the techniques and materials used for creating a protective barrier.

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