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Alison Dickson
Does anyone have an evaluation tool for Periop 101 candidate interviews they would be willing to share?
Christine Pytka
Hello All, This is my first post to this forum. I am looking into creating a Clinical Advancement Program for our ...
Ena Roseman
Periop 101 states in sterile technique module that we should not be covering our field with a sterile drape. ...

@Ena Roseman Yes we use it and really like it. We'll cover the field if there is a delay in the procedure start

Lesley Szilagyi
We have a CST on staff for over 14 years who will be getting their RN in December. Our surgeons (we are a ...
We have a CST at our facility in NYS that also has a "specialist assistant" certification and can close. I believe he ...
Stephanie Goodgame
Hi, I'm working on education for Lidocaine toxicity and wanted to get some input from you all. What do you thing ...
Our pharmacy consultant has provided education regarding Lidocaine toxicity.
Christine Constantino
Hi everyone, I am a new grad nursing student who was interested in becoming a peri-op nurse. While in the process of ...

@Christine Constantino
Aorn periop 101 program would def make you stand out and show that you're committed.

Theresa Bensinger
Our UBC fell apart throughout the last two years related to staff turnover and shortage. I am looking for ideas to ...
Hello Theresa,
Have you tried Zoom meetings or Teams? Once we started having meetings that are not in the hospital, ...
Kelly Jane Flores
Hei! Im an OR nurse in Oslo Norway working in ENT OR department. Im wondering if how do other hospitals desinfect ...
Jocelyn Atkins
Hello fellow colleagues, I am a Perioperative Nurse Educator in Southern California and have an opportunity to ...
Emily Coers
Hello, I am a nurse educator looking at creating orientation for a new grad (no previous healthcare experience) ...
Emily Coers Category Novice Nursing Jul '22

@Emily Coers
HI Emily,

The Periop 101 course includes pre and post-op introductory material for RN's. If you ...

Lois Brichta
Any recommendations regarding which is better: new perioperative nurses learning to scrub before learning to ...
Lois Brichta Category Novice Nursing Jul '22

@Lois Brichta
Probably circulate first and incorporate a scrub rotation in that period of time for a new OR RN.

Fotini Katsipoutis
Hi, everyone! I'm looking to see if anyone has an OR Residency Program for graduate nurses. If so, approximately ...

@Fotini Katsipoutis following this! I have been recently thinking about how to start a residency program for new ...

amy martin
We currently use the hospital phones in the OR to communicate with other staff members and anesthesia. We are ...
amy martin Category Novice Nursing Jun '22

We use two way radios to call out to pacu and notify spd to come get instruments

Annette Malston
Sounds like you have a great action plan for new RNs as well as new to OR nurses. Proper onboarding is so important to ...
Karen Johnson
We are exploring the possibility of accepting new grad RNs into our periop 101 program. We use the AORN program and ...
Karen Johnson Category Novice Nursing Jun '22

Yes, we accept new graduates. It has not been an issue. We do a lot of simulations and lab time in our didactic portion ...

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