Certification Review Includes

  • CNOR: Anesthesia Techniques and Surgical Pharmacology

    1. The purpose of this program is to instruct the learner on anesthesia as it applies to a nurse in the operating room. At the conclusion of this lesson the user will be able to:
      List three types of anesthesia techniques
      Describe the anesthesia standards for patient classification
      Discuss the purpose and process for cricoid pressure
      Identify three medications used for sedation
      List the safety precautions associated with medications and solutions used in surgery
      Summarize the categories of drugs used in the sterile field
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • CNOR: Immediate Postoperative Care

    1. The purpose of this program is to review principles of immediate postoperative nursing care. At the conclusion of this lesson the user will be able to:
      Describe the systematic assessment of the post-operative patient
      Review 4 complications commonly seen in the early postoperative period
      Review the principles of fluid, electrolyte and blood replacement
      Discuss malignant hyperthermia
      Name 2 scoring systems used to determine transfer or discharge criteria
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • CNOR: Perioperative Care of Age Specific and Special Populations

    1. The purpose of this program is to educate the learner about perioperative injury prevention. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to: p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Helvetica; color: #323333}
      • List the differences in physiology between the average adult patient and a pediatric patient
      • Describe positioning considerations for adequate surgical site exposure with pediatric and geriatric patients
      • Identify instrumentation issues associated with physiologic differences in pediatric and geriatric patients
      • Discuss several methods of meeting the psychological needs of the patient with altered comprehension
      • Contact Hours: 1
  • CNOR: Perioperative Emergencies and Complications

    1. The perioperative nurse must be able to identify and respond quickly to patient emergencies and complications, work with the surgical team during emergency situations and have the knowledge and skill to provide supportive care for the patient with surgical complications. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      Summarize the first basic actions performed by the perioperative nurse during a patient's emergent complication
      Organize activities associated with admitting an emergency patient to the operating room
      Describe the perioperative nursing assessment of the patient scheduled for emergency surgery
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • CNOR: Perioperative Nursing Sterilization and Disinfection

    1. The purpose of this program is to educate the learner about the perioperative nursing supplies and instrument hygiene. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      Identify critical issues in sterilization and disinfection contributing to patient safety
      Outline monitoring of various sterilization processes
      Review current sterilization and disinfection recommendations/requirements in perioperative services
      Identify the responsibilities of the Perioperative nurse for sterilization and disinfection in the operating room
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • CNOR: Perioperative Nursing-Enhancing Patient and Family Education

    1. The purpose of this program is to instruct the learner on enhancing patient and family education. At the conclusion of this lesson the user will be able to:
      Name six patient outcomes PNDS list
      List three reasons documentation of patient education is important
      Describe two techniques used to encourage learning in patients
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • CNOR: Perioperative Nursing/Patient Communication

    1. The purpose of this program is to educate the learner about perioperative nursing patient information and communication. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      Outline the major characteristics of the perioperative nursing patient information and communication topics discussed
      Summarize the clinical implications of the perioperative nursing patient information and communication topics discussed
      Review the overall importance of the perioperative nursing patient information and communication topics discussed
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • CNOR: Perioperative Safety Hazards in the Operating Room

    1. Every perioperative nurse should know and understand the risks associated with working in the operating room (OR) and the risks to patient safety when the standards of patient care are not followed. At the completion of this module the user will be able to:
      • List the three categories of perioperative hazards for all personnel in the OR
      • Describe several ways the perioperative nurse can avoid injury in the workplace
      • Discuss how the perioperative nurse can protect the patient from harm
      • Contact Hours: 1
  • CNOR: Who’s Who In the Perioperative Environment?

    1. Perioperative nurses need to know and understand the hierarchy and roles of patient care personnel in the operating room (OR). The patient is the center of focus and the reason for each of the roles across the disciplines. Consideration of the patients' individual differences enhances the expected outcomes. At the completion of this course the user will be able to:
      List the professionals in the administrative organizational structure of the perioperative department
      Describe the roles of patient care personnel in the perioperative environment
      Discuss patient individuality considerations when rendering care
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • CNOR: Decontamination, Disinfection and Sterilization

    1. Every perioperative nurse should know and understand the principles and practices of decontamination, disinfection and sterilization of instruments used in the operating room (OR). At the conclusion of this module the user will be able to:
      Identify three key elements in the decontamination of surgical instruments
      List the three levels of disinfection
      Describe the differences between gas and steam sterilization
      Identify methods for determining the sterility of the contents of a sterile packed instrument tray
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • CNOR: Ethical Legal Aspects of Operative Nursing

    1. Perioperative nurses must know the laws that govern practice for registered nurses in their state of licensure and the potential legal liability while caring for patients in the OR, and must recognize the difference between ethical and unethical practices in the care of patients. Perioperative nurses are also required to document care rendered to validate the standard of care delivered. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      Name four the major characteristics of the perioperative nursing professional ethics topics discussed
      List three the clinical implications of the perioperative nursing professional ethics topics discussed
      Describe three important of the perioperative nursing professional ethics topics
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • CNOR: Patient Positioning, Prepping and Draping

    1. The perioperative nurse must have the knowledge and skill to safely transport the patient from one surface to another and provide appropriate positioning for the surgical procedure, must have an in-depth knowledge of the mechanical and chemical properties of the materials used for skin preparation and how to perform a surgical skin prep; and must have the knowledge and skill to apply surgical drapes for adequate exposure of the surgical site. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      List three the safety parameters associated with positioning the patient
      Identify three important anatomic considerations in patient positioning
      Describe two ways how body positions affect the patient's physiology
      List the materials and methods used in surgical skin preparation
      Describe three different ways the patient is draped for specific surgical procedures
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • CNOR: Product Evaluation & Cost Containment

    1. The purpose of this program is to instruct the learner on product evaluation and cost containment as it applies to a nurse in the operating room. At the conclusion of this lesson the user will be able to-
      • Discuss the membership of a surgical product evaluation and selection committee
      • Describe why an item is brought to a evaluation and selection committee
      • Illustrate the process of product selection and evaluation
      • Contact Hours: 1
  • CNOR: Surgical Equipment and Instrumentation

    1. The perioperative nurse must be able to recognize procedural changes and respond quickly to convert endoscopic procedures to open procedures. At the conclusion of this module the user will be able to:
      Identify safety concerns when using electrical and high frequency equipment
      List the essential elements common to endoscopic procedures
      Discuss the role of the perioperative nurse during a laparoscopic procedure
      Describe the process of converting an endoscopic procedure to an open procedure
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • CNOR: Tissue Banking

    1. The purpose of this program is to instruct the learner on surgical tissue banking as it applies to a nurse in the operating room. At the conclusion of this lesson the user will be able to-
      Describe the types of tissue that can be obtained through commercial tissue banks
      List the sources of autologous tissue that can be used immediately or stored for future use
      Describe the packaging and storage of banked tissue
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • CNOR: WHO Safe Surgery Guidelines

    1. The purpose of this program is to instruct the learner on the World Health Organization's Safe Surgery Guidelines as they apply to a nurse in the operating room. At the conclusion of this lesson, the user will be able to:
      List three methods of patient identification
      Describe how the correct surgical site is identified
      Discuss how the team prevents patient harm by communication
    2. Contact Hours: 1

Accreditation Information

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In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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