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

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.

Duration 14 min
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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.

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
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.

Products Specifications
Formats Available DVD
Duration 14 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
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