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Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Principles of Sterile Technique

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 16 min
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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.

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
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 16 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
Copyright 2016