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Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Principles of Sterile Technique (w/Video)

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Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses and other operating room professionals. Learning 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 To complete this activity and obtain CE credit, you must do the following: - View the program "Current Issues in Tuberculosis: The American Epidemic" - Read the Course Introduction/Disclosures section in its entirety. - Read the course material. - Complete the Post Test with a score of 80% or more. - Submit the online activity evaluation form. Credit Designation Medcom, Inc. designates this educational activity for 0.5 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit. Medcom/Trainex is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation* Medcom/Trainex is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider number CEP 9888), and the Florida Board of Nursing (provider number 50-1285). *Accreditation refers to recognition of educational activities only and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any product. Complete Disclosure Information For complete disclosure information, click here . CLOSE INTENDED AUDIENCE This activity was developed for nurses and other operating room professionals. COMMERCIAL SUPPORT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT No commercial support was provided for the development of this activity. STATEMENT OF NEED Infection is the most common complication experienced during post-operative wound healing. Using surgical practices that eliminate infectious agents decreases the chance of infection. A primary goal of the surgical team is to prevent infection by isolating the operative site from the surrounding non-sterile environment, thus breaking the chain of infection. METHOD OF PARTICIPATION To complete this activity and obtain CE credit, you must do the following: - Read this Course Introduction / Disclosures section in its entirety - Read the course material - Complete the post test with a score of 80% or higher - Complete the activity evaluation form ACCREDITATION Medcom/Trainex is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation* Medcom/Trainex is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider number CEP 9888), and the Florida Board of Nursing (provider number 50-1285). *Accreditation refers to recognition of educational activities only and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any product. CREDIT DESIGNATION Medcom, Inc. designates this educational activity for 0.5 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit. OVERVIEW Infection is the most common complication experienced during post-operative wound healing. Surgery disrupts the skin, which is the principal barrier against the introduction of microorganisms. Using surgical practices that eliminate infectious agents decreases the chance of infection. This program is designed to provide nurses an understanding of the principles of establishing and maintaining a sterile field in the operating room. The material is organized around the following categories: - Introduction - The Chain of Infection - The Circulating Nurse - The Surgical Technicican LEARNING 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 AUTHOR / REVIEWERS Medcom, Inc. is the corporate author of this educational activity. Kari Albrecht, RN, MSN served as subject matter expert in review of the content, and performed a content validation review. PLANNER / AUTHOR DISCLOSURE In accordance with ANCC Standards, parallel documents from other accrediting bodies, and Medcom, Inc. policy, the learner is hereby informed that the planners and staff of Medcom, Inc., and the content validation reviewer(s) involved with this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Furthermore, there is no discussion in this activity about the use of products for non FDA-approved indications. UNAPPROVED USE DISCLOSURE Medcom, Inc. requires authors and content validation reviewers to disclose to the learner when products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (not FDA approved); and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Authors of this activity may present information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information. DISCLAIMER As in all educational activities, we encourage the practitioners to use their own judgment in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account the patient's unique clinical situation. Medcom disclaims any liability and/or loss resulting from the information contained in this activity. The learner specifically agrees to indemnify and hold Medcom, the creators, producers, and distributors of this activity harmless against any and all claims or liabilities arising out of the use of any information provided in this activity by the learner, or by anyone directly or indirectly obtaining such information through the learner.

Course Code: VID78810A-T
Course Link: http://lms.esionline.us/course/view.php?id=136