Fundamentals of Perioperative Nursing

From May 17 2024 7:00 am until May 17 2024 3:30 pm

Please note this workshop is offered on-site only

Clock Hours: 8.0
This workshop is designed to meet the continuing education requirements for the MN Board of Nursing. It is the responsibility of the nurse to determine whether these activities

Description: This course consists of lab and lecture components related to perioperative nursing. The focus will be on fundamental principles related to providing safe care in the operating room environment. This includes: effective collaboration with team members, critical thinking, and implementing nursing guidelines, concepts, and skills related to the RN circulator role.

ObjectivesUpon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the role of the circulating nurse.
  • Demonstrate common circulating skills; positioning on OR tables, basic instrument identification, opening sterile supplies, counting sharps/sponges, OR prep/cleaning, patient prepping techniques, tracking blood loss, instrument sterility assurance.
  • Explain important surgical principles; principles of asepsis, draping techniques, scrubbing, gowning, gloving, patient assessment, documentation, common types of anesthesia, measures taken for patient safely, proper OR attire, fires safety, and collaboration with anesthesia providers.

Who Should Attend: New Graduate RNs, Experienced RNs new to the OR, Pre/Post-op RNs

Instructor: Anoka Technical College

Registration Fees

Medi-Sota Members: $280

Non-Medi-Sota Members: $350

Cancellations must be made no later than 15 business days prior to the course. The full course fee will be charged if cancellation is made in less than 15 business days. Full refunds will be given for all classes cancelled by Medi-Sota. Registration is transferable to another person.

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Contact Information


1280 Locust Street, Suite 16
Dawson, MN 56232

(320) 769-2269