OR Protocol - AORN Healthcare Industry Rep credentialing course

The operating room is a special environment within a health care facility, where surgical procedures are performed on patients to diagnose and treat disease or injury. Because the operating room is a highly restricted area that is subject to many laws, regulations, and professional guidelines, it is critical for health care industry representatives (HCIR) to understand how to work in and around the operating room environment. This online continuing education activity will provide you with the information you need to successfully and safely fulfill your responsibilities in the operating room, while protecting the safety and rights of patients, staff, and yourself. Following the suggestions in this program will also assist you in being accepted as an asset to patients and staff as you give technical support for your product.

ANSI Standard 5.8 - AORN Operating Room Protocol


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OR Protocol® - The official AORN industry personnel credentialing course

The operating room is a special environment within a healthcare facility, where surgical procedures are performed on patients to diagnose and treat disease or injury. Because the operating room is a highly restricted area that is subject to many laws, regulations, and professional guidelines, it is important for you to understand how to work in and around this unique environment. This course provides you with the information you will need to successfully and safely fulfill your responsibilities in the OR, while protecting yourself and the safety and rights of patients and staff. Following the suggestions in this program will also help you build rapport with the OR team, which in turn results in becoming an important source of technical support for your product.
The operating room is a special environment within a healthcare facility, where surgical procedures are performed on patients to diagnose and treat disease or injury. Because the operating room is a highly restricted area that is subject to many laws, regulations, and professional guidelines, it is important for you to understand how to work in and around this unique environment. This course provides you with the information you will need to successfully and safely fulfill your responsibilities in the OR, while protecting yourself and the safety and rights of patients and staff. Following the suggestions in this program will also help you build rapport with the OR team, which in turn results in becoming an important source of technical support for your product.

Upon completion of this online activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify the appropriate attire to wear in all areas of the surgical suite.
  • Illustrate the importance of hand hygiene and the role it plays in reducing surgical site infections.
  • Discuss the concepts that contribute to and importance of preventing Surgical Site Infections (SSIs).
  • Describe techniques to minimize the risk of infection in the intraoperative environment.
  • Interpret the principles of aseptic practices and follow them in specific OR scenarios.
  • List three aspects of environmental control commonly found in the OR.
  • Identify the steps required if you are involved in a blood borne exposure incident.
  • Summarize the roles HCIRs might assume in the OR to ensure compliance with policies and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Identify mechanisms the HCIR can use to ensure the smooth introduction of products, equipment or instrumentation in the operating room.

AORN OR Protocol COVID-19 Update for HCIRs

The purpose of this webinar is to provide HCIRs with information about precautions to take and their roles as perioperative team members when returning to the OR after the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar provides guidance for the HCIR who participates as part of the perioperative team during the COVID-19 health emergency. Topics include transmission precautions related to COVID-19, surgical attire and laundering, personal items brought into the OR, navigating ORs that are set up for care of patient populations who are infected with SARS-CoV-2, OR traffic and air flows, personal protective equipment and N95 decontamination, and navigating the health care organization's policies and procedures and state health department’s regulations.
The purpose of this webinar is to provide HCIRs with information about precautions to take and their roles as perioperative team members when returning to the OR after the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar provides guidance for the HCIR who participates as part of the perioperative team during the COVID-19 health emergency. Topics include transmission precautions related to COVID-19, surgical attire and laundering, personal items brought into the OR, navigating ORs that are set up for care of patient populations who are infected with SARS-CoV-2, OR traffic and air flows, personal protective equipment and N95 decontamination, and navigating the health care organization's policies and procedures and state health department’s regulations.At the conclusion, participants should be able to:1. Identify strategies that can be implemented to decrease virus transmission.2. Understand the difference between positive and negative pressure rooms.3. Discuss how scrubs and personal items should be handled in the perioperative setting.4. Describe issues related to PPE and N95s in the COVID-19 pandemic.
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