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Perioperative Skills Classes for the Registered Nurse

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Described below are:



Surgical Skills for Registered Nurses
   (Circulating Skills for Perioperative RN's)

This class is offered according to community needs. Typically we offer it in the fall and spring quarters.

CampusCE Information:

About the Course:
Classroom discussion is centered around the role of the circulating nurse related to the surgical team and surgical patient care. Topics introduced include:

  • OR attire
  • Aseptic technique
  • Surgical conscience
  • Surgical scrub, gown, and glove
  • Infection control/standard precautions
  • Wound classifications
  • Basic instrumentation
  • Sterilization/disinfection
  • Positioning
  • Prepping and SSI
  • OR team and duties
  • Counts
  • Dressing and packings
  • Latex allergies
  • Anesthesia
  • OR environment and safety
  • Specimen handling
  • Suture
  • Lasers
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Documentation
  • Nurse delegation
  • Pre-op considerations
  • National patient safety issues

A 64-hour clinical component on the role of the CN is included in this class.

Call Becky Scheid at (509) 533-8126 for more information, or email to be placed on a waiting list for the next round of information.



Scrub Skills for Perioperative RN's

About the Course:

This course introduces the RN to the role of the Surgical Technologist. The class has two components: lecture and lab practice.
This course is reserved for students who are currently employed as circulators in the operating room or who have recently completed the Surgical Skills class for circulating. The students will be introduced to the basics of the Surgical Technology role to include; scrubbing, gowning and gloving, mayo and back-table set-up, draping, and procedures practice. There will be 42 hours of lecture/lab practice and "mock surgery" with no hospital clinical time. (Enrollment is limited.)


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Updated 08.09.2013.