Targeted audience:

Hospital staff working within invasive specialty areas such as interventional radiology, cardiac catheterization lab, and endoscopy suites.

Course Delivery:

Course delivered onsite at hospital facility


2 Days ( 8 AM – 4:30 PM )

Contact Hours:

16 contact hours provided by the Florida Board of Nursing

Course Description:

This is a 2 day instructor led course delivered onsite at your facility to educate hospital staff working in specialty areas where invasive procedures are performed. The implementation of this course can assist your facility in lowering infection rates and improve physician satisfaction. The course is based on AORN’s Standards and Recommended Practices and is designed to create awareness regarding sterile technique and patient safety.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the Joint commission goals for patient safety
  • Identify surgical attire
  • Define aseptic & sterile technique
  • State the principles of asepsis
  • Recall risk factors that may contribute to post procedure infections
  • Discuss principles and types of sterile draping
  • Review medication safety/labeling
  • Review the handling of specimens
  • Define assessment
  • Discuss procedural environment
  • Discuss considerations related to anesthesia
  • Discuss positioning safety
  • Discuss recommended practice for counting sponges and instruments
  • Review skin prep agents/technique
  • Identify the areas to be cleaned in the procedural area
  • Identify the clinical manifestation of latex allergies
  • Discuss the purpose and procedure for scrubbing, gowning and gloving

Course Methodology:

  • Lecture
  • Discussion
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Audiovisual
  • Guided instruction

Course Evaluation Strategies:

Student Performance will be evaluated through the following:

  • Class participation
  • Return demonstration
  • Competency check list

Method of Course Delivery:

The subject matter in this course will be presented in the form of lectures, class discussion, demonstrations, and hands on demonstration.