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Whether you're looking to stay current on the latest practices or maintain a license or certification requirement, AORN is your one-stop shop for free CE. Earn contact hours online through on-demand webinar recordings, tool kits, and courses.

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Description Available CH
AORN On-Demand Webinar Recordings  28.25
AORN Independent Studies  2.4
AORN Tool Kits  11.1
AORN Online Course  1.5
ANA Affiliate Membership  Varies
TOTAL  Over 40 Free CEs 


ANA Affiliate Membership

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  Varies Access ANA's Free Online Education

Independent Studies

CH  Expires  Description 
2.4 December 31, 2014 Management of Surgical Hemostasis
Funded through the AORN Foundation by a grant from Ethicon Biosurgery.

Online Course

CH  Expires  Description 
1.5 February 28, 2015 Perioperative Nursing Data Set (PNDS)

Tool Kits

CH  Expires  Description 
1.8 December 31, 2015 Safe Patient Handling Tool Kit
1.5 March 1, 2015 Management of Surgical Smoke Tool Kit NEW!
2.0 March 1, 2015 Fire Safety Tool Kit
1.5 July 1, 2015 Perioperative Efficiency Tool Kit
4.3 March 20, 2016 Sharps Safety Tool Kit

Webinar Recordings

CH  Expires  Description 
1.0 July 11, 2015 So, You’re Thinking of Returning to School!
1.0 July 23, 2015 3 Techniques for Great Lean Leaders
1.0 August 14, 2015 Perioperative Efficiency
1.0 September 17, 2014 Recruitment, Retention & Recognition = Satisfaction
1.0 September 19, 2014 Taking the Fear Factor Out of Competency Development
1.0 September 20, 2014 Preadmission Facilitation: Keys to Patient Safety
0.5 October 9, 2014 The Role of the Perioperative Clinical Nurse Specialist
1.0 October 12, 2014 Surgical Fire Prevention and Management
1.0 October 31, 2014 What can I find in the Recommended Practices for a Safe Environment of Care
1.0 November 13, 2014 Recommended Practices for Environmental Cleaning
1.0 November 14, 2014 Competency Development Part II: Annual education, who needs to know what? 
1.0 November 21, 2014 Zero Tolerance for Lateral Violence: Changing the Culture of Nursing Practice
1.0 December 3, 2014 Packaging: Not Always So Simple
1.0 December 5, 2014 Recommended Practices for Sterile Technique
1.0 December 12, 2014 Recommended Practices for the Prevention of Transmissible Infections in the Perioperative Setting
1.0 December 13, 2014 Medication Safety: How Do You Measure Up?
1.0 February 9, 2015 The Impact of Obesity and Treatment Options
1.0 February 19, 2015 Hybrid ORs: Evolution, Education, and Design
1.0 February 22, 2015 Recommended Practices for Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
1.0 February 28, 2015 Prepare for the Unexpected: Emergency Drugs and Protocols
1.0 March 1, 2015 Is Your ASC Really OSHA Compliant?
0.75 March 8, 2015 Value-Based Purchasing: Headed Your Way
1.0 March 18, 2015 Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program: Setting the Standards for Clinical Excellence
1.0 January 22, 2015 Ambulatory Content for Recommended Practices
1.0 February 13, 2015 BE IN THE KNOW: Perioperative Education Programs


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When the content is appropriate for Ambulatory Surgery Center Administrators, programs may be approved for AEU credit by BASC Provider #0102. 


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