OB RN Circulator Course

Standards of care in the OB surgical suite should be the same as those followed in the main OR surgical suite and anywhere in the facility where surgical and other invasive procedures are performed.The goal of this specialized core curriculum is to provide basic perioperative education to OB RN Circulators so that they have the knowledge required to provide safe patient care. The curriculum utilizes a blended learning model incorporating various learning modalities including online didactic content, skills-based labs, and a clinical preceptorship. 

Periop 101: A Core Curriculum for OB RN Circulator consists of 22 modules from the original core curriculum that have been updated to be directly applicable to the OB RN Circulator. Students who successfully complete this program will receive 33.6 nursing contact hours.

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New Periop 101 customers, visit Periop 101 Resources and download the Periop 101 order form.

Current Periop 101 customer can use prepaid student seats for OB nurses or order additional seats without signing a new contract. Contact us to get started. 

Course Modules

The following modules are included in Periop 101: A Core Curriculum for OB Nurses:

  • Anesthesia
  • Aseptic Technique
  • Critical Thinking
  • Environmental Sanitation and Terminal Cleaning
  • Hemostasis, Sponges, and Drains
  • Introduction to Perioperative Nursing
  • Medications and Solutions
  • PeriAnesthesia Nursing
  • Perioperative Health Care Information Management
  • Perioperative Assessment
  • Positioning the Patient
  • Preoperative Skin Antisepsis
  • Professionalism
  • Safe Use of Surgical Energy
  • Safety in the Surgical Suite
  • Scrubbing, Gowning, and Gloving
  • Specimens
  • Sterilization and Disinfection
  • Surgical Draping
  • Surgical Instruments
  • The Perioperative Environment
  • Wound Closure and Healing


This program is approved for 33.6 hours of AEU credit by BASC provider #0102.