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Environmental Cleaning

Covers the appropriate way to clean the perioperative environment according to current evidence.


After completing this educational module, the perioperative RN will be able to clean the perioperative environment appropriately and teach others to clean according to current evidence in order to provide a safe environment for patients, health care personnel, and others in the perioperative environment.


  • Identify evidence-based environmental cleaning procedures.
  • Recall environmental cleaning frequencies.
  • Identify how to limit the spread of transmissible infectious agents during the cleaning process.
  • Recall education, policies and procedures, quality assurance, and performance improvement measures related to environmental cleaning.

Course Requirements

This course contains three modules with a total of 88 questions. To receive 2.0 contact hours for this course, you must achieve mastery of the content and submit an evaluation as instructed at the end of the course.

Contact Hours

The 2.0 contact hours for this course expire June 01, 2017.

Funded through the AORN Foundation and supported by a grant from Ecolab.

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This program is approved for 2.0 hours of AEU credit by BASC provider #0102.

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