AORN Virtual Town Hall and Special Membership Meeting: February 23, 2016

Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinar

Sign up for one of our upcoming webinars, designed especially for perioperative professionals. Can't make it to a live webinar? Register for the replay after the event and watch at your convenience. Webinar recordings are available two business days after the live webinar.

AORN Guideline for Processing Flexible Endoscopes

February 10, 2016
Wednesday, 1pm (PT); 2pm (MT); 3pm (CT); 4pm (ET)

The AORN Guideline for Flexible Endoscopes provides guidance to perioperative, endoscopy and sterile processing personnel for processing all types of reusable flexible endoscopes and accessories. The cycle of processing includes point of use cleaning, transporting, leak testing, cleaning, inspecting, packaging and sterilization, or high-level disinfection or liquid chemical sterilization, and storage of flexible endoscopes and related accessories. Following the recommendations provided in this new evidence-based guideline is critical to minimizing the risks for endoscopy-related infection and providing safe patient care. This presentation will provide an overview of the guideline recommendations, including design of the endoscopy processing room, processing errors, and outbreaks associated with endoscope processing, the potential for transmission of prions via flexible endoscopes, cleaning verification, and culture surveillance.


  • Explain requirements for endoscopy rooms.
  • Discuss evidence-based practices for processing flexible endoscopes.
  • Describe recommendations for surveillance of flexible endoscopes.

Speaker: Sharon A. Van Wicklin, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA(E), CPSN-R, PLNC

CH: This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.

Please contact AORN Experience Services at 1-800-755-2676 to register.

Recipes for Success: The Bariatric Patient Part II – Your Questions Answered

March 10, 2016
Thursday, 1pm (PT); 2pm (MT); 3pm (CT); 4pm (ET)

Ongoing education is an integral component of staff satisfaction and competency. A previous webinar—Recipes for Success—provided basic information for perioperative staff caring for bariatric patients. Part II will provide more focused information based on the evaluations and expressed needs of participants of the previous webinar.


  • Discuss ways to make your OR bariatric-patient friendly
  • Identify mental pre- and post-operative patient preparation for bariatric surgery
  • Review stages of postoperative diet
  • Recognize surgical complications and treatment options

Speakers: Jennifer Fencl, DNP, RN, CNS-BC, CNOR; Angela Walsh, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR; Beverly Clark, BSN, RN, CNOR

CH: This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.

Price: Free