Safe Environment of Care
There are numerous critical elements in maintaining a safe environment of care for both patients and health care workers. This module will address many of these elements including security, ergonomics, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), hazardous chemicals, and surgical smoke plume.
This course provides guidance for providing a safe environment of care and assists perioperative registered nurses in the identification of potential hazards in the practice setting.
- Identify all potential hazards in the perioperative environment.
- Identify ways to minimize all potential hazards in the perioperative environment.
- Identify how creating and following policies and procedures contribute to a safe environment of care.
To receive 1.5 contact hours for this course, you must achieve mastery of the content and submit an evaluation as instructed at the end of the course. This course contains 57 questions.
The 1.5 contact hours for this course will expire 6/30/2014.
AORN is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
AORN is Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019.
This program is approved for 1.5 hours of AEU credit by BASC provider #0102
AORN recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply that AORN or the American Nurses Credentialing Center approves or endorses products mentioned in the activity.