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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  38.25
AORN Independent Studies  6.4
AORN Tool Kits  7.4
AORN Online Course  1.2
ANA Affiliate Membership  Varies
TOTAL  Over 50 Free CEs 

ANA Affiliate Membership
CH  Expires  Description 
  Varies Access ANA's Free Online Education 
Independent Studies
CH  Expires  Description 
2.4 12/31/2014 Management of Surgical Hemostasis 
Funded through the AORN Foundation by a grant from Ethicon Biosurgery.
Online Course
CH  Expires  Description 
1.5 02/28/2015 Perioperative Nursing Data Set (PNDS) 
Tool Kits
CH  Expires  Description 
1.8 12/31/2015 Safe Patient Handling Tool Kit 
1.0 03/17/2014 Sharps Safety Tool Kit 
1.5 03/01/2015 Management of Surgical Smoke Tool Kit NEW! 
2.0 03/01/2015 Fire Safety Tool Kit 
1.5 07/01/2015 Perioperative Efficiency Tool Kit New! 
Webinar Recordings
CH  Expires  Description 
1.0 04/12/2014 The Advocacy Imperative: It's Non-Negotiable 
1.0 05/10/2014 How to Avoid Death-by-PowerPoint 
1.0 06/07/2014 Sterilization Recommended Practice: Based on Evidence 
1.0 06/14/2014 So…You Want To Be In Management 
1.0 06/29/2014 Using Evidence-Based Research in Clinical Practice 
1.0 07/11/2014 So, You’re Thinking of Returning to School! 
1.0 08/09/2014 Perioperative Attire: The Importance of Following the Recommended Practices 
1.0 09/19/2014 Taking the Fear Factor Out of Competency Development 
1.0 09/20/2014 Preadmission Facilitation: Keys to Patient Safety 
1.0 10/11/2014 Evidence-Based Practice in Perioperative Nursing 
1.0 10/12/2014 Surgical Fire Prevention and Management 
1.0 10/31/2014 What can I find in the Recommended Practices for a Safe Environment of Care 
1.0 11/14/2014 Competency Development Part II: Annual education, who needs to know what?  
1.0 12/05/2014 Recommended Practices for Sterile Technique 
1.0 12/12/2014 Recommended Practices for the Prevention of Transmissible Infections in the Perioperative Setting 
1.0 12/13/2014 Medication Safety: How Do You Measure Up? 
1.0 02/09/2015 The Impact of Obesity and Treatment Options 
1.0 02/19/2015 Hybrid ORs: Evolution, Education, and Design 
1.0 02/22/2015 Recommended Practices for Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)  
1.0 02/28/2015 Prepare for the Unexpected: Emergency Drugs and Protocols  
1.0 03/01/2015 Is Your ASC Really OSHA Compliant?  
0.75 03/08/2015 Value-Based Purchasing: Headed Your Way  
1.0 03/18/2015 Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program: Setting the Standards for Clinical Excellence 






Infection Prevention Webinar Series for the Ambulatory Setting (3-Part Series)
1.0 06/20/14 Pneumatic Tourniquets: Perspectives from the Inside Out 
1.0 06/25/14 5 Keys to Lean Success: Avoiding Common Lean Pitfalls 
1.0 06/27/14 Recommended Practices for Sharps Safety 
1.0 06/29/2014 Evidence-Based Webinar Series
(Part 3 of 3) Using Evidence-Based Research in Clinical Practice
1.0 07/23/14 3 Techniques for Great Lean Leaders 

1.0 08/14/14 Perioperative Efficiency 

1.0 09/17/14 Recruitment, Retention & Recognition = Satisfaction 

0.5 10/09/14 The Role of the Perioperative Clinical Nurse Specialist 
1.0 11/13/14 Recommended Practices for Environmental Cleaning 
1.0 11/21/14 Zero Tolerance for Lateral Violence: Changing the Culture of Nursing Practice 
1.0 12/03/14 Packaging: Not Always So Simple 
1.0 01/22/15 Ambulatory Content for Recommended Practices 
1.0 02/13/15 BE IN THE KNOW: Perioperative Education Programs 



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. 

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.

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

AORN’s training and educational materials are protected under federal copyright and trademark law. Only registered students may use our materials.  Any unauthorized use of our materials is strictly prohibited.  Violations of these requirements or of our valuable intellectual property rights may incur substantial penalties, including statutory damages of up to $150,000 for a single willful violation of AORN's copyrights.   

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