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Periop Mastery 2.0

Put an end to inconsistent (and risky) nursing practice in your ORs

Periop Mastery 2.0 will help you bridge the knowledge gaps that exist in your experienced nurses, including travelers, by helping you accurately assess their practice competencies and then target their education to the individual’s specific areas of weakness. The outcome is a cohesive nursing team that is practicing with 100% competence and 100% confidence.


New: Quality Improvement Packages

Learn more about Quality Improvement Packages to help prevent adverse events.

Customize Your Package

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  • Purchase all 19 modules (cost effective for facilities)
  • Customize a package of specific modules that your team needs (address knowledge gaps)
  • Purchase Quality Improvement package(s)







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Periop Mastery 2.0 modules include:

  • Pre-test to identify practice weaknesses and deficiencies
  • Customized learning plan for each team member’s specific needs
  • Study tools to prep for the CNOR exam

Note: Facility course administrators have two years to register students for assigned modules. From the time of registration, each student has two years to complete a module.

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Who will benefit from Periop Mastery 2.0?

  • Staff Nurses (new and experienced)
  • Educators (administrator’s guide is included)
  • Traveling Nurses (efficient onboarding)

Achieve quality improvements and high-performance standards in every OR.

When your team members can apply best practices to their care for every surgical patient, and that level of care is consistent across all cases, you will achieve improvements in both efficiency and quality measures.

EDUCATION MODULES: (35.5 total contact hours)

  • Environmental Cleaning
  • Hand Hygiene
  • High-Level Disinfection
  • Hypothermia
  • Malignant Hyperthermia
  • Moderate Sedation
  • Older Adult
  • Patient Skin Antisepsis*
  • Pneumatic Tourniquet
  • Positioning
  • Radiation Safety
  • Retained Surgical Items*
  • Safe Environment of Care
  • Sharps Safety
  • Sterile Technique
  • Sterilization*
  • Surgical Attire
  • Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Venous Thromboembolism

*Quality Improvement Packages

Individual QI packages address the greatest risks and the most common breakdowns in practice that lead to patient injury, inefficient processes, and facility liability. In addition to the Mastery module, each package provides a quality and risk assessment, webinar, checklist and a model to build a business case to support purchasing decisions.  The QI packages will raise confidence among your team, mitigate the frequency of near-misses, and reduce the potential for a sentinel event.

  • Quality Improvement: Surgical Site Infection
  • Quality Improvement: Sterilization Failure
  • Quality Improvement: Retained Surgical Items

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Related AORN Resources

For recent nursing school graduates, nurses transitioning from other specialties, and other surgical team members, see Periop 101.


Courses are also available for individual purchase.

Questions? View the Periop Mastery 2.0 FAQs.

Note: Modules can be completed in any order.

This program is approved for up to 27.50 hours of AEUs and up to 9.75 hours of IPCHs by BASC Provider # 0102.

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