Access Now: AORN COVID-19 Clinical Support

Patient Care Online Courses

Learn essential and advanced concepts of pre-, intra-, and post-operative patient care with the following online courses.

Members save more than $600 on these courses. Not a member? Join today to get member pricing.

ASC Infection Prevention

Specifically designed for the Infection Preventionist to stay up-to-date and help prepare for the CAIP® exam.* 


ASC Preoperative Care Course

Understand the ambulatory preoperative assessment criteria to assist in ensuring positive patient outcomes and safety.


ASC Postoperative Care Course

Learn ambulatory perianesthesia assessment criteria to promote the patient’s quick return to self-care and wellness.


Anesthesia Course

Increase your knowledge of anesthesia methods to assist the anesthesia professional in delivering safe patient care.


Assessment Course

Learn the physiological and psychosocial aspects of the perioperative assessment.


Endoscopic Surgery Course

Acquire basic nursing care considerations for a patient undergoing minimally invasive or endoscopic surgery.


Guidelines Online Assessment

Identify gaps in knowledge of the current perioperative guidelines.


Health Care Information Management Course

Learn to use the nursing process in documenting safe and effective patient care in the perioperative setting.


Hemostasis Management Course

Learn about various methods of hemostasis; the use of sponges and drains; and ways to prevent retained surgical items (RSIs).


Hypothermia

Identify specific actions to take in order to reduce the risk of a patient developing unplanned perioperative hypothermia.


Malignant Hyperthermia

Identify the characteristics of malignant hyperthermia (MH) and the guidelines for treatment.


Moderate Sedation

Learn how to administrate moderate sedation/analgesia through all intraoperative phases of care.


Medication Safety Online Assessment

Identify knowledge gaps related to perioperative medications and safe patient practices.


Medications Course

Understand safe and accurate administration and documentation of intraoperative medications and solutions.


Older Adult

Understand the physiological, cognitive/psychosocial, and sociological care of the older adult.


Patient and Family Education Course

Learn specific behaviors to participate in patient and family educational activities.


Postanesthesia Care Course

Understand the scope of perianesthesia nursing and the skill sets needed to perform this role.


Prep for ASC Infection Prevention Certification - Live and Online

Distinguish yourself as a specialist in ASC Infection Prevention and prepare for certification either online or in-person.


Patient Safety Course

Learn how to apply safety principles specific to care of patient in the surgical suite.


Patient Positioning Course

Learn how to safely position patients for an invasive or noninvasive procedure.


Patient Skin Antisepsis Course

Learn evidence-based practices for skin preps; types of prepping agents; prepping procedures; and documentation for common types of surgery.


Positioning

Identify proper patient positioning in order to provide optimal care in the surgical setting.


Periop 202: Total Hip Arthroplasty

Obtain an overview of the role and responsibilities of the perioperative nurse during a total hip arthroplasty.


Periop 202: Total Knee Arthroplasty

Obtain an overview of the role and responsibilities of the perioperative nurse during a total knee arthroplasty.


Periop 202: Spine Procedures

Obtain an overview of the role and responsibilities of the perioperative nurse during various spine procedures.


Periop 202: Orthopedic Trauma

Learn about the types of injuries and procedures that a patient may undergo as a result of orthopedic trauma.


Retained Surgical Items

Understand essential information on initial, intraoperative, and final counts of all items used in the surgical setting.


Safe Administration of Moderate Sedation

Learn how to safely administer and monitor patients receiving moderate sedation.


Safe Use of Equipment Course

Learn how to apply principles of safety when using a variety of equipment in the surgical suite.


Surgical Specimens Course

Understand the care and handling of specimens.


Sterile Technique Course

Identify the concepts of sterile technique and their application to clinical perioperative practice.


Sterilization Process Course

Identify the concepts of sterile technique and their application to clinical perioperative practice.


Surgical Instruments Course

Learn various surgical instruments to help anticipate the needs of the surgical team during surgical procedures.


Surgical Hand Antisepsis Course

Learn various surgical instruments to help anticipate the needs of the surgical team during surgical procedures.


Transmissible Infection Prevention Course

Identify how to prevent infection in the surgical setting by implementing standard and transmission-based precautions.


Venous Thromboembolism

Identify how to develop and implement a protocol for prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE).


* CAIP is offered by and is a registered trademark of the Board of Ambulatory Surgery Certification, which neither sponsors nor endorses this program.


Wound Closure and Healing Course

Understand wound closure principles and how their application in the surgical setting can contribute to optimal outcomes.