|Operating room nursing is an increasingly complex area for patient care, characterized by rapid changes in technology and economic influences. This course offers a structured learning opportunity with emphasis on the application of theoretical knowledge to the professional practice of nursing in the OR. The program is based on AORN standards of recommended practice and is designed to give professional nurses without previous operating room experience an introduction to the basic competencies of the perioperative RN role. You will be provided with the opportunity to develop basic operating room skills through didactic education and clinical application. You will receive 32 hours of classroom didactic and complete 64 hours of hands-on clinical experience under the supervision of a RN preceptor giving a total of 96 contact hours upon course completion. The facilities used are under contracts that Century College has in place. Objectives: Apply the nursing process in patient care in the OR, Assess the physiological and psychological health status of the perioperative patient, Provide respectful and safe nursing care to all perioperative patients and their families, Demonstrate the application of the principles of aseptic technique to patient care, Demonstrate the application of infection control principles and practices to patient care, Demonstrate correct draping for surgical procedures, Describe four common surgical positions, Describe and practice correct methods of skin preparation, Demonstrate an aseptically correct surgical scrub, gowning, and closed gloving, Describe the safe use of equipment common to all surgeries, Complete an example of OR documentation with consideration of HIPAA regulationsREQUIRED TEXTBOOKS: Berry and Kohn's Operating Room Technique, approx. $135 and Surgical Instrumentation, approx. $91. The online book code is 1NUR 0001. Textbooks should be purchased before the first class and are available at the Century College Bookstore located on the West Campus, 651-779-3281 or online at www.centurycollegebookstore.com/ CLINICALS: These will be scheduled by the clinical coordinator and will be Monday through Friday, one day per week for eight weeks.