Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5338
First Term: 2013 Fall   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 16
CIP Code: 51.3812

Occupational Area: Health Science / Allied Health
Instructional Council: Allied Health (51)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Not Found


Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Surgical Technology for the Operating Room Nurse program is designed to provide a basic foundation of knowledge for the registered nurse interested in working in the operating room setting. Based on safety of patient care the registered nurse will become knowledgeable of the "Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) Standards of Practice," perform operating room techniques in the scrub and circulator role and gain exposure to the general surgery arena. Upon successful graduation with a certificate, this program will prepare the registered nurse for employment in an operating room, for orientation with a preceptor, and provide them with knowledge to function while learning specialties of the operating room. The didactic information is provided in an on-line format. This "work from home" format allows the student to study independently and while maintaining a work schedule. Students will complete hands-on lab experience to familiarize them with duties of the operating room nurse in the perioperative services. Clinical experience will allow the student to gain experience in the scrub and circulating role and learn the circulator`s role in caring for the patient in pre-op holding, the operating room and the post-anesthesia care unit. Certification through Certification Board Perioperative Nursing (CNOR) is available after two years experience working in the operating room.


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Required Courses
+ PON210 PeriOperative Principles I 3
+ PON212 PeriOperative Principles II 3
+ PON214 PeriOperative Laboratory 4
+ PON218 PeriOperative Clinical Practice I 3
+ PON220 PeriOperative Clinical Practice II 3
Credits: 16

Program Competencies
1. Assess the physiological health status of the patient. (PON210, PON218, PON220)
2. Assess the psychosocial health status of the patient/family. (PON210, PON218, PON220)
3. Formulate nursing diagnosis based on health status data. (PON210, PON218, PON220)
4. Establish patient goals based on nursing diagnosis. (PON210, PON212, PON214, PON218, PON220)
5. Develop a plan of care that prescribes nursing actions to achieve patient goals. (PON210, PON212, PON214, PON218, PON220)
6. Implement nursing actions in transferring the patient according to the prescribed plan. (PON212, PON214, PON218, PON220)
7. Contribute to patient/family teaching. (PON210, PON214, PON218, PON220)
8. Create and maintain a sterile field. (PON212, PON214, PON218, PON220)
9. Provide equipment and supplies based on patient needs. (PON212, PON214, PON218, PON220)
10. Perform sponge, sharps and instrument counts. (PON212, PON214, PON218, PON220)
11. Administer drugs and solutions as prescribed. (PON218, PON220)
12. Monitor the patient physiologically during surgery. (PON218, PON220)
13. Monitor and control the operating room environment. (PON218, PON220)
14. Demonstrate respect for patient`s rights. (PON218, PON220)
15. Demonstrate accountability in nursing actions. (PON210, PON212, PON214, PON218, PON220)
16. Evaluate patient outcomes. (PON218, PON220)
17. Establish criteria to measure quality of nursing care. (PON210, PON212, PON214, PON218, PON220)
18. Reassess all components of patient care based on new data. (PON218, PON220)
Last Updated: June 25, 2013

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.





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