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                                                                    Clinical Topics

     Perioperative Assessment: Helping Patients Achieve Their Goals - 27 minutes, 2005 (#1933)

When patients enter the care of perioperative nurses, often on the day of surgery, what are their goals? What risks do they face? The primary goal is for
the patient to achieve the optimal achievable outcome after surgery. The risk, however is that a pre-existing condition in the patient will prevent that
optimal outcome. Your job as a perioperative nurse is to contribute to the overall assessment of these patients and to balance the risks with the benefits,
based upon the patient’s overall condition, and achieve the patient’s goals. This video and accompanying study guide address patient assessment
before and after surgery. Factors including patient stress and anxiety, listening, observation, and different ways to phrase a question are discussed..

     Care of the Elderly Surgical Patient - 20 minutes, 1998 (#1857)

This video and accompanying study guide use a case study approach to review the physiologic effects of aging, describe mental status and
psychosocial assessments of elderly surgical patients, and plan and evaluate health instruction for these patients and their family members. The video
will also promote perioperative nurses' competence in caring for elderly patients who undergo surgical procedures.

     Using Surgical Instruments - 13 minutes, 1998 (#1859)

This video and accompanying study guide define the various instruments and their functions in the surgical procedure. It describes a variety of basic
surgical maneuvers common to practically all operations, such as cutting, dissecting, grasping with tissue forceps, clamping with hemostats, retracting,
and suturing.

     Powered Surgical Instruments: The Perioperative Challenge - 15 minutes, 1999 (#1860)
     Barbara S. Rusynko, RN, MSEd, CNOR

This video and accompanying study guide review the basic types and parts of powered surgical instruments. Appropriate cleaning, storing, sterilization,
and surgical presentation are illustrated, with emphasis placed on the AORN recommended practices.

     Care and Handling of Surgical Instruments - 17 minutes, 1999 (#1861)
     Bernadette La Jeunesse, RN, CNOR; Maureen Wilber, RN

The focus of this video and accompanying study guide is on the proper care of surgical instruments to ensure that they are ready to use for their
intended function. Description of aspects of instrument manufacture, classification and uses of various instruments, cleaning procedures, and possible
causes of damage are included.

     Ophthalmology: The Role of the Perioperative Nurse - 17 minutes, 1998 (#1862)
     Bernadette La Jeunesse, RN, CNOR; Maureen Wilber, RN

This video focuses on the unique concerns of the ophthalmic surgical patient and the special needs of the physician. With the increased sophistication of
ophthalmic surgical techniques, the perioperative nurse must possess specific knowledge to provide safe, effective care for these patients.

     Perioperative Nursing Care of the Intravenous Moderate Sedation Patient - 20 minutes, 2001 (#1881)
     Jan L Odom, RN, MS, CPAN, FAAN

This video and accompanying study guide discuss the role and responsibilities of the nurse managing the care of patients receiving moderate
sedation/analgesia, the legal boundaries of state licensure and practice acts, specific medications and dosages, and potential complications.

     Malignant Hyperthermia - 20 minutes, 2000 (#1882)

This video and study guide reviews the incidence, etiology, and clinical signs of malignant hyperthermia (MH) and offer precautions and strategies for
prevention. Assessment and monitoring considerations are discussed, and steps to be taken in the event of an MH crisis also are detailed.

     Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy: Principles and Practice for the Perioperative Nurse - 35 minutes, 2000 (#1901)
     Rosemary Giuliano, ARNP, MSN

New techniques allow patients with breast cancer and melanoma to reduce the incidence of complete lymph node dissection and multiple procedures.
This video and accompanying study guide present an overview of radiocolloid and blue dye injections, the gamma probe, and radiation safety in cancer

     Minimally Invasive Surgery: The Role of the Perioperative Nurse - 28 minutes, 2003 (#1930)
     Manja C. Lee, RN, BSN; Doreen Reynolds, RN, BSN; Seifu Tesfay, RN, BS, CGRN

This program provides an overview of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) to help the perioperative nurse become familiar with nursing care issues
specifically related to MIS procedures. Content addresses equipment, procedures, room setup, patient selection, and intraoperative troubleshooting.
     Broadening Horizons: Registered Nurse First Assistant - 9 minutes, 1994 (#1776)
     Patrice Spera, RN, MSN, CNOR, CRNFA

Registered nurse first assistant (RNFA) is an exciting and expanded role of the perioperative nurse. Multiple work environments provide diversity for this
progressive area of nursing practice. This video discusses the role of the RNFA, educational requirements, and credentialing and certification.
                                                        Communication/Conflict Resolution

     Effective Conflict Resolution Strategies in the OR - 17 minutes, 1997 (#1854)
      Susan R. McLean, RN, MSN
This video and accompanying study guide suggest effective ways to address disagreement, conflict, and abusive behavior in the surgical setting to find
solutions and improve the working environment.

     Effective Team Building in the OR - 15 minutes, 1998 (#1855)
     Mary Grace Hensell, RN, BSN, CNOR; Maryanne McAdams, RN, MS, CNOR; Phyllis Houck, RN, MSEd, CNOR

This video and accompanying study guide demonstrate how to effectively communicate with team members to better accomplish the goals of quality
care, patient satisfaction, and higher staff morale.

     Enhancing Communication in the Perioperative Setting - 20 minutes, 2000 (#1884)
     Patricia Martin, RN, CNOR

This video and accompanying study guide offer strategies for enhancing communication skills and illustrate the value of effective communication to
reduce stress and prevent misunderstanding.

     Interviewing Techniques - 13 minutes, 1983 (#1453)
     Nancy W. Schneckloth, RN, MSN, CNOR

This slide/sound presentation describes interviewing skills. It is not intended to provide the what, but deals with the how of interviewing.

                                                                    Infection Control

     Preoperative Skin Preparation - 17 minutes, 2005 (#1935)

Two of the desired outcomes for all surgical patients are freedom from injury, and freedom from infection. The goal of preoperative skin preparation is to
reduce the risk of postoperative wound infections. This is accomplished by removing soil and transient microorganisms from the skin, and reducing the
resident microbial counts to subpathogenic amounts. Risk is further reduced by using agents which inhibit rapid rebound growth of microbes. This video
and accompanying study guide present the important steps in preoperative skin preparation, including:

         Note patient allergies
         Inspect the skin
         Define a wide area for the prep
         Use aseptic technique
         Prevent pooling of prep solutions under the patient
         Use tourniquet and dispersive electrodes
         Apply the principle of clean to dirty
         Begin at the site of the incision, work outward toward the periphery and discard the sponge
         Prep contaminated areas such as stomas and draining wounds last.

     Concepts of Surgical Draping - 11 minutes, 1993 (#1754)

     Judith L. Reich, RN, CNOR

This video and accompanying study guide review general principles of draping and include a discussion of draping materials; demonstrations of draping
the abdomen, an extremity, and the perineum; draping of equipment; removal of drapes; and application of wound dressings.

     The OR: A Team Effort - 13 minutes, 1994 (#1774)
     Terri Goodman, RN, MA, CNOR

This video introduces new employees to the OR environment and emphasizes the value of teamwork in the delivery of safe and supportive patient care.
Brief introductions to infection control, OR attire, traffic patterns, and sterile versus unsterile bring perioperative practice into perspective.

     Regulated Medical Waste Management - 15 minutes, 1996 (#1820)
     Jeannie Botsford, RN, MS, CNOR; Janet K. Schultz, RN, MSN

This video and accompanying study guide explore the categories of medical waste as described in AORN’s “Regulated medical waste definition and
treatment - A collaborative document.” Cost-containment measures that will minimize waste and provide cost savings are emphasized.

     Concepts of Scrubbing, Gowning and Gloving - 26 minutes, 2005 (#1934)
The mindful practice of sterile technique helps protect patients from postoperative infections. Asepsis in the operating room is the conscientious
responsibility of each surgical team member – before, during and after surgery. This video and accompanying study guide demonstrate the aseptic
practices during scrubbing, gowning and gloving for operating room personnel.
This video shows:

         The surgical hand scrub procedure including a discussion of new brushless and waterless scrub techniques
         Techniques for gowning and gloving
         The steps for assisted gowning and gloving
         A review of the gown and glove sterile areas
         And the procedure for safely removing gown and gloves.

     Aseptic Technique: Principles and Practices - 20 minutes, 1999 (#1865)

     Cindy L. Christensen, RN

This video and accompanying study guide present basic concepts, principles, and techniques used in surgical asepsis. Content includes the concept of
surgical consciousness, proper OR environmental control, maintaining and handling sterile supplies, and initiating and maintaining a sterile field.

     Traffic Patterns in the Perioperative Practice Setting - 14 minutes, 2001 (#1880)
     Mary E. Hurt, RN, MS, CNOR

This video and accompanying study guide provide information about optimum traffic patterns in perioperative practice areas. Effective practices and
sound policies and procedures can optimize OR design and provide a safe, functional environment that protects patients, personnel, and equipment.

     Preventing Disease Transmission in the Perioperative Setting - 28 minutes, 2000 (#1902)

This video and study guide describe measures to prevent transmission of disease in the perioperative setting. These precautions apply to exposure to
potentially infectious body substances, contaminated medical supplies and equipment, contaminated environmental surfaces, and contaminated air.

     Sterilization in the 21st Century: Principles and Practice in the Perioperative Setting - 25 minutes, 2003 (#1932)
     Mary Lynne Weemering, RN, MSN, CNOR

This video and study guide introduce the processes involved in cleaning, decontamination, sterilization, and disinfection of instruments and supplies to
help perioperative nurses understand the criteria to determine whether an item is safe for use.


     Perioperative Nursing Practice: Intraoperative Phase - 16 minutes, 1986 (#1553)
     Charlotte Hyer, RN

This video describes the role of the circulating nurse during the intraoperative phase of the patient’s surgical intervention. Using the steps of the nursing
process, the nurse assists in meeting the physical, psychological, and sociocultural needs of the patient in collaboration with other members of the
health care team.

     This is Perioperative Nursing - 15 minutes, 1991 (#1700)
     Leana Revell, RN

This video introduces the role of the perioperative nurse by portraying the nurse’s daily activities, including preoperative, intraoperative, and
postoperative care. The historical evolution of OR nursing is reviewed in the context of today’s practice setting. Expanded roles and job opportunities
also are explored.

     Best Practices in Ambulatory Surgery and the Perioperative Nurse - 14 minutes, 1996 (#1819)
     Trudy A. Laffoon, RN, BSN, MA

This video and accompanying study guide present an overview of nursing care for the same-day surgery patient, the characteristics of best-practice
facilities, and the role of the perioperative nurse in a best-practice facility in providing cost-conscious care directed toward healthier patient outcomes.

     Risk Management in the OR - 21 minutes, 1999 (#1864)
     Patricia Clement, RN, MBA, CNAA; Maureen Schiffmiller, RN, CNOR; Sandra Schirmer, RN, MSN, CNOR; Mary O'Hara, RN, CNOR

This video and accompanying study guide describe the concept of risk management and the specific application of risk management techniques in
surgical services. The importance of risk management is examined by exploring aspects of care related to potential harm, loss, or danger and their
                                                           Patient/Family Education Topics

     Preparing Children for Surgery - 18 minutes, 1991 (#1699)
     Bradford Austin, RN

The success of a child’s surgical experience is influenced by the use of age-related preoperative nursing interventions. This video introduces four child-
development stages encountered in the pediatric setting and illustrates techniques to aid the nurse in preparing a pediatric patient for surgery.

     Positive Patient Outcomes Mean Education - 19 minutes, 1997 (#1837)

This video and accompanying study guide review the principles of patient education and discuss the integration of patient education into the nursing
process. Topics include the benefits of patient education, the role of the educator, implications for nurse managers, and more.

     The Neonate: Perioperative Considerations - 17 minutes, 1990 (#1649)
     Sarah Cunningham, RN, BSN, CNOR

This video and accompanying study guide describe techniques used in the perioperative care of the neonate/infant. Preoperative teaching is
demonstrated through interaction between perioperative nurses, parents, and other family members. Postoperative care is demonstrated by the
perioperative nursing team.
                                                              Patient/Staff Safety

     Electrosurgery: Principles and Practices - 16 minutes, 1995 (#1812)
     Cynthia Bray, RN, MSED, CNOR

This video and accompanying study guide discuss the basic principles of electrosurgery and the appropriate use of electrosurgical equipment. The focus
is on patient safety issues associated with the use of electrosurgical equipment and the perioperative nurse’s role in its daily maintenance and

     Surgical Counts: Don't Make a Case of It - 10 minutes, 1996 (#1818)
     Diana L. Wadlund, RN, MSN, CNOR, CRNFA

This video and accompanying study guide demonstrate techniques to ensure the practice of accurate surgical counts. The AORN “Recommended
practices for sponge, sharp, and instrument counts” are reviewed, with emphasis on development of a facility-specific count policy.

     Lasers in the OR - 11 minutes, 1998 (#1856)

This video and accompanying study guide present the fundamentals of laser-tissue interactions and review current clinical applications of laser systems.
Safe use of the laser system is emphasized, including use of personal protective equipment, smoke evacuation, and fire and electrical safety protocols.

     Preventing Intraoperative Skin Injuries - 20 minutes, 2000 (#1863)
     Linda J. Lewicki, RN, PhD; Molly Sammon

Skin injury is a significant, and often unrecognized, possibility during surgery. Whether the injury is of mechanical, electrical, chemical, or thermal origin,
the result is tissue necrosis. This video and accompanying study guide illustrate types of skin injuries and outline methods for preventing skin injuries.

     Fire Prevention in the Perioperative Setting - 27 minutes, 2005 (#1936)

In the operating room, where nurses and other healthcare personnel should be in full control of the environment, the risk of fire remains very high. The
operating room is a highly hazardous environment. An oxygen-enriched atmosphere combined with highly flammable fabrics, chemicals and other
materials, as well is ignition sources in close proximity, makes the risk of fire in the operating room a serious concern. This video and accompanying
study guide will present ways to reduce the risk of fire in the operative setting.
Covered topics include:

         The fire triangle: oxidizers, fuel and ignition sources
         Prevention strategies
         Fire safety training
         Fire drills

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     Reducing Radiological Exposure - 22 minutes, 2001 (#1917)

This study guide and the accompanying video review the clinical applications and potential adverse effects of ionizing radiation. Guidelines for radiation
safety are provided. The use of radiation monitoring devices, documentation, policies and procedures, and radiation education are discussed.

     Safely Positioning the Surgical Patient - 20 minutes, 2003 (#1931)
     Mary Lynne Weemering, RN, MSN, CNOR

The prevention of positioning injury requires the application of the principles of body mechanics through ongoing assessment and coordination with the
health care team. This program provides detailed information about the major surgical positions and promotes safe patient positioning to avoid injury.

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