Basic Concepts and Skills of Perioperative Nursing for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

NURSING X 459

This course is a perioperative nursing prerequisite course designed to clinically prepare APRNs (NPs, CNMs, CNS, and Nurse Anesthetists) to function in the surgical arena and to be admitted to the RN First Assistant program.

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Starting at $1,100.00
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What you can learn.

  • Understand and practice sterile technique and parameters of the sterile field
  • Understand the principles of aseptic technique as applied to scrubbing, gowning, and gloving
  • Learn the surgical hand scrub procedure
  • Identify the sterile areas and correct methods for donning and removing gowns and gloves
  • Learn basic techniques for draping patients
  • Identify the four major categories of surgical instruments

About this course:

An introductory eight-hour perioperative nursing course designed to clinically prepare the APRN planning to function in the surgical arena. This program is directed toward APRNs (NPs, CNMs, CNS, and Nurse Anesthetists) who lack the experience in perioperative patient care needed to be admitted to the RN First Assistant Program. Lecture and practicum topics include: Pre- and post-operative care Aseptic technique Scrubbing, gowning, and gloving Surgical instruments Surgical conscience Creating and maintaining a sterile field Positioning the patient Equipment and product safety General concepts of anesthesia Use of perioperative medications
Prerequisites
The RNFA Verification Committee accepted UCLA Extension RNFA program requires applicants to have two years of OR experience. This course is designed for nationally certified/eligible APRN without two years of OR experience. Upon completing this course, APRNs become eligible to apply for the UCLA Extension RNFA program. 

Summer 2024 Schedule

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Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM PT
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Instructor: Robert Salsameda
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Fee:
$1,100.00
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Location: Off-Campus
Notes
Location: Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Downey, CA
Refund Deadline
No refunds after August 30, 2024
Schedule
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Date
Time
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Lecture
Sat Aug 31, 2024
8:00AM PT - 5:00PM PT
Off-Campus

This program is sponsored in part by Kaiser Permanente Facilities.

 

Program Instructors:

  • Robert Salsameda, MSN, RN, NP-C, CRNFA
  • Susanne Porter, RN, MSN, FNP
  • Nancy Rove, BA, RN, CRNFA

 

Two nurses and a doctor in the operating room

RNFA Program

Upon completing this course, join us for the 6-day Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) program to build the knowledge and techniques essential for assuming responsibilities of an RNFA.

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