(Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2016), 16 mins This program demonstrates proper hand washing and hand decontamination using alcohol-based agents, describes actions required for observing Standard Precautions and demonstrates handling of equipment and supplies used in providing patient care in ways that help prevent the spread of infection. Objectives: After completing this course, the learner should be able to: Take simple, practical steps in personal hygiene to decrease the likelihood of cross contamination. Maintain an active awareness of your environment at all times -- considering what is sterile, what is clean, and what is dirty. Perform proper hand hygiene using two different techniques. Demonstrate Standard Precautions techniques. Describe the appropriate use of personal protective equipment, including gloves, facial protection, hair covers and others. Handle all equipment and supplies using proper precautions in order to prevent cross contamination of infectious organisms.
(Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2016), 16 mins This program discusses and demonstrates the selection and use of gloves and sterile technique, including creating a sterile field and performing a sterile procedure.
Medcom, 2016. 13 min. The purpose of this program is to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to properly establish and maintain a sterile field in the OR. Objectives: After completing this course, the learner should be able to: Identify the proper requirements and uses of sterile drapes. Distinguish the different types of sterile drapes that are appropriate for use. Identify and utilize other materials appropriate for establishing a sterile field. Perform all of the steps required to prepare the sterile field. Demonstrate use of both the plastic incision drape and the four-towel method to perform sterile draping. Explain the principles and practical steps required to maintain the integrity of the sterile field.A part of the series Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR.
Medcom, 2016. 13 min. The purpose of this program is to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to perform gowning, gloving and surgical skin prep in the OR. Objectives: After completing this course, the learner should be able to:Identify the purpose of surgical gowning and use the proper technique to don a surgical gown to preserve sterility. Perform the closed hand gloving technique. Describe when and how to properly tie the waist tie of the sterile surgical gown. Assist a second person with proper gloving technique. Perform the open gloving technique.