Learning Objectives


Welcome to the OR

After reviewing this information you should be able to:
- Describe the types of surgery performed at Rochester General Hospital
- Describe the dress code in effect for all personnel working in the OR
- Identify members of the surgical team and learn the roles they play
- Practice aseptic techniques and describe how to behave in and around a sterile field

Proper Scrub Techniques
After reviewing this information you should be able to:
- List the types of surgical masks used at Rochester General Hospital
- Describe the materials and processes used to properly scrub in for surgery
- Scrub in for surgery using techniques approved by Rochester General Hospital

Gown and Glove
After reviewing this information you should be able to:
- Describe the types of surgical gloves available for use in the operating room
- Describe proper techniques for donning surgical gloves, with and without assistance
- Describe the open gloving technique and the situations in which it may be used
- Don surgical gloves with and without assistance using aseptic techniques  
- Describe proper techniques for donning a surgical gown, with and without assistance
- Don a surgical gown with and without assistance, using aseptic technique

Surgical Instruments
After reviewing this information you should be able to recognize and correctly name the instruments commonly used in surgical procedures at Rochester General Hospital.

Anesthesia
After reviewing this information you should be able to:
-Describe the types of anesthesia used in the operating room at Rochester General Hospital
-Describe the characteristics that distinguish one type of anesthesia from another
-Describe situations in which each type of anesthesia might be used

Safety
After reviewing this information you should be able to:
- Identify the adverse events that affect patient safety and the reasons and factors that may cause these
  events to occur
- Describe the standards, guidelines, and best practices to follow to prevent adverse events
- Discuss healthcare providers' responsibilities for patient safety

Tips and Tricks
After reviewing this information you should be able to:
-Describe how to handle sharps safely in the operating room
-Describe proper tissue handling techniques when assisting in the operating room
-Describe proper techniques for holding and using retractors and forceps when handling tissues
-Describe proper suture cutting techniques