Patient Safety Tool: Perioperative Nurse Competency Checklist

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The University of Connecticut Health Center has made available perioperative nurse competency checklists.

The checklists ensure registered nurses are competent in the areas of perioperative procedures, safety/infection control, equipment management, care protocols and communication/documentation. The checklists also specify method of instruction and method of evaluation.

The first checklist is catered to registered nurses in the post-anesthesia care unit and the second check list for registered nurses in the operating room.

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