Patient Safety Tool: Perioperative Nurse Competency Checklist

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.

Note: View our database providing 150 reports that link to free, downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations by clicking here.

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