Operating Room Protocols for HCIRs



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9AM - 5PM CST (M-F)

Faculty: By Erin Azuse, RN BSN


Successful Completion: Complete entire module, complete the exam with a passing score of 80% or better, and complete the evaluation form.


Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes.


CEUs: HIPAA Exams is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.  CEU Information


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This course is designed for the Health Care Industry Representative who will function within the perioperative setting. Operating rooms have strict regulations due to patient safety concerns. This course will provide the Health Care Industry Representative with the essential knowledge to properly advocate for patient and workplace safety, as well as maintain the privacy and security of patient's health information.

Course includes a video and audio component with stand-alone exam.

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Learning Objectives

  • Explain the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule
  • Identify methods of bloodborne pathogen transmission and prevention
  • Explain the concept of a sterile field in the perioperative setting
  • Review how a Health Care Industry Representative may function within the operating room
  • Discuss what constitutes ethical interactions between a Health Care Industry Representative and a Health Care Professional

Target Audience

Health Care Industry Representative in the Preoperative Setting

Table of Contents

Commonly referred to as: Operating Room Protocols and Orientation to the Operating Room For the Sales Professional

Operating Room Protocols for HCIRs

Table of Contents:

  • Guidelines for HCIRs in the Perioperative Setting
  • Legal Notice
  • Purpose of Course
  • Learning Objectives
  • AORN Position Statement
  • HIPAA Privacy and Security
  • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and Prevention of Transmissible Infections
  • Occupational Safety
  • Radiation
  • Biohazardous Waste
  • Electrical Safety
  • Hand Hygiene and Principles of Asepsis per AORN Guidelines
  • Guidelines for Hand Hygiene
  • Guidelines for Sterile Technique
  • Practices to Reduce the Spread of Transmissible Infections
  • Creating and Maintaining a Sterile Field
  • AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals
  • End of Course Exam

Course Content Example 1:

AORN Position Statement

In 2014, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) released a position statement on the role of the Health Care Industry Representative in the perioperative setting.

  • AORN recognizes that Health Care Industry Representatives (HCIRs) bring their knowledge and expertise to the operating room, but believes that there must be restrictions on their role within that setting
  • Representatives should work in conjunction with the Perioperative Nurse and Perioperative AdministratorThe Perioperative Nurse is responsible:
  • To carry out all core nursing activities
  • To verify that the patient has been informed about the presence of health care industry representative
  • To monitor the representative and facilitate their services to the team
  • The Preoperative Administrator is responsible:
  • To make sure the representative is educated on all procedures and technology that will be encountered in the operating room
  • To develop policies and procedures that define the representative's role within the OR

Course Content Example 2:

Practices to Reduce the Spread of Transmissible Infections

  • Prior to entering the operating room, all personnel should perform hand hygieneThis is the most effective method of preventing and reducing the spread of infection

All personnel entering the OR should wear:

  • Clean scrubs
  • Clean or single-use long sleeved jacket with cuffs down to the wrist
  • Surgical head covers that cover all hair, scalp, facial hair and hair at the nape of the neck
  • Surgical mask to cover the mouth or nose when open, sterile supplies are present

Proper attire decreases the shedding and dispersal of bacteria, protecting the patient and the surgical site

Personal items such as briefcases, cell phones or tablets should be cleaned with a low-level disinfectant prior to being brought into a semi-restricted or restricted area


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