ASC In-Service: Team Communication

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This course provides information on how to identify the causes of ineffective OR communication, the best standardized communication techniques, and how to apply the AORN Comprehensive Surgical Checklist.
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ASC In-Service: Team Communication

The purpose of this activity is to provide the learner with knowledge specific to implementing recommendations from the AORN “Guideline for Team Communication”.

This module will help the surgical team understand and implement the AORN “Guideline for team communication”. The causes of ineffective communication in the OR are discussed including guidance on standardized communication processes, the use of the AORN Comprehensive Surgical Checklist and the different phases during which team communication about patient care should occur. This module includes a Power Point presentation; an interactive educational game; podcast; a case study; an AORN Journal article and Quick View.


  • Identify causes of ineffective communication in the OR
  • Discuss standardized communication techniques
  • Describe the AORN Comprehensive Surgical Checklist

Contact Hours
After presenting this in-service attendee may earn 4.0 contact hours by registering and completing the course evaluation.

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