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Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH) Inc consists of a level 1 trauma center, and 3 satellite locations in Philadelphia, PA. Approximately 50 nurses are trained annually utilizing AORN’s Periop 101: Core Curriculum. Due to the volume and frequency of classes, the perioperative educators explored alternative methods of supporting staff education. An interactive presentation device was selected as a supplemental tool for the designated training OR. The interactive presentation device is a 65” touch screen computer that permits the presentation of simultaneous information such as videos, documents, internet feeds and Teams/Zoom calls. In addition, the device has an embedded anatomy program that allows the educators to utilize an avatar while reviewing specific surgical procedures.

Weekly “sessions” were generated on the device to provide digital content, which reinforced the information delivered in the assigned Periop 101 modules. The ability to create a central repository of videos and pictures of room setups designed specifically for TJUH allowed the students to practice while gaining a sense of autonomy. With TJUH Inc. being the hub of the newly expanded Jefferson Enterprise, the interactive presentation device has the potential to offer collaborative communication and education across all divisions. Periop 101 programs will become uniform across the entire enterprise providing the same level of education to all facilities.


Presented at the 2024 Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Global Surgical Conference & Expo.



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