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Periop 101 Final Exam Advice? (2018 / 2017?)

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Hello!

I recently began the AORN Perioperative 101 program and am looking for advice on what I should focus on for the final exam.

So there's 4 main resources I've been given:

AORN modules;

AORN videos;

and 2 textbooks (Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery & AORN Guidelines).

I've read from older threads to focus on the summaries at the end of the modules. However, I believe those are obsolete since they haven't appeared at the end of my modules so far.

I'm hoping someone who has recently completed this program can shed some light on this matter.

Also, is the final exam still 115 questions?

Any insight is greatly appreciated - thank you!

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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Test questions can come from anywhere within the resources provided. Be sure to follow your student resources, which is where you will find study guides. The exam is 114 questions, 80% required to pass. Much like NCLEX, it is a question bank, so the person sitting next to you may not have the same questions.

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fawnsternurse has 24 years experience and specializes in psych, medical, drug rehab.

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Hi The Study guides are not at the end of the modules, they are almost hidden in the MY AORN area. you have to download them, save them as , then print them out. Sort of like finding a buried treasure.

I only happen to know this because a few of us new to the OR met with the educator and we then went on a scavenger hunt to find these study guides.

Geez why do they make it so difficult!

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Did anyone use the quizlet questions to study for the AORN periop 101 final exam? I am wondering if they were helpful and matched up! Please give me any advice you can!  

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2 hours ago, Ella1223 said:

Did anyone use the quizlet questions to study for the AORN periop 101 final exam? I am wondering if they were helpful and matched up! Please give me any advice you can!  

HEY! I actually just took the exam about 2 hours ago. I basically used the study guides to study off of and then just reviewed the questions at the end of each module and also studied off quizlet questions the night before. Surprisingly, some of the quizlet questions were on the exam itself!! The test also had some of the module questions on there.  

Some topics that I had: Wound Healing/Wound Closure, types of needle tips used for certain procedures, some positioning related questions, surgical draping, surgical technique, steps of de-gowning, gloving, universal protocol, types of anesthesia, types of surgical instruments (differentiating between retractors, clamps, forceps, cutting instruments, etc.), steam sterilization, hypothermia...

If you go through the study guide, I think you'll be fine! 🙂

I had very few SATA. Got a couple of matching questions as well. 

Hope that helped!

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Very helpful thank you so much! I can’t find the study guide anywhere tho where is it located on the website ?? 

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3 minutes ago, RN_JuJu said:

HEY! I actually just took the exam about 2 hours ago. I basically used the study guides to study off of and then just reviewed the questions at the end of each module and also studied off quizlet questions the night before. Surprisingly, some of the quizlet questions were on the exam itself!! The test also had some of the module questions on there.  

Some topics that I had: Wound Healing/Wound Closure, types of needle tips used for certain procedures, some positioning related questions, surgical draping, surgical technique, steps of de-gowning, gloving, universal protocol, types of anesthesia, types of surgical instruments (differentiating between retractors, clamps, forceps, cutting instruments, etc.), steam sterilization, hypothermia...

If you go through the study guide, I think you'll be fine! 🙂

I had very few SATA. Got a couple of matching questions as well. 

Hope that helped!

Thank you so much very helpful but where are the study guides I can’t find them on the website anywhere 

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2 minutes ago, Ella1223 said:

Very helpful thank you so much! I can’t find the study guide anywhere tho where is it located on the website ?? 

I had to really dig for it. Was NOT easy to find, lol. But here's the link: 

https://www.aorn.org/periop101/student-resources-dp

Go down to PeriOp101 Final Exam Study Guides and click on the first link that says "PeriOp 101 - RN/ASC Final Exam Study Guides" and download it. I would suggest printing them out and then reading through it and answering the questions at the bottom. Good luck! 

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1 minute ago, RN_JuJu said:

I had to really dig for it. Was NOT easy to find, lol. But here's the link: 

https://www.aorn.org/periop101/student-resources-dp

Go down to PeriOp101 Final Exam Study Guides and click on the first link that says "PeriOp 101 - RN/ASC Final Exam Study Guides" and download it. I would suggest printing them out and then reading through it and answering the questions at the bottom. Good luck! 

Thank you so much! So if I study the study guide and review the quizlet questions I should be good ? I am so nervous 

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9 minutes ago, Ella1223 said:

Thank you so much! So if I study the study guide and review the quizlet questions I should be good ? I am so nervous 

I was super nervous, too! But you have 3 tries to pass the test, and the questions aren't very difficult at all. I would say it was a lot easier than the NCLEX. If you study the study guides and go through the quizlet questions, you should be good. That's all I did and I passed it today on the first try. It took me about 2.5 hours to complete all 114 questions. 

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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Just remember, like NCLEX, the final is "perfect world". It's not necessarily about how your facility sees things but how AORN sees things. Personally, I would think the best study options would be those from AORN- the study guides, the module quizzes, and the guidelines (which you can get the 2 page summary of each guideline instead of reading the entire book).

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Laceyk321 has 1 years experience as a RN.

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This thread is super helpful. Im starting the program in July and it is great to have insight into what is expected and to have access to the study guides.

Thank you

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