Central Nursing Orientation (CNO)




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Skill Lab Guidelines*

General guidelines for attendance at the Central Nursing Orientation Skill Lab :
  1. Skill Lab A is REQUIRED for all staff (RN and AP in ALL clinical areas).
  2. Skill Labs B and C are only offered to RN/LPN and are NOT AVAILABLE to assistive personnel.
  3. These sessions are REQUIRED for units utilizing the equipment covered in labs B and C.

Skill Lab Sessions


Skill Lab A

  • Ergonomics lecture
  • Safe patient handling with non-motorized lift/friction reduction devices
  • Restraint lecture, including alternatives, then hands-0n with soft wrist restraints
  • Glucometer lecture, hands-on for APs and Clinic/Operating Room Nurses

Skill Lab B

  • Oxygen therapies lecture
  • Alaris Pumps lecture with hands-on

Skill Lab C

  • Glucometer lecture, then hands-on
  • PCA pump lecture, then hands-on
  • Central Lines lecture, then hands-on with dressing change

*Labs A, B, and C may change in flow depending on number of new hires.

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Contact Information

Nurse-CNO@med.umich.edu and (734) 763-5283
















Target Audience: UMHS Nursing | Author/Contact: Central Nursing Orientation Team | Web Publisher: Irene Knokh | Reviewed: February 12, 2018