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Reduction of Surgical Site Infections: Two Healthcare Facilities Discuss their Success with Implementation of Best Practice Standards

Reduction of Surgical Site Infections: Two Healthcare Facilities Discuss their Success with Implementation of Best Practice Standards

Speakers: Darrel Sparks, Nelisha Bhaloo, Debra Alleyne-Anthony   Learning Objectives:   Define unintended perioperative hypothermia. Explain why pre-warming is…
  • 60 mins
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Hot Topics from the 3M Tech Line

Hot Topics from the 3M Tech Line

Speakers: Sandra Velte & Dorothy Larson   Learning Objectives:   Discuss hot topics from the 3M Sterilization Tech Line Discuss solutions based on…
  • 60 mins
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Filling the Gaps in the Guidelines to Control Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria

Filling the Gaps in the Guidelines to Control Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria

Speaker: Dr. Jon Otter   Learning Objectives:   Provide an overview of the available guidelines to control CRE and other resistant Gram-negative…
  • 60 mins
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Ask the Experts: An Industry Panels Answers YOUR Questions

Ask the Experts: An Industry Panels Answers YOUR Questions

Speakers: Julia Baranoski, BSN, RN, CSPDT, CS Manager Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, OH Jonathan Reimer, CRCST, BA, Manager of Surgery Sterile Processing  West Suburban Medical…
  • 60 mins
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Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart

Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart

Speaker: Gayle Anderson   Learning Objectives:    Identify the location of the heart  Identify anatomical structures of the heart long with…
  • 60 mins
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Skin Damage Associated with CVAD Sites

Skin Damage Associated with CVAD Sites

This presentation will review how to apply the concepts:  Health-grouping collaboration, identified research methods, and shared ownership then weave them together on a topic that is well…
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Not all Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria are created equal: Enterobacteriaceae vs. Non-Fermenters

Not all Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria are created equal: Enterobacteriaceae vs. Non-Fermenters

Speaker:  Dr. Jon Otter   Learning Objectives:   Gain a microbiological overview of the various families of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative rods Compare…
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Surgical Hand Antisepsis

Surgical Hand Antisepsis

Speaker: Elaine Larson, , RN, PhD, FAAN, CIC, Global KOL Associate Dean for Research and Anna C. Maxwell Professor of Nursing Research School of Nursing, Columbia…
  • 60 mins
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Steam Sterilization Qualification and Troubleshooting: Process Failures and Wet Packs

Steam Sterilization Qualification and Troubleshooting: Process Failures and Wet Packs

Speaker: Rose Seavey   Learning Objectives:   Discuss steam sterilization qualification testing.  Describe available tools to help guide an…
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An Economic Valuation of the use of Disposable vs. Reusable ECG Leads

An Economic Valuation of the use of Disposable vs. Reusable ECG Leads

Speaker: Donna Brown   Learning Objectives   Quantify the cost of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) and Resistant Bacteria HAI (RBHAI) per patient. Identify…
  • 60 mins
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A Day in the Life of an Ambulatory Surgery Infection Preventionist - We CAN Improve Outcomes and Save Lives!

A Day in the Life of an Ambulatory Surgery Infection Preventionist - We CAN Improve Outcomes and Save Lives!

Speaker: Libby Chinnes   Learning Objectives:   Cite infection control challenges from admission through discharge at an ambulatory surgery center. Describe…
  • 60 mins
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The Nuts and Bolts of Washers and Disinfectors

The Nuts and Bolts of Washers and Disinfectors

Speaker: John Nies   Learning Objectives:   Describe the steps in a washer/disinfector cycle and the purpose of each step Discuss thermal disinfection and the…
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CRE and Friends: What's the Problem and How to Detect Them

CRE and Friends: What's the Problem and How to Detect Them

Speaker: Dr. Jon Otter   Learning Objectives:    Understand the importance of the rising threat from multidrug-resistant Gram-negative rods. Understanding…
  • 60 mins
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Peripheral IV Catheters

Peripheral IV Catheters

In this presentation, Dr. Claire Rickard reviews the evidence for clinically indicated peripheral intravenous catheter (PIV) removal and calls attention to the global problem of PIV catheter…
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Medical Adhesives and Patient Safety: Update 2014

Medical Adhesives and Patient Safety: Update 2014

In this course, Dr. Mikel Gray, facilitator for the medical adhesive related skin injury (MARSI) consensus panel, reviews the causes of MARSI, identifies patients at risk for medical adhesive…
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Eliminating a Risk of HAIs with Disposable ECG Leads

Eliminating a Risk of HAIs with Disposable ECG Leads

Speaker: Donna Brown   Learning Objectives:    Identify two methods in which bacteria become resistant to antibacterial agents Discuss the implications of…
  • 60 mins
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Preventing Surgical Site Infections: Back to Basics

Preventing Surgical Site Infections: Back to Basics

Speaker:   Kathleen Kohut   Learning Objectives:   Name the 2 most common mechanisms for wound contamination Describe 5 areas of opportunity for…
  • 60 mins
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The Science of Speed - The Evolution of Biological Indicators

The Science of Speed - The Evolution of Biological Indicators

Speaker: Craig Wallace Learning Objectives: Describe the design and function of biological indicators Discuss how biological indicator incubation time is…
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Controlling the Spread of C difficile: A Multifacted Approach

Controlling the Spread of C difficile: A Multifacted Approach

Speaker: Grace Thornhill   Learning Objectives: Review the epidemiology of C. difficile and the national incidence Describe a bundle of elements to…
  • 60 mins
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What's New in Hospital Disinfectant Products?

What's New in Hospital Disinfectant Products?

Speaker: Dr. Bill Rutala   Learning Objectives:    Describe newer disinfectants available in healthcare  Describe Pros and Cons of…
  • 60 mins
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Greatest Hits from Columbus: 2014 IAHCSMM Highlights

Greatest Hits from Columbus: 2014 IAHCSMM Highlights

Speakers: Rose Seavey, Lisa Forsell, Lori Ferrer     Learning Objectives:  Discuss highlights and hot topics in the field of sterilization assurance…
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Resistant Bacteria Development and Cross-Contaminate Risk with Reusable ECG Leads

Resistant Bacteria Development and Cross-Contaminate Risk with Reusable ECG Leads

Speaker: Donna Brown   Learning Objectives: Describe the relative risk of Antimicrobial Resistant Infection (ARI) to patient safety. Identify 2 methods whereby…
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Leading Change through Best Practices: Fundamentals of National Guidelines

Leading Change through Best Practices: Fundamentals of National Guidelines

Speaker: Karen Neis Learning Objectives:   Identify the most common Best Practice areas of concern for reducing SSI Recognize top three areas of concern Identify what…
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Cycles, Instructions and Compliance - Oh My! Managing Reprocessing Complexity

Cycles, Instructions and Compliance - Oh My! Managing Reprocessing Complexity

Speaker:  Mark Duro Learning Objectives: Describe strategies to manage facility compliance with recommended device sterilization parameters. Discuss the FDA-driven industry…
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Optimizing Cardiac Monitoring While Reducing ECG Alarms

Optimizing Cardiac Monitoring While Reducing ECG Alarms

Speaker: Gayle Anderson   Learning Objectives: Identify why cardiac monitors alarm Explain why is it unsafe to completely disable alarms Identify monitoring…
  • 60 mins
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Success Stories: Implementing New Preoperative Processes that have Improved Outcomes

Success Stories: Implementing New Preoperative Processes that have Improved Outcomes

Speakers: Jeanette J. Harris MS, MSM, BS, MT (ASCP), CIC Marcia Waibel MBA, MT(ASCP), CIC   Learning Objectives: Describe a new pre-op intervention that can help…
  • 60 mins
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Owning Orphan Objects: What to do to Track them and Clean them

Owning Orphan Objects: What to do to Track them and Clean them

Speaker: Nancy Havill Learning Objectives: Describe orphan objects Describe methods to use to standardize cleaning practices in healthcare Describe current controversies…
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When the Auditors Come Knocking....How to Prepare

When the Auditors Come Knocking....How to Prepare

Speaker: Cynthia Hubbard   Learning Objectives: Discuss the benefits of designing an audit program for Sterile Processing based upon best practice concepts of…
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Importance of a Clean Environment in Keeping Hands Clean

Importance of a Clean Environment in Keeping Hands Clean

Speaker: Daniel Morgan   Learning Objectives: Identify ethical issues surrounding hand hygiene compliance and how they might be leveraged to improve compliance Recall…
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Reusable ECG Leads: Pathway Component in Cross Contamination HAIs

Reusable ECG Leads: Pathway Component in Cross Contamination HAIs

Speaker: Donna Brown   Learning Objectives: Describe how different culturing methods produce different results with ECG leads Identify how the ubiquitous and multiple…
  • 60 mins
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Going Green in the Operating Room

Going Green in the Operating Room

Speaker: Karen Neis   Learning Objectives: Identify ethical issues surrounding hand hygiene compliance and how they might be leveraged to improve compliance Recall…
  • 60 mins
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From Bottom to Top: How to Reach the C Suite to Support World Class Cleanliness

From Bottom to Top: How to Reach the C Suite to Support World Class Cleanliness

Speaker: Dr. Rekha Murthy Learning Objectives: Describe the awareness level of both governance and administrative leaders relative to national safety and quality gaps. …
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Chemical Sterilization and High Level Disinfection - AAMI ST58 Update

Chemical Sterilization and High Level Disinfection - AAMI ST58 Update

Speaker: Janet Prust   Learning Objectives: - Review new information included in ANSI/AAMI ST58 (2013)  - Define key points for safe handling and use of chemical…
  • 60 mins
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Become a Temperature Champion: Improving Normothermia Outcomes

Become a Temperature Champion: Improving Normothermia Outcomes

Speaker:   Darrel Sparkes   Learning Objectives: Identify adverse patient outcomes associated with unintended perioperative hypothermia. Explain why…
  • 60 mins
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Congestive Heart Failure and Pulmonary Edema

Congestive Heart Failure and Pulmonary Edema

Speaker: Gayle Anderson   Learning Objectives: What is the differences between Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and Pulmonary Edema (PE) What are the…
  • 60 mins
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Patient Room: A New Microbial World

Patient Room: A New Microbial World

Speaker: Grace Thornhill   Learning Objectives: List the “big five” environmental pathogens and learn how they are transmitted to patients.  Learn about…
  • 60 mins
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Cerebral Vascular Accident vs. Transient Ischemic Attack

Cerebral Vascular Accident vs. Transient Ischemic Attack

Speaker: Gayle Anderson   Learning Objectives: What is a Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA) What is a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Diagnosis/Treatment of Cerebral…
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In Case of Emergency: The Appropriate Use of IUSS

In Case of Emergency: The Appropriate Use of IUSS

Speaker:  Martha Young   Learning Objectives: Define Immediate-Use Steam Sterilization (IUSS) Review AORN and AAMI Recommended Practices Discuss how to reduce the…
  • 60 mins
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Leading the Way: Healthcare Facility Hygiene

Leading the Way: Healthcare Facility Hygiene

Speaker: Ruth Carrico   Learning Objectives: Describe critical interventions needed to safeguard the patient care environment. Identify methods for assessing the…
  • 60 mins
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Don't Borrow Trouble: An Approach to Managing Loaner Trays

Don't Borrow Trouble: An Approach to Managing Loaner Trays

Speaker: Lisa Huber   Learning Objectives: Describe the impact that loaner instruments have on Sterile Processing Departments. Discuss recommended practices for…
  • 60 mins
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Leading the Way to SSI Reduction in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Leading the Way to SSI Reduction in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Speaker: Ellen Anderson Manz   Learning Objectives: Discuss requirements of the CMS Infection Control Surveyor Worksheet Describe interventions in…
  • 60 mins
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A Practical Approach: Infection Prevention Related to Cardiac Monitoring

A Practical Approach: Infection Prevention Related to Cardiac Monitoring

This continuing education activity will provide a review of key infection prevention considerations related to cardiac monitoring and the use of contaminated, reusable EKG leadwires. The clinical…
  • 60 mins
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Getting to the Core: Considerations for Perioperative Temperature Monitoring

Getting to the Core: Considerations for Perioperative Temperature Monitoring

Speaker: Caroline Johnson Learning Objectives: Discuss the importance of monitoring core body temperature in perioperative patients Identify methods of monitoring body…
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Immediate Use Steam Sterilization in the OR

Immediate Use Steam Sterilization in the OR

Speaker:  Martha L. Young, BS, MS, CSPDT Learning Objectives: Define Immediate-Use Steam Sterilization Review AORN and AAMI Recommended Practices Discuss Hot Topics…
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Medical Adhesives and Patient Safety: State of the Science: Consensus Statements for the Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment of Adhesive-related Skin Injuries

Medical Adhesives and Patient Safety: State of the Science: Consensus Statements for the Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment of Adhesive-related Skin Injuries

Skin injury related to medical adhesive use is a prevalent but under-recognized complication that occurs across all care settings and among all age groups. If proper technique for application…
  • 60 mins
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3M Infection Prevention Solutions: OR Education (Module 7): Fundamentals of Sterilization in the OR

3M Infection Prevention Solutions: OR Education (Module 7): Fundamentals of Sterilization in the OR

This continuing education activity will provide an overview of the fundamentals of sterilization in the OR. The basic processes involved in the cleaning, preparation, and sterilization of surgical…
  • 60 mins
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3M Infection Prevention Solutions: OR Education (Module 6): Draping Principles and Practices

3M Infection Prevention Solutions: OR Education (Module 6): Draping Principles and Practices

This continuing education activity will provide a review of the key clinical attributes in the selection of surgical drapes, including industry testing methods. The aseptic practices for proper…
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3M Infection Prevention Solutions: OR Education (Module 5): The Role of Aseptic Practice

3M Infection Prevention Solutions: OR Education (Module 5): The Role of Aseptic Practice

The purpose of this continuing education activity is to provide a review of three key aseptic practices in the perioperative environment. Proper surgical attire, worn within the surgical practice…
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3M Infection Prevention Solutions: OR Education (Module 4): The Importance of Maintaining Normothermia

3M Infection Prevention Solutions: OR Education (Module 4): The Importance of Maintaining Normothermia

Unintended perioperative hypothermia has been called a frequent, but preventable complication of surgery; furthermore, it can have untoward effects on the patient already compromised by surgical…
  • 60 mins
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3M Infection Prevention Solutions: OR Education (Module 2): The Role of Topical Antiseptics

3M Infection Prevention Solutions: OR Education (Module 2): The Role of Topical Antiseptics

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a significant source of patient morbidity and mortality, as well as extended hospital stays and increased health-care costs. Preventing the development of a…
  • 60 mins
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3M Infection Prevention Solutions: OR Education (Module 3): The Importance of Hand Hygiene and Surgical Hand Antisepsis

3M Infection Prevention Solutions: OR Education (Module 3): The Importance of Hand Hygiene and Surgical Hand Antisepsis

The purpose of this continuing education activity is to provide a review of the importance of hand hygiene and surgical hand antisepsis in reducing cross contamination in the operating room (OR).…
  • 60 mins
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3M Infection Prevention Solutions: OR Education (Module 1): Reducing the Risk of SSI. Understanding the Risk Factors

3M Infection Prevention Solutions: OR Education (Module 1): Reducing the Risk of SSI. Understanding the Risk Factors

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are an important and grave concern in health care today, as they are a significant source of patient morbidity and mortality, extended hospital stays, and increased…
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Shifting the Nursing Paradigm Towards Partnership

Shifting the Nursing Paradigm Towards Partnership

Professional “actualization” can be built as clinical groups work and collaborate on health care quality initiatives that provide cost-effective options to health care consumers.…
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Promoting Skin Integrity: MARSI and Other Neonatal Skin Care Issues

Promoting Skin Integrity: MARSI and Other Neonatal Skin Care Issues

Skin injury related to medical adhesive use is a prevalent but under-recognized complication that occurs across all care settings and among all age groups. If proper technique for application…
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Short Peripheral I.V. Catheters and Infections

Short Peripheral I.V. Catheters and Infections

Infections associated with short peripheral IV catheters (PIVC) receive little attention and are thought to have very low rates. The large number of PIVCs used could mean high numbers of infections…
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Compression from the Inside Out, Not the Outside In

Compression from the Inside Out, Not the Outside In

In this module, Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS, discusses the role of compression in managing the physiological and biochemical conditions associated with venous leg ulcers and presents new evidence…
  • 60 mins
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Controversies Around Biofilms: A Common Denominator for Diverse Disease?

Controversies Around Biofilms: A Common Denominator for Diverse Disease?

Dr. Parks addresses the hypothesis that the pathogenesis of clinical problems associated with wound care and vascular access devices can be the result of biofilm formation.  However, there are…
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Surveillance Outside the Hospital: Monitoring Home Health Outcomes

Surveillance Outside the Hospital: Monitoring Home Health Outcomes

Limited data are available regarding central venous catheter (CVC)-related complications such as thrombosis or bloodstream infection that occur in the home care setting.  At present, there…
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Edema - What We Should Know, What Should We Do?

Edema - What We Should Know, What Should We Do?

In this presentation, Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS, explains edema, its causes and, why it is important to recognize it.  You will gain an understanding of venous insufficiency, complications of…
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Demystifying Compression

Demystifying Compression

In this module, Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS, discusses contemporary, evidence-based treatment strategies for venous leg ulcers, as well as considerations for using compression therapy for patients…
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Making the Business Case: Negotiating with Leaders to Get What You Need!

Making the Business Case: Negotiating with Leaders to Get What You Need!

Making the case with leadership to get what you need to do your job well is an art and a skill that we all need in order to achieve success. This session will describe the art of making a case for…
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Patient Safety: The Role of Medical Adhesives

Patient Safety: The Role of Medical Adhesives

In this module, Janet Davis, MSN, RN, GNP, CWOCN, explains how medical adhesive plays an important role in protecting skin health and in ensuring patient safety. In this webstream, you will learn…
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Know Thyself--An Essential Leadership Ingredient

Know Thyself--An Essential Leadership Ingredient

Since ancient times, self-knowledge has been regarded as the key to effective leadership. Knowing oneself is often easier said than done, because self-scrutiny can be painful and geared toward the…
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Your Role As a Leader and Change Agent

Your Role As a Leader and Change Agent

Anyone managing a program of patient care or protection is an organizational leader and change agent regardless of what their official title may be. This session is designed to share skills,…
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Prevention Of Catheter-Related BSI:  Zero Will Not Be Achievable Without Technology

Prevention Of Catheter-Related BSI: Zero Will Not Be Achievable Without Technology

Dr. Dennis Maki introduces types of intravascular devices used for vascular access; and discusses the magnitude of risk with different IVDs.  Provides the consequences of line sepsis; and how…
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Part 1:  Myth Busters:  What Every Long-Term Care Nurse Needs to Know About Incontinence

Part 1: Myth Busters: What Every Long-Term Care Nurse Needs to Know About Incontinence

In this course, JoAnn Ermer-Seltun, RN, MS, ARNP, CWOCN, destigmatizes incontinence and guides Long-Term Care staff in providing effective assessment and management strategies for this…
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Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections: Update on CDC-HICPAC Guidelines

Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections: Update on CDC-HICPAC Guidelines

Dr. Mark Rupp summarizes the major evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of CLA-BSI from the 2011 CDC-HICPAC Guidelines; and recommends a rational approach to the introduction of a…
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Part 2: The ABCs in Evaluation & Management of Urinary Incontinence in Long-Term Care

Part 2: The ABCs in Evaluation & Management of Urinary Incontinence in Long-Term Care

JoAnn Ermer-Seltun, RN, MS, ARNP, CWOCN, discusses how to optimize the care of LTC residents who suffer from urinary continence issues.  She reviews behavioral treatment options…
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Management of Pressure Ulcers

Management of Pressure Ulcers

This interactive course presents essential elements of a pressure ulcer management program. The process of developing a plan of care based on risk assessment data is reviewed. Audience…
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Part 3: To Treat or Not to Treat: Asymptomatic Bacteriuria vs. Urinary Tract Infection for Long-Term Care Residents

Part 3: To Treat or Not to Treat: Asymptomatic Bacteriuria vs. Urinary Tract Infection for Long-Term Care Residents

JoAnn Ermer-Seltun, RN, MS, ARNP, CWOCN, guides learners in developing a program to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use in LTC residents with vague urinary symptoms.  She differentiates…
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Making the Business Case for an IV Team

Making the Business Case for an IV Team

Consumers of health care have become acutely aware of their decision-making role in their vascular access care. This presentation will discuss how the traditional methods of IV Team practices and…
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CLABSI Surveillance and Prevention Outside the ICU

CLABSI Surveillance and Prevention Outside the ICU

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are serious healthcare-associated infections, leading to increased morbidity, mortality and cost. In 2001, an estimated 43,000 cases of…
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Tape with Care: Selection and Best Practices

Tape with Care: Selection and Best Practices

In this module, Beth LaVelle, PhD, RN, CEN, focuses on understanding and applying scientific principles related to medical adhesive products. She covers the selection and use of medical…
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Hitting the cavoatrial junction: But did you touch their heart?

Hitting the cavoatrial junction: But did you touch their heart?

The purpose of this learning activity is to explore psychological perspectives underlying invasive procedures, including altruism, compassion, empathy, accountability, duty, social responsibility,…
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Beyond the Edge: Skin Care Considerations for Lower Extremity Venous Disease

Beyond the Edge: Skin Care Considerations for Lower Extremity Venous Disease

This presentation will provide clinicians with an understanding of common skin care disorders associated with lower extremity venous disease. Best practice strategies to recognize and manage these…
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Transparent Film Dressings and Breathability: What does the data show?

Transparent Film Dressings and Breathability: What does the data show?

Dr. Dennis Maki covers the components of transparent dressings, their safety, why they are advantageous over tape and gauze IV dressings and clinical data. Dr. Maki addresses breathabilty and that…
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Insights and Analysis of INS Standards

Insights and Analysis of INS Standards

As the Chair of the INS Standards of Practice Committee, Lisa A. Gorski MS, APRN, BC, CRNI, FAAN, discusses the most significant changes in the 2011 INS Standards; and identifies several…
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The Imperative for a New Paradigm for Control of Healthcare-Associated Infections in the 21st Century

The Imperative for a New Paradigm for Control of Healthcare-Associated Infections in the 21st Century

Dr. Dennis Maki reviews the epidemiology and pathogenesis of nosocomial infections.  Explores why traditional hospital infection control is failing, and why a new paradigm is needed. …
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Power and Hierarchy Across Cultures

Power and Hierarchy Across Cultures

Power and hierarchy are inherent in any culture. However, appreciating how power can organize a group of professionals into a structure that supports better care, better health and better outcomes…
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Implementing Quality Improvement Strategies

Implementing Quality Improvement Strategies

All healthcare systems strive to provide safe and good quality healthcare, improve effectiveness, update practices in light of evidence from research and enhance the patient experience. This…
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From Idea to Action: Using Business Plan Tools to Make Change Happen

From Idea to Action: Using Business Plan Tools to Make Change Happen

Turena Reeves discusses building a case for substantial change in the vascular access insertion and management process at Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. She presents how tools from the…
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Successful Team Building in Healthcare

Successful Team Building in Healthcare

This presentation provides insight on developing a culture of shared responsibility-not only within the members of the health care team and their patients but also in a global perspective of…
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The Role Of Technology In Venous Access Ultrasound Guidance and ECG Guidance

The Role Of Technology In Venous Access Ultrasound Guidance and ECG Guidance

Dr. Mauro Pittiruti describes the impact of ultrasound guidance on the outcome of vascular access procedures, in terms of safety and cost-effectiveness.  Presents the accuracy and…
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The Comprehensive Unit-Based safety Program (CUSP):  An Intervention to Learn from Mistakes, Improve safety Culture and Drive Change

The Comprehensive Unit-Based safety Program (CUSP): An Intervention to Learn from Mistakes, Improve safety Culture and Drive Change

Dr. Bradford Winters explores the CUSP program and how it can assist in identifying, investigating, and working toward eliminating system defects.  He reviews some teamwork tools such as Daily…
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Assessing the Comparative Effectiveness of Interventions

Assessing the Comparative Effectiveness of Interventions

Research can provide the clinician the opportunity to extract meaningful and descriptive outcomes. This presentation explores Comparative Effectiveness Research, a method that provides an…
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Evaluating Interventions in Quasi-Experimental Studies

Evaluating Interventions in Quasi-Experimental Studies

Research is one of the proven methods to promote change in health care. “Evidence-based practice” provides a platform where results provide meaning-whether it is accepted or rejected.…
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 Preventing Central Line Catheter Related Complications

Preventing Central Line Catheter Related Complications

The purpose of this learning activity is to describe and list evidence based practices related to Central Line insertion and maintenance bundles. Audience: Health Care clinicians who participate in…
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Catheter Related Bloodstream Infections: Causes, Prevention and Best Practices

Catheter Related Bloodstream Infections: Causes, Prevention and Best Practices

The purpose of this learning activity is to identify causes,  list preventive actions, and offer current evidence based practices for central vascular devices. Audience: Health Care clinicians…
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Disposable vs. Reusable in the Hospital - An Evaluation of the Data

Disposable vs. Reusable in the Hospital - An Evaluation of the Data

Speaker: Donna Brown   Learning Objectives: Discuss the overall evaluation of the use of disposables in hospitals. Identify the APIC, CDC, TJC,…
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Magnitude of Healthcare Harm

Magnitude of Healthcare Harm

Speaker:    Dr. Bill Jarvis    Learning Objectives: Review the annual cost of both infections and deaths related to US HAI’s Describe the…
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How can Environmental Cleanliness Decrease the Spread of Healthcare Associated Infections?

Speaker: Yoko Tsukamoto, RN, CIC, FNP, Ph.D.    Learning Objectives: Review the evidence that contaminated environmental surfaces may contribute to transmission of…
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A Practical Approach: Optimizing Heart Monitoring When Using Disposable Electrodes

A Practical Approach: Optimizing Heart Monitoring When Using Disposable Electrodes

This continuing education activity will provide a review of the key clinical considerations in optimizing heart monitoring so that healthcare professionals can successfully obtain the most accurate…
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Cleaning Endoscopes: What a Challenge!

Cleaning Endoscopes: What a Challenge!

Speaker: Grace Thornhill   Learning Objectives: Explain how the current risk assessment for endoscope-associated infections may be inaccurate Discuss the challenges…
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The AAMI Benchmarking Tool: An Overview

The AAMI Benchmarking Tool: An Overview

Speakers: Nancy Chobin   Learning Objectives: Discuss the rationale for benchmarking comparable sterile processing departments Learn about AAMI's sterilization…
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Managing Environmental Mechanical Systems to Prevent the Spread of Infection

Managing Environmental Mechanical Systems to Prevent the Spread of Infection

Speaker: Steve Cutter Learning Objectives: Discuss why mechanical systems are necessary as an Infection Prevention measure Describe mechanical systems that are in…
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Hand Hygiene in the Perioperative Setting-Reviewing the Recommended Practice

Hand Hygiene in the Perioperative Setting-Reviewing the Recommended Practice

Speaker: Greg Skorczewski Learning Objectives: List the four elements of hand hygiene compliance. Describe the  “WHO 5 Moments” for hand hygiene. List four…
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How Can You Sustain Your Gains?

How Can You Sustain Your Gains?

Speaker:  Michael McCarthy Learning Objectives: Learn how to find the root causes of the failure to follow (sustain) processes, procedures and protocols. Learn how…
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Economic Benefits of Disposable ECG Leads vs Reusable ECG Leads

Economic Benefits of Disposable ECG Leads vs Reusable ECG Leads

Speaker: Donna Quinton Brown   Learning Objectives: Identify cost-to-facility factors of resistant bacterial hospital acquired infections (HAI) Determine factors…
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Masks and Respirators - What's New?

Masks and Respirators - What's New?

Speaker:  Caroline Ylitalo, PhD   Learning Objectives: Describe new research regarding transfer of bacteria and virsus from masks and respirators to the hands of…
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Environmental Healthcare Hazards in the Hospital Infrastructure

Environmental Healthcare Hazards in the Hospital Infrastructure

Speaker: Andrew Streifel Learning Objectives:  Describe environmental issues in the hospital infrastructure that pose environmental hazard exposures Discuss how design and…
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Preventing Orthopedic Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) through a Best Practice Bundle

Preventing Orthopedic Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) through a Best Practice Bundle

Speaker: Jette Hogenmiller, PhD, MN, CDE, APRN/ ARNP, FNP-BC, TNCC Learning Objectives: Identify the impact of SSIs on Orthopedic joint surgery outcomes (e.g. patient,…
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Is it Time to Turn to

Is it Time to Turn to "No Touch" Automated Room Disinfection?

Speaker:   Dr. Jon Otter Learning Objectives: Understand the key data supporting the need for improved hospital disinfection, particularly ‘terminal…
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Use of Disposable ECG Leads to Eliminate Pathways of Cross Contamination of Resistant Bacterial Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI)

Use of Disposable ECG Leads to Eliminate Pathways of Cross Contamination of Resistant Bacterial Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI)

Speaker:  Donna Quinton Brown Learning Objectives: Describe 3 methods of eliminating cross-contamination of resistant bacterial HAI  Discuss the inherent difficulties…
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The Risk of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Developing and Multiplying on Reusable ECG Leads

The Risk of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Developing and Multiplying on Reusable ECG Leads

Speaker: Donna Brown  Learning Objectives: List the methods of developing and communicating antibacterial resistance in bacteria  Describe the difficulties inherent in…
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You Can't Improve What You Don't Measure: Data to Bridge the Communication Gap

You Can't Improve What You Don't Measure: Data to Bridge the Communication Gap

Speaker:  Jette Hogenmiller Learning Objectives: Describe the risks a contaminated environment poses for the transmission of MDROs. Identify the various options for…
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Thermoregulation in Cardiac Surgery

Thermoregulation in Cardiac Surgery

Speaker:  Claude LaFlamme MD, FRCPC, MHSc   Learning Objectives: Identify the complications associated with perioperative hypothermia Describe the physiopathology of…
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Medical Grade Adhesives: The Do and Don't of Draping and Taping

Medical Grade Adhesives: The Do and Don't of Draping and Taping

Speakers: Karen Neis, RN, MA, BSN, CNOR Sandy Bentley-Williams, RN, CWOCN   Learning Objectives:  Describe general skin anatomy  Discuss adhesive properties…
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Optimizing Heart Monitoring

Optimizing Heart Monitoring

Speaker: Jeff Wiser Learning Objectives: Understand the basic anatomy and physiology of the heart. Describe the conductive system of the heart. Identify various factors that…
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Electrophysiology and ECG Basics

Electrophysiology and ECG Basics

Speaker:  Gayle Anderson  Learning Objectives: Define Electrocardiography Describe cardiac conduction Discuss the 'sequence' of a rhythm strip Discuss the…
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Clean it Up! Best Practices in Cleaning and Disinfection of the Healthcare Environment

Clean it Up! Best Practices in Cleaning and Disinfection of the Healthcare Environment

Speaker:   Michael Phillips Learning Objectives: 1.  Describe important elements in a cleaning program 2.  Review the process of cleaning from highest to lowest and…
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Beyond SCIP: Leading the Way to SSI Reduction

Beyond SCIP: Leading the Way to SSI Reduction

Speaker:   Dianne Rawson, RN, MA Learning Objectives: 1.  List the process variables related to reducing the risk of surgical site infection 2.  Discuss the…
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Surgical Preparation: Nose to Toes

Surgical Preparation: Nose to Toes

Speakers:   Caroline Johnson & Maret Millard Learning Objectives: 1.  Describe 3 steps in the preoperative preparation of the patient that will help reduce the risk of…
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How to Tackle the Contaminated Healthcare Environment

How to Tackle the Contaminated Healthcare Environment

Speaker:   Dr. Jon Otter Learning Objectives: Understand the key data supporting the role of contaminated surfaces in the transmission of hospital pathogens Become familiar…
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Identifying the Risk of Resistant Bacterial Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) from Cross Contamination due to Reusable ECG Leads

Identifying the Risk of Resistant Bacterial Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) from Cross Contamination due to Reusable ECG Leads

Speaker:   Donna Brown Learning Objectives: Describe how different culturing methods produce different results with ECG leads Identify how the ubiquitous and multiple…
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12 Lead EKG's

12 Lead EKG's

Speaker:   Gayle Anderson Learning Objectives: Describe an EKG Describe the correct placement for 3 lead, 5 lead, and 12 lead EKG's Identify what to look for when…
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Leading Change for HAI Reduction

Leading Change for HAI Reduction

Speaker:   Dr. Phil Kibort Learning Objectives: Describe basic leadership attributes that can lead to improvement of HAI rates Name at least five of ten challenges in…
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Reducing  the Risk of Flammability in the OR

Reducing the Risk of Flammability in the OR

Speaker: Jodi Rohr  Learning Objectives: Describe the fire triangle as it relates to fires in the OR Discuss strategies to reduce the risk of fire in the OR
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Front Line Partnership: EVS & IP Breaking the Chain of Infection

Front Line Partnership: EVS & IP Breaking the Chain of Infection

Speaker: Jackie A. Daley  Learning Objectives: Describe essential factors in promoting succesful collaboration between Infection Prevention and Environmental Services Review…
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Healthcare Harm: The Link Between Environmental Cleanliness and HAIs

Healthcare Harm: The Link Between Environmental Cleanliness and HAIs

Speaker: Curtis Donskey, MD Learning Objectives: Review the national healthcare harm burden that is associated with the morbidity and mortality of healthcare associated infections…
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Prewarming: Maintaining Normothermia From the Start

Prewarming: Maintaining Normothermia From the Start

Speaker: Susan Symons, RN, BSN Learning Objectives: Explain how the body's thermoregulation system works Define unintended perioperative hypothermia Identify adverse patient…
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Infection Prevention Related to Cardiac Monitoring

Infection Prevention Related to Cardiac Monitoring

Speaker: Jeff Wiser Learning Objectives: Discuss the clinical and financial impact of HAIs today. Describe how reusable EKG leadwires may contribute to the possible development of…
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Reducing the Risk of SSI by addressing S. aureus in the nares

Reducing the Risk of SSI by addressing S. aureus in the nares

Speakers: Caroline Johnson, BSN, RN, PHN ,Technical Service Specialist, 3M Infection Prevention Division Sally Bull, Clinical Research Specialist, CCRA, 3M Infection Prevention…
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Cleaning and Monitoring: Working Together to Manage Risk

Cleaning and Monitoring: Working Together to Manage Risk

Speakers: Grace Thornhill & Kathy Thompson  Learning Objectives: Describe how surface cleaning and disinfection can be used to prevent infection, including general principles…
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Mandatory Influenza Vaccination in Healthcare: Are We There Yet?

Mandatory Influenza Vaccination in Healthcare: Are We There Yet?

Speaker: Betsy Buehrer, DO, MPH Dr. Buehrer is an Occupational Physician in the 3M Medical Department. She provides support for 3M’s global medical programs and services at 3M…
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Mythbusters! Cleaning up the Confusion Surrounding Environmental Monitoring Technologies

Mythbusters! Cleaning up the Confusion Surrounding Environmental Monitoring Technologies

Speaker: Grace Thornhill, Ph.D. Technical Service Specialist, 3M Infection Prevention Division  Learning Objectives: Learn the basic science behind each of the four most…
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Importance of Cleaning Endoscopes and New Ways to Monitor Cleanliness

Importance of Cleaning Endoscopes and New Ways to Monitor Cleanliness

Speaker: Grace Thornhill, Ph.D. Technical Service Specialist, 3M Infection Prevention Division  Learning Objectives: Discuss flexible endoscope design Describe the major…
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Hand Hygiene and Human Factors/Systems Engineering

Hand Hygiene and Human Factors/Systems Engineering

Speaker: Carla J. Alvarado, PhD Learning Objectives: Understand the Human Factors/Systems (HF/S) work model Evaluate the health care hand hygiene physical environment using HF/S…
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Implementation of the Central Line Bundle (Pediatric)

Implementation of the Central Line Bundle (Pediatric)

The implementation of insertion bundles has transformed the practice of placement of central venous catheters in adults. Because pediatric patients are not simply small adults, consideration of the…
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Establishing a Vascular Access Program from the Ground Up

Establishing a Vascular Access Program from the Ground Up

This presentation will review the fundamentals for building and implementing a clinical vascular access program. Key concepts include identification of program services, building a team, and the…
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Teamwork, Communication, O.R.Safety and SSI

Teamwork, Communication, O.R.Safety and SSI

Speaker: E. Patchen Dellinger, MD, FACS Learning Objectives: Describe the role and responsibilities of the OR in reducing HAIs Identify the top obstacles faced by the OR in…
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How to Lower The Risk of an Infection in Total Joint Replacement Surgery

How to Lower The Risk of an Infection in Total Joint Replacement Surgery

Speaker: Calin S. Moucha, MD  Learning Objectives: Identify the bacteriology and emerging resistance patterns of orthopedic infections Describe local and national initiatives…
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The Role of the Value Analysis Committee

The Role of the Value Analysis Committee

Speaker: Boyd Wilson, MT(ASCP), MS, CIC Learning Objectives: Describe the role of the IP on the VA Committee Discuss the importance of being able to make a business case for…
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Educate, Empower, Engage: A Collaborative Interdisciplinary Call to Action for Reducing SSIs

Educate, Empower, Engage: A Collaborative Interdisciplinary Call to Action for Reducing SSIs

Charlotte L. Guglielmi, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR is the perioperative nurse specialist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston‚ where she has been a perioperative nurse for 35…
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Importance of Manufacturer Directions for use to Achieve Efficacy of your Surgical Patient Prep

Importance of Manufacturer Directions for use to Achieve Efficacy of your Surgical Patient Prep

   Speakers: Jodi Lippert, RN, BSN, CNOR Sally Bull, Clinical Research Specialist Learning Objectives: Describe how surgical skin prep directions for use are…
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Best Practices: Clip, Prep, Drape

Best Practices: Clip, Prep, Drape

This webinar features best practices on Clip, Prep, and Drape. Speakers: Maret Milard, NREMT-B, Technical Service Specialist, 3M Infection Prevention Division Jodi Lippert,…
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Peripheral IV Therapy:  Complications and Implications for Practice

Peripheral IV Therapy: Complications and Implications for Practice

In this module, Deb Richardson, RN, MS, CNS, explores considerations for IV therapy, including venous anatomy and factors for vein selection.  She looks at patient considerations, peripheral…
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Insights and Analysis of EPIC Guidelines and Beyond

Insights and Analysis of EPIC Guidelines and Beyond

Andrew Jackson, RN, provides an overview of the EPIC2 guidelines, including the novel implementation of EPIC2.  Discusses why patients, staff and organizations benefit from national…
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Managing Infection: Basic Draping Principles and Practices

Managing Infection: Basic Draping Principles and Practices

This self-study program will cover traditional drapes and incise drapes, the levels and importance of barrier protection, aseptic techniques and clinical objectives of draping attributes.  This…
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Never Settle: The End of Blind Catheter Insertions

Never Settle: The End of Blind Catheter Insertions

This presentation takes a multidisciplinary approach to risk reduction for patients receiving invasive catheter insertion and arterial punctures. The core concept of implementation uses…
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Developing Unit Base Nurse Champions: A Quality Improvement Success Story Implementing IV Care and Maintenance Bundle

Developing Unit Base Nurse Champions: A Quality Improvement Success Story Implementing IV Care and Maintenance Bundle

A front-line nurse-driven initiative was formed to reduce Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) by 25% within six months. The unit champion’s role was designed to: provide…
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