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What you need to know . . . Preparing for a Survey of Sterile Processing in the Ambulatory Surgery Environment

What you need to know . . . Preparing for a Survey of Sterile Processing in the Ambulatory Surgery Environment

Identify sterile processing standards and guidelines relevant to the ambulatory surgery setting.                            …
  • 60 mins
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 Introduction to Sustainability in Hospitals

Introduction to Sustainability in Hospitals

Discuss why sustainability is important to hospitals. Explore several hospital sustainability success stories. Identify resources that are available to start or advance a hospital…
  • 60 mins
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How Do You Define Clean? A Tale of Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing

How Do You Define Clean? A Tale of Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing

Speaker:  Grace Thornhill   Learning Objectives:  Explain the differences between cleaning, high-level disinfection and sterilization Understand how ATP,…
  • 60 mins
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Prepping and Draping for ASCs

Prepping and Draping for ASCs

Speaker:  Kim Prinsen & Greg Skorczewski   Learning Objectives:   Identify patient and process variables that impact the risk of surgical site…
  • 60 mins
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A Review of Sterilization Methods and Recommended Monitoring Practices for Healthcare Facilities

A Review of Sterilization Methods and Recommended Monitoring Practices for Healthcare Facilities

Speaker:  Susan Flynn   Learning Objectives:    Discuss the different sterilization methods available in healthcare facilities Describe the…
  • 60 mins
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Surgical Incisions- Topical Care Considerations

Surgical Incisions- Topical Care Considerations

Speaker: Cindy Scheiner   Learning Objectives:    Name two of the leading organizations that have published guidelines for prevention of SSI Identify…
  • 60 mins
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Infusing Evidence-Based Practices for Prevention of Perioperative Hypothermia in Ambulatory Surgery

Infusing Evidence-Based Practices for Prevention of Perioperative Hypothermia in Ambulatory Surgery

Speaker: Victoria Steelman   Learning Objectives:  1. Describe the significance of perioperative hypothermia 2. Identify strategies for infusing evidence-based…
  • 60 mins
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CMS Ambulatory Surgery Center Quality Measure Reporting Requirements and Regulatory Updates

CMS Ambulatory Surgery Center Quality Measure Reporting Requirements and Regulatory Updates

Speaker: Jan Allison   Learning Objectives:   List the current CMS ASC Quality Reporting Measures Identify the Specifications for each Quality…
  • 60 mins
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Your Hospital Room Can Make You Sick!  How Improved Cleaning and Disinfection Can Help

Your Hospital Room Can Make You Sick! How Improved Cleaning and Disinfection Can Help

Speaker: Dr. Jon Otter    Learning Objectives:  Describe the evidence that contaminated surfaces contribute to transmission Review the various approaches to…
  • 60 mins
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Taping and Draping in the Ambulatory Environment

Taping and Draping in the Ambulatory Environment

Speakers:  Karen Neis & Sandra Bentley-Williams     Learning Objectives:    Explain the different adhesive technologies    …
  • 60 mins
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A Day in the Life: Steam Sterilization Reprocessing

A Day in the Life: Steam Sterilization Reprocessing

Speakers: Dorthy Larson & Susan Flynn    Learning Objectives:    Review the daily processing steps in a Sterile Processing Department. Describe…
  • 60 mins
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Topical Antiseptics: The Role they Play in the Work we do

Topical Antiseptics: The Role they Play in the Work we do

Speakers: Greg Skorczewski and Kim Prinsen    Learning Objectives:    Explain the differences between Antiseptics and Antibiotics. Discuss the…
  • 60 mins
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Managing Resistant Organisms in the Ambulatory Environment

Managing Resistant Organisms in the Ambulatory Environment

Speaker:  Libby Chinnes   Learning Objectives:   Recall some of the multidrug resistant organisms that plague healthcare today.    List…
  • 60 mins
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Total Joints in the ASC Setting

Total Joints in the ASC Setting

Speaker: Mary Haugen   Learning Objectives:   Identify key considerations for performing total joint replacement in an ambulatory surgery setting. Discuss…
  • 60 mins
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Nursing's Role in SSI Reduction in ASCs

Nursing's Role in SSI Reduction in ASCs

Speaker: Melissa Bailey       Learning Objectives:  Describe interventions in preparation of the patient for surgery that will reduce the risk of…
  • 60 mins
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ST79 Essentials for ASCs

ST79 Essentials for ASCs

Speaker: Dorothy Larson     Learning Objectives:   Discuss AAMI ST79 and the need for the recommended practice. Discuss the different types of steam…
  • 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 some thoughtful…
  • 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 preparation of the patient…
  • 60 mins
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Front Line Partnership: EVS and IP Breaking the Chain of Infection

Front Line Partnership: EVS and 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…
  • 60 mins
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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…
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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…
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