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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…
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Managing the Risk of SSI: Sterile surface

Managing the Risk of SSI: Sterile surface

Speakers:   Karen Neis & Kim Prinsen     Learning Objectives:  Summarize the relationship between microbial cells and human cells Identify…
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Current Warming Guidelines- What you need to know.

Current Warming Guidelines- What you need to know.

Speakers Melissa Bailey and Janet Van. Learning Objectives  Identify the different professional organizations that provide guidelines and recommendations related to maintaining…
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Debunking Patient Warming Myths

Debunking Patient Warming Myths

Speaker Al Van Duren Learning Objectives:  •Identify the key messages presented from clinical studies regarding patient prewarming •Explain what Redistribution…
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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,…
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Pre-operative Protocol: Have you Optimized your Pre-op Protocols to Improve Patient Outcomes?

Pre-operative Protocol: Have you Optimized your Pre-op Protocols to Improve Patient Outcomes?

Speakers: Caroline Johnson & Janet Van   Learning Objectives:    Describe interventions in preparation of the patient for surgery that will…
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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…
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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…
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Infection Prevention in the Cardiac Cath Lab

Infection Prevention in the Cardiac Cath Lab

Speaker: Kathleen Kohut MS, BSN, RN, CIC   Learning Objectives:    List two barriers to implementing successful infection prevention programs in the cardiac…
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Back to Basics Part I: Aseptic Practice and OR Technique

Back to Basics Part I: Aseptic Practice and OR Technique

Speaker: Kim Prinsen   Learning Objectives:   Identify the most common sources of microbial contamination in in the OR Review foundational essentials necessary…
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Measure to Manage: Conducting a Temperature Review to Determine Hypothermia Rates and Implementing a Solution for Quality Improvement

Measure to Manage: Conducting a Temperature Review to Determine Hypothermia Rates and Implementing a Solution for Quality Improvement

Speakers: Terri Sontheimer & Cherrilyn Stati     Learning Objectives:    Understanding of thermoregulation and the mechanisms of heat…
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Reduction of Bioburden and Subsequent SSI: What are the Effective Strategies?

Reduction of Bioburden and Subsequent SSI: What are the Effective Strategies?

Speaker: Dr. Calin Moucha     Learning Objectives:    Describe perioperative interventions that will help to reduce the risk of SSI for orthopedic…
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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    …
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Intra-operative Wound Contamination: Managing the Bioburden to Prevent Surgical Site Infections

Intra-operative Wound Contamination: Managing the Bioburden to Prevent Surgical Site Infections

Speaker: Kathleen Kohut    Learning Objectives:    Define two mechanisms for wound contamination.              …
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Surgical Skin Preparation - Creating the Sterile Surface

Surgical Skin Preparation - Creating the Sterile Surface

Speakers: Kim Prinsen & Karen Neis   Learning Objectives:    Describe the purpose of surgical skin preparation Identify the properties of effective…
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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…
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Leadership Success Using a 16th Century Samurai Code

Leadership Success Using a 16th Century Samurai Code

Speaker: Brian Dawson   Learning Objectives:  Identify the 7 Samurai leadership principles and application techniques. Describe the techniques to reach the…
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Modern Perioperative Thermal Management

Modern Perioperative Thermal Management

Speaker:  Prof. Dr. Anselm Bräuer   Learning Objectives: Current practice of intraoperative thermal management. Outcome associated with perioperative…
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Embedding an Infection Prevention Nurse in the OR

Embedding an Infection Prevention Nurse in the OR

Speaker:   Leslie Reynolds   Learning Objectives:    Explain how to use data to motivate staff. Explain how prewarming patients and…
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Sustainability in Hospitals

Sustainability in Hospitals

Speaker:  Ann Meitz   Learning Objectives:    Discuss why sustainability is important to hospitals. Explore several  hospital sustainability…
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Is your Total Joint SSI Rate Acceptable?

Is your Total Joint SSI Rate Acceptable?

Speaker:  Lynne Brown   Learning Objectives:    Articulate 3 elements included in the IHI Project Joints SSI Prevention Bundle. Identify a common…
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Healthcare Reform and Implications for Nursing

Healthcare Reform and Implications for Nursing

Speaker: Judy Pins   Learning Objectives:   Describe how transitioning from a volume based model to a value based model is influencing how nursing is changing.…
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Risk Reduction of SSI: The Role of Nasal Bacteria

Risk Reduction of SSI: The Role of Nasal Bacteria

Speaker:  Caroline Johnson     Learning Objectives:  Understand SSI epidemiology in the US Review Basic SSI Risk Reduction strategies Describe how…
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Reducing Risk of SSI Starts in Preop

Reducing Risk of SSI Starts in Preop

Speakers: Melissa Bailey & Caroline Johnson      Learning Objectives:    Identify some common risk factors for developing a…
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 Infection Control Considerations during Construction in the Perioperative Setting

Infection Control Considerations during Construction in the Perioperative Setting

Speaker:   Mary Jo Steiert, RN CNOR    Learning Objectives:   Identify the accrediting and regulatory agencies for codes and requirements when…
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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…
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SSI Reduction: Strategies that Work

SSI Reduction: Strategies that Work

Speaker: Dr. Javad Parvizi Javad Parvizi MD, a native of Azerbaijan, completed his medical training in the United Kingdom graduating from University of Sheffield in 1991. He then completed his…
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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 beneficial in the…
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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…
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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 improvement - Discuss the 3…
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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 are the…
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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 reduce the risk of…
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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 the role that…
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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 prewarming is beneficial in the…
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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…
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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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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 healthcare…
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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, financial) -…
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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 as they relate to…
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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:  - List the process variables related to reducing the risk of surgical site infection  - Discuss the…
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Surgical Preparation: Nose to Toes

Surgical Preparation: Nose to Toes

Speakers: Caroline Johnson & Maret Millard Learning Objectives:  - Describe 3 steps in the preoperative preparation of the patient that will help reduce the risk of SSI -…
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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…
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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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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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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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