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Ambulatory Surgery Center Professional Courses
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…
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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…
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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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Strategies to Prevent Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection

Strategies to Prevent Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection

Abstract: In 2008, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) created a large collection of strategies for prevention of various healthcare-acquired infections in acute care…
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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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Patient Safety: The Role of Medical Adhesives

Patient Safety: The Role of Medical Adhesives

Description: 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 web…
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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…
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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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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…
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Shifting the Nursing Paradigm Towards Partnership

Shifting the Nursing Paradigm Towards Partnership

Description: Professional “actualization” can be built as clinical groups work and collaborate on health care quality initiatives that provide cost-effective options to health care…
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Skin Damage Associated with CVAD Sites

Skin Damage Associated with CVAD Sites

Description: 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…
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Successful Team Building in Healthcare

Successful Team Building in Healthcare

Description: 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…
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Power and Hierarchy Across Cultures

Power and Hierarchy Across Cultures

Description: 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…
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Assessing the Comparative Effectiveness of Interventions

Assessing the Comparative Effectiveness of Interventions

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

Evaluating Interventions in Quasi-Experimental Studies

Description: 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…
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Implementing Quality Improvement Strategies

Implementing Quality Improvement Strategies

Description: 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…
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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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Peripheral IV Catheters

Peripheral IV Catheters

Description: 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…
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Promoting Skin Integrity: MARSI and Other Neonatal Skin Care Issues

Promoting Skin Integrity: MARSI and Other Neonatal Skin Care Issues

Description: 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…
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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

Description: 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…
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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 resistance is…
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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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A Practical Approach: Optimizing Heart Monitoring When Using Disposable Electrodes

A Practical Approach: Optimizing Heart Monitoring When Using Disposable Electrodes

Description: 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…
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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

Description: 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…
  • 60 mins
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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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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: - Describe important elements in a cleaning program  - Review the process of cleaning from highest to lowest and…
  • 60 mins
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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…
  • 60 mins
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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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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…
  • 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…
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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…
  • 60 mins
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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 locations in…
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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 common…
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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…
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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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Know Thyself - An Essential Leadership Ingredient

Know Thyself - An Essential Leadership Ingredient

Description: 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…
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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!

Description: 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…
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Your Role As a Leader and Change Agent

Your Role As a Leader and Change Agent

Description: 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…
  • 75 mins
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