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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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Healthcare 2016: Advancing Post-Acute Care in an Evolving Payment Environment

Healthcare 2016: Advancing Post-Acute Care in an Evolving Payment Environment

Description: As the transition to value-based payment models picks up steam, post-acute care (PAC) organizations and their acute care partners are facing a new set of incentives and heightened…
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MARSI and MASD: The Other Health Care Acquired Skin Injuries

MARSI and MASD: The Other Health Care Acquired Skin Injuries

Description: The skin is the first line of defense against invading organisms. Negative outcomes related to skin alterations include infection, pain, patient/family dissatisfaction and higher…
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Part 2: Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice: Vascular Access Device Management

Part 2: Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice: Vascular Access Device Management

    Description: The Infusion Nurses’ Society has recently updated its’ Standards of Practices to reflect current infusion and vascular access practices. Lisa…
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Part 1: Introduction to the 2016 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice

Part 1: Introduction to the 2016 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice

   Description: The Infusion Nurses’ Society has recently updated its’ Standards of Practices to reflect current infusion and vascular access practices. Lisa…
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Compression Therapy for Chronic Conditions

Compression Therapy for Chronic Conditions

Description: During this course, John Macdonald MD, FACS will guide you through the vital role compression plays in healing lower extremity wounds; review the physiology of the venous and…
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Skin Health Understanding Factors Influencing the Health of Your Patients Skin

Skin Health Understanding Factors Influencing the Health of Your Patients Skin

Description: This course will provide a general overview of the skin, while focusing on medical conditions that affect the integumentary system contribute to skin break down or damage.  We…
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Management of Pressure Ulcers Part 2

Management of Pressure Ulcers Part 2

Description: In this module, we will continue the discussion of proper management of pressure ulcers.  This course will highlight the following: proper wound bed preparation, how the various…
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Critical Tube Securement and Patient Safety

Critical Tube Securement and Patient Safety

Description:  Critical tube securement encompasses several patient safety concerns including Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injuries (MARSI) as well as Medical Device Related Pressure Ulcers…
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Management of Pressure Ulcers Part 1

Management of Pressure Ulcers Part 1

Description: In this module, we will present principles of pressure ulcer management and evidence-based nursing interventions that will address those principles. As you will see, management of…
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Evidence to Guarantee Best Results for PICCs

Evidence to Guarantee Best Results for PICCs

Abstract: The vast majority of patients admitted to acute care require treatment with intravenous (IV) medications and solutions by way of a vascular access device. Placement and management of…
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The Science of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters (PIVCs) Optimal Placement and Extended Use

The Science of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters (PIVCs) Optimal Placement and Extended Use

  Abstract: Peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs) have generally received little attention in comparison to their central venous cousin. However, recent studies have revealed the…
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Skin Health: Preventable Events

Skin Health: Preventable Events

  Description: This presentation will provide a general overview of the skin's structure and its funciton in relation to metabolic function, baterial barrier, and how its capacity…
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Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin

Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin

  Description: This presentation will provide a general overview of the  fundamentals of the anatomy and physiology of skin.  Key concepts include identification and function…
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Standardizing Procedures: Lessons from Specialized Teams

Standardizing Procedures: Lessons from Specialized Teams

Abstract: The clinical setting is an ever changing environment. In order to improve, one must continually change. Standardizing processes for clinical procedures is an effective improvement…
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CRBSI Reducing Risk, Improving Outcomes

CRBSI Reducing Risk, Improving Outcomes

Abstract: There is a continued expanded worldwide awareness of the complications of vascular catheter use. While the use of these catheters has advanced medical care, there is a risk of adverse…
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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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Trends Beyond the Hospital: The State of Home Infusion

Trends Beyond the Hospital: The State of Home Infusion

Description: Since the 1980s, the administration of infusion therapies in the home has been a growing trend as an alternative to costly acute care. Across the globe, changes in population…
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Best Practices In Chronic Edema Management: Focus on a Clinically Proven 2 Layer Compression System

Best Practices In Chronic Edema Management: Focus on a Clinically Proven 2 Layer Compression System

Description: Effective management of chronic edema can be a serious clinical challenge. Despite the fact that compression therapy is recognized as the gold standard for managing chronic edema,…
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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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IAD and PU Development: What We Know, What We Think We Know and What We Should Do Now

IAD and PU Development: What We Know, What We Think We Know and What We Should Do Now

Description: Incontinence has long been considered a risk factor for pressure ulcer development and skin care has been a cornerstone of comprehensive pressure ulcer prevention programs.…
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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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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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Hitting the cavoatrial junction: But did you touch their heart?

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

Description: The purpose of this learning activity is to explore psychological perspectives underlying invasive procedures, including altruism, compassion, empathy, accountability, duty,…
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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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Preventing Central Line Catheter Related Complications

Preventing Central Line Catheter Related Complications

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

Catheter Related Bloodstream Infections: Causes, Prevention and Best Practices

Description: The purpose of this learning activity is to identify causes,  list preventive actions, and offer current evidence based practices for central vascular devices.…
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Controversies Around Biofilms: A Common Denominator for Diverse Disease?

Controversies Around Biofilms: A Common Denominator for Diverse Disease?

Description: 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.…
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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…
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Short Peripheral I.V. Catheters and Infections

Short Peripheral I.V. Catheters and Infections

Description: 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…
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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…
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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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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…
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Peripheral IV Therapy:  Complications and Implications for Practice

Peripheral IV Therapy: Complications and Implications for Practice

Description: 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…
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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

Description: 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…
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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

Description: 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…
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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

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

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

Description: 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…
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