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AORN Surgical Conference & Expo 2014 

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Ambulatory Surgery  

 
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Culture of Safety   

 

Deep Vein Thrombosis, Prevention of 

 

Fire Safety 

 

Health Care Accreditation 

 

Health Care Legislative Topics  

 

Infection Prevention/Infection Control 

  

Leadership/Professional Development 

 

Medication Safety 

 

Patient Diseases/ Patient Conditions 


Sharps Safety 

 

Sterilization 

 
Supply Chain Management

Surgical Attire  


 

Recommended Practices for the Prevention of Transmissible Infections in the Perioperative Setting  

 

Speaker: Lisa Spruce, RN, DNP, ACNS, ACNP, ANP, CNOR

Overview:  

This webinar highlights the importance of following the evidence based recommendations in preventing transmissible infections in the perioperative setting. There are 1.7 million health care associated infections in the United States that contribute to the rising cost of healthcare and pose significant, lasting health problems for patients. This presentation will present the steps that perioperative personnel can take to prevent infection in perioperative patients, protect themselves from potentially transmissible infections, and how to implement change in practice. 

Objectives: 

  1. Discuss the AORN evidence rating process.
  2. Discuss how perioperative actions impact health care associated infections.
  3. Explain the difference between work practice controls and engineering controls in preventing disease transmission.
  4. Explain how perioperative personnel can implement evidence based practices to prevent catheter associated blood stream infections.

Contact Hours Expire: December 12, 2014  

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Recommended Practices for Sterile Technique 

Speaker: Sharon A. Van Wicklin, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, CPSN, PLNC

Overview: 

Sterile technique involves the use of specific actions and activities to prevent contamination and maintain sterility of identified areas during surgical or invasive procedures. Perioperative team members must be vigilant in safeguarding the sterility of the field and ensuring that the principles and processes of sterile technique are followed. This webinar will explain methods for implementing sterile technique when preparing, performing, or assisting with surgical and invasive procedures. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives:  

  1. Discuss the need for and application of sterile technique when donning and wearing sterile gowns and gloves. 
  2. Describe methods for preparing and maintaining a sterile field for patients undergoing invasive surgical procedures. 
  3. Explain processes for opening, dispensing, and transferring items to the sterile field.

Contact Hours Expire: December 5, 2014  

 

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Competency Development Part II: Annual education, who needs to know what? 

Speaker: Patricia A. Reeves, MSN, BSN, RN, CNOR; Judy Seltzer, MS, RN, CNOR; Angela Walsh, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR

Overview: 

This is the 2nd of a two part webinar. Part I: Taking the Fear Out of Competency Development (September 19, 2012) provided the tools, Joint Commission requirements and domains of competency assessment. Part II will begin with a focus on the questions raised during the previous webinar, and further explore, define and/or explain how the tools are best utilized, function, defining processes within the perioperative clinical setting. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives: 

  1. List key tools and specialty resources used for competency development.
  2. Explain how the tools are best utilized.
  3. Define (2) competency assessment processes within inpatient and outpatient clinical settings.

Contact Hours Expire:  November 14, 2014

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 What can I find in the Recommended Practices for a Safe Environment of Care 

Speaker: Byron L. Burlingame MS, RN, BSN, CNOR

Overview:  

There have been many changes to the content of the Recommended Practices for a Safe Environment of Care including removing some portions and adding other environmental hazards. This webinar will cover each of the recommendations highlighting the changes. There will also be a brief overview of the evidence ranking process utilized in this document. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives: 

  1. State the topics covered in the recommended practice.
  2. Describe how to implement two of the recommendations with the document

Contact Hours Expire: October 31, 2014

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Chapter Leadership Training Webinar Series 

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Chapter Treasurer Responsibilities and Financial Success - FREE 

Speakers: Anne Fairchild, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR; and Deb Warren

Objective:  

Running a chapter is hard work, especially when it comes to chapter money. Learn about budgeting, financial reports, protecting your account, and maintaining financial records. Become skilled at filling out a W9 form and auditing your chapter books, while getting ideas on how to make money through fundraising. This webinar does not contain contact hours.

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Membership Recruitment and Retention and Chapter Officer Training - FREE  

Speakers: Jess Bohn and Deb Warren 

Objective:  

Get tips on how to recruit and retain your chapter members, along with detailed training on each of the main chapter officer positions. Come with specific questions or email them before the webinar to Deb Warren (dwarren@aorn.org). This webinar does not contain contact hours.

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Surgical Fire Prevention and Management 

Speaker: Mark E. Bruley, CCE

Overview:  

Surgical fires, while relatively infrequent (~500 per year), can be disastrous or fatal and vigilance by the surgical team is the best defense. This webinar will present the most-up-to-date information on Surgical Fire Prevention and Management for all settings where operative and invasive procedures occur, which include ambulatory surgery centers, hospital surgical suites, procedural suites, and office settings. Practice advisories, clinical recommendations and recent publications by Joint Commission, ASA, AORN, PA Patient Safety Authority, NY Dept of Health, and ECRI Institute will be presented. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives:  

  1. Identify surgical devices, materials, and fluids that can burn and how they are ignited.
  2. Discuss the hazards of oxidizer-enriched atmospheres.
  3. Describe the new clinical recommendations on how to minimize the chance of a surgical fire.
  4. Discuss how to extinguish a burning surgical patient.
  5. Identify the appropriate OR locations and types of fire extinguishers

This webinar was funded in part through the AORN Foundation by a grant from Megadyne. 

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Contact Hours Expire: October 12, 2014

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Evidence-Based Practice in Perioperative Nursing 
Speaker:
Victoria M. Steelman, RN, PhD, CNOR, FAAN

Overview: Evidence-based practice is a systematic process for determining the best patient care. It is a pathway to excellence. This program provides an overview of evidence-based practice and addresses AORN members’ frequently asked questions about the purpose, process, and impact of evidence-based practice and AORN’s current initiatives to rate the level of scientific evidence supporting recommended practices. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives:  

  1. Compare and contrast evidence-based practice with traditional decision-making.
  2. Describe the hierarchy of levels of evidence.
  3. Describe the purpose of rating levels of evidence.
  4. Describe AORN’s approach to rating scientific evidence in documents.

Contact Hours Expire:  October 11, 2014

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Preadmission Facilitation: Keys to Patient Safety - FREE 

 

Speakers: Darin Prescott, MSN, MBA, RN, CNOR, CASC; DeEtte Leibfried, BSN, RN 


Overview:  

Increasing complexity of patient co-morbidities and procedures; coupled with an increasing demand for patient safety and productivity requires a multi-disciplinary approach to managing and optimizing patient for surgery and invasive procedures. This session will describe successes and opportunities with regard to a successful pre-admission facilitation process. Pre-admission facilitation impacts the entire perioperative team and is an integral part of perioperative efficiencies. Presenters are from Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, a finalist of the Advisory Board's 2011 Excellence in Innovation Award. This award was given in recognition of on-time starts of which pre-admission facilitation supports. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.   

Objectives:  

  1. Identify strategies to develop a relationship-based model of care for patients and families undergoing surgery and invasive procedures during the pre-operative phase.
  2. Utilize evidence-based practice in the optimization of patients having surgery and invasive procedures.

Contact Hours Expire: September 20, 2014

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 Taking the Fear Factor Out of Competency Development 

Speakers: Jan Stull RN MS CNOR; Christine Valdez, RN, MN,CNS-BC,CNOR; Pat Reeves

Overview: 

This webinar is part one of a two part presentation on competency development and measurement.
This first part will walk the participant through the steps of competency development and provide sample tools and forms that have been used successfully. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives:  

  • Define three goals for competency assessment.
  • Describe four domains for competency assessment.
  • Describe two resources/tools for competency assessment.

Contact Hours Expire: September 19, 2014

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 Perioperative Attire: The Importance of Following the Recommended Practices - FREE 

Speaker: Lisa Spruce, RN, DNP, ACNS, ACNP, ANP, CNOR

Overview: 

This webinar will cover the importance of wearing surgical attire in any setting where invasive procedures are performed. The impact of SSIs on the healthcare system and patient safety will be discussed. Additionally, the evidence supporting various aspects of the AORN Surgical Attire RP will be presented and a discussion on how the perioperative RN can address practice challenges. This webinar will help the perioperative RN gain a better understanding of evidence based practice and how to implement the recommendations in practice. This webinar will award one (1.0) contact hour after evaluation completion.

Objectives:  

  • Discuss how the wearing of surgical attire impacts patient safety.
  • Explain the scientific evidence supporting the AORN Surgical Attire Recommendations.
  • Explain ways the perioperative RN can address challenges implementing surgical attire recommendations. 

Contact Hours Expire: August 9, 2014

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Non-members: FREE

This webinar was funded through the AORN Foundation by a grant from Cintas. 

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 Ambulatory Surgery Center Development Series

Developing a new ambulatory surgery center? AORN presents a new webinar series designed to prepare you for industry trends, planning, construction, and operations set-up to help you build a successful business.

This webinar is provided through in-kind support by Boulder Associates and Health Inventures. 

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Part 1: Overview of Ambulatory Surgery Center Industry Trends 

Speaker: Christian Ellison

Overview:  

This webinar is intended to update you on the current dynamics in the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) industry so you can factor these market conditions into ASC development planning. Surgery centers have traditionally been a physician-entrepreneur-led segment of healthcare delivery. Increasingly, hospitals are integrating ASCs into their delivery and physician integration strategies. ASCs are tailor-made for success in the new healthcare provider landscape and will be a critical delivery model for any successful provider network in the future. This webinar will award one (1.0) contact hour after evaluation completion. 

Objectives: 

  1. Gain an understanding of the ambulatory surgery center marketplace to include competitive trends that could impact a new center’s viability.
  2. Learn what alternatives exist to enter the ambulatory surgery center business with less risk and greater opportunity for success.
  3. Gain an understanding of the expectations of typical ambulatory surgery center stakeholders so that you can factor those into your planning efforts.

Contact Hours Expire: August 8, 2014

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Members: Webinar is $25; Evaluation is free 
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 Part 2: Ambulatory Surgery Center Business Planning and Organization Formation 

Speaker: Christian Ellison

Overview: 

The ambulatory surgery center (ASC) landscape has changed significantly over the years and is entering a new era filled with challenges and opportunities. Although ASCs will continue to play a key role in the healthcare delivery system, not all surgery centers will be successful. The best way to ensure success is to have an effective planning process on the front end that addresses the key physicians with whom you should align, and their role in the planning process. This is an appropriate process for determining and gaining confidence in the key revenue drivers such as volume and reimbursement, competitive pressures and their impact on the ASC, costs, funding sources, facility size, location, and financial performance. The planning process should also consider what organizational structure will most effectively meet the ASCs strategic goals. This webinar will provide insight gained through many years of planning and developing successful ASCs as well as a roadmap of key steps for participants embarking on new ASC initiatives. This webinar will award one (1.0) contact hour after evaluation completion. 

Objectives: 

  1. Provide an overview of the planning and organization process to include key steps and timelines.
  2. Discuss the roles and responsibilities of the participants in the process to include physician leaders and outside advisors.
  3. Outline the key drivers of success and failure of an ASC in today’s market and help participants understand how to develop a plan that they can have confidence in.
  4. Identify the ownership and organizational structure alternatives available to an ASC and the pros and cons of each.

Contact Hours Expire: August 15, 2014 

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Members: Webinar is $25; Evaluation is free 

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Part 3: Ambulatory Surgery Center Design and Development  

Speaker:  Dawn Q. McLane RN, MSA, CASC, CNOR; Mary Fiore, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Overview:  

This webinar will go over the key steps and decision points involved in the design and development process of an ambulatory surgery center (ASC). This includes selecting and working with your development team, site selection, determining space needs, codes and regulatory considerations, budgeting and project scheduling. We will also focus on roles and responsibilities of the team members. Speakers, Christian Ellison and Mary Fiore, will provide guidelines, case examples, and sample tools that you can utilize to effectively manage this process. This webinar will award one (1.0) contact hour after evaluation completion.

Objectives: 

  1. Selection of the Development Team including Developers, Architects, Engineers, and other consultants
  2. Budgeting for ASC development
  3. Key phases and decision points of the development, design, and construction process
  4. Key factors in choosing a site: new or existing building, size, and growth
  5. Tools and techniques to effectively manage a team to achieve budget, schedule, and compliance objectives throughout the development process

Contact Hours Expire: August 29, 2014 

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Part 4: Operations Preparation in the Ambulatory Surgery Center Environment--Keys to Success 

Speaker: Dawn Q. McLane RN, MSA, CASC, CNOR

Overview: 

This webinar will provide you with a description of the critical elements involved in the Operations Preparation (Ops Prep) stage of ambulatory surgery center (ASC) development. It is important that the Ops Prep process begin very early in the development of an ASC, overlapping with design development and construction, and leading the project through successful licensure, certification, and accreditation. We will discuss the steps during Ops Prep, including appropriate timelines for planning and implementation during each step and important tools to effectively manage the project. Ops Prep steps and tools can be applied during several different scenarios such as the development of a de novo ASC or HOPD, the transition in either direction between an ASC and an HOPD, and the integration of two ASCs during an acquisition. In our ever-changing ambulatory healthcare world there are multiple applications for utilization of the information and tools that will be shared during this presentation. This webinar will award one (1.0) contact hour after evaluation completion.

Objectives: 

  1. Provide an overview of the Ops Prep process and its applications in the ASC environment.
  2. Identify the key stakeholders in the Ops Prep process and their roles and responsibilities.
  3. Identify the various steps in the Ops Prep process and discuss keys to successful planning and implementation for each including tools that can help you achieve the results you expect.
  4. Discuss the role and importance of effective communication among team members and share tools that have proven successful.

Contact Hours Expire: September 12, 2014 

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 So, You’re Thinking of Returning to School! - FREE  

Speaker: Luci Hanus, MSN, M.Ed., RN, CNOR; Judith Seltzer, MS, RN, CNOR

Overview: 

Are you thinking about going back to school? This webinar will explore what must be considered when making the decision to return to school, whether for an RN to BSN program or higher. What are the workplace expectations? What type of learning is best for you - online or in-class programs? This webinar will examine different ways to attain that advanced education and help you find what fits best for you. We will also explore ways to balance school, work and family. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.

Objectives: 

  1. Explore the rationale for an RN to return to school for an advanced degree. 
  2. Discuss the barriers to completing advanced education for the working RN, including workplace expectations. 
  3. Discuss the pros and cons of online or in-class programs. 
  4. Explain the software needs for online advanced education programs. 
  5. Examine the potential benefits realized by obtaining an advanced degree. 

Contact Hours Expire: July 11, 2014

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 So…You Want To Be In Management - FREE
Speaker:
Martha Stratton, MSN, MHSA, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC

Overview: 

The purpose of this presentation is to educate new and potential perioperative managers on the characteristics, behaviors and competencies needed to succeed in management. Perioperative management is not for the faint of heart nor should it be for the hard of heart. Compassionate yet responsible management philosophies developed through years of observation and practice will be conveyed with a humorous approach. Illustrations of personal successes and failures and the lessons learned from each will be presented. Through situational examples the principles of management are explored. Methods to capitalize on opportunities while avoiding pitfalls are provided. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.

Objectives: 

  1. Understand the importance of behavior related to perception of management competence.
  2. Distinguish between aptitude and attitude in employment decisions.
  3. Recognize the role that education plays in obtaining a management position.
  4. Describe the value of knowing financial management language and concepts.

Contact Hours Expire: June 14, 2014
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Sterilization Recommended Practice: Based on Evidence - FREE  

Speaker: Cynthia Spry, MSN, MA,RN,CNOR,CSIT
Overview: 

For years AORN’s Recommended Practices have provided perioperative nurses with best practice information they need to provide the highest quality of care for the surgical patient. This webinar will address the Sterilization RP revisions and new evidence rating. The AORN Recommended Practices are widely recognized and highly regarded throughout the world. That recognition and regard is poised to increase as a result of a new model for their development. Recommended Practices, although extensively referenced, will now be truly evidence-based. Where there is evidence, it will be indicated. Where evidence is lacking, that too will be indicated. Based on the supporting evidence or lack of supporting evidence, recommendations for implementation will be rated from “Recommended for Practice” to “Effectiveness not established.” This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.

Objectives: 

  1. Describe the new process for development of an AORN Recommended Practice
  2. Discuss the potential impact of this process on the perioperative nurse and the profession of perioperative nursing
  3. Explore content of 2012 RP for Sterilization

Contact Hours Expire: June 7, 2014

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 How to Avoid Death-by-PowerPoint - FREE 

Speaker: Kathy Gaberson PhD, RN, CNOR, CNE, ANEF

Overview: 

PowerPoint is a popular computer application for designing presentations used for teaching students and staff members or for giving presentations at meetings and conferences. Because of its wide variety of features and design options, some users develop presentations that overwhelm or annoy an audience with clutter, images, colors, motion, and sound. PowerPoint presentations also have been criticized for failing to promote active audience engagement. This webinar will discuss some common pitfalls of PowerPoint presentations and how to avoid them with purpose, simplicity, and consistency. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.

Objectives: 

  1. Discuss the limitations of PowerPoint presentations for engaging an audience.
  2. Identify three common flaws in PowerPoint presentations.
  3. Use principles of visual media design to create effective PowerPoint presentations.

Contact Hours Expire: May 10, 2014

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Sterile Processing Webinar Series for Ambulatory Surgery Centers - 6 Part Series 

 

Cleaning and Disinfection - Part 1 

Objectives:  

  1. Define decontamination “best practices”.
  2. Define biohazard safety in the decontamination area.
  3. Define the different classification of devices.
  4. Define the Manufacturers’ Instructions for Use (IFU).
  5. Describe the difference between detergents and disinfectants.

This webinar will award (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

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Contact Hours Expiration:  April 4, 2014 

 

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Cleaning and Disinfection – Part 2 

Objectives: 

  1. Describe different instrument cleaning methods.
  2. Define special cleaning concerns.
  3. Describe how to clean patient care equipment.

This webinar will award (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.  

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Contact Hours Expiration:  April 11, 2014 

 

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 Instrument Inspection, Assembly, and Packaging - Part 3  

Objectives:  

  1. Describe instrument inspection and assembly guidelines.
  2. Describe the use of disposable packaging.
  3. Describe the use of rigid containers.

This webinar will award (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.  

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Contact Hours Expiration:  April 18, 2014

 

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 Sterilization - Part  4  

Objectives: 

  1. Describe the different types of sterilizers.
  2. Define sterilizer operator information.
  3. Define sterility assurance systems.
  4. Define immediate use sterilization.
  5. Describe proper sterilization documentation.

This webinar will award (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.

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Contact Hours Expiration: April 25, 2014 

 

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 Special Concerns – Hot Topics in Reprocessing - Part  5 

Objectives: 

  1. Define a wet pack.
  2. Describe proper endoscope reprocessing.
  3. Define TASS – Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome – and why it is a special concern when reprocessing ophthalmology instruments.
  4. Define CJD – Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – and why it is a special concern when reprocessing instruments.
  5. Describe an acceptable system for loan instrumentation.
  6. Describe the requirements when met with the challenges of these “special concerns”.

This webinar will award (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

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Contact Hours Expiration:  May 9, 2014 

 

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Storage and Handling of Sterile Packages - Part  6  

Objectives: 

  1. Define the requirements of proper storage of sterile items.
  2. Describe the proper handling of sterile packages.
  3. Describe the proper transport of sterile packages.
  4. Describe the handling of commercially sterilized items.

This webinar will award (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.

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Contact Hours Expiration: May 16, 2014 

 

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The Advocacy Imperative: It's Non-Negotiable - FREE  

Speaker:  Sarah Anne Fairchild, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR

Overview: 

The concept of nursing advocacy is interwoven in all aspects of nursing education and practice, and includes advocacy for patients, coworkers, facilities, the nursing profession, and even for ourselves. However, in recent years, the concept of advocacy as an integral, ethical imperative for all nurses in all settings has been lost, or at best, watered down. The most important thing we do as perioperative nurses is to advocate for our patients, when they are least able to advocate for themselves. This session addresses the legal and moral imperatives for nursing advocacy; discusses barriers that may exist – especially in the perioperative environment; and focuses on each type of nursing advocacy as it relates to our perioperative practice. This webinar will award (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives: 

  1. Discuss the legal and moral imperatives that exist for nursing advocacy.
  2. List five types of nursing advocacy.
  3. Describe perioperative paradigms that require nursing advocacy.

Contact Hours Expire: April 12, 2014

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 Value-Based Purchasing: Headed Your Way - FREE 

Speaker:  Martha Stratton, MSN,RN,MHSA,CNOR,NE

Overview: 

Value based purchasing (VBP) is part of the federal government’s plan to link payments for care to improvements in the quality of care and the patient experience. This is a major shift in how hospitals are paid for the care they provide patients. It will have a profound impact on every facility’s financial resources and will increase the importance of focusing on clinical quality and patient satisfaction measures. It is imperative that healthcare professionals are aware of these changes and what they can do to impact their facility’s scores on these criteria.

This presentation will outline the VBP program and its significance for the facility and for Perioperative nurses. Ideas for addressing the Perioperative measures will be presented. This webinar will award (0.75) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives: 

  1. Discuss the methodology for reimbursement outlined for the VBP program.
  2. Explain the impact VBP will have on reimbursement for patient care.
  3. Identify strategies to help increase scores related to the VBP criteria in their facility.

 

Contact Hours Expire: March 8, 2015
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The Impact of Obesity and Treatment Options - FREE  

Speaker:  Annette Wasielewski, BSN, RN, CNOR

Overview: 

Obesity is the #2 cause of preventable death in the United States and has reached epidemic proportions. Being overweight increases the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, cardiovascular disease, cancer, infertility and osteoarthritis. This webinar will focus on the impact and consequences of obesity; medical, psychosocial and economic as well as various treatment options including surgery. This webinar will award (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives: 

  1. Define obesity.
  2. Discuss the consequences of obesity.
  3. Identify the impact of obesity and treatment options.
  4. Discuss the implications & consequences of obesity discrimination.
  5. Identify areas of self assessment and improvement in care and treatment of the obesity.

Contact Hours Expire: February 9, 2015
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 Is Your ASC Really OSHA Compliant?   
Speaker: Beverly Kirchner,BSN, RN, CNOR, CASC

Overview: 

Preparing for an OSHA survey can be challenging in any practice setting, but additional challenges exist in ambulatory surgery centers (ASC). This presentation will review the elements of an ASC Safety Plan to include a Sharps Safety Plan. Bloodborne Pathogen standards will be reviewed in reference to the expectation of staff education and compliance in an ASC. The program will provide the learner with a comprehensive OSHA Survey Checklist to assist in preparing for a survey. We will discuss how to use AORN’s resources and components of the AORN Sharps Safety Toolkit to assist in preparing for an OSHA survey. Once prepared, the checklist will help ensure compliance. This webinar will award (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives:  

  1. Review the elements of a Safety Plan in an ASC.
  2. Review the Bloodborne Pathogens standards.
  3. Discuss the resources AORN has to assist you in OSHA compliance.

Contact Hours Expire: March 1, 2015
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 Prepare for the Unexpected: Emergency Drugs and Protocols - FREE

 

Speaker: Rodney W. Hicks, PhD, ARNP, RN, FAANP, FAAN

Overview:  

While unexpected life-threatening emergencies are rare, perioperative personnel must be prepared to handle situations that call for both basic life support and advanced life support. Having established policies and procedures as well as knowing the most common pharmaceutical agents and other supplies is essential in meeting accrediting standards. This presentation will emphasize the structures and processes that should be in place in order to reach the best outcomes possible. This webinar will award (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives:  

  1. Recognize the influence that accrediting bodies have on the organization’s policy and process structures.
  2. Summarize the pharmacological principles of the most common medications used in basic and advanced life threatening conditions.
  3. Distinguish between first line agents and second line agents used in the ACLS process.
  4. Create a safety evaluation plan for ensuring compliance with emergency preparedness.

Contact Hours Expire: February 28, 2015
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 Medication Safety: How Do You Measure Up? - FREE 

Speaker: Bonnie Denholm, MSN, RN, CNOR 

Overview: 

A variety of quality improvement activities should be incorporated in perioperative settings to monitor compliance with safe medication practices. This webinar will present key concepts identified in the new AORN Recommended Practices for Medication Safety that relate to quality and documentation activities. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.

Objectives:  

  1. Identify two prospective risk reduction strategies for medication safety across the medication use process.
  2. Discuss two performance indicators that can be used to measure medication safety.
  3. Discuss two key concepts related to medication documentation that can be monitored through a perioperative quality/performance improvement program.

Contact Hours Expire: December 13, 2014
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Recommended Practices for Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) - FREE  

Speaker: Sharon A. Van Wicklin, MSN, RN, CNOR/CRNFA, CPSN, PLNC

Overview:
The particular risks facing perioperative patients makes it imperative that perioperative RNs take an active role in the prevention of deep venous thrombosis (DVT). This webinar will provide a framework for developing a protocol for DVT prevention and also provide guidance for perioperative RNs administering pharmacologic and/or mechanical DVT prophylaxis. This activity will award one (1.0) CH upon completion of webinar evaluation.

Objectives:  

  1. Explain why DVT prevention is important for surgical patients.
  2. Describe vascular pathophysiology that results in DVT.
  3. Compare prevention and treatment options for DVT.

Contact Hours Expire: February 22, 2015

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Hybrid ORs: Evolution, Education and Design  

Speaker: Victor Bayley, BSN, RN, CNOR; Luci Hanus, MSN, Med, RN, CNOR; Angela Walsh, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR

Overview:  

The emergence of Minimally Invasive Procedures has expanded the role of the Operating Room Nurse, as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team. Take a journey along our virtual timeline to view the inception, development and growth of the OR of the future. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives:  

  1. Discuss the history of hybrid ORs
  2. Describe components of Multidisciplinary Team Training
  3. Identify (2) issues related to the planning, design and construction process
 
Contact Hours Expire:  February 19, 2015

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Speaker:  Susan Lautner, RN, BSN, MSHL, CPHQ; Donna Tiberi, RN, MHA
Overview: 
The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) was the first organization to seek and be awarded “deemed status” in 1965 when Medicare legislation was initially passed.  This webinar will provide information about the HFAP survey process which is non-punitive and consultative.  Surveyors also provide education during their onsite surveys. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 
Objectives: 
  1.  Discuss the HFAP accreditation/certification programs 
  2. Describe the HFAP survey process 
  3. List common compliance issues found during HFAP accreditation surveys 
Contact Hours Expire:  March 18, 2015

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 Infection Prevention Webinar Series for the Ambulatory Setting - Part 1 in a 3-Part Series 

This webinar series was funded through the AORN Foundation by a grant from the 3M Foundation

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Surgical Attire: The Ongoing Challenges - FREE 

Speaker:  Lisa Spruce, DNP, RN, ACNS, ACNP, ANP, CNOR    

Overview:  

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to understand the impact of their personal attire on patient safety, the importance of this recommendation on the prevention of infection and the evidence that grounds the recommendations. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

 Objectives: 

  1. Discuss how the wearing of surgical attire impacts patient safety.   
  2.  Explain the scientific evidence supporting the AORN Surgical Attire Recommendations.  
  3.  Explain ways the perioperative RN can address challenges implementing surgical attire recommendations.  
Contact Hours Expire:  April 3, 2014    

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 Infection Prevention Webinar Series for the Ambulatory Setting - Part 2 in a 3-Part Series 

This webinar series was funded through the AORN Foundation by a grant from the 3M Foundation

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Protecting Surgical Patients and Healthcare Workers Through a Safe Environment of Care - FREE  

Speaker:  Libby F. Chinnes, BSN, RN, CIC   

Overview:  

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to have a better understanding of a healthcare-associated infection, and how the perioperative nurse may contribute to an infection through their failure to observe simple standards which promote a safe, clean environment for the patient. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.  

Objectives: 

  1. Describe the role of the environment in relation to the transmission of healthcare-associated infections.  
  2. Describe 4 perioperative interventions that promote a safe environment of care.   
  3. Define 3 measures of environmental cleanliness for performance improvement monitoring.   
Contact Hours Expire: April 10, 2014   

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 Infection Prevention Webinar Series for the Ambulatory Setting - Part 3 in a 3-Part Series 

This webinar series was funded through the AORN Foundation by a grant from the 3M Foundation

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Injection Safety: What Every Nurse Working in an Ambulatory Surgery Center Needs to Know - FREE  
 
Speaker:  Joseph F. Perz, DrPH, MA    
 
Overview: 
Dr. Perz will provide highlights from the CDC’s One and Only Campaign, a product of the Safe Injection Practices Coalition, which counts AORN and CDC among its members. Reuse and misuse of needles, syringes and medications has resulted in dozens of outbreaks, the notification of possible exposure to over 150,000 patients, and countless lawsuits. AORN members and ASC staff can play important roles in protecting against the devastating and avoidable harms that follow unsafe injection practices. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.  
 
Objectives:       
  1.   Describe risks and severe consequences associated with syringe reuse and other unsafe injection practices.  
  2. Identify strategies that will assure all clinical professionals in your healthcare organization understand the rationale and criticality to the adherence of safe injection practices.  
 
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Speakers:  Jennifer Brown, Carolyn Howard
Fee: $129 
Overview: This session will discuss the pitfalls of data, its various sources and troubled past and future. This webinar will award (.75) CH after evaluation completion. Contact hour expires May 15, 2014.
Objectives:    
  • Describe the evolution of supply chain data management and information technologies  
  • Describe data integration challenges.  
  • Describe methods for addressing the data challenge.  
Contact Hours Expire: May 15, 2014  

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Too Much, Too Little, Just Right...Inventory Control in the OR - Part 2 

Speakers:  Ben Hayon; Lisa McIntosh; Vicki Humphrey

Fee: $129

Overview: "HOW much of that stuff did we have?”  Inventory management has been the bane of many an OR director’s career. You find “stuff” everywhere – lockers, ceiling tiles, closets – the list is endless. It is shocking how much stock is expired and must be discarded at the cost or thousands of dollars per year. This session will review inventory management leading practices that are easy to implement and can demonstrate value to your operations quickly. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. Contact hour expires June 19, 2014. 

Objectives: 

  • Gain a general understanding of the terminology and language used to describe inventory processes.  
  • Outline the formulas used to measure and track inventory efficiencies.  
  • Discuss the pros and cons of perpetual inventory and consignment inventory. 

Contact Hours Expire: June 19, 2014

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Implant Chaos: How to Manage and Track Your High Cost Implants - Part 3  

Speakers: Anthony Persaud; Brittany Dobosz; Andy Weihmiller

Fee: $129 

Overview: Surgical implants can create a tremendous amount of manual labor related to ordering, inventory management and post-surgery tracking.  This session will explore the implant lifecycle, from requisitioning to implantation and will provide a sample solution set for documentation practices for common MMIS and clinical systems that will greatly improve your ability to create and receive meaningful information regarding implant usage and spend. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives:  

  • Present the challenges related to the Implant Lifecycle including ordering and inventory management and implant tracking.  
  • Present why a solid implant tracking program is important.  
  • Present solutions that improve: richness of data, create efficiencies and provide better financial reporting capabilities.  

Contact Hours Expire: July 17, 2014

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Am I Getting the Best Price For My ASC Supplies? - Part 4 

Speakers:  Ben Hayon; Lisa McIntosh; Jennifer Brown, Shane Krieger

Fee: $129 for replay

Overview: This session will explore methodologies in how to successfully negotiate and set up contracts for Ambulatory Surgery Centers.  This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives:   

  • Discuss the characteristics that make an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) unique, and how to best leverage those qualities when sourcing supplies    
  • Identify actionable leading practices that an ASC nurse can implement to help select the best value products for supply cost reduction  
  • Describe how to best utilize the resources available through a GPO relationship  
  • Describe practices of top performers for identifying price-reduction opportunities and implementing cost savings 

Contact Hours Expire: August 21, 2014

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Practical Physician Engagement Strategies to Help Manage Your Costs - Part 5 

Speakers: Brittany Dobosz; Melissa Brown; Jennifer Brown

Fee: $129 for replay

Overview: This session will offer practical engagement strategies on how to effectively involve your physicians in common processes and discussions such as preference card management, value analysis, new product introduction, sourcing strategies and governance. This session will focus on those processes that result in better quality or lower overall costs. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives:   

  •   Discuss benefits of engaging physicians in supply chain management processes
  • Identify areas for opportunity for physician engagement within your organization 
  • Identify an understanding of strategies for engaging physicians in your organization's supply chain management, and consequently driving value for the organization    

Contact Hours Expire: September 18, 2014

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But I NEED That Widget For My Case Tomorrow! - Part 6 

Speakers:  Bruce Couillard; Hallie Page; Vickie Humphrey

Fee: $129 for replay 

Overview: This session will discuss the importance of new product introduction processes and procedures in today’s environment including the risks, leading practices for governing the process, conflict of interest disclosures and other pertinent information critical to the process.  This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives:    

  • Identify key reasons why a sound “new product introduction” process is important.  
  • Identify “best practice” for new product introduction process.  
  • Define the roles of the Clinician in this process.  

Contact Hours Expire: October 16, 2014

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Yes Virginia, There IS a Santa Claus!  Preference Cards CAN be Reduced AND Help Reduce Costs at the Same Time! - Part 7 

Speakers:  Carolyn Howard; Mary Jane Edwards; Vickie Humphrey; Carl Hanna

Fee: $129 for replay

Overview: This session will explore the tried and true processes in managing preference cards as an on-going process as opposed to the once every 5-6 year house cleaning they might receive.  It will also explore the ties to other systems such as materials management, clinical information systems and charge masters to ensure good documentation, cost management and charging.  Finally, leading practices will be shared in driving cost savings through preference card management. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives:    

  • Describe the current state of hospital preference cards and highlight the link to supply costs. 
  • Discuss relation of preference cards and system integration. 
  • Identify how properly managed preference cards can enable staff to better identify cost savings opportunities. 

Contact Hours Expire: November 20, 2014

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The Clinically Driven Supply Chain – Where Our Future is Heading - Part 8 

Speakers:  Carolyn Howard; Drew Preslar; Bruce Couillard

Fees: $129 for replay

Overview: With the advent of Federal and State reform and the high likelihood of episodic payments, the way care is delivered is going to change.  The way supply chain will support that process will have to change as well.  Value Analysis will morph into a body that will look more into the total cost of delivering care vs. the discrete cost of a particular product or service used in a component of that care.  This session will share a view on how technology, value analysis and the supply chain will come together to work with clinicians to take a total cost and value driven approach to the delivery of care. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives:    

 

  • Identify why and how Value Analysis will need to change in the future. 
  • Identify the type of data needed in the future to help manage care and decrease costs in high cost procedures and DRGs.
  • Describe the future state vision of how technology, Value Analysis and Supply Chain will come together to manage care and costs.  

 

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Pneumatic Tourniquets: Perspectives from the Inside & Out - FREE 

Speaker:  Bonnie G. Denholm, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR

Overview: The AORN Recommended Practices for Care of Patients Undergoing Pneumatic Tourniquet have been updated this year. This webinar will review risks and complications associated with pneumatic tourniquets and trends that emerged from a review of the evidence. The discussion will clarify the importance of the perioperative nurse’s role when a tourniquet is used. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.   

Objectives: 

  • Discuss the oxidative stress that a patient may experience when undergoing a pneumatic tourniquet-assisted procedure.   
  • Identify 4 quality studies relating to pneumatic tourniquet use based on review of the evidence.  
  • Discuss 5 key points found in the Recommended Practices for Care of Patients Undergoing Pneumatic Tourniquet.   
Contact Hours Expire: June 20, 2014  

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5 Keys to Lean Success: Avoiding Common Lean Pitfalls - FREE 

Speaker: Anthony Gorski

Overview: 

Quality is today’s health care mandate. Yet, there is a dark cloud blurring the vision of many nurse executives today because Lean has had some false starts and stops in days gone by. Lean is one very useful tool for achieving quality that is easy off the tongue, but confusing to many. Ask 10 staff members what the definition of Lean is—chances are you will get 10 different definitions. Today we work in broken processes that require excellent people to achieve average results. Many nursing processes are inherently setup to fail. Lean running hospitals think differently—focused on building excellent processes. The key is applying Lean in the right way. While 90% of hospitals are doing Lean, only 10% are “running” Lean. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.

Objectives: 

  • Discuss 5 keys to making Lean work and improving your probability of success.   
Contact Hours Expire: June 25, 2014  

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3 Techniques for Great Lean Leaders - FREE 

Speaker: Anthony Gorski

Overview: 

Great Lean Leaders know that 80% of the work in managing a successful Process Improvement has nothing to do with the tools and everything to do with perceptions. People are “prisoners of their own experience” – unleashing their creativity takes careful pre-planning prior to any team activity. Additionally, 90% of the time this pre-planning never happens, which causes false starts and deflated demeanor. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.

Objective: 

  • Discuss 3 techniques that Great Lean Leaders use to manage change and accelerate success. 

Contact Hours Expire: July 23, 2014

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Speaker:  Mary J. Ogg, MSN, RN, CNOR

  

Overview: Sharps injuries have decreased in non-surgical settings yet increased in surgical settings during the same time frame. Evidence-based practices to prevent sharps injuries and to reduce blood borne pathogen exposure to perioperative patients and personnel will be presented. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.  

 

Objectives:   

  • Discuss the AORN evidence rating process.   
  • Explain how perioperative personnel can implement evidence based practices to prevent sharps injuries.  
  • Explain the difference between work practice controls and engineering controls in preventing sharps injuries         
Contact Hours Expire: June 27, 2014   
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Funded through the AORN Foundation and supported by a grant from Aspen Surgical 

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Speakers:  Patricia A Mews, MHA, RN, CNOR; Elena G. Canacari, RN, CNOR  

Fee: Free members/Free non-member + $10 evaluation  

Overview:   

Are you looking for ways to improve patient safety, coordinate patient care, minimize delays, increase OR utilization, and enhance the perioperative experience for the patient and family,  and the perioperative team members? Are you struggling with starting surgeries on time (first case starts) and room turnover? Patient safety, patient satisfaction, and patient flow are all important elements of operational efficiency in the perioperative setting. This webinar will define perioperative efficiency, describe ways to improve patient preparation and room turnover, and provide practical tools to start using in the perioperative setting. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives:   

  • Define “Perioperative Efficiency”.   
  • Describe the components in the Perioperative Efficiency Tool Kit.   
  • Discuss how a perioperative RN can implement one change to improve the patient’s experience in the perioperative setting.   
  • Describe how to improve operational processes in the perioperative setting.    
Contact Hours Expire: August 14, 2014 

 

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Recruitment, Retention & Recognition = Satisfaction 

Speakers:  Jane Flowers, MSN, RN, CNOR; Jan Stull, MSN, RN, CNOR; Victor Bayley, BSN, RN, CNOR

Fee: Free members/Free non-member + $10 evaluation fee

Overview:The ability to attract and retain quality nurses is a challenge for healthcare facilities across the country. According to recent literature from the ANA, the median age of nurses is 46, and more than 50% of the nursing workforce is close to retirement. The future of our profession is dependent on staff satisfaction.  Salary, staffing patterns and recognition are only a few of the factors that will be addressed during this presentation. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion

Objectives:    

  • Identify (3) issues associated with recruitment (cost, fit, techniques) 
  • State (3) strategies for retention (team building, recognition & value) 
  • State (5) reasons that satisfaction is important to an organization. 

Contact Hours Expire: September 17, 2014 

 

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The Role of the Perioperative Clinical Nurse Specialist 

Speaker:  Mary Hillanbrand DNP, RN, CNOR, Maj, USAF, NC

Fee: Free members/free non-member + $10 evaluation fee

Overview: It’s an exciting time to be a Perioperative Registered Nurse (RN) Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)!  As an advanced nursing practitioner, the RN, CNS is an expert clinician, innovator, leader, consultant, and researcher advocating for safe patient outcomes in the perioperative setting. Join us for this webinar to learn more about the role of the Perioperative RN, CNS. This webinar will award (0.5 ) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives: 

  • Describe the role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in the perioperative setting. 

Contact Hours Expire: October 9, 2014

  

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Recommended Practices for Environmental Cleaning 

Speaker:  Amber Wood, MSN, RN, CNOR, CIC, CPN

Fees: Free for AORN members; free for non-members with a $10 evaluation fee.

Overview: Environmental cleaning is essential to promote optimal outcomes for every surgical patient. This webinar will review recently updated AORN recommended practices for environmental cleaning procedures for all perioperative patient care areas (preoperative, OR, postoperative, and sterile processing). Learn about a multidisciplinary team approach to environmental cleaning in the perioperative setting. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.

Objectives:    

  • Discuss recent revisions in AORN’s recommended practices for environmental cleaning in the perioperative setting. 
  • Describe the evidence supporting the recommended practices for environmental cleaning. 

 

Contact Hours Expire: November 13, 2014

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Zero Tolerance for Lateral Violence: Changing the Culture of Nursing Practice 

Speaker: Lori Ingram, MSN, RN, CNOR; Judi Seltzer, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR; Angi Walsh, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR  

Fees: Free for AORN members; free for non-members with a $10 evaluation fee.

Overview: Personal safety is a priority for every individual.  It’s not against the law to protect yourself from physical and verbal abuse in your personal and professional environment. As a nurse, you have the right to work in an environment that is safe for you and your patients.  Lateral violence continues to be a recurring topic in in health care discussions. This webinar will provide you with information on the most common types of lateral violence encountered in our workplace as well as offer guidance on how you might respond to individuals exhibiting signs of stress, anger, or emotional manners. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives: 

  • Discuss three assessment skills nurses can utilize that will alert them to potential dangers from lateral violence within the workplace and at home.   
  • List five of the most prevalent examples of lateral violence and bullying occurring in the workplace today. 
  • Identify three strategies for achieving professional and personal emotional health.  

 

Contact Hours Expire: November 21, 2014 

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 Packaging: Not Always So Simple 

Speaker: Cynthia Spry, MA, MS, RN, CNOR, CSIT

Fees: Free for AORN members; free for non-members with a $10 evaluation fee.

Overview: Instrument processing includes cleaning, decontamination, inspection, sterilization, and packaging. Packaging is a critical component of the process and “getting it right” requires knowledge of packaging guidelines coupled with some critical thinking.  This program will review packaging essentials and guidelines and will examine the new evidence-based AORN recommended practices for selection and use of packaging systems for sterilization. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives:    

  • Discuss considerations for purchase of packaging systems  
  • Review fundamentals of packaging in preparation for sterilization 
  • Discuss the new AORN Packaging RP  
 
Contact Hours Expire: December 3, 2014
 
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 The New Era of Health Care Reform (Part 1)  

Speaker: Judy Pins, MBA, RN, Healthcare Consultant, Pins Productions

Overview: This webinar focuses on the implementation of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act.  This webinar does not contain contact hours.

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 The New Era of Health Care Reform (Part 2)  

Speaker: Judy Pins, MBA, RN, Healthcare Consultant, Pins Productions

Overview: This webinar is the second in a three-part series on healthcare reform. In this webinar, the leader focuses on the various strategies health systems are exploring in order to deliver more care but at higher levels of quality and at lower cost. This webinar does not contain contact hours.

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 The New Era of Health Care Reform (Part 3) 

Speaker: Judy Pins, MBA, RN, Healthcare Consultant, Pins Productions

Overview: This webinar is the third and final in a three-part series on healthcare reform. In this webinar the leader will discuss the major forces that continue to drive up healthcare spending in the US. This webinar does not contain contact hours. This webinar does not contain contact hours.

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 Building Leadership Influence Through DiSC  

Speaker: Bruce Manchion, CEO, Universal Training Concepts, Inc.

Overview: When used effectively, DiSC is one of the most powerful tools you have as a leader to influence behavior in the workplace. This webinar does not contain contact hours.

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 Managing Difficult People and Personality Types  

Speaker: Bruce Manchion, CEO, Universal Training Concepts, Inc.

Overview: There are times in every leader's reign when they come across Direct-Reports, Peers, Supervisors, etc., with whom they have difficulties dealing. Many times, there are reasons for those difficulties. The key to success is in diagnosing correctly and then applying the appropriate remedy. This webinar provides tools for appropriate diagnosis and for determining the most effective approach for remedy. This webinar does not contain contact hours.

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 Influencing Change in Your Workplace  

Speaker: Bruce Manchion, CEO, Universal Training Concepts, Inc.

Overview: The term "influence" has become cliche in today's work world. It is most often used as a verb but is just as often misunderstood as a verb. The concept of influence is one thing, but influence as an action requires skill, conscious intent, determination and planning. It is the primary tool which can drive the only kind of change that is worth the effort -- productive, lasting change. This webinar does not contain contact hours.

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2 Techniques Great Leaders Use for Sustainment in Process Improvements  

Speaker: Anthony Gorski, CEO, Safer Healthcare

Overview: Too many times, Lean projects come and go. They start with great energy and enthusiasm, but after the project team disbands the changes and associated benefits seem to wane. Often this deflation is due to invisible factors such as culture, habits, and attention. In this webinar, you will learn how to turn the invisible into the visible. Through Dashboards and Leadership Rounding, you will learn how to improve your team's chance for success. This webinar does not contain contact hours.

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 SUD Reprocessing: The Benefits of Converting a Cost Savings Event to Sustainable Long Term Strategic Initiatives  

Speaker: Jeff Neichen, MSN, RN, CCRN from SterilMed Inc. 

Overview: Transform your organization by thinking differently about SUD Reprocessing. Learn how you can reduce costs in SUD reprocessing with new insights on design and development; and execute a highly successful reprocessing program that meets your facility's strategic initiatives. This webinar does not contain contact hours.

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Ambulatory Content for Recommended Practices  

Speakers: Terri Link, MPH, BSN, CNOR, CIC; Mary J. Ogg, MSN, RN, CNOR

Fees: Free member/Free non-member + $10 evaluation fee

Overview: The fastest growing segment of AORN membership is ambulatory surgery registered nurses. In order to meet the needs of its members and because of the unique challenges Ambulatory Surgery Center and Office based surgery centers have, AORN now has an Ambulatory Division with a specific focus on AORN Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices. Although these are applicable to all procedural areas in both inpatient and outpatient settings, how they are put into practice varies. Because ASCs should follow the same evidenced-based recommended practices, their considerations were incorporated into the Recommended Practices for 2014. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.

Objectives:   

  • Identify the need for additional ambulatory information in AORN Standards and Recommended Practices. 
  • Describe how AORN Standards and Recommended Practices with Ambulatory Supplement can be used in an ASC, Office based surgery center. 
  • Discuss the challenges of ASC in interpreting perioperative recommended practices.

 

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BE IN THE KNOW: Perioperative Education Programs 

Speakers: Christine Valdez; Lynn Gentz; Sydney Fulbright, PhD, MSN, RN, CNOR

Fees: Free member/Free non-member + $10 evaluation fee

Overview: Participants will learn ways to develop and foster education programs for their perioperative unit that will get employees interested in learning, and not just meeting a requirement. This webinar will provide information on assessing employee needs and using simulation to engage and educate. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives:  

  • Discuss using a needs assessment to determine education needs for the unit
  • Determine ways to ensure employee buy-in and participation 
  • Learn ways to use simulation in employee education programs 
  • Explore resources available for developing education programs 

 

Contact Hours Expire: February 13, 2015

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Anatomy of the New Evidence-Rated AORN Recommended Practices  

Speakers:  Lisa Spruce, DNP, RN, ACNS, ACNP, ANP, CNOR; Sharon A. Van Wicklin, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, CPSN, PLNC

Fees: Free member/Free non-member + $10 evaluation fee

Overview: This presentation will provide strategies for members of the perioperative team to formulate practice questions and search the literature to support practice decisions. Attendees will be guided through the evidence appraisal and rating process using the AORN appraisal tools and evidence-rating model. The anatomy of the new AORN evidence-rated recommended practices will also be outlined. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.

Objectives:     

  • Discuss the history of evidence-based practice.
  • Explain the PICO process for developing a practice question.
  • Identify research and non-research evidence.
  • Describe the evidence appraisal process using the AORN Evidence Appraisal Tools.
  • Describe the evidence rating process using the AORN Evidence Rating Model.

 

Contact Hours Expire: February 20, 2015

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 Electrocardiogram (ECG) Rhythm Review

Speaker:  Fran Bartholomeaux

Fees: Free member/Free non-member + $10 evaluation fee

Overview: Can you recognize the basic cardiac rhythms on an electrocardiogram? Join us for this interactive webinar. At the completion of this webinar, perioperative RNs and other interested health care professionals will be able to recognize normal and life-threatening ECG rhythms. A review of the commonly administered medications related to abnormal ECGs will also be discussed. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.

Objectives:  

  • Identify basic cardiac rhythms. 
  • Discuss medications associated with the treatment of cardiac rhythms. 
  • Discuss two clinical situations in which postponing a surgical procedure would be indicated. 

 

Contact Hours Expire: March 18, 2015

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Essentials of Arterial Blood Gases Interpretation 

 

Speaker: Fran Bartholomeaux

Fees: Free member/Free non-member + $10 Eval 

Overview: Abnormal arterial blood gas (ABG) laboratory test results are important to recognize in relation to a patient’s changing condition during surgery. Perioperative RNs and other interested health care professionals will benefit from a review of the basics of ABG interpretation. Normal and abnormal ABG laboratory test results will be discussed related to patients undergoing operative or other invasive procedures. Join us for this informative and interactive webinar. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. 

Objectives: 

  • Discuss acid base balance. 
  • State two clinical situations where acid base balance abnormalities could be present. 
  • Describe normal ABGs, including compensatory mechanisms. 
  • Describe abnormal ABGs, including compensatory mechanisms. 

 

Contact Hours Expire: March 25, 2015

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Pharmaceutical Waste: Hands-on Strategies to Reduce Waste in Perioperative Settings and Access to Resources for Safe Disposal 

Speaker: Barb Bickford, MS, PG, Medical Waste Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources delivers the content during the recorded portion (webinar) of the Flip the Session program. Part two, the live, face-to-face Q&A, allows you to interact with fellow attendees and speakers, and to ask questions. 

Overview: Unwanted and leftover pharmaceuticals pose many health, safety, and environmental risks, including drug overdoses, drug abuse, poisonings, and water pollution. While many stakeholders are developing programs to keep household pharmaceuticals from harming the environment, few have focused on minimizing the impacts from health care facilities. Perioperative nurses can influence the amount of unused medications needing to be disposed from their health care facilities. This interactive session will enable nurses to identify drugs that are commonly wasted, to find the environmental regulations that apply to their disposal, and to choose strategies for reducing the amounts being discarded. Participants will have a hands-on experience to use the Pharmaceutical Waste Reduction website to identify ways to reduce pharmaceutical waste in perioperative settings, including drugs they see commonly wasted in their own facilities. 

Objectives:  

  • Discuss two federal regulations that must be considered when disposing of unused medications.
  • Use the Pharmaceutical Waste Reduction Website to identify strategies for reducing the amount and toxicity of waste medications.
  • Discuss how to add waste reduction ideas and results to the Pharmaceutical Waste Reduction Website.

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Accreditation 

AORN is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AORN is provider-approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019.

 

Disclaimer  

AORN recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply that AORN or the American Nurses Credentialing Center approves or endorses products mentioned in the activity.

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