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Sign up for one of our upcoming webinars, designed especially for perioperative professionals. Can't make it to a live webinar? Register for the replay after the event and watch at your convenience. Webinar recordings are available two business days after the live webinar.

October 23, 2014: Guidance on Surgical Fire Prevention 

October 30, 2014: Surgical Attire: Are We Doing This Right? 

November 12, 2014: Recommended Practices for Autologous Tissue Management 

Webinars specific to the Ambulatory Surgery Division and the Center for Nursing Leadership are also available. 


Guidance on Surgical Fire Prevention

Speaker: Mark E. Bruley, BS, CCE

Date: October 23, 2014
Time: 1pm (PT); 2pm (MT); 3pm (CT); 4pm (ET)

Overview: Clinical recommendations on preventing and managing surgical fires have been refined over recent years by AORN, ECRI Institute, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF), along with other stakeholders. The current guidance on prevention of surgical fires is presented, including statistics on the incidence of these continuing adverse events. Surgical fire risk assessment and vigilance by the surgical team is the best defense. 

Objectives: 

  • Identify surgical devices, materials, and fluids that can burn and how they are ignited
  • Discuss the hazards of oxidizer-enriched atmospheres
  • Describe the new clinical recommendations on how to minimize the chance of a surgical fire
  • Discuss the techniques used to extinguish a fire involving a patient
  • Identify the appropriate OR locations and types of fire extinguishers

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

Members: free
Non-members: free + $10 evaluation

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Surgical Attire: Are We Doing This Right? 

Speaker: Patricia Seifert, Toni Hughes, Claire Everson, Deena Guren-Young

Date: October 30, 2014
Time: 1pm (PT); 2pm (MT); 3pm (CT); 4pm (ET)

Overview: Join this lively webinar about implementing evidence-based practices for surgical attire. Perioperative RN colleagues from the east coast to the west coast will describe ideas, successes and challenges related to implementing the new recommendations for surgical attire.

Objectives:  

  • Describe four challenges encountered related to implementing evidence-based practices for surgical attire.
  • Discuss four ways to implement a change in practice related to surgical attire.
This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.

Members: free
Non-members: free + $10 evaluation

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Recommended Practices for Autologous Tissue Management

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

Date: November 12, 2014
Time: 1pm (PT); 2pm (MT); 3pm (CT); 4pm (ET)

Overview: The “recommended practices for autologous tissue management” provide guidance to perioperative personnel for managing autologous tissue, including avulsed teeth, cranial bone flaps, parathyroid glands, skin, and veins. Guidelines are provided for transferring tissue from the sterile field, and for packaging, labeling, and storing autologous tissue. Facilities or health care organizations that handle autologous tissue are required to recover, process, package, label, store, track, and replant or autotransplant the tissue in a manner that minimizes microbial growth, prevents mix-ups, and reduces the risk for errors. 

Objectives: 

  • Explain the requirements for registration as a tissue bank
  • Discuss recommendations for various types of autologous tissue
  • Describe best practices for handling autologous tissue
  • Identify appropriate interventions for dropped or contaminated autografts

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

Members: free
Non-members: free + $10 evaluation

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