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Sign up for one of our upcoming webinars, designed especially for perioperative professionals.

July 30, 2014: Recommended Practices for Preoperative Patient Skin Antisepsis 

August 20, 2014: Recommended Practices for Specimen Management 

September 10, 2014: Surgical Attire - What You Wear Does Matter! 

September 18, 2014: Recommended Practices for Cleaning and Care of Surgical Instruments 

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


Recommended Practices for Preoperative Patient Skin Antisepsis

Speaker: Amber Wood, MSN, RN, CNOR, CIC, CPN
Date: July 30, 2014
Time: 1pm (PT); 2pm (MT); 3pm (CT); 4pm (ET)

Overview: Skin antisepsis is essential to promote optimal outcomes for every surgical patient. This webinar will review recently updated AORN recommended practices for preoperative patient skin antisepsis, including preoperative bathing and hair removal techniques. Learn about the selection, application, and handling of skin antiseptics in the perioperative setting.

Objectives: 

  • Discuss recent revisions in AORN’s recommended practices for preoperative patient skin antisepsis.
  • Describe the evidence supporting the recommended practices for preoperative patient skin antisepsis.

Fees: FREE for members; FREE for non-members + $10 Evaluation
Contact Hours: This webinar will award one (1.0) contact hour after evaluation completion

To register, call 800-755-2676 


Recommended Practices for Specimen Management

Speaker: Sharon A. Van Wicklin, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, CPSN, PLNC
Date: August 20, 2014
Time: 1pm (PT); 2pm (MT); 3pm (CT); 4pm (ET)

Overview: The recommended practices for specimen management provide guidance for management of surgical specimens in the perioperative practice setting, including guidance for handling of body parts being reattached to the patient, forensic and radioactive specimens, and explanted medical devices and orthopedic hardware. The specific actions for handling various types of specimens may differ; however, the overarching management process is essentially the same for all specimens. Accurate specimen management requires effective multidisciplinary communication, minimized distractions, and awareness of the potential opportunities for error. Errors in specimen management can lead to inaccurate or incomplete diagnoses, the need for additional procedures, and perhaps most importantly, errors in specimen management can lead to physical and psychological injury of patients who have placed their trust in perioperative RNs.

Objectives: 

  • Describe the specimen management process
  • Explain best practices for handling surgical specimens
  • Identify alternatives to formalin for specimen preservation
  • Discuss recommendations for specimen disposition

Fees: FREE for members; FREE for non-members + $10 Evaluation
Contact Hours: This webinar will award one (1.0) contact hour after evaluation completion

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Surgical Attire-What You Wear Does Matter!

Speaker: Lisa Spruce, DNP, RN, ACNS, ACNP, ANP, CNOR
Date:
September 10, 2014
Time: 1pm (PT); 2pm (MT); 3pm (CT); 4pm (ET)

Overview: Surgical attire continues to be an emotional and controversial subject. This webinar will explain the evidence related to the surgical attire recommendations, highlight what has changed in 2014, and discuss some comments made by perioperative nurses’ about surgical attire. What you wear in the OR does matter to patient safety; join us for this webinar to find out why!

Objectives:

  • Discuss how the wearing of surgical attire impacts patient safety.
  • Explain the scientific evidence supporting the AORN surgical attire recommendations.
  • Discuss two misconceptions by perioperative team members regarding surgical attire.
  • Explain three ways the perioperative RN can address challenges implementing surgical attire recommendations.
Fees: Free member/Free non-member + $10 Evaluation
Contact Hours: This webinar will award one (1.0) contact hour after evaluation completion

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Recommended Practices for Cleaning and Care of Surgical Instruments

Speaker:
Cynthia Spry, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRCST
Date: September 18, 2014
Time: 1pm (PT); 2pm (MT); 3pm (CT); 4pm (ET)
Overview: The cleaning and care of surgical instruments is a critical component of instrument processing. Key points of the recently revised AORN recommended practices for the cleaning and care of surgical instruments and research related to processing instruments contaminated with prions will be presented. Join us for this webinar to learn how to implement these best practices for surgical instrument processing in your health care organization to promote positive patient outcomes.
Objectives: 
  • Discuss the critical importance of cleaning and care of instruments used in surgery.
  • Identify key elements of the AORN recommended practices for care and cleaning of surgical instruments.
 
Contact Hours: This webinar will award one (1.0) contact hour after evaluation completion
Fees: Free member/Free non-member + $10 Evaluation
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