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    • From Abstract to Poster?
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Upcoming Webinar

Clean Hands Count! Hand Hygiene Guideline Update

August 25, 2016
Thursday, 1pm (PT); 2pm (MT); 3pm (CT); 4pm (ET)

Hand hygiene is the primary method to prevent health care-associated infections. This webinar will review the recently updated AORN Guideline for Hand Hygiene, which provides evidence-based practice guidance for hand hygiene and surgical hand antisepsis to promote patient and personnel safety.

Objectives:

  • Discuss recent revisions in AORN’s Guideline for Hand Hygiene.
  • Describe the evidence on surgical hand antisepsis and hand hygiene in the perioperative setting.

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

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

Please contact AORN Experience Services at 1-800-755-2676 to register.

Price: Free
Upcoming Webinar

From Abstract to Poster?

August 30, 2016
Tuesday, 1pm (PT); 2pm (MT); 3pm (CT); 4pm (ET)

Do you know how to develop a professional poster for presentation? Join this webinar to learn key elements in an abstract; categories of posters; poster construction; and how to engage your audience.

Objectives:

  • Discuss what is included in an abstract.
  • Describe key elements to construct a poster.
  • Apply key elements of a poster to each category of a poster.
  • Engage in how you will present the poster.

Speaker: Linda K. Connelly, PhD, MSH, ARNP, CNOR

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

Price: Free
Upcoming Webinar

Unique Device Identifiers (UDIs): Roadmap to Implementation

September 1, 2016
Thursday, 1pm (PT); 2pm (MT); 3pm (CT); 4pm (ET)

The FDA Unique Device Identifier (UDI) final rule establishes a system to identify implantable medical devices through their distribution and use in the United States. Join us to learn more about the UDI rule, the implementation roadmap, UDI benefits, challenges, and ongoing work.

Objectives:

  • Describe the FDA Unique Device Identifier (UDI) Final Rule.
  • Identify The Global Unique Device Identification Database.
  • Explain how AORN is involved with the UDI Final Rule.

Speaker: Denise Maxwell-Downing, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR

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

Price: Free
Upcoming Webinar

Dirty Scopes: What You Need to Know about the New Reprocessing Guidelines and Infection Risk

September 14, 2016
Wednesday, 9am (PT); 10am (MT); 11am (CT); 12pm (ET)

This is a free, non-AORN webinar. For more information, contact Shannon Holy, MSN, BSN, RN, LNCC, Director of Education and Programs, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants at sholy@smithbucklin.com.

Price: Free

Emerging Leaders Financial Management Seminar - Denver

October 1, 2016
Denver, CO

This full-day program, specifically designed for perioperative nurse leaders working full time in a hospital or ambulatory surgery, will provide you with education on key financial concepts that is necessary for effectively managing the financial performance of perioperative services.

The seminar provides real world examples, case studies, and proven techniques to become a stronger leader. Below is an example of the 2015 Emerging Leaders seminar focused on budgeting issues for OR departments.

Price: $75

Emerging Leaders Financial Management Seminar - Indianapolis

October 29, 2016
Indianapolis, IN

This full-day program, specifically designed for perioperative nurse leaders working full time in a hospital or ambulatory surgery, will provide you with education on key financial concepts that is necessary for effectively managing the financial performance of perioperative services.

The seminar provides real world examples, case studies, and proven techniques to become a stronger leader. Below is an example of the 2015 Emerging Leaders seminar focused on budgeting issues for OR departments.

Price: $75

Administrator Skills Course

November 2 - 4, 2016
Denver, CO

AORN offers a unique learning program – beginning with a three-day face-to-face event followed by a four-month online course – providing ASC administrators with the information and resources necessary to lead a profitable and successful center. The four-month course is also designed to help prepare for the CASC® certification, a distinguished credential specific to the ambulatory surgery center administrator.

Member Price: $2650
Non-member Price: $2900