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Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinar

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.

Evidence for Documenting Patient Care: Guideline Update

June 28, 2016
Tuesday, 1pm (PT); 2pm (MT); 3pm (CT); 4pm (ET)

Seminal and emerging evidence continues to reflect the significance of accurate capture of patient care to promote quality patient outcomes and improvements in population health. Join us for this webinar to learn about the updates in the AORN guideline for patient information management. Improving documentation practices stressing the use of structured clinical vocabularies, implementation of a standardized electronic documentation framework, and compliance with professional, accreditation, and regulatory requirements will be presented.


  • Describe updates to the conceptual model for a perioperative documentation platform
  • Identify supporting evidence for documentation practices

Speaker: Sharon Giarrizzo-Wilson, MS, RN-BC, CNOR

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

Emergence Delirium and Caring for Military Members with PTSD

July 14, 2016
Thursday, 1pm (PT); 2pm (MT); 3pm (CT); 4pm (ET)

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to increase their knowledge about veterans, their risk factors for emergence delirium, perioperative screening for risks, and interventions to reduce the incidence of emergence delirium.


  • Identify characteristics of veterans that affect perioperative outcomes
  • Define emergence delirium (ED) and identify risk factors
  • Identify perioperative screening information which helps to identify veterans and others at-risk for emergence delirium
  • Describe interventions to reduce the incidence of ED during emersion from anesthesia

Speaker: Cynthia Nation, MAJ, AN

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

AORN Electrosurgery and Laser Guidelines: Shocking Changes

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

This webinar will educate perioperative RNs and other interested health care professionals about the new AORN Guideline for the Safe Use of Energy Devices. Join us to learn the evidence-based practices for energy devices including electrosurgery safety, laser safety, phacoemulsification, and more!


  • Explain the difference between electrosurgery, electrocautery, and diathermy
  • State three safety precautions for all energy devices
  • List three safety precautions for electrosurgical devices
  • State three safety precautions for lasers
  • Describe two safety precautions for phacoemulsification devices

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

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

Price: Free