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    • First Assisting Bowel Resections: Part 1
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    • Open for Public Comment: Guideline for Transmission-Based Precautions
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    • Open for Public Comment: Guideline for Transmission-Based Precautions
    • New Guideline: Design and Maintenance of the Surgical Suite
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Upcoming Webinar

First Assisting Bowel Resections: Part 1

August 20, 2018
4 pm (PT); 5 pm (MT); 6 pm (CT); 7 pm (ET),

Speaker: Joanne Wentzell, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA

Hosted by the RN First Assistant Specialty Assembly


This webinar will be a 2-part series on bowel anatomy, pathology requiring surgery, surgical procedure, and the first-assisting role.

Outcomes


  • Attendees will gain knowledge of bowel pathology and work-up for surgery
  • Attendees will increase knowledge of bowel anatomy

Member Price: Free
Non-member Price: $11
Upcoming Webinar

New Guideline: Design and Maintenance of the Surgical Suite

August 23, 2018
1 pm (PT); 2 pm (MT); 3 pm (CT); 4 pm (ET),

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

Tune into this webinar about the new AORN Guideline for Design and Maintenance of the Surgical Suite which replaces the Guideline for Safe Environment of Care Part 2. Perioperative RNs will increase their knowledge of design and construction, daily operations (eg, actions to take when temperature and humidity regulators, or any utility, is not properly functioning), and restoration of the OR after a utility failure.

Outcomes

  • Describe the revised requirements for the unrestricted, semi-restricted, and restricted zones of the surgical suite.
  • Identify the security zones within the surgical suite.
  • Explain the four zones within the operating room.
  • List the responsibilities of the perioperative RN during construction.
  • Describe steps to follow after a utility failure.

Member Price: Free
Non-member Price: $11
Upcoming Webinar

New! AORN Guideline: Safe Patient Handling and Movement

September 11, 2018
1 pm (PT); 2 pm (MT); 3 pm (CT); 4 pm (ET),

Speaker: Mary J. Ogg, MSN, RN, CNOR

The perioperative setting poses unique challenges related to the provision of patient care and completion of procedure-related tasks. This highly technical environment is equipment intensive and necessitates the lifting and moving of patients, and heavy supplies and equipment during the perioperative team member’s work shift. This webinar will review the new AORN Guideline for Safe Patient Handling and Movement, which provides evidence-based practice guidance for safe patient handling interventions to help the perioperative team establish a safe environment for the surgical patient and team members. The new guideline incorporates the AORN Guidance Statement: Safe Patient Handling and Movement in the Perioperative Setting and the ANA Safe Patient Handling and Mobility: Interprofessional National Standards Across the Care Continuum.

Outcomes

  • Describe the incidence of musculoskeletal disorders in healthcare and contributing factors.
  • Discuss the eight recommendations for implementing a safe patient handling program in the OR.
  • Describe the implementation of the seven AORN Ergonomic Tools.

Member Price: Free
Non-member Price: $11
Upcoming Webinar

RNFA Billing 101

September 12, 2018
4 pm (PT); 5 pm (MT); 6 pm (CT); 7 pm (ET),

Speaker: Jean Franks, BSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA

Hosted by the RN First Assistant Specialty Assembly


The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to gain basic information regarding RNFA billing of insurance claims.

Outcomes


Learn basics of properly filing RNFA insurance claims.

Identify appropriate interaction with insurance companies.

Discuss claim denial process.

Member Price: Free
Non-member Price: $11
Upcoming Webinar

First Assisting Bowel Resections: Part 2

September 17, 2018
4 pm (PT); 5 pm (MT); 6 pm (CT); 7 pm (ET),

Speaker: Joanne Wentzell, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA

Hosted by the RN First Assistant Specialty Assembly


This webinar will be a 2-part series on bowel anatomy, pathology requiring surgery, surgical procedure, and the first-assisting role.

Outcomes


  • Attendees will gain knowledge of bowel resection procedures and surgical considerations
  • Attendees will increase knowledge of first- assisting role during bowel resection

Member Price: Free
Non-member Price: $11
Upcoming Webinar

Guideline Update: Sterilization

September 26, 2018
1 pm (PT); 2 pm (MT); 3 pm (CT); 4 pm (ET),

Speaker: Erin Kyle, DNP, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC


What are the changes in the AORN Guideline for Sterilization? Join us for this webinar to learn evidence-based practices related to sterilization including immediate use steam sterilization; environmental responsibility; chemical sterilant workplace safety; and more!

Outcomes


Describe at least two changes to the guideline for sterilization.

Define best practices for responding to wet packs/wet loads.

State how to select a sterilization method for a new instrument or device.

Explain how to evaluate immediate use steam sterilization practices.

Member Price: Free
Non-member Price: $11

ASC Administrator Skills Course

November 6 - 9, 2018
Denver, CO

Running a successful ASC requires an executive mindset to lead both quality improvement and cost-reduction initiatives. Attend this course to hone your leadership and regulatory expertise. You can also use this course to prepare for the CASC® certification exam.

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