Speaker: Julie Cahn, DNP, RN, CNOR, RN-BC, ACNS-BC, CNS-CP
This presentation will cover the updated changes in the 2019 edition of the Guideline for Sterile Technique. Presentation content will review new and revised recommendations. Two key concept changes involving air contamination and event-related sterility will be explored.
- Describe two of the new practice changes in the 2019 update of the AORN Guideline for Sterile Technique.
- Discuss why instrument tables should be kept within the unidirectional ultra clean air delivery system when possible.
- Differentiate between table covering for procedural delays and covering portions of sterile tables that are in use.
- Identify two methods to reduce door opening.
Speakers: Vicki Barnett, RN MSN, CNOR; Holly Ervine, MSN, RN, CNOR; Vangie Dennis, BSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSO
Changes in health care delivery and its impact on surgical care can be challenging for all perioperative team members. Join us for this webinar and learn how to effectively transfer these changes into practices at your facility. A review of perioperative team roles and expectations will also be presented.
Describe the history of perioperative nursing.
Discuss the evolution of perioperative services over the last decade.
Describe the future and transition of perioperative nursing.
Call AORN Experience Services to register at 800-755-2676.
Speaker: Victoria M. Steelman, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN
This presentation will review the importance of prevention of perioperative hypothermia and discuss specific strategies for implementation of evidence-based strategies found within the Prevention of Perioperative Hypothermia Tool Kit.
- Identify patient outcomes related to perioperative hypothermia
- Discuss tools that are available to use for implementation of evidence-based strategies for prevention of perioperative hypothermia.
Speaker: Amber Wood, MSN, RN, CNOR, CIC, FAPIC
The rapidly changing health care environment presents perioperative personnel with continual challenges in the form of newly recognized pathogens and well-known microorganisms that have become more resistant to today’s therapeutic modalities. Protecting patients and personnel from transmission of potentially infectious agents continues to be a primary focus for perioperative RNs. This webinar will review the recently updated AORN Guideline for Transmission-Based Precautions (formerly titled “Prevention of Transmissible Infections”), which provides evidence-based guidance for nursing practice.
Describe recent revisions in the AORN Guideline for Transmission-Based Precautions.
Explain how to select and correctly use personal protective equipment to prevent transmission of infectious pathogens.
Learn to safely care for surgical patients who require contact, droplet, and airborne precautions while minimizing risks to health care workers and other patients.