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Guidelines for the care and maintenance of surgical instruments are provided, along with recommendations for the proper handling of these items. Methods for the decontamination, sterilization, and high-level disinfection of surgical instruments are discussed in detail.
This educational activity will review the essential concepts and role of perioperative personnel in IUSS as it applies to surgical instruments. Industry leading standards and guidelines will be discussed and key practices for adherence to evidence-based practices will be explained.
Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0
Understanding the evidence for protective surgical glove use and hand health is a critical role for perioperative professionals. An overview of the trends in best practice for optimal surgical glove use will be discussed as well as the requirements and evidence-based practices that support these practice trends. Key activities perioperative nurses and other professionals should engage in to promote correct surgical glove use and hand health will also be discussed.
Credits CA:2.0, CBSPD:2.0, HSPA:2.0, NCCT:2.0
This continuing education activity will provide an overview of the clinical considerations related to proper care and handling of surgical instrumentation to protect their overall health, reduce the risk of infection, and subsequently promote safe patient care.
The perioperative nurse is responsible for collaborating with team members to ensure the safety of the patient as well as colleagues during the positioning process. This program focuses on correct patient positioning to avoid patient injury to the respiratory, circulatory, neuromuscular, and integumentary systems.
Uncover the importance of a dedicated robotics coordinator’s role in an efficient robotics team, and how to contain costs through efficiency measures. You’ll leave with Monday morning solutions that you can implement right away.
This program reviews best practices for infection prevention, discusses patient risk stratification, and examines the impact of ciNPT in minimizing Surgical Site Complications in an ASC setting.
Interoperability of medical devices, software, EHR, and caregiver personas remain one of the biggest challenges facing organizations today. This session will describe how advocacy for interoperability in the OR is necessary to improve patient safety, care equality, and outcomes, while reducing clinician burden and waste.
Learn how to assess each individual patient and implement risk assessment tools and evaluate the best support surfaces to prevent pressure injuries for characteristics such as ease-of-use, evidence-based best practices, and ability to allow for tissue reperfusion.
Imagine the ability to combine robotic diagnostic imaging and surgical intervention capabilities in one anesthetic episode. This educational activity will share learnings and best practices on how to create a team culture that facilitates a safe and efficient workstream in a hybrid operating room.
1 CH | Sponsored by Intuitive
As staffing challenges persist, obtain fresh ideas on how to optimize staffing models in your robotics service line. Through careful examination of the surgical schedule and a strategy of deploying resources based on highest need, you'll see how to maximize team members at their highest scope of practice.
Gain fresh ideas around training and team engagement from a research group who investigated the effects of game-based educational competitions on improvement of the technical and non-technical skills within a robotic-assisted surgery team. Hear how introducing gamification into your robotics team training can reinforce skill acquisition and learn how this training method helps provide your staff with a greater appreciation for their teammates and improves communication between OR staff.
1 CH, 1 AEU
Key members of Yale’s perioperative team will detail the enhanced pain management protocols, minimally invasive surgical techniques and standardized care pathways that prepare patients for same-day discharge, faster recoveries, and optimal outcomes.
Credits: CA:1.0, AEU:1.0
Experts predict a shortfall of 18 to 20 million healthcare workers by 2030, which constitutes a developing public health crisis that demands an urgent response. Do your part to address nationwide staffing issues with tips for ramping up recruitment and retention efforts in your facility.
Credits CA:1.0; NCCT:1.0; HSPA:1.0; CBSPD:1.0
Discuss the proper use of powered surgical instruments and its importance in the safety of patients and caregivers. As instrumentation continues to become more sophisticated, personnel may be at a higher risk for injury if powered instruments are not handled properly.
1 CH, 1 AEU, 1 IPCH
Global supply chain issues continue to create shortages of critical supplies, drugs and devices. Making sure surgical team members have the resources they need to do their jobs effectively and safely requires purchasing strategies that keep supply room shelves full. This presentation offers how-to tips from an in-the-know expert on monitoring supply-side issues, stocking up on necessary items and implementing proactive ordering practices from a diverse group of suppliers — as well as plenty of creative ways to find the supplies you need.
1 CH | Sponsored by Baxter
Early mobilization is a key component for optimizing patient outcomes in the ICU. A standardized progressive mobility protocol provides an outline to develop and implement evidence-based interventions that will improve patient mobilization safely and effectively. Phases of mobilization described in this webinar include goals and interventions to consider for safely progressing mobilization of the patient.
1 CH, 1 AEU, 1 IPCH
The sterile processing department (SPD) is where the unsung heroes of surgery play an essential role in protecting patients from harm and preventing surgical site infections. Hear from a seasoned educator and quality assurance manager about how to improve communication between the ORs and SPD, and ways to ensure hardworking sterile processing techs have the tools they need to ply their trade efficiently and safely. You’ll walk away from this informative presentation with tips you can use immediately to implement best practices in decontamination and sterilization and optimize the flow of instruments in your facility.
1 CH | Sponsored by Intuitive
As cost containment initiatives continue to be a top priority in healthcare, you will acquire insight into how to take these efforts to new levels in robotic surgery. Through analysis and creation of transparency tools, you’ll be able to identify areas for cost savings in your robotic surgery program.
This educational program will discuss ischemic stroke and its sub-types. Secondary stroke and the associated risk factors will be examined, including the need for AF detection in specific ischemic stroke subtypes. Supporting clinical evidence and guidelines will be presented to demonstrate the importance of implementing long-term monitoring strategies reinforced by multidisciplinary collaboration.