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Credits CA:1.5, NCCT:1.5

This ebook is intended to supplement education and training of vascular vessel mapping protocols for creation of an endovascular arteriovenous fistula (endoAVF) utilizing the approach with dual magnetic catheters and application of radiofrequency energy to create an endoAVF (dual catheter system) anastomosis.


Credits CA:2.0, CBSPD:2.0, HSPA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

This ebook discusses foreign debris-initiated post-surgical complications and their associated pathological mechanisms. It reviews the sources of debris contamination, including a description of foreign microbody characteristics that can further amplify pathological responses. Strategies to determine the presence of lint in the OR and recommendations for minimizing their presence are highlighted.


Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

This continuing education activity will address the role of environmental contamination in the transmission of HAIs, describe the latest research on environmental hygiene in the operating room (OR), and list the monitoring methods available to objectively evaluate environmental hygiene. Process improvement methods and new technologies such as self-disinfecting surfaces and “no touch” area cleaners utilizing ultraviolet (UV) irradiation and hydrogen peroxide vapor will be described.


Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

The advantages of using an online system for direct access to valuable information about a procedure pack program will be discussed. The five key functions of an online pack management system will be outlined. Best practices for standardization of procedural supplies across an integrated delivery network or individual hospital will be described.


Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

In the current era of antibiotic stewardship, with the prevalence of bacterial resistance to multiple antibiotic agents, there has been an interest in using perioperative antiseptics to reduce microbial contamination in the surgical site before closure and possibly reduce the need for antibiotic agents. This program is intended to better understand the proper implications of the different types of wound irrigations in relation to SSIs, cost, and efficiency.


Credit CA:2.0

This program summarizes the risks associated with handling needles and sharps in the healthcare environment and describes how implementation of a comprehensive sharps safety program can mitigate these risks.


Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

There are several therapeutic modalities available today that either use the body’s natural thermoregulatory mechanisms to relieve pain, encourage healing, or enhance the body’s ability to maintain a normal core temperature. Therefore, nurses and other health- care professionals must remain aware of the use of localized temperature therapy as an effective treatment modality.


Credit CA:1.0

As healthcare systems continue to combat COVID-19, and the ongoing risk posed by Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs), ultraviolet (UV) room disinfection can be a valuable tool for enhanced environmental hygiene and surface disinfection. This program reviews the basics of how UV room disinfection devices inactivate microorganisms, the germicidal UV dose delivery required to achieve broad spectrum efficacy and the basics for evaluating and decoding UV device manufacturers’ claims and support, which can vary greatly.


Credit ASRT:1.0

This ebook is intended to supplement education and training of vascular vessel mapping protocols for creation of an endovascular arteriovenous fistula (endoAVF) utilizing the approach with dual magnetic catheters and application of radiofrequency energy to create an endoAVF (dual catheter system) anastomosis.


Credit CA:3.5

Key characteristics of successful Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) nurses are those nurses that are knowledgeable, confident, efficient, organized and dedicated experts in PD therapy. This education activity offers a comprehensive approach for nurses who want to embark on a PD learning journey. Find out what PD is and how it works, including strategies to develop a structured PD patient training program, based on the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) syllabus.


Credits CA:1.0, NCCT:1.0

The intraoperative transfusion of blood and blood products is associated with increased healthcare costs and negative patient outcomes. To address these concerns and limit unnecessary transfusions, a variety of patient blood management strategies are available, including the use of topical hemostatic agents.


Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) after total joint arthroplasty is a significant complication, and diagnosis and treatment are challenging, which makes prevention the most compelling strategy. This program defines PJI and explains its incidence, pathogenesis, risk factors, clinical consequences, and financial costs. The implications of biofilm formation for the diagnosis and treatment of PJI are discussed. Preoperative, perioperative, intraoperative, and postoperative preventive strategies are described in detail, focusing on the benefits of irrigation with high-osmolarity surfactant solutions.


Credits: CA 1.0

This continuing education activity will provide an overview of how AORNs Guidelines are updated, insight into proposed changes to the guideline, and how perioperative professionals can provide feedback on the proposed changes.


Credit CA:1.0

This one-hour recorded panel discussion from AORN Center for Nursing Leadership’s Peer-to-Peer Solutions program will leave you with actionable, creative models to try in your facility.


Credit CA:1.0

This program will review the core elements of an effective UV disinfection program including current information on the challenge of preventing HAI, current evidence related to true UV device efficacy, and (3) best practices for efficient UV application and implementation. Key in-facility use sites, the value of a multidisciplinary collaboration, and device utilization metrics will also be discussed.


Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

Nurses and infection preventionists are balancing staff and patient safety, prevention of hospital-acquired infections, and the ever-changing regulatory environment. This program focuses on isolation gowns because they are a critical element of PPE, in that they prevent staff and patient exposure to infectious diseases and improve patient outcomes.


Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

Surgical draping incorporates principles of aseptic technique to optimize patient outcomes. Drapes are designed to provide a physical barrier, optimize exposure of the operative site, cover supplies and equipment, and reduce the risk of surgical site infection.


Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0, ONCB:2.0

This educational activity is for the healthcare professional who is involved in the care of patients who are at high risk for arthritis and comorbidities, such as obesity and depression. At-risk individuals include women and those of African American and Hispanic descent. This group demonstrates “health disparities”, which are preventable differences in health status.


Credits CA:2.0, CBSPD:2.0, HSPA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

As more elective procedures are shifting to ambulatory surgery and endoscopy centers, these facilities are tasked with reprocessing an increasing volume of reusable medical devices, while adhering to the same regulations and standards as larger healthcare facilities. This program discusses how to meet these challenges and ensure devices are properly cleaned and disinfected.


Credits CA:2.0

Informatics competencies, defined as acceptable levels of knowledge, skill, and ability, are essential for nurses to effectively adopt and use healthcare technologies to achieve these goals. Nursing leaders have an influential role in making sure digital technology is used effectively in their organization.

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