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Credit CA:2.0

This education activity will describe the criteria defined by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for classifying a drug as hazardous and the types of health risks that healthcare works could experience relate to exposure. How and when an exposure to hazardous drugs can occur and the nursing implications for reducing exposures to hazardous drugs will also be discussed.

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

The operating room has traditionally been one of the highest revenue generators for healthcare organizations. This continuing education activity will provide the perioperative nurse with information on ways to improve inventory management in the operating room. It will review the challenges and opportunities associated with effective supply management, and provide specific strategies on product standardization, inventory management and reduction, reduction of waste, data analysis, and improved physician preference card management.

Credit CA:1.0

Fires in the operating room can occur in a patient’s airway, face, body surface, surgical wound, and perineal area – potentially resulting in severe pain, disfigurement and, in some cases, death. The purpose of this educational program is to review the components of the fire triangle and to describe measures to prevent operating room fires. Actions to take if a fire occurs as well as considerations for a fire safety plan will also be discussed.

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

The purpose of this continuing education activity is to provide a review of the clinical considerations regarding the appropriate selection and use of facial protection devices in healthcare practice settings. It provides an overview of the health hazards inherent to the general healthcare and perioperative environment, criteria for appropriate selection and use of facial protection devices, and relevant regulations and recommendations for manufacture and use.

Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

This program is designed to increase knowledge of the basics of skin health and its impact for people with incontinence. The activity will provide practical knowledge for clinicians on the care of fragile skin as well as including factors that influence skin health, how to maintain a balanced microbiome, what happens when the microbiome becomes unbalanced, and how to treat conditions related to declines in skin health.

Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

This program explains why the accurate detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) is so important. Symptoms of and risk factors for AF are outlined, and methods of detecting it are described, including short-term (up to 30 days) and long-term (up to 4.5 years) cardiac monitoring.

Credits CA:2.0, CBSPD:2.0, IAHCSM:2.0, NCCT:2.0

This continuing education activity will provide an overview of the clinical considerations related to the use of IUSS using rigid containers. It will provide a brief overview of both the clinical and economic impact of surgical site infections today. The current guidelines and professional recommendations that outline the indications for IUSS and the use of rigid containers will be reviewed.

Credits CA:1.0, CBSPD:1.0, IAHCSM:1.0, NCCT:1.0

Every healthcare working who cares for patients, or supports the staff who care for patients, will most likely have to use personal protective equipment (PPE) at some point during their work duties. This program explores the need of healthcare workers to protect themselves from transmissible diseases, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and from possible future threats to our health.

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

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, IAHCSM:2.0, NCCT:2.0

According to governing and recommending entities, frequent monitoring and timely feedback provides the best information to help drive and improve outcomes. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of various compliance monitoring methods, and implementing the most compatible method, can assist organizations with acquiring sustained improvement.

Credits CA:1.0, NCCT:1.0

This continuing education ebook reviews common surgical positioning injuries, high-risk surgical positions, and how team collaboration and communication can help prevent patient harm. Strategies, techniques, and evidence-based guidelines for steep deep Trendelenburg, prone, beach chair, and lateral positions are covered.

Credits CA:2, NCCT:2, CBSPD:2, HSPA:2

Ultrasound probes are used in nearly all departments in clinical settings including point of care situations such as the bedside and remote clinics. This continuing education covers best practices to prevent the transmission of infection.

Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

This continuing education activity provides a review of the key considerations for the appropriate selection and use of surgical gowns as an infection prevention measure for both patients and the surgical team. Standards and guidelines pertaining to the selection and use of surgical gowns published by various federal agencies and professional organizations are covered.

Credits: ASRT: 1.75

In this educational activity, the role of common AF risk factors and biomarkers prediction of incident AF will be summarized. Current treatment options based on the latest clinical evidence for the management of AF will be discussed, including patient identification, indications for use and risks. Finally, recommendations from leading clinical guidelines will be reviewed.

Credit CA:1.5

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) represents a major cause of mortality in the United States, contributing to approximately 30% of all injury-related deaths. This program will describe clinical strategies to leverage advanced analytics in multi-modality monitoring to influence care in the intensive care unit (ICU). Faculty will invite questions and stimulate an interactive environment for learning.

Credit CA:3.0

This activity-based program reinforces knowledge of key concepts to help patients stay on PD therapy.

Credit CA:1.0

Discover best practices from a proven block time management system that maximizes robotic time and ROI, unpack what inventory and staffing considerations you should make, and leave with proactive solutions you can implement for block time challenges at your facility.

Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

Learn about updated guidance for the prevention of the transmission of CRE (arbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae) and related superbugs during gastrointestinal endoscopy and new standards of practice regarding infection prevention and control in the GI endoscopic setting.

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