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AAPC American Academy of Professional Coders
CA California Board of Registered Nurses
CBSPD Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc.
CCMC Commission for Case Manager Certification
CRCE Continuing Respiratory Care Education
HSPA (formerly IAHCSMM) Healthcare Sterile Processing Association
NCCT National Center for Competency Testing
ASRT American Society of Radiologic Technologists

 

132 Results for CA

Credits CA:2.0; NCCT:2.0

Hybrid operating rooms (OR) combine the traditional OR with an image guided interventional suite allowing for a broader range of cases. This learning activity will discuss the design considerations when building a new hybrid OR, the equipment that may be included, types of emerging procedures that may be performed in the OR, and the benefits and challenges associated.


Credit CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

The increased need to navigate to areas impossible to locate through touch, and an increased focus on oncoplastic approaches, have led to the development of several wire-free localization techniques that alleviate some of the evidence-based disadvantages of wire-guided localization. This program aims to educate a broader audience on the latest localization techniques for breast conservation surgery with a specific focus on Radar Localization.


Credit ASRT:1.5

The increased need to navigate to areas impossible to locate through touch, and an increased focus on oncoplastic approaches, have led to the development of several wire-free localization techniques that alleviate some of the evidence-based disadvantages of wire-guided localization. This program aims to educate a broader audience on the latest localization techniques for breast conservation surgery with a specific focus on Radar Localization.


Credit CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0, CCM:2.0

Explore different types of ostomies and the components used for pouching systems. You'll learn about the role of the interprofessional team while emphasizing best practices for ostomy management.


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

This educational program identifies the clinical considerations related to surgical instrument care, cleaning, test functioning, routine maintenance, and basic repairs. This information will help you keep instruments in excellent condition so patients can receive the best care possible.


Credit CA:2.0; NCCT:2.0; CBSPD:2.0; HSPA:2.0

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.


Credits CA:1.0

Bullying leaves nasty fingerprints on individuals, healthcare organizations, the nursing profession, and patients. Its mark is damaging and long lasting. Leaders, therefore, have a responsibility to do their part to stop the cycle of bullying and incivility. In this keynote presentation leaders will learn practical tools and strategies they can immediately implement to address workplace violence, bullying, and incivility within the healthcare environment. When leaders are equipped to address disruptive behaviors, employees stay, and patients achieve better outcomes.


Credits CA:2.0

Nurses and clinical leaders should understand the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and strategies for creating a culture where employees and patients feel respected and valued in healthcare. This continuing education activity will provide nurses and clinical leaders with an overview of DEI and key strategies to foster a culture of inclusion for patients and employees.


Credits: CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

Through greater awareness of what the hazards are specific to clinical alarms, what the evidence-based guidance is to mitigate these risks, and the roles each healthcare professional plays in improving clinical alarm management, teams can collaborate to develop solutions toward optimizing alarms in practice to achieve patient safety and staff wellbeing.


Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

Gloves are a common medical device used as barrier protection in the medical field. This continuing education discusses how latex surgical gloves are being replaced with synthetic alternatives to create latex-safe environments.


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

Because there are various types of detergents available today, all personnel involved in the care and cleaning of surgical instruments must be knowledgeable about these agents and the proper instrument cleaning process. This continuing education activity will provide a review of the key considerations related to the selection and use of detergents and disinfectants for instrument cleaning.


Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will gain knowledge regarding the common practices and advantages of surgical stapling along with the potential complications; understand tissue thickness and its relevance to cartridge selection; and learn how surgical staplers are selected and used today.


Credits CA:1.0

Become an advocate for surgical smoke evacuation by gaining knowledge on the current legislative status for surgical smoke safety, AORN recommendations, and how to implement smoke evacuation in your facility.


Credits CA:1.0

Embracing a zero-narcotics approach post-surgery accelerates recovery, improves outcomes, and reduces hospital stays. See how this and other robotic surgery advantages drive a paradigm shift toward a culture of efficiency and financial stewardship.


Credits CA:1.0

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.


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:2.0, NCCT:2.0

An overview of the types of chest drains, indications for effective use and key management factors will be described. The safe and effective use of chest drainage systems will be discussed so that nurses can provide high quality care for their patients to achieve optimal care outcomes.


Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

This educational activity provides an overview of gender and racial/ethnic musculoskeletal disparities, the relationship between obesity, osteoarthritis, and other comorbidities, and the potential impact of the AMA recognition of obesity as a disease. Also discussed are cultural and health literacy considerations of the patients most at risk for disability from osteoarthritis – obese African American and Hispanic women.


Credit ASRT:1.25

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, NCCT:2.0

All patients and members of the perioperative team deserve to be protected from the byproducts of surgical smoke and the potential complications that can follow. The decision about whether to evacuate surgical smoke is often left up to the surgeon’s discretion. But consistently using smoke evacuation equipment in the perioperative environment creates a safer environment for all.

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