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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


127 Results for CA

Credit CA:2.0

Preventing disease transmission is a major concern for all members of the perioperative team. This continuing education activity discusses the triangle of concern presented by bacterial penetration of barrier fabrics (ie, surgical gowns, face masks, and sterilization wraps) through forced air currents and its implications for the perioperative nurse.

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.

Credits CA:2.0, CBSPD:2.0, IAHCSM:2.0, NCCT: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. Review the key characteristics and considerations related to the selection and use of detergents and disinfectants and build your understanding of the applicable regulations and standards related to instrument care and cleaning.

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

This continuing education activity will provide a review of the key criteria for evaluating the performance of surgical fabrics. The critical traits of quality surgical fabrics will be outlined, including a discussion of their clinical significance in the perioperative practice setting, with a focus on linting and barrier protection.

1 CH | Sponsored by Getinge

Discuss workflow and design considerations to ensure maximum efficiency in the hybrid OR and learn how incorporating intraoperative CT and MRI may promote optimal patient care.

Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

This ebook has been designed to assist perioperative professionals deliver safe and effective patient care when smoke evacuation is used during operative and invasive procedures. The topics presented include: what we know about surgical smoke; the best defenses against surgical smoke; recommended United States (US) practices, guidelines, standards and regulations as well as international recommendations/guidelines on surgical smoke; and suggested steps for implementing a smoke evacuation program.

Credit CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is considered a leading cause of disability and pain worldwide with an economic burden on the United States (US) health system of up to $100 billion every year. This educational activity will help learners achieve a greater understanding of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of vertebrogenic LBP.

Credits CA:1.0

The ICU patient population is at increased risk for pulmonary complications that can be mitigated with proper risk awareness, early intervention, and use of adjunct technology. This educational activity will provide key learnings needed to support the ICU pulmonary patient from multiple angles and you'll leave empowered to actively anticipate and participate in improving outcomes in your pulmonary ICU patient population.

1 CH | Sponsored by AORN Syntegrity

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.

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

Join AORN's Center for Nursing Leadership for a discussion about revolutionizing your on-site staff wellness programs to improve retention. Hear a case study of programming that has demonstrated results over the past eight years – and how COVID and new generations in the workforce are changing the focus to meet changing employee needs.

Credit CA:2.0

Learn how to develop and harness human factors like attitudes, habits, personalities, and skillsets within your team to optimize the patient care you collectively give.

Credit CA:2.0

A life-quake is a massive life change that reshapes our lives with aftershocks that can last for years, like COVID-19. In this program, we consider how this life quake has changed the perioperative nursing workforce and nurse leaders. Tools and strategies for staff recruitment, retention, nurse wellbeing, and rebuilding teams will be discussed.

Credit CA:3.5

In this program, leaders share case studies of innovative solutions for staff to boost satisfaction and support retention, including: approaches for eliminating calls, creating a clinical ladder for scrub techs to become managers, and ways to listen and identify your staff's main pain points to prioritize change.

Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

This course provides an overview of the considerations in the selection and use of surgical gowns as a protective measure for both patients and staff. You'll review five criteria used in the selection of surgical gowns, the various types of materials used in the manufacture of surgical gowns, and a case study that will help you solidify your understanding.

Credit CA:1.0, NCCT:1.0

While great strides have been made in protecting the patient, perioperatively-acquired pressure injuries continue to occur. This program discusses factors that contribute to the formation of pressure injuries in surgical patients, pressure injuries identification and staging, and strategies to prevent perioperatively-acquired pressure injuries.

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.

Credit CA:2.0

Healthcare providers working in the neonatal intensive care unit often care for patients who have vascular access devices. In this program, we will review umbilical catheters and peripherally inserted central line catheters relating to the neonatal patient. Providers must be aware of proper insertion considerations and appropriate care for these devices to decrease the risk of potentially serious complications.

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.

Credits CA:1.0

Decreasing hospital acquired pressure injury (HAPI) has been an ongoing battle for the ICU care team. This educational activity will provide baseline knowledge needed to identify high risk pressure injury patients in the ICU. You’ll learn what extrinsic and intrinsic risk factors are unique to the ICU patient which increases their risk for pressure injury. The latest research and evidence-based interventions needed to improve HAPI rates in the ICU will be reviewed, along with various types of technology available to help you in the mission of protecting your patient’s skin.

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