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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

 

125 Results for CA

Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

Electrosurgery may be hazardous, so it is important that clinicians understand how electricity behaves and relates to electrosurgical function and applications can contribute to its safe use. Knowledge of the intraoperative and postoperative medical and nursing considerations and interventions can impact positive patient outcomes.


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, NCCT:2.0, CBSPD:2.0, HSPA:2.0

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.


Credit CA:1.0; NCCT:1.0; CBSPD:1.0; HSPA:1.0

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: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

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.


Credit CA:1.0

Benchmarking is a powerful management tool used as a point of reference and a way of measuring and comparing services within and/or outside the healthcare system. In this program you'll discover how benchmarking can help establish best practices, identify quality gaps, and help to improve efficiency, patient care and satisfaction, and financial outcomes.


Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

This course will provide an overview of common healthcare-acquired infections and will offer practical information for appropriately following infection prevention practices that healthcare workers can use to protect themselves and the patients they care for.


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, CBSPD:2.0, HSPA: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.


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 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:2.0, NCCT:2.0, AAPC:2.0, CCM:2.0

The purpose of this continuing nursing education activity is to provide a review of the role of drug delivery following FESS in optimizing patient outcomes. An overview of the anatomy and physiology of the paranasal sinuses, followed by the clinical implications of CRS, will be presented. The care pathway for CRS patients will be outlined, including the indications for FESS and the clinical considerations related to continued medical therapy.


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

During endoscopic procedures, video resolution and picture quality are critical for the surgeon to adequately examine the surgical area and identify abnormal tissue. This ebook reviews the evolution of endoscopic surgical instruments and the benefits of advanced technology that allow the healthcare team to provide efficient care to patients thereby reducing costs and improving outcomes.


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

This ebook reviews sterility assurance with a focus on packaging. It includes a brief overview of the impact of surgical site infections, key criteria for the appropriate selection and use of packaging materials, types of sterilization wraps, and the various professional guidelines for best practices related to packaging.


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.


Credit CA:1.0

Test your understanding of nasal decolonization’s role in SSI prevention and learn more about how to improve outcomes for surgical patients through decolonization programs.


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.


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.


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.

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