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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

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.


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

This continuing education activity will describe the structural differences between rigid and flexible endoscopes as well as surgical uses for both types of endoscopes. Additionally, the steps for cleaning and the Spaulding Classification System will be discussed as a basis for determining the appropriate sterilization method for flexible and rigid endoscopes.


Credit CA:1.0

As Healthcare systems face the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including significant staffing constraints and budgeting challenges, implementing enhanced environmental hygiene protocols, such as UV room disinfection, with optimal efficiency is key. This educational webinar will provide a comprehensive primer sharing best practices for efficient and effective UV room disinfection. Dr. Ashish Mathur reviews best practices for implementing UV disinfection that fits into your operational workflow instead of disrupting it.


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.


Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

This course will review the primary types of PPE used in any healthcare setting, the hazards PPE is designed to protect against, and the criteria that must be considered when selecting PPE. Regulatory requirements for PPE use are discussed and case studies provide real-world applications of PPE to illustrate the implications associated with correct versus incorrect use of PPE in all healthcare settings.


Credit CA:1.0

Review advanced treatment strategies for the management of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) including maintaining an optimal environment for wound healing and the benefits of compression therapy to reduce pain, facilitate healing and prevent recurrence.


Credit CA:1.0

The constant risks posed by a broad range of microorganisms in fast-paced healthcare environments can be overwhelming. This primer will cover (1) the most prevalent MDRO; (2) UV-C air and surface disinfection technologies and how to evaluate their broad-spectrum efficacy; and (3) hands-on best practices for safe, effective implementation.


Credit CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

Review the basic principles of wound healing, the types of wound drains and drainage systems available, and wound drain system maintenance. You'll learn about standards of care and recommended practices for wound care to aid in infection prevention and positive patient outcomes.


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:1.0

Specific content in this program includes the importance of time and distance in efficacy, safety questions regarding mercury and ozone, as well as key considerations for UV lamps. The goal of this webinar is to help healthcare professionals achieve better patient outcomes by providing a deeper understanding of UV room disinfection.


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

This continuing education activity is designed to help improve patient outcomes and safety by providing evidence-based practices, and the latest regulatory and scientific information available about sterile processing. You'll explore key steps in the manufacturing process of “premium” grade surgical instruments, clinical considerations used when selecting instruments, as well as the importance of water quality used for processing are discussed.


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

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.


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: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.


Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

Review the problem of retained surgical items (RSI), including their economic and clinical implications. Assessing human factors, creating a safety, quality culture and how you, as a leader, can help reduce adverse events such as RSIs is also discussed. Strategies to reduce the incidence of RSIs and promote positive patient outcomes, including the role of adjunct technology, are outlined.


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

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. Phases of mobilization described in this eLearning include goals and interventions to consider for safely progressing mobilization of the patient.


Credits CA:2.0

Both tube dislodgement and medical device-related pressure injuries can lead to significant morbidity and mortality for the patient and potential legal and financial risks for healthcare organizations. This learning activity will outline the incidence, complications, and costs of unplanned extubation and medical device-related pressure injuries.

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