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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.

Credits CA:2.0

Join a compelling conversation around unconscious bias in healthcare and perhaps have a personal discovery of stereotypes and attitudes you may be holding as a healthcare worker. You’ll learn how to recognize and mitigate hidden frameworks from influencing your practice or interfering with positive patient outcomes.

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.

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.

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.

Credit CA:1.0

As healthcare systems continue to combat COVID-19, and the ongoing risk posed by Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs), ultraviolet (UV) room disinfection can be a valuable tool for enhanced environmental hygiene and surface disinfection. This program reviews the basics of how UV room disinfection devices inactivate microorganisms, the germicidal UV dose delivery required to achieve broad spectrum efficacy and the basics for evaluating and decoding UV device manufacturers’ claims and support, which can vary greatly.

Credit CA:1.0

Learn how to assess each individual patient and implement risk assessment tools and evaluate the best support surfaces to prevent pressure injuries for characteristics such as ease-of-use, evidence-based best practices, and ability to allow for tissue reperfusion.

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: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: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: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.

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.

Credit CA:1.75

Documentation is an essential element of nursing practice to promote communication amongst care team members and provide a medical-legal record of patient care. This program outlines factors that influence documentation and cognitive burden, strategies for reducing burden, and real-world outcomes associated with decreased documentation burden.

Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

This educational activity will clarify US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements for preoperative skin preparation drug products and discuss recent FDA Safety Communications. The differences between sterile and nonsterile antiseptic solutions will be described as well as issues related to sterilizing antiseptic solutions.

Credits CA:1.0, NCCT:1.0

Many healthcare facilities overlook the role that contaminated air may play in the risk of infection. This program will provide healthcare providers and leaders with considerations for promoting a safe environment discussing airborne hazards, actions, and technologies that can be implemented to remove the health and infection risks to the surgical team and patient.

Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

This continuing education activity will review the significance of irrigation fluid management, including the clinical care implications related to the use of irrigation fluid throughout the patient’s perioperative journey. The clinical team members’ roles related to irrigation fluid management will be outlined and the complications associated with the use of irrigation during a procedure will be reviewed.

Credits CA:2.0, NCCT:2.0

Apheresis is a procedure with significant physiologic outcomes, so the care of TA patients requires knowledge and skill of leading practices and innovative devices. This educational activity discusses the rationale for TA procedures and the nursing considerations in the delivery of apheresis care. Access methods will be reviewed along with the risks and adverse events associated with vascular access procedures.

Credit CA:3.0

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

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.

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.

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