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Note: AORN’s Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices has been retitled to Guidelines for Perioperative Practice. Webinars recorded prior to the name change will continue to reference the Recommended Practices.

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AORN Guidelines

Surgical Attire: Are We Doing This Right?

Speakers: Patricia Seifert, Toni Hughes, Claire Everson, Deena Guren-Young

Overview: Join this lively webinar about implementing evidence-based practices for surgical attire. Perioperative RN colleagues from the east coast to the west coast will describe ideas, successes and challenges related to implementing the new recommendations for surgical attire.

Objectives: 

  • Describe four challenges encountered related to implementing evidence-based practices for surgical attire.
  • Discuss four ways to implement a change in practice related to surgical attire.

This webinar will award one (1.0) contact hour after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: October 30, 2015

Member: free
Non-member: free + $10 evaluation

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Guidelines for Autologous Tissue Management

Speaker: Sharon A. Van Wicklin, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, CPSN, PLNC

Overview: The “guidelines for autologous tissue management” provide guidance to perioperative personnel for managing autologous tissue, including avulsed teeth, cranial bone flaps, parathyroid glands, skin, and veins. Guidelines are provided for transferring tissue from the sterile field, and for packaging, labeling, and storing autologous tissue. Facilities or health care organizations that handle autologous tissue are required to recover, process, package, label, store, track, and replant or autotransplant the tissue in a manner that minimizes microbial growth, prevents mix-ups, and reduces the risk for errors.

Objectives:  

  • Explain the requirements for registration as a tissue bank
  • Discuss recommendations for various types of autologous tissue
  • Describe best practices for handling autologous tissue
  • Identify appropriate interventions for dropped or contaminated autografts

This webinar will award one (1.0) contact hour after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: November 12, 2015

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Non-member: free + $10 evaluation

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Recommended Practices for Cleaning and Care of Surgical Instruments

Speaker: Cynthia Spry, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRCST

Overview: The cleaning and care of surgical instruments is a critical component of instrument processing. Key points of the recently revised AORN recommended practices for the cleaning and care of surgical instruments and research related to processing instruments contaminated with prions will be presented. Join us for this webinar to learn how to implement these best practices for surgical instrument processing in your health care organization to promote positive patient outcomes.

Objectives:  

  • Discuss the critical importance of cleaning and care of instruments used in surgery.
  • Identify key elements of the AORN recommended practices for care and cleaning of surgical instruments.

This webinar will award one (1.0) contact hour after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: September 18, 2015

Member: free
Non-member: free + $10 evaluation

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Surgical Attire - What You Wear Does Matter!

Speaker: Lisa Spruce, DNP, RN, ACNS, ACNP, ANP, CNOR

Overview: Surgical attire continues to be an emotional and controversial subject. This webinar will explain the evidence related to the surgical attire recommendations, highlight what has changed in 2014, and discuss some comments made by perioperative nurses’ about surgical attire. What you wear in the OR does matter to patient safety; join us for this webinar to find out why!

Objectives: 

  • Discuss how the wearing of surgical attire impacts patient safety.
  • Explain the scientific evidence supporting the AORN surgical attire recommendations.
  • Discuss two misconceptions by perioperative team members regarding surgical attire.
  • Explain three ways the perioperative RN can address challenges implementing surgical attire recommendations.

This webinar will award one (1.0) contact hour after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: September 10, 2015

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Non-member: free + $10 evaluation

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Funded through the AORN Foundation and supported by Aramark Uniform Services.

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Recommended Practices for Specimen Management

Speaker: Sharon A. Van Wicklin, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, CPSN, PLNC

Overview: The recommended practices for specimen management provide guidance for management of surgical specimens in the perioperative practice setting, including guidance for handling of body parts being reattached to the patient, forensic and radioactive specimens, and explanted medical devices and orthopedic hardware. The specific actions for handling various types of specimens may differ; however, the overarching management process is essentially the same for all specimens. Accurate specimen management requires effective multidisciplinary communication, minimized distractions, and awareness of the potential opportunities for error. Errors in specimen management can lead to inaccurate or incomplete diagnoses, the need for additional procedures, and perhaps most importantly, errors in specimen management can lead to physical and psychological injury of patients who have placed their trust in perioperative RNs. 

Objectives: 

  • Describe the specimen management process
  • Explain best practices for handling surgical specimens
  • Identify alternatives to formalin for specimen preservation
  • Discuss recommendations for specimen disposition

This webinar will award one (1.0) contact hour after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: August 20, 2015

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Non-member: free + $10 evaluation

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Recommended Practices for Preoperative Patient Skin Antisepsis

Speaker: Amber Wood, MSN, RN, CNOR, CIC, CPN

Overview: Skin antisepsis is essential to promote optimal outcomes for every surgical patient. This webinar will review recently updated AORN recommended practices for preoperative patient skin antisepsis, including preoperative bathing and hair removal techniques. Learn about the selection, application, and handling of skin antiseptics in the perioperative setting.

Objectives: 

  • Discuss recent revisions in AORN’s recommended practices for preoperative patient skin antisepsis.
  • Describe the evidence supporting the recommended practices for preoperative patient skin antisepsis.

This webinar will award one (1.0) contact hour after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: July 30, 2015

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Recommended Practices for Safe Environment of Care, Part II (includes Traffic)

Speaker: Byron L. Burlingame, MS, RN, CNOR

Overview: Providing a safe environment of care for surgical patients promotes optimal outcomes. Join us for this webinar which will highlight the new evidence-based AORN recommendations for Safe Environment of Care, Part II. Learn about the recommended practices for traffic, heating and cooling, construction, noise and distractions, and more!

Objectives: 

  • Define unrestricted, semi-restricted, and restricted areas of the surgical suite.
  • Describe the new recommended practices for traffic.
  • Discuss the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning design criteria required for the surgical suite.
  • Discuss the actions to take with a variance to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system.

This webinar will award one (1.0) contact hour after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: June 11, 2015

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Recommended Practices for the Prevention of Transmissible Infections in the Perioperative Setting

Speaker: Lisa Spruce, RN, DNP, ACNS, ACNP, ANP, CNOR

Overview: This webinar highlights the importance of following the evidence based recommendations in preventing transmissible infections in the perioperative setting. There are 1.7 million health care associated infections in the United States that contribute to the rising cost of healthcare and pose significant, lasting health problems for patients. This presentation will present the steps that perioperative personnel can take to prevent infection in perioperative patients, protect themselves from potentially transmissible infections, and how to implement change in practice.

Objectives: 

  • Discuss the AORN evidence rating process.
  • Discuss how perioperative actions impact health care associated infections.
  • Explain the difference between work practice controls and engineering controls in preventing disease transmission.
  • Explain how perioperative personnel can implement evidence based practices to prevent catheter associated blood stream infections.

Contact Hours Expire: December 12, 2014

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What can I find in the Recommended Practices for a Safe Environment of Care?

Speaker: Byron L. Burlingame MS, RN, BSN, CNOR

Overview: There have been many changes to the content of the Recommended Practices for a Safe Environment of Care including removing some portions and adding other environmental hazards. This webinar will cover each of the recommendations highlighting the changes. There will also be a brief overview of the evidence ranking process utilized in this document.

Objectives: 

  • State the topics covered in the recommended practice.
  • Describe how to implement two of the recommendations with the document

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: October 31, 2014

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Recommended Practices for Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) - Free

Speaker: Sharon A. Van Wicklin, MSN, RN, CNOR/CRNFA, CPSN, PLNC

Overview: The particular risks facing perioperative patients makes it imperative that perioperative RNs take an active role in the prevention of deep venous thrombosis (DVT). This webinar will provide a framework for developing a protocol for DVT prevention and also provide guidance for perioperative RNs administering pharmacologic and/or mechanical DVT prophylaxis.

Objectives:  

  • Explain why DVT prevention is important for surgical patients.
  • Describe vascular pathophysiology that results in DVT.
  • Compare prevention and treatment options for DVT.

This activity will award one (1.0) CH upon completion of webinar evaluation.
Contact Hours Expire: February 22, 2015

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Recommended Practices for Sharps Safety

Speaker: Mary J. Ogg, MSN, RN, CNOR

Overview: Sharps injuries have decreased in non-surgical settings yet increased in surgical settings during the same time frame. Evidence-based practices to prevent sharps injuries and to reduce blood borne pathogen exposure to perioperative patients and personnel will be presented.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion
Contact Hours Expire: June 27, 2015

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Recommended Practices for Environmental Cleaning

Speaker: Amber Wood, MSN, RN, CNOR, CIC, CPN

Overview: Environmental cleaning is essential to promote optimal outcomes for every surgical patient. This webinar will review recently updated AORN recommended practices for environmental cleaning procedures for all perioperative patient care areas (preoperative, OR, postoperative, and sterile processing). Learn about a multidisciplinary team approach to environmental cleaning in the perioperative setting.

Objectives: 

  • Discuss recent revisions in AORN's recommended practices for environmental cleaning in the perioperative setting.
  • Describe the evidence supporting the recommended practices for environmental cleaning.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: November 13, 2015

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Packaging: Not Always So Simple

Speaker: Cynthia Spry, MA, MS, RN, CNOR, CSIT

Overview: Instrument processing includes cleaning, decontamination, inspection, sterilization, and packaging. Packaging is a critical component of the process and “getting it right” requires knowledge of packaging guidelines coupled with some critical thinking. This program will review packaging essentials and guidelines and will examine the new evidence-based AORN recommended practices for selection and use of packaging systems for sterilization.

Objectives: 

  • Discuss considerations for purchase of packaging systems
  • Review fundamentals of packaging in preparation for sterilization
  • Discuss the new AORN Packaging RP

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: December 3, 2014

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Anatomy of the New Evidence-Rated AORN Recommended Practices

Speakers: Lisa Spruce, DNP, RN, ACNS, ACNP, ANP, CNOR; Sharon A. Van Wicklin, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, CPSN, PLNC

Overview: This presentation will provide strategies for members of the perioperative team to formulate practice questions and search the literature to support practice decisions. Attendees will be guided through the evidence appraisal and rating process using the AORN appraisal tools and evidence-rating model. The anatomy of the new AORN evidence-rated recommended practices will also be outlined.

Objectives: 

  • Discuss the history of evidence-based practice.
  • Explain the PICO process for developing a practice question.
  • Identify research and non-research evidence.
  • Describe the evidence appraisal process using the AORN Evidence Appraisal Tools.
  • Describe the evidence rating process using the AORN Evidence Rating Model.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: February 20, 2015

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AORN Surgical Conference & Expo 2014

Pharmaceutical Waste: Hands-on Strategies to Reduce Waste in Perioperative Settings and Access to Resources for Safe Disposal

Speaker: Barb Bickford, MS, PG, Medical Waste Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources delivers the content during the recorded portion (webinar) of the Flip the Session program. Part 2, the live, face-to-face Q&A, allows you to interact with fellow attendees and speakers, and to ask questions.

Overview: Unwanted and leftover pharmaceuticals pose many health, safety, and environmental risks, including drug overdoses, drug abuse, poisonings, and water pollution. While many stakeholders are developing programs to keep household pharmaceuticals from harming the environment, few have focused on minimizing the impacts from health care facilities. Perioperative nurses can influence the amount of unused medications needing to be disposed from their health care facilities. This interactive session will enable nurses to identify drugs that are commonly wasted, to find the environmental regulations that apply to their disposal, and to choose strategies for reducing the amounts being discarded. Participants will have a hands-on experience to use the Pharmaceutical Waste Reduction website to identify ways to reduce pharmaceutical waste in perioperative settings, including drugs they see commonly wasted in their own facilities.

Objectives:  

  • Discuss two federal regulations that must be considered when disposing of unused medications.
  • Use the Pharmaceutical Waste Reduction Website to identify strategies for reducing the amount and toxicity of waste medications.
  • Discuss how to add waste reduction ideas and results to the Pharmaceutical Waste Reduction Website.

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Ambulatory Surgery

Is Your ASC Really OSHA Compliant?

Speaker: Beverly Kirchner,BSN, RN, CNOR, CASC

Overview: Preparing for an OSHA survey can be challenging in any practice setting, but additional challenges exist in ambulatory surgery centers (ASC). This presentation will review the elements of an ASC Safety Plan to include a Sharps Safety Plan. Bloodborne Pathogen standards will be reviewed in reference to the expectation of staff education and compliance in an ASC. The program will provide the learner with a comprehensive OSHA Survey Checklist to assist in preparing for a survey. We will discuss how to use AORN's resources and components of the AORN Sharps Safety Toolkit to assist in preparing for an OSHA survey. Once prepared, the checklist will help ensure compliance.

Objectives: 

  • Review the elements of a Safety Plan in an ASC.
  • Review the Bloodborne Pathogens standards.
  • Discuss the resources AORN has to assist you in OSHA compliance.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: March 1, 2015

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Ambulatory Content for Recommended Practices

Speakers: Terri Link, MPH, BSN, CNOR, CIC; Mary J. Ogg, MSN, RN, CNOR

Overview: The fastest growing segment of AORN membership is ambulatory surgery registered nurses. In order to meet the needs of its members and because of the unique challenges Ambulatory Surgery Center and Office based surgery centers have, AORN now has an Ambulatory Division with a specific focus on AORN Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices. Although these are applicable to all procedural areas in both inpatient and outpatient settings, how they are put into practice varies. Because ASCs should follow the same evidenced-based recommended practices, their considerations were incorporated into the Recommended Practices for 2014.

Objectives: 

  • Identify the need for additional ambulatory information in AORN Standards and Recommended Practices.
  • Describe how AORN Standards and Recommended Practices with Ambulatory Supplement can be used in an ASC, Office based surgery center.
  • Discuss the challenges of ASC in interpreting perioperative recommended practices.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: January 22, 2015

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Sterile Processing Series for Ambulatory Surgery Centers - 6-Part Series

Speaker: Natalie J. Lind, CRCST, CHL, FCS, BS

Part 1 - Cleaning and Disinfection

Objectives: 

  • Define decontamination “best practices”.
  • Define biohazard safety in the decontamination area.
  • Define the different classification of devices.
  • Define the Manufacturers' Instructions for Use (IFU).
  • Describe the difference between detergents and disinfectants.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: April 4, 2015

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Part 2 - Cleaning and Disinfection

Objectives: 

  • Describe different instrument cleaning methods.
  • Define special cleaning concerns.
  • Describe how to clean patient care equipment.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: April 11, 2015

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Part 3 - Instrument Inspection, Assembly, and Packaging

Objectives: 

  • Describe instrument inspection and assembly guidelines.
  • Describe the use of disposable packaging.
  • Describe the use of rigid containers.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: April 18, 2015

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Part 4 - Sterilization

Objectives: 

  • Describe the different types of sterilizers.
  • Define sterilizer operator information.
  • Define sterility assurance systems.
  • Define immediate use sterilization.
  • Describe proper sterilization documentation.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expiration: April 25, 2015

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Part 5 - Special Concerns – Hot Topics in Reprocessing

Objectives: 

  • Define a wet pack.
  • Describe proper endoscope reprocessing.
  • Define TASS – Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome – and why it is a special concern when reprocessing ophthalmology instruments.
  • Define CJD – Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – and why it is a special concern when reprocessing instruments.
  • Describe an acceptable system for loan instrumentation.
  • Describe the requirements when met with the challenges of these “special concerns”.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expiration: May 9, 2015

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Part 6 - Storage and Handling of Sterile Packages

Objectives: 

  • Define the requirements of proper storage of sterile items.
  • Describe the proper handling of sterile packages.
  • Describe the proper transport of sterile packages.
  • Describe the handling of commercially sterilized items.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expiration: May 16, 2015

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Infection Prevention Webinar Series for the Ambulatory Setting

This webinar series was funded through the AORN Foundation by a grant from the 3M Foundation.

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Part 1 - Surgical Attire: The Ongoing Challenges (Free)

Speaker: Lisa Spruce, DNP, RN, ACNS, ACNP, ANP, CNOR

Overview: The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to understand the impact of their personal attire on patient safety, the importance of this recommendation on the prevention of infection and the evidence that grounds the recommendations.

Objectives: 

  • Discuss how the wearing of surgical attire impacts patient safety.
  • Explain the scientific evidence supporting the AORN Surgical Attire Recommendations.
  • Explain ways the perioperative RN can address challenges implementing surgical attire recommendations.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: April 3, 2015

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Part 2 - Protecting Surgical Patients and Healthcare Workers Through a Safe Environment of Care (Free)

Speaker: Libby F. Chinnes, BSN, RN, CIC

Overview: The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to have a better understanding of a healthcare-associated infection, and how the perioperative nurse may contribute to an infection through their failure to observe simple standards which promote a safe, clean environment for the patient.

Objectives: 

  • Describe the role of the environment in relation to the transmission of healthcare-associated infections.
  • Describe 4 perioperative interventions that promote a safe environment of care.
  • Define 3 measures of environmental cleanliness for performance improvement monitoring.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: April 10, 2015

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Part 3 - Injection Safety: What Every Nurse Working in an Ambulatory Surgery Center Needs to Know (Free)

Speaker: Joseph F. Perz, DrPH, MA

Overview: Dr. Perz will provide highlights from the CDC's One and Only Campaign, a product of the Safe Injection Practices Coalition, which counts AORN and CDC among its members. Reuse and misuse of needles, syringes and medications has resulted in dozens of outbreaks, the notification of possible exposure to over 150,000 patients, and countless lawsuits. AORN members and ASC staff can play important roles in protecting against the devastating and avoidable harms that follow unsafe injection practices.

Objectives: 

  • Describe risks and severe consequences associated with syringe reuse and other unsafe injection practices.
  • Identify strategies that will assure all clinical professionals in your healthcare organization understand the rationale and criticality to the adherence of safe injection practices.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: April 17, 2015

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Center for Nursing Leadership

3 Techniques for Great Lean Leaders - Free

Speaker: Anthony Gorski

Overview: Great Lean Leaders know that 80% of the work in managing a successful Process Improvement has nothing to do with the tools and everything to do with perceptions. People are “prisoners of their own experience” – unleashing their creativity takes careful pre-planning prior to any team activity. Additionally, 90% of the time this pre-planning never happens, which causes false starts and deflated demeanor.

Objective: 

  • Discuss 3 techniques that Great Lean Leaders use to manage change and accelerate success.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: July 23, 2015

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2 Techniques Great Leaders Use for Sustainment in Process Improvements

Speaker: Anthony Gorski, CEO, Safer Healthcare

Overview: Too many times, Lean projects come and go. They start with great energy and enthusiasm, but after the project team disbands the changes and associated benefits seem to wane. Often this deflation is due to invisible factors such as culture, habits, and attention. In this webinar, you will learn how to turn the invisible into the visible. Through Dashboards and Leadership Rounding, you will learn how to improve your team's chance for success. This webinar does not contain contact hours.

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The New Era of Health Care Reform (Part 1)

Speaker: Judy Pins, MBA, RN, Healthcare Consultant, Pins Productions

Overview: This webinar focuses on the implementation of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act. This webinar does not contain contact hours.

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The New Era of Health Care Reform (Part 2)

Speaker: Judy Pins, MBA, RN, Healthcare Consultant, Pins Productions

Overview: This webinar is the second in a three-part series on healthcare reform. In this webinar, the leader focuses on the various strategies health systems are exploring in order to deliver more care but at higher levels of quality and at lower cost. This webinar does not contain contact hours.

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The New Era of Health Care Reform (Part 3)

Speaker: Judy Pins, MBA, RN, Healthcare Consultant, Pins Productions

Overview: This webinar is the third and final in a three-part series on healthcare reform. In this webinar the leader will discuss the major forces that continue to drive up healthcare spending in the US. This webinar does not contain contact hours. This webinar does not contain contact hours.

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Building Leadership Influence Through DiSC

Speaker: Bruce Manchion, CEO, Universal Training Concepts, Inc.

Overview: When used effectively, DiSC is one of the most powerful tools you have as a leader to influence behavior in the workplace. This webinar does not contain contact hours.

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Managing Difficult People and Personality Types

Speaker: Bruce Manchion, CEO, Universal Training Concepts, Inc.

Overview: There are times in every leader's reign when they come across Direct-Reports, Peers, Supervisors, etc., with whom they have difficulties dealing. Many times, there are reasons for those difficulties. The key to success is in diagnosing correctly and then applying the appropriate remedy. This webinar provides tools for appropriate diagnosis and for determining the most effective approach for remedy. This webinar does not contain contact hours.

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Influencing Change in Your Workplace

Speaker: Bruce Manchion, CEO, Universal Training Concepts, Inc.

Overview: The term "influence" has become cliche in today's work world. It is most often used as a verb but is just as often misunderstood as a verb. The concept of influence is one thing, but influence as an action requires skill, conscious intent, determination and planning. It is the primary tool which can drive the only kind of change that is worth the effort -- productive, lasting change. This webinar does not contain contact hours.

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Transformational Leadership Rounding

Effective rounding focuses everyone on what is important and identifies problems early. It is critical to achieve change and even more critical to ensure changes stick.

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Building the Case for Change

Successful change begins with clarity about your goals and how to achieve them.

You will learn:  

  • How to create a concise, compelling business case for change
  • The SMART approach to define practical, doable change opportunities
  • Set measurable goals and clear financial benefits
  • The role of project specific mentor and champion support

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Building Stakeholder Support

The ability to build support among diverse stakeholders is central to any change effort.

You will learn:  

  • How to segment stakeholders for greater success
  • Use RACI Charts to ensure task completion
  • Develop a Communication Planning Grid to ensure stakeholder engagement across the life of projects

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Managing the Change Process

A systematic framework is needed to keep stakeholder focus on forward movement.

This webinar will present 8 Key Steps for Change Management: 

  • Increase Urgency
  • Build Guiding Teams
  • Get the Vision Right
  • Communicate to Get Buy-In
  • Enable Action
  • Create Short-Term Wins
  • Don't Let Up
  • Make it Stick

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Key to Leader Success

Dr. Rita Fields, Copper Phoenix Consulting, LLC  

You will learn:

  • What it means to be an effective leader
  • Why you should care about employee engagement
  • How corrective action can help you as a leader
  • What NLV is

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Effective Corrective Action

Dr. Rita Fields, Copper Phoenix Consulting, LLC  

You will learn:

  • Why corrective action is important
  • Corrective action 101
  • Impact of Culture on Patient Outcomes
  • How to develop a culture of accountability within your department

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Boosting Employee Engagement

Dr. Rita Fields, Copper Phoenix Consulting, LLC  

You will learn:

  • Why employee engagement is important
  • How employee engagement impacts patient outcomes
  • Things you can do to have an environment of engagement in your department
  • Example of an engagement best practice

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Chapter Leadership Training Webinar Series

Register today and be in the know on how to keep your chapter strong!

Chapter Treasurer Responsibilities and Financial Success - Free

Speakers: Anne Fairchild, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR; and Deb Warren

Objective: Running a chapter is hard work, especially when it comes to chapter money. Learn about budgeting, financial reports, protecting your account, and maintaining financial records. Become skilled at filling out a W9 form and auditing your chapter books, while getting ideas on how to make money through fundraising. This webinar does not contain contact hours.

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Membership Recruitment and Retention and Chapter Officer Training - Free

Speakers: Jess Bohn and Deb Warren

Objective: Get tips on how to recruit and retain your chapter members, along with detailed training on each of the main chapter officer positions. Come with specific questions or email them before the webinar to Deb Warren (dwarren@aorn.org). This webinar does not contain contact hours.

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Culture of Safety

The Advocacy Imperative: It's Non-Negotiable - Free

Speaker: Sarah Anne Fairchild, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR

Overview: The concept of nursing advocacy is interwoven in all aspects of nursing education and practice, and includes advocacy for patients, coworkers, facilities, the nursing profession, and even for ourselves. However, in recent years, the concept of advocacy as an integral, ethical imperative for all nurses in all settings has been lost, or at best, watered down. The most important thing we do as perioperative nurses is to advocate for our patients, when they are least able to advocate for themselves. This session addresses the legal and moral imperatives for nursing advocacy; discusses barriers that may exist – especially in the perioperative environment; and focuses on each type of nursing advocacy as it relates to our perioperative practice.

Objectives: 

  • Discuss the legal and moral imperatives that exist for nursing advocacy.
  • List five types of nursing advocacy.
  • Describe perioperative paradigms that require nursing advocacy.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: April 12, 2015

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Hybrid ORs: Evolution, Education and Design

Speaker: Victor Bayley, BSN, RN, CNOR; Luci Hanus, MSN, Med, RN, CNOR; Angela Walsh, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR

Overview: The emergence of Minimally Invasive Procedures has expanded the role of the Operating Room Nurse, as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team. Take a journey along our virtual timeline to view the inception, development and growth of the OR of the future.

Objectives: 

  • Discuss the history of hybrid ORs
  • Describe components of Multidisciplinary Team Training
  • Identify (2) issues related to the planning, design and construction process

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: February 19, 2015

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Hybrid Technology: Answering Your Top Three Questions

Speaker: National Committee on Education, including Angela Kanan, BSN, CNOR, CRN; Amos Schonrock; Kristin Garrett, RN, MSN, RNFA

Overview: As the adoption of minimally invasive procedures continues to increase, perioperative nurses find themselves in positions of launching or expanding a hybrid program in their care setting. This webinar will address three of the most commonly asked questions regarding the implementation of hybrid technology in the perioperative setting.

Objectives: 

  • Describe the current use of hybrid technology in the United States. 
  • Illustrate direct and indirect costs in construction and development of a hybrid OR. 
  • Describe staff training and competency considerations to ensure patient and staff safety during use of hybrid technology. 

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: September 30, 2015

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Fire Safety

Guidance on Surgical Fire Prevention

Speaker: Mark E. Bruley, BS, CCE

Overview: Clinical recommendations on preventing and managing surgical fires have been refined over recent years by AORN, ECRI Institute, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF), along with other stakeholders. The current guidance on prevention of surgical fires is presented, including statistics on the incidence of these continuing adverse events. Surgical fire risk assessment and vigilance by the surgical team is the best defense.

Objectives: 

  • Identify surgical devices, materials, and fluids that can burn and how they are ignited
  • Discuss the hazards of oxidizer-enriched atmospheres
  • Describe the new clinical recommendations on how to minimize the chance of a surgical fire
  • Discuss the techniques used to extinguish a fire involving a patient
  • Identify the appropriate OR locations and types of fire extinguishers

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: October 23, 2015

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Health Care Accreditation

Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program: Setting the Standards for Clinical Excellence

Speaker: Susan Lautner, RN, BSN, MSHL, CPHQ; Donna Tiberi, RN, MHA

Overview: The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) was the first organization to seek and be awarded “deemed status” in 1965 when Medicare legislation was initially passed. This webinar will provide information about the HFAP survey process which is non-punitive and consultative. Surveyors also provide education during their onsite surveys.

Objectives: 

  • Discuss the HFAP accreditation/certification programs
  • Describe the HFAP survey process
  • List common compliance issues found during HFAP accreditation surveys

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: March 18, 2015

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Health Care Legislative Topics

Value-Based Purchasing: Headed Your Way - Free

Speaker: Martha Stratton, MSN,RN,MHSA,CNOR,NE

Overview: Value based purchasing (VBP) is part of the federal government's plan to link payments for care to improvements in the quality of care and the patient experience. This is a major shift in how hospitals are paid for the care they provide patients. It will have a profound impact on every facility's financial resources and will increase the importance of focusing on clinical quality and patient satisfaction measures. It is imperative that healthcare professionals are aware of these changes and what they can do to impact their facility's scores on these criteria.

This presentation will outline the VBP program and its significance for the facility and for Perioperative nurses. Ideas for addressing the Perioperative measures will be presented.

Objectives: 

  • Discuss the methodology for reimbursement outlined for the VBP program.
  • Explain the impact VBP will have on reimbursement for patient care.
  • Identify strategies to help increase scores related to the VBP criteria in their facility.

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Contact Hours Expire: March 8, 2015

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Infection Prevention/Infection Control

Recommended Practices for Sterile Technique

Speaker: Sharon A. Van Wicklin, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, CPSN, PLNC

Overview: Sterile technique involves the use of specific actions and activities to prevent contamination and maintain sterility of identified areas during surgical or invasive procedures. Perioperative team members must be vigilant in safeguarding the sterility of the field and ensuring that the principles and processes of sterile technique are followed. This webinar will explain methods for implementing sterile technique when preparing, performing, or assisting with surgical and invasive procedures.

Objectives 

  • Discuss the need for and application of sterile technique when donning and wearing sterile gowns and gloves.
  • Describe methods for preparing and maintaining a sterile field for patients undergoing invasive surgical procedures.
  • Explain processes for opening, dispensing, and transferring items to the sterile field.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: December 5, 2014

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Leadership/Professional Development

Competency Development Part I: Taking the Fear Factor Out of Competency Development

Speakers: Jan Stull RN MS CNOR; Christine Valdez, RN, MN,CNS-BC,CNOR; Pat Reeves

Overview: This webinar is part one of a two part presentation on competency development and measurement.
This first part will walk the participant through the steps of competency development and provide sample tools and forms that have been used successfully.

Objectives: 

  • Define three goals for competency assessment.
  • Describe four domains for competency assessment.
  • Describe two resources/tools for competency assessment.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: September 19, 2015

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Competency Development Part II: Annual education, who needs to know what?

Speaker: Patricia A. Reeves, MSN, BSN, RN, CNOR; Judy Seltzer, MS, RN, CNOR; Angela Walsh, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR

Overview: This is the 2nd of a two part webinar. Part I: Taking the Fear Out of Competency Development (September 19, 2012) provided the tools, Joint Commission requirements and domains of competency assessment. Part II will begin with a focus on the questions raised during the previous webinar, and further explore, define and/or explain how the tools are best utilized, function, defining processes within the perioperative clinical setting.

Objectives: 

  • List key tools and specialty resources used for competency development.
  • Explain how the tools are best utilized.
  • Define (2) competency assessment processes within inpatient and outpatient clinical settings.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: November 14, 2015

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How to Avoid Death-by-PowerPoint - Free

Speaker: Kathy Gaberson PhD, RN, CNOR, CNE, ANEF

Overview: PowerPoint is a popular computer application for designing presentations used for teaching students and staff members or for giving presentations at meetings and conferences. Because of its wide variety of features and design options, some users develop presentations that overwhelm or annoy an audience with clutter, images, colors, motion, and sound. PowerPoint presentations also have been criticized for failing to promote active audience engagement. This webinar will discuss some common pitfalls of PowerPoint presentations and how to avoid them with purpose, simplicity, and consistency.

Objectives: 

  • Discuss the limitations of PowerPoint presentations for engaging an audience.
  • Identify three common flaws in PowerPoint presentations.
  • Use principles of visual media design to create effective PowerPoint presentations.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: May 10, 2015

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So, You're Thinking of Returning to School! - Free

Speaker: Luci Hanus, MSN, M.Ed., RN, CNOR; Judith Seltzer, MS, RN, CNOR

Overview: Are you thinking about going back to school? This webinar will explore what must be considered when making the decision to return to school, whether for an RN to BSN program or higher. What are the workplace expectations? What type of learning is best for you - online or in-class programs? This webinar will examine different ways to attain that advanced education and help you find what fits best for you. We will also explore ways to balance school, work and family.

Objectives: 

  • Explore the rationale for an RN to return to school for an advanced degree.
  • Discuss the barriers to completing advanced education for the working RN, including workplace expectations.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of online or in-class programs.
  • Explain the software needs for online advanced education programs.
  • Examine the potential benefits realized by obtaining an advanced degree.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: July 11, 2015

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5 Keys to Lean Success: Avoiding Common Lean Pitfalls - Free

Speaker: Anthony Gorski

Overview: Quality is today's health care mandate. Yet, there is a dark cloud blurring the vision of many nurse executives today because Lean has had some false starts and stops in days gone by. Lean is one very useful tool for achieving quality that is easy off the tongue, but confusing to many. Ask 10 staff members what the definition of Lean is—chances are you will get 10 different definitions. Today we work in broken processes that require excellent people to achieve average results. Many nursing processes are inherently setup to fail. Lean running hospitals think differently—focused on building excellent processes. The key is applying Lean in the right way. While 90% of hospitals are doing Lean, only 10% are “running” Lean.

Objectives: 

  • Discuss 5 keys to making Lean work and improving your probability of success.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: June 25, 2015

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Recruitment, Retention & Recognition = Satisfaction

Speakers: Jane Flowers, MSN, RN, CNOR; Jan Stull, MSN, RN, CNOR; Victor Bayley, BSN, RN, CNOR

Overview:The ability to attract and retain quality nurses is a challenge for healthcare facilities across the country. According to recent literature from the ANA, the median age of nurses is 46, and more than 50% of the nursing workforce is close to retirement. The future of our profession is dependent on staff satisfaction. Salary, staffing patterns and recognition are only a few of the factors that will be addressed during this presentation.

Objectives: 

  • Identify (3) issues associated with recruitment (cost, fit, techniques)
  • State (3) strategies for retention (team building, recognition & value)
  • State (5) reasons that satisfaction is important to an organization.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: September 17, 2015

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The Role of the Perioperative Clinical Nurse Specialist

Speaker: Mary Hillanbrand DNP, RN, CNOR, Maj, USAF, NC

Overview: It's an exciting time to be a Perioperative Registered Nurse (RN) Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)! As an advanced nursing practitioner, the RN, CNS is an expert clinician, innovator, leader, consultant, and researcher advocating for safe patient outcomes in the perioperative setting. Join us for this webinar to learn more about the role of the Perioperative RN, CNS.

Objectives: 

  • Describe the role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in the perioperative setting.

This webinar will award (0.5 ) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: October 9, 2014

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Zero Tolerance for Lateral Violence: Changing the Culture of Nursing Practice

Speaker: Lori Ingram, MSN, RN, CNOR; Judi Seltzer, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR; Angi Walsh, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR

Overview: Personal safety is a priority for every individual. It's not against the law to protect yourself from physical and verbal abuse in your personal and professional environment. As a nurse, you have the right to work in an environment that is safe for you and your patients. Lateral violence continues to be a recurring topic in in health care discussions. This webinar will provide you with information on the most common types of lateral violence encountered in our workplace as well as offer guidance on how you might respond to individuals exhibiting signs of stress, anger, or emotional manners.

Objectives: 

  • Discuss three assessment skills nurses can utilize that will alert them to potential dangers from lateral violence within the workplace and at home.
  • List five of the most prevalent examples of lateral violence and bullying occurring in the workplace today.
  • Identify three strategies for achieving professional and personal emotional health.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: November 21, 2015

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BE IN THE KNOW: Perioperative Education Programs

Speakers: Christine Valdez; Lynn Gentz; Sydney Fulbright, PhD, MSN, RN, CNOR

Overview: Participants will learn ways to develop and foster education programs for their perioperative unit that will get employees interested in learning, and not just meeting a requirement. This webinar will provide information on assessing employee needs and using simulation to engage and educate.

Objectives:  

  • Discuss using a needs assessment to determine education needs for the unit
  • Determine ways to ensure employee buy-in and participation
  • Learn ways to use simulation in employee education programs
  • Explore resources available for developing education programs

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: February 13, 2015

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Medication Safety

Prepare for the Unexpected: Emergency Drugs and Protocols - Free

Speaker: Rodney W. Hicks, PhD, ARNP, RN, FAANP, FAAN

Overview:  

While unexpected life-threatening emergencies are rare, perioperative personnel must be prepared to handle situations that call for both basic life support and advanced life support. Having established policies and procedures as well as knowing the most common pharmaceutical agents and other supplies is essential in meeting accrediting standards. This presentation will emphasize the structures and processes that should be in place in order to reach the best outcomes possible.

Objectives: 

  • Recognize the influence that accrediting bodies have on the organization's policy and process structures.
  • Summarize the pharmacological principles of the most common medications used in basic and advanced life threatening conditions.
  • Distinguish between first line agents and second line agents used in the ACLS process.
  • Create a safety evaluation plan for ensuring compliance with emergency preparedness.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: February 28, 2015

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Medication Safety: How Do You Measure Up? - Free

Speaker: Bonnie Denholm, MSN, RN, CNOR

Overview: A variety of quality improvement activities should be incorporated in perioperative settings to monitor compliance with safe medication practices. This webinar will present key concepts identified in the new AORN Recommended Practices for Medication Safety that relate to quality and documentation activities.

Objectives: 

  • Identify two prospective risk reduction strategies for medication safety across the medication use process.
  • Discuss two performance indicators that can be used to measure medication safety.
  • Discuss two key concepts related to medication documentation that can be monitored through a perioperative quality/performance improvement program.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: December 13, 2014

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Patient Diseases/ Patient Conditions

Recipes for Success: The Bariatric Patient

Speakers: 

  • Jennifer L. Fencl, DNP, RN, CNS-BC, CNOR
  • Dawn A. Vocke, MSN, RN, CNOR
  • Angi Walsh, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR
  • Beverly Clark, MSN, RN, CNOR

Overview: As the incidence of obesity increases in our nation, it is imperative for perioperative registered nurses to understand the unique needs of this patient population to ensure safe patient care is delivered in the perioperative setting. This presentation will discuss both the incidence of obesity and the surgical options available for weight loss. In addition, the presentation will cover perioperative nursing care considerations throughout the continuum of care for the bariatric patient, the patient perspective and specific pediatric considerations.

Objectives: 

  • Discuss implications of obesity
  • Discuss surgical considerations for bariatric surgery
  • Increase awareness of childhood obesity
  • Discuss nursing interventions for this patient population
  • Identify two areas that contribute to long term postoperative patient success

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: December 10, 2015

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The Impact of Obesity and Treatment Options - Free

Speaker: Annette Wasielewski, BSN, RN, CNOR

Overview: Obesity is the #2 cause of preventable death in the United States and has reached epidemic proportions. Being overweight increases the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, cardiovascular disease, cancer, infertility and osteoarthritis. This webinar will focus on the impact and consequences of obesity; medical, psychosocial and economic as well as various treatment options including surgery.

Objectives: 

  • Define obesity.
  • Discuss the consequences of obesity.
  • Identify the impact of obesity and treatment options.
  • Discuss the implications & consequences of obesity discrimination.
  • Identify areas of self assessment and improvement in care and treatment of the obesity.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: February 9, 2015

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Electrocardiogram (ECG) Rhythm Review

Speaker: Fran Bartholomeaux

Overview: Can you recognize the basic cardiac rhythms on an electrocardiogram? Join us for this interactive webinar. At the completion of this webinar, perioperative RNs and other interested health care professionals will be able to recognize normal and life-threatening ECG rhythms. A review of the commonly administered medications related to abnormal ECGs will also be discussed.

Objectives:  

  • Identify basic cardiac rhythms.
  • Discuss medications associated with the treatment of cardiac rhythms.
  • Discuss two clinical situations in which postponing a surgical procedure would be indicated.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: March 18, 2015

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Essentials of Arterial Blood Gases Interpretation

Speaker: Fran Bartholomeaux

Overview: Abnormal arterial blood gas (ABG) laboratory test results are important to recognize in relation to a patient's changing condition during surgery. Perioperative RNs and other interested health care professionals will benefit from a review of the basics of ABG interpretation. Normal and abnormal ABG laboratory test results will be discussed related to patients undergoing operative or other invasive procedures. Join us for this informative and interactive webinar. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.

Objectives: 

  • Discuss acid base balance.
  • State two clinical situations where acid base balance abnormalities could be present.
  • Describe normal ABGs, including compensatory mechanisms.
  • Describe abnormal ABGs, including compensatory mechanisms.

Contact Hours Expire: March 25, 2015

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Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management (8-part series)

Part 1 - Data Dilemma “Useable vs. Useless”

Speakers: Jennifer Brown, Carolyn Howard

Overview: This session will discuss the pitfalls of data, its various sources and troubled past and future.

Objectives: 

  • Describe the evolution of supply chain data management and information technologies
  • Describe data integration challenges.
  • Describe methods for addressing the data challenge.

This webinar will award (.75) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: May 15, 2015

Fee: $129

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Part 2 - Too Much, Too Little, Just Right... Inventory Control in the OR

Speakers: Ben Hayon; Lisa McIntosh; Vicki Humphrey

Overview: "HOW much of that stuff did we have?” Inventory management has been the bane of many an OR director's career. You find “stuff” everywhere – lockers, ceiling tiles, closets – the list is endless. It is shocking how much stock is expired and must be discarded at the cost or thousands of dollars per year. This session will review inventory management leading practices that are easy to implement and can demonstrate value to your operations quickly.

Objectives: 

  • Gain a general understanding of the terminology and language used to describe inventory processes.
  • Outline the formulas used to measure and track inventory efficiencies.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of perpetual inventory and consignment inventory.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: June 19, 2015

Fee: $129

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Part 3 - Implant Chaos: How to Manage and Track Your High Cost Implants

Speakers: Anthony Persaud; Brittany Dobosz; Andy Weihmiller

Overview: Surgical implants can create a tremendous amount of manual labor related to ordering, inventory management and post-surgery tracking. This session will explore the implant lifecycle, from requisitioning to implantation and will provide a sample solution set for documentation practices for common MMIS and clinical systems that will greatly improve your ability to create and receive meaningful information regarding implant usage and spend.

Objectives: 

  • Present the challenges related to the Implant Lifecycle including ordering and inventory management and implant tracking.
  • Present why a solid implant tracking program is important.
  • Present solutions that improve: richness of data, create efficiencies and provide better financial reporting capabilities.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: July 17, 2015

Fee: $129

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Part 4 - Am I Getting the Best Price For My ASC Supplies?

Speakers: Ben Hayon; Lisa McIntosh; Jennifer Brown, Shane Krieger

Overview: This session will explore methodologies in how to successfully negotiate and set up contracts for Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

Objectives: 

  • Discuss the characteristics that make an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) unique, and how to best leverage those qualities when sourcing supplies.
  • Identify actionable leading practices that an ASC nurse can implement to help select the best value products for supply cost reduction.
  • Describe how to best utilize the resources available through a GPO relationship.
  • Describe practices of top performers for identifying price-reduction opportunities and implementing cost savings.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: August 21, 2015

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Part 5 - Practical Physician Engagement Strategies to Help Manage Your Costs

Speakers: Brittany Dobosz; Melissa Brown; Jennifer Brown

Overview: This session will offer practical engagement strategies on how to effectively involve your physicians in common processes and discussions such as preference card management, value analysis, new product introduction, sourcing strategies and governance. This session will focus on those processes that result in better quality or lower overall costs.

Objectives: 

  • Discuss benefits of engaging physicians in supply chain management processes.
  • Identify areas for opportunity for physician engagement within your organization.
  • Identify an understanding of strategies for engaging physicians in your organization's supply chain management, and consequently driving value for the organization.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: September 18, 2015

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Part 6 - But I NEED That Widget For My Case Tomorrow!

Speakers: Bruce Couillard; Hallie Page; Vickie Humphrey

Overview: This session will discuss the importance of new product introduction processes and procedures in today's environment including the risks, leading practices for governing the process, conflict of interest disclosures and other pertinent information critical to the process.

Objectives: 

  • Identify key reasons why a sound “new product introduction” process is important.
  • Identify “best practice” for new product introduction process.
  • Define the roles of the Clinician in this process.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: October 16, 2014

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Part 7 - Yes Virginia, There IS a Santa Claus! Preference Cards CAN be Reduced AND Help Reduce Costs at the Same Time!

Speakers: Carolyn Howard; Mary Jane Edwards; Vickie Humphrey; Carl Hanna

Overview: This session will explore the tried and true processes in managing preference cards as an on-going process as opposed to the once every 5-6 year house cleaning they might receive. It will also explore the ties to other systems such as materials management, clinical information systems and charge masters to ensure good documentation, cost management and charging. Finally, leading practices will be shared in driving cost savings through preference card management.

Objectives: 

  • Describe the current state of hospital preference cards and highlight the link to supply costs.
  • Discuss relation of preference cards and system integration.
  • Identify how properly managed preference cards can enable staff to better identify cost savings opportunities.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: November 20, 2015

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Part 8 - The Clinically Driven Supply Chain – Where Our Future is Heading

Speakers: Carolyn Howard; Drew Preslar; Bruce Couillard

Overview: With the advent of Federal and State reform and the high likelihood of episodic payments, the way care is delivered is going to change. The way supply chain will support that process will have to change as well. Value Analysis will morph into a body that will look more into the total cost of delivering care vs. the discrete cost of a particular product or service used in a component of that care. This session will share a view on how technology, value analysis and the supply chain will come together to work with clinicians to take a total cost and value driven approach to the delivery of care.

Objectives: 

  • Identify why and how Value Analysis will need to change in the future.
  • Identify the type of data needed in the future to help manage care and decrease costs in high cost procedures and DRGs.
  • Describe the future state vision of how technology, Value Analysis and Supply Chain will come together to manage care and costs.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: December 18, 2014

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Teamwork/Collaboration

Perioperative Efficiency

Speakers: Patricia A Mews, MHA, RN, CNOR; Elena G. Canacari, RN, CNOR

Overview: 

Are you looking for ways to improve patient safety, coordinate patient care, minimize delays, increase OR utilization, and enhance the perioperative experience for the patient and family, and the perioperative team members? Are you struggling with starting surgeries on time (first case starts) and room turnover? Patient safety, patient satisfaction, and patient flow are all important elements of operational efficiency in the perioperative setting. This webinar will define perioperative efficiency, describe ways to improve patient preparation and room turnover, and provide practical tools to start using in the perioperative setting.

Objectives: 

  • Define “Perioperative Efficiency”.
  • Describe the components in the Perioperative Efficiency Tool Kit.
  • Discuss how a perioperative RN can implement one change to improve the patient's experience in the perioperative setting.
  • Describe how to improve operational processes in the perioperative setting.

This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Contact Hours Expire: August 14, 2015

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