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Sign up for one of our upcoming webinars, designed especially for perioperative professionals.

July 30, 2014: Recommended Practices for Preoperative Patient Skin Antisepsis 

August 20, 2014: Recommended Practices for Specimen Management 

Webinars specific to the Ambulatory Surgery Division and the Center for Nursing Leadership are also available. Can't make it to a live webinar? Register for the replay after the event and watch at your convenience. Webinar recordings are available two business days after the live webinar.


Recommended Practices for Preoperative Patient Skin Antisepsis

Speaker: Amber Wood, MSN, RN, CNOR, CIC, CPN
Date: July 30, 2014
Time: 1pm (PT); 2pm (MT); 3pm (CT); 4pm (ET)

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.

Fees: FREE for members; FREE for non-members + $10 Evaluation
Contact Hours: This webinar will award one (1.0) contact hour after evaluation completion

To register, call 800-755-2676 


Recommended Practices for Specimen Management

Speaker: Sharon A. Van Wicklin, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, CPSN, PLNC
Date: August 20, 2014
Time: 1pm (PT); 2pm (MT); 3pm (CT); 4pm (ET)

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

Fees: FREE for members; FREE for non-members + $10 Evaluation
Contact Hours: This webinar will award one (1.0) contact hour after evaluation completion

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AORN recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply that AORN or the American Nurses Credentialing Center approves or endorses products mentioned in the activity.

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