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Beyond the Guidelines: Perioperative Infection Prevention Series

Sponsored by 3M Science. Applied to Life. Image


All members of a surgical team are responsible for infection prevention. But what are you doing in your day-to-day practice to identify areas that can be improved – and take action?

Gather your team for this series of live virtual events. Each interactive course dives into a focused perioperative topic and lets you test your knowledge, learn how to put recommendations into practice, and ask questions of the experts who write AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice – the evidence-based gold standard for surgical patient and worker safety.   

Who Should Attend

Nurses, Surgical Techs, OR Leaders, Infection Preventionists, Quality & Patient Safety Officers, Environmental Services Leaders

Beyond the Guidelines: Perioperative Infection Prevention Series

3M Guidelines Workshop

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Registration for these Guidelines Workshops are complimentary thanks to the generous support of 3M through the AORN Foundation.


Event Details

What’s Preoperative Patient Skin Antisepsis Really About?

Earn 1 CH

Thursday, September 16 | 1pm ET
Skin Antisepsis 

Dive into the key components and recent updates in the AORN Guideline for Preoperative Skin Antisepsis and understand how to apply them to reach the goal of reduced instances of surgical site infections.

  • Recognize the impact of preoperative patient skin antisepsis on reducing skin flora and surgical site infections
  • Identify barriers to successful decolonization protocols
  • Describe steps to implement a skin and nasal decolonization protocol

SEPTEMBER 16

Minding the Gap: Promoting Optimal Wound Healing

Earn 1 CH

Thursday, October 21 | 1pm ET
Wounds 

Discuss the key components and impact of sterile technique on reducing SSIs, plus refresh your understanding of the principles of wound healing, closure, and classification.

  • Describe implementation of sterile technique guidelines to prevent surgical wound contamination
  • Examine principles of phases of wound healing and closure techniques
  • Review the role of closed incision negative pressure wound therapy in improved outcomes

OCTOBER 21

Teamwork to Achieve Optimal OR Turnovers: Point of Use Instrument Handling and Environmental Cleaning

Earn 1 CH

Wednesday, October 27 | 1pm ET
Environment of Care 

Understand how to apply the essentials of the Environmental Cleaning and Instrument Cleaning AORN Guidelines in a wholistic team approach for turning over ORs efficiently while reducing the risk of perioperative infection.

  • Identify essential OR activities for room turnover
  • Describe optimal point of use treatment for surgical instruments
  • Explore the benefits of interdisciplinary teamwork during OR turnovers

OCTOBER 27


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Each program in this series is approved for 1.0 contact hour. View accreditation and disclaimer here