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Beyond the Guidelines: Perioperative Infection Prevention Series

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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.

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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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$15 Members | $20 Non-Members
Free for Leader Members*

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Event Details

Preventing Popsicle Patients

Choose a Date | Earn 1 CH

Thursday, June 24 | 1pm ET
Thursday, September 9 | 1pm ET
Hypothermia 

Understand the adverse consequences of perioperative hypothermia and methods to prevent it, plus evidence around the importance of active warming and continuous temperature monitoring.

  • Discuss the negative consequences of hypothermia in surgical patients
  • Explain methods to prevent hypothermia in the perioperative setting

JUNE 24    SEPTEMBER 9

What’s Preoperative Patient Skin Antisepsis Really About?

Choose a Date | Earn 1 CH

Tuesday, June 29 | 1pm ET
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

JUNE 29    SEPTEMBER 16

Minding the Gap: Promoting Optimal Wound Healing

Choose a Date | Earn 1 CH

Thursday, July 22 | 1pm ET
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

JULY 22    OCTOBER 21

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

Choose a Date | Earn 1 CH

Tuesday, August 31 | 1pm ET
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

AUGUST 31    OCTOBER 27


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

This event is intended for nurses and healthcare staff working in a patient care facility. Registration is not open to consultants and industry representatives.

 

*AORN Leader members can register for one Guidelines Workshop event each series for free, as part of their membership benefits.