Speakers: Darlene B. Murdock, BSN, BA, RN, CNOR; Jane Flowers, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, CRCST; Stephen Balog, MSN, RN, CNOR
The components of the fire triangle are ever present in an operating room increasing the risk of fire. This presentation will review the components of the fire triangle and discuss evidence based practices to prevent fires.
- State the components of the fire triangle
- Identify the surgical team members that control each component of the fire triangle
- Discuss at least five fire prevention techniques
Speaker: Byron L. Burlingame, MS, RN, CNOR
This webinar will cover the second section of the new AORN Guideline for Design and Maintenance of the Surgical Suite. This section covers the requirements for monitoring the HVAC system and the interventions to perform after the failure of the water, sewer, electricity, steam, and HVAC system.
List the responsibilities of the perioperative RN during construction.
List the monitoring requirements for temperature and humidity
Describe steps to follow after a utility failure.
Speaker: Byron L. Burlingame, MS, RN, BSN, CNOR
This webinar will cover the revised AORN Guideline for Safe Environment of Care. This webinar covers the recommendations for noise and distraction control, fire prevention assessment and interventions, and highlights from the other recommendations in this guideline including those on waste anesthesia gases and handling chemicals.
- List three noise and distraction minimization techniques.
- Identify the components of the fire prevention and management plan.
- Identify the components of a waste anesthesia gas management program.
- Describe a safe practice for handling methyl methacrylate (MMA), glutaraldehyde, and formaldehyde.
Speaker: Julie Cahn, DNP, RN, CNOR, RN-BC, ACNS-BC, CNS-CP
This presentation will cover the updated changes in the 2019 edition of the Guideline for Sterile Technique. Presentation content will review new and revised recommendations. Two key concept changes involving air contamination and event-related sterility will be explored.
- Describe two of the new practice changes in the 2019 update of the AORN Guideline for Sterile Technique.
- Discuss why instrument tables should be kept within the unidirectional ultra clean air delivery system when possible.
- Differentiate between table covering for procedural delays and covering portions of sterile tables that are in use.
- Identify two methods to reduce door opening.
Speakers: Vicki Barnett, RN MSN, CNOR; Holly Ervine, MSN, RN, CNOR; Vangie Dennis, BSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSO
Changes in health care delivery and its impact on surgical care can be challenging for all perioperative team members. Join us for this webinar and learn how to effectively transfer these changes into practices at your facility. A review of perioperative team roles and expectations will also be presented.
Discuss the transition of perioperative services over the last decade.
Define the roles and responsibilities of the perioperative RN.
List the expectations of each role within perioperative services.
Speaker: Amber Wood, MSN, RN, CNOR, CIC, FAPIC
The rapidly changing health care environment presents perioperative personnel with continual challenges in the form of newly recognized pathogens and well-known microorganisms that have become more resistant to today’s therapeutic modalities. Protecting patients and personnel from transmission of potentially infectious agents continues to be a primary focus for perioperative RNs. This webinar will review the recently updated AORN Guideline for Transmission-Based Precautions (formerly titled “Prevention of Transmissible Infections”), which provides evidence-based guidance for nursing practice.
Describe recent revisions in the AORN Guideline for Transmission-Based Precautions.
Explain how to select and correctly use personal protective equipment to prevent transmission of infectious pathogens.
Learn to safely care for surgical patients who require contact, droplet, and airborne precautions while minimizing risks to health care workers and other patients.