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    • Design and Maintenance of the Surgical Suite Part 2: Maintenance
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Upcoming Webinar

Guideline Update: Safe Environment of Care

October 30, 2018
9 am (PT); 10 am (MT); 11 am (CT); 12 pm (ET),

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.

Outcomes

  • 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.

Member Price: Free
Non-member Price: $11

ASC Administrator Skills Course

November 6 - 9, 2018
Denver, CO

Running a successful ASC requires an executive mindset to lead both quality improvement and cost-reduction initiatives. Attend this course to hone your leadership and regulatory expertise. You can also use this course to prepare for the CASC® certification exam.

Member Price: $2650
Non-member Price: $2900
Upcoming Webinar

Sterile Technique Guideline: Little Things Make a Big Difference

November 13, 2018
9 am (PT); 10 am (MT); 11 am (CT); 12 pm (ET),

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.

Outcomes

  • 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.

Member Price: Free
Non-member Price: $11
Upcoming Webinar

The World of Perioperative Services

November 15, 2018
1 pm (PT); 2 pm (MT); 3 pm (CT); 4 pm (ET),

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.

Outcomes


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.

Member Price: Free
Non-member Price: $11
Upcoming Webinar

Guideline Update: Transmission-Based Precautions

December 5, 2018
9 am (PT); 10 am (MT); 11 am (CT); 12 pm (ET),

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.

Outcomes


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.

Member Price: Free
Non-member Price: $11