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February 2019

“Clinically Indicated Peripheral Vascular Access Care & Maintenance: Addressing Current Standards With Evidence-based Practice”

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

3M Healthcare Academy* presents…“Clinically Indicated Peripheral Vascular Access Care & Maintenance: Addressing Current Standards With Evidence-based Practice” Peripheral vascular access is often considered a simple, low risk procedure compared to other types of vascular access when, in fact, peripheral IVs are associated with significant complications and cost. Despite being one of the most common invasive interventions, care and maintenance of peripheral IVs is frequently inconsistent between healthcare workers. There is a shift in the removal of peripheral IVs as more…

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“Quality Control Tools for Sterilization & Disinfection”

February 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

3M Health Care Academy* presents…“Quality Control Tools for Sterilization & Disinfection” The same program is also offered at 1PM (central) on Feb. 21 Learning Objectives: Describe the quality control tools used to test sterilization and disinfection processes Discuss the information provided by each type of quality control tool Recommended usage Speaker: Ryan Rozinka  |  Technical Service Specialist |  3M Medical Solutions Division  |  Sterilization Assurance Group Target Audience: Nursing, Sterile Processing, Infection Prevention & Quality/Risk Managers Continuing Education information: Each 1…

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“How Nurses Can Be Hospitals’ Climate Champions”

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Practice Greenhealth’s Greenhealth Academy* presents…“How Nurses Can Be Hospitals’ Climate Champions” Join Health Care Without Harm and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments for an interactive webinar about how nurses, sustainability leads, and other health professionals can use the Nurses Climate Challenge to build momentum for climate solutions in the health sector. Speakers will share the goal of the campaign and the successes to date, as well as provide information about how to effectively use the Nurses Climate Challenge’s…

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“Quality Control Tools for Sterilization & Disinfection”

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

3M Health Care Academy* presents…“Quality Control Tools for Sterilization & Disinfection” The same program is also offered at 9AM (central) on Feb. 21 Learning Objectives: Describe the quality control tools used to test sterilization and disinfection processes Discuss the information provided by each type of quality control tool Recommended usage Speaker: Ryan Rozinka  |  Technical Service Specialist |  3M Medical Solutions Division  |  Sterilization Assurance Group Target Audience: Nursing, Sterile Processing, Infection Prevention & Quality/Risk Managers Continuing Education information: Each 1…

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“Issues in Enteral Feeding: Malnutrition”

February 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

HealthTrust & Avanos present..."Issues in Enteral Feeding: Malnutrition" The prevalence of malnutrition in developed countries has been estimated to be 1-15 percent of non-institutionalized older adults, 25-60 percent of older adults in geriatric care facilities, and 35-65 percent of older adults in hospitals. Several studies have also reported a prevalence of illness-related malnutrition of 6-51 percent in hospitalized children. Furthermore, one in three patients in the United States enters the hospital malnourished or at risk of malnutrition. By identifying patients…

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“Adjusting to New Joint Commission Scoring for Sterile Processing”

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Steris University* presents…“Adjusting to New Joint Commission Scoring for Sterile Processing” According to Joint Commission Online, the Infection Control standard IC.02.02.01 is the most cited standard for non-compliance with 72% of hospitals surveyed in 2017 being cited as noncompliant. In September 2018 The Joint Commission refined its scoring for this standard, and to help you understand how this can affect your Sterile Processing Department, Steris University is hosting a free CE webinar. Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this…

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“Going Plant-centered for Patients & Planet” 

February 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Practice Greenhealth’s Greenhealth Academy* presents…“Going Plant-centered for Patients & Planet" Food production is a significant contributor to climate change, accounting for nearly a quarter of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Animal-based foods account for two-thirds of agricultural GHG emissions and more than three-quarters of agricultural land use, while plant-based foods have much lower environmental impacts. As people strive to make more healthy and sustainable food choices, they are becoming increasingly interested in plant-centered foods. Health care facilities can meet this…

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“Venous Leg Ulcer Management Principles”

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

WoundSource* presents…“Venous Leg Ulcer Management Principles” Venous disease is the most common cause of lower extremity ulceration, occurring in 3% of those above the age of 80. The pathophysiology of venous ulcers is complex, with multiple theories suggested. One of the problems related to venous ulcer management lies within the research-to-practice gap. While clinical practice guidelines exist, implementation of these is often inconsistent. The goal of this program is to delineate management of venous ulcers based on research and summarize…

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“Intra-Hospital Transport of Critically Ill Patients: How to Keep Them Safe”

February 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saxe Communications & Philips Healthcare* present…“Intra-Hospital Transport of Critically Ill Patients: How to Keep Them Safe” Transporting a critically ill patient within the hospital is common, because of the need for advanced diagnostics and procedures. There are potential challenges associated with intra-hospital transport, and patient safety is of the utmost importance. The standard for intra-hospital transport is to provide the same level of care requiring connected physiological monitoring, as within the ICU. This webinar will identify the risks and provide…

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March 2019

On-demand webinar: “The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans”

March 15

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services* presents..."The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans" This session was presented live in Nov. of 2018. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition and a corresponding Move Your Way campaign in November 2018. The updated guidelines include recommendations for Americans ages 3 and over–including people at increased risk of chronic disease–and provides evidence-based advice on how physical activity can help promote health and…

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