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“Calculating the Value of Buying Green”

  The NASPO* Best Practices Committee's Green Purchasing Work Group presents…“Calculating the Value of Buying Green” A NASPO Best Practices Webinar showcasing three examples of benefits calculation tools: Waste Reduction Model (EPA) Cool Climate Calculator (University of California, Berkeley) and Electronics Environmental Benefits Calculator (EPA) Attendees will learn how benefits calculators can help you build […]

“Wound Bed Preparation—Removal of the Barriers to Healing”

HealthTrust and L&R USA Inc. present... “Wound Bed Preparation—Removal of the Barriers to Healing” Download a copy of this content  Listen to a recording of this session Chronic wounds are more than wounds that have been present for an extended period of time. Current thinking more accurately describes a chronic wound as one that has […]

“vonWillebrand Disease—An Under-diagnosed Bleeding Disorder”

HealthTrust & Instrumentation Laboratory present: “vonWillebrand Disease—An Under-diagnosed Bleeding Disorder” Download a copy of this content Listen to a recording of this session Join us as the presenter shares information on the clinical significance and incidence of vonWillebrand Disease (vWD). In addition, disease pathology and symptoms experienced by the vWD patients will be reviewed. The various laboratory assays […]

“Flow Cytometry as a Diagnostic Aide to Hematology Analyzers: A Practical Approach to the Evaluation of Abnormal WBC Differentials”

Sysmex presents..."Flow Cytometry as a Diagnostic Aide to Hematology Analyzers: A Practical Approach to the Evaluation of Abnormal WBC Differentials" Multiparameter flow cytometry has become an integral tool in the work-up of abnormal WBC findings, allowing for rapid and accurate identification of abnormal cell populations, cell lineage assignment and assessment of clonality. This presentation will […]

“Optimizing Rapid Response Teams to Save Lives: New technologies and Early Warning Systems”

As part of the Better Outcomes webinar series, Saxe Communications presents..."Optimizing Rapid Response Teams to Save Lives: New technologies and Early Warning Systems" Patients who deteriorate after ward admission have poor outcomes, including cardiac arrest and death, even after admission to intensive care or high dependency units. Clinical deterioration is almost always heralded by abnormalities […]

“Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Nurses Role in Antibiotic Stewardship”

The CDC presents...“Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Nurses Role in Antibiotic Stewardship” The CDC estimates that at least 2 million people are infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria and at least 23,000 people die each year as a result of those infections. As the most trusted profession that spends that most time with […]

“Establishing Best Practice in Steam Sterilization Monitoring: BIs & CIs”

STERIS University* presents..."Establishing Best Practice in Steam Sterilization Monitoring: BIs & CIs" The goal of sterility assurance is to verify and maintain the sterility of medical instrumentation until it is used on a patient. Healthcare professionals use a combination of products to ensure that the critical parameters of sterilization have been met, and this webinar will […]

“Sculpting a Better Regimen: The ART of HIV Medications”

HealthTrust presents...“Sculpting a Better Regimen: The ART of HIV Medications” Download a PDF of this session Listen to a recording of this session Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) treatment has progressed extensively since discovery of the first antiretroviral therapy in 1987. With the initiation of highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) regimens, life expectancy of HIV-infected individuals […]

“Early Warning Systems: Early Identification of the Deteriorating Patient”

Initiatives in Safe Patient Care presents..."Early Warning Systems: Early Identification of the Deteriorating Patient" Early Warning Scoring (EWS) systems provide a commonly understood way to recognize the degree of deterioration in a patient's status, and can ensure that every patient is seen at the right time by the right person. The EWS is based on […]

”Real-World Evidence: Proven Results in Pressure Injury Prevention”

In recognition of STOP PRESSURE ULCER DAY on 11.16.17: Mölnlycke Health Care presents…”Real-World Evidence: Proven Results in Pressure Injury Prevention” Dr. William Padula will discusses the results of a recent study, conducted over 1.03 million patient admissions to 38 Academic Medical Centers and published in JWOCN, “Effectiveness and Value of Prophylactic 5-Layer Foam Sacral Dressings […]

”Real-World Evidence: Proven Results in Pressure Injury Prevention”

In recognition of STOP PRESSURE ULCER DAY on 11.16.17: Mölnlycke Health Care presents…”Real-World Evidence: Proven Results in Pressure Injury Prevention” Dr. William Padula will discusses the results of a recent study, conducted over 1.03 million patient admissions to 38 Academic Medical Centers and published in JWOCN, “Effectiveness and Value of Prophylactic 5-Layer Foam Sacral Dressings […]

“My Patient Was Resuscitated, Now What?”

Physio-Control presents..."My Patient Was Resuscitated, Now What?" This fourth webinar in the series focusing on Cardiac Resuscitation will provide an overview of the 2015 ACLS and BLS Guidelines that relates specifically to post-resuscitation care. Managing and ensuring best outcomes post-arrest include understanding hemodynamic targets, maintaining normal oxygen levels, assessment of 12 Lead ECG and targeted […]

BSN Medical On-demand program: “Integrated Treatment Solutions to Manage and Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers”

This CE on-demand program will review the current literature supporting offloading of diabetic foot ulcers to improve healing rates and the role of total contact casting as an evidence-based standard. It will also Review case studies on the use of hydrophobic bacteria-binding, collagen dressings and total contact casting for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. […]

“Managing a Successful Transition to a New Role: Key Strategies for Nurses”

American Nurses Association presents... "Managing a Successful Transition to a New Role: Key Strategies for Nurses" Throughout your nursing career, it is highly likely that you will transition to a new nursing role at least once. You may change specialties, get promoted, change your work setting, or decide to leave full-time clinical nursing to teach […]

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BSN Medical On-demand program: “Shining the Light on Pediatric Wound Care: Going Green with DACC Technology”

This CE on demand program will improve the participants' knowledge of neonatal and pediatric cutaneous injuries, the unique aspects of neonatal skin, and the treatment difficulties. The program will offer new approaches to prevention and treatment of colonized and infected pediatric wounds. Learning Objectives Upon completion of program, participants should be able to: Discuss prevalence […]

BSN Medical On-demand program: “Removing Barriers to Healing: The Latest Evidence on Hydrophobic Dressings”

This CE on-demand program will explore the value of hydrophobic dressings in reducing bacterial colonization, examine the latest studies on the effects of hydrophobic dressings, and analyze cases on the use of hydrophobic dressing to manage a variety of chronic wounds. Learning Objectives After completing this activity, participants should be able to: Explore the value […]

“Every Change Matters: Bridging Developmental Diapering Practices From Hospital to Home”

HealthTrust & Kimberly-Clark Huggies present... "Every Change Matters: Bridging Developmental Diapering Practices From Hospital to Home" Download a PDF of this presentation Listen to a recording of this session Diapering has been identified as an extraordinary opportunity to improve outcomes for hospitalized infants through integration of developmental care measures into this routine care task. Every […]

“Evaluating Nutrient Loss In Continuous Enteral Feeding Systems”

Nutrition Advisory Committee (NAC) presents..."Evaluating Nutrient Loss In Continuous Enteral Feeding Systems" Very low birth weight (VLBW) and other high-risk infants require accurate delivery of nutrients to promote appropriate growth. However, loss of nutrients may occur during gavage feeding of fortified human milk. This presentation examines literature that has quantified nutrient loss based on current […]

“The Pulse of OSHA’s Healthcare Sector’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for Fiscal 2017”

Grainger presents... “The Pulse of OSHA’s Healthcare Sector’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for Fiscal 2017” Healthcare arguably, is the most regulated industry in the United States. This session will review the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) top cited safety violations for fiscal year 2017 for the National American Industry Classification System (NAICS) […]

“Open Forum – Thought Provoking Questions About APRV”

ICON presents…In recognition of 2017 Fall Respiratory Care Week, ICON offers the following webinar free to its members: "Open Forum - Thought Provoking Questions About APRV" To provide an open forum discussion of common questions clinicians have about APRV. Review of recent literature and how to transition to APRV to assist to answer questions. Learning […]

“Impact of Mechanical Ventilation at the Alveolar Level”

ICON presents…In recognition of 2017 Fall Respiratory Care Week, ICON offers the following webinar free to its members: "Impact of Mechanical Ventilation at the Alveolar Level" Structure and function of the lung at the alveolar level with a focus on mechanical ventilation. Histological approach to the quantitative assessment of the terminal air space. Comparison between […]

“APRV Application”

ICON presents…In recognition of 2017 Fall Respiratory Care Week, ICON offers the following webinar free to its members: "APRV Application" This is the second part of a two part series on airway pressure release ventilation (APRV). This lecture will delve into the specifics of setting up the parameters used in P or personalized APRV. Learning […]

“ECMO – What, Who, How”

ICON presents…In recognition of 2017 Fall Respiratory Care Week, ICON offers the following webinar free to its members:  "ECMO - What, Who, How" To familiarize respiratory therapists with VA and VV ECMO. To review current literature on how to manage ECMO patients. Learning Objectives Brief overview of the history of ECMO Discuss what is VA […]

“Simulation on Any Budget: Maximizing Your Impact on Patient Safety”

ICON presents…In recognition of 2017 Fall Respiratory Care Week, ICON offers the following webinar free to its members: "Simulation on Any Budget: Maximizing Your Impact on Patient Safety" Learning Objectives Describe what aspects of simulation have a positive effect on learning Define fidelity and its impact on simulation participants List options for simulation, including low, […]

Let’s Talk: ENFit Webinars

GEDSA presents... Let's Talk: ENFit Webinars Who should attend?  Anyone directly impacted by the ENFit transition including: nurses, educators, administrators, pharmacists, home care providers, supply chain, risk managers, patient safety officers, distributors, HME, DME enteral tube feeders, and caregivers. What will be covered?  Background on the transition to ENFit Updates from Key Opinion Leaders Overcoming […]

“Antimicrobial Stewardship Pearls: Antibiotic Treatment and Prophylaxis Duration”

HealthTrust presents... "Antimicrobial Stewardship Pearls: Antibiotic Treatment and Prophylaxis Duration" Download a PDF of this presentation Listen to a recording of this session On both a national and global level, the World Health Organization, The Joint Commission and the United States government have identified antimicrobial stewardship to be an issue of utmost importance. As healthcare […]

“Mechanical Insufflation-exsufflation for Airway Mucus Clearance: When, How and Where”

Saxe Communications presents... "Mechanical Insufflation-exsufflation for Airway Mucus Clearance: When, How and Where" Coughing is an important component of airway clearance, particularly in individuals with pulmonary disease, respiratory muscle weakness, or central nervous system disease that impairs breathing. The use of an in-exsufflation device to promote airway clearance in individuals with neuromuscular disease is essential […]

“Carbon Dioxide Levels in Premature Infants”

ICON presents…In recognition of 2017 Fall Respiratory Care Week, ICON offers the following webinar free to its members: "Carbon Dioxide Levels in Premature Infants" The presenter will discuss CO2 influence in pre-term infants. Discuss non-invasive methods of monitoring CO2 in pre-term infants. Learning Objectives Discuss cerebral blood flow in the pre-term infant Review literature of […]

“CRRT for RCPs”

ICON presents…In recognition of 2017 Fall Respiratory Care Week, ICON offers the following webinar free to its members: "CRRT for RCPs" This presentation will review the mechanics, physiology and implications of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). Common modes used in the ICU and implications on fluid -volume status will be covered. Learning Objectives Discuss inter-professional […]

“Stabilization for the Pediatric Patient in the Adult ER for Transport”

ICON presents…In recognition of 2017 Fall Respiratory Care Week, ICON offers the following webinar free to its members: "Stabilization for the Pediatric Patient in the Adult ER for Transport" Most respiratory therapists provide care to adult patients. There is a always the potential to care for pediatric patient through the emergency room even if the […]

“Ventilator Graphics II”

ICON presents…In recognition of 2017 Fall Respiratory Care Week, ICON offers the following webinar free to its members: "Ventilator Graphics II" In this presentation we will explore basic end tidal CO2 graphics, loops in mechanical ventilation and examine the newer more automated systems for monitoring pulmonary mechanics currently available on the latest generation of mechanical […]

Let’s Talk: ENFit Webinars

GEDSA presents... Let's Talk: ENFit Webinars Who should attend? Anyone directly impacted by the ENFit transition including: nurses, educators, administrators, pharmacists, home care providers, supply chain, risk managers, patient safety officers, distributors, HME, DME enteral tube feeders, and caregivers. What will be covered?  Background on the transition to ENFit Updates from Key Opinion Leaders Overcoming […]

“Time Controlled PEEP – A Product of Properly Set APRV”

ICON presents…In recognition of 2017 Fall Respiratory Care Week, ICON offers the following webinar free to its members: "Time Controlled PEEP - A Product of Properly Set APRV" The session will review the currently accepted mechanisms that lead to ventilator induced lung injury. Presenter will relate these mechanisms to the work performed in our lab […]

“Bronchiolitis”

ICON presents…In recognition of 2017 Fall Respiratory Care Week, ICON offers the following webinar free to its members:  "Bronchiolitis" Speaker: Matthew McNelly Note: ICON does offer group credit for watching as a team. QUESTIONS: (443) 992-7450 or email: 24x7@intensivecareonline.com Contact Hours: 1 CE Fee: FREE for ICON members Accredited by: AARC, ANCC, CaBon Continuing Education […]

Let’s Talk: ENFit Webinars

GEDSA presents... Let's Talk: ENFit Webinars Who should attend? Anyone directly impacted by the ENFit transition including: nurses, educators, administrators, pharmacists, home care providers, supply chain, risk managers, patient safety officers, distributors, HME, DME enteral tube feeders, and caregivers. What will be covered? Background on the transition to ENFit Updates from Key Opinion Leaders Overcoming […]

“Ventilator Graphics I”

ICON presents…In recognition of 2017 Fall Respiratory Care Week, ICON offers the following webinar free to its members:  "Ventilator Graphics I" In this presentation we will be discussing the time scaler waveforms of the basic control types seen in mechanical ventilation. The lecture will also demonstrate how the basic control type waveforms will be displayed in […]

“Differential Diagnosis in COPD”

ICON presents…In recognition of 2017 Fall Respiratory Care Week, ICON offers the following webinar free to its members: "Differential Diagnosis in COPD" This lecture will briefly review Gold guidelines on the diagnosis of COPD, then describe some of the problems associated with misdiagnosis, as well as the primary reasons. I will also detail the literature on […]

“Can the Use of APRV Reduce the Incidence of ARDS?”

ICON presents…In recognition of 2017 Fall Respiratory Care Week, ICON offers the following webinar free to its members: "Can the Use of APRV Reduce the Incidence of ARDS?" Speaker: Gary Nieman, BA, Associate Professor, SR Research Scientist Note: ICON does offer group credit for watching as a team. QUESTIONS: (443) 992-7450 or email: 24x7@intensivecareonline.com Contact Hours: 1 […]

“APRV Concepts”

ICON presents…In recognition of 2017 Fall Respiratory Care Week, ICON* offers the following webinar free to its members: "APRV Concepts" Airway Pressure Release Ventilation or APRV, while being available for almost 30 years is still often referred to as a “New” mode of ventilation. This lecture will familiarize the participants with the concepts behind the […]

“Capnography: It’s More Than Ventilation”

Physio-Control presents... "Capnography: It's More Than Ventilation" Capnography continues to be an important tool in measuring expired CO2. Most recent ACLS guidelines now recommend using capnography to ascertain the effectiveness of chest compressions and duration of CPR. This third webinar in the Cardiac Resuscitation Series will include an overview of ACLS guidelines regarding continuous waveform […]

“Thrombolytic Therapy in Acute Ischemic Stroke: Time Is Brain – How to Move the Needle on Door-to-Needle”

HealthTrust presents... "Thrombolytic Therapy in Acute Ischemic Stroke: Time Is Brain – How to Move the Needle on Door-to-Needle" Download a copy of this presentation Listen to a recording of this session “Time is brain”: the sooner intravenous thrombolytic therapy is initiated after ischemic stroke, the more likely it is to be beneficial. Eligible patients […]

“Recurrent Ventricular Fibrillation: New Strategies for Challenging Patients”

Physio-Control presents... "Recurrent Ventricular Fibrillation: New Strategies for Challenging Patients" Advances in the management of cardiac arrest have led to dramatically improved outcomes. However, patients with refractory or recurrent VF still present a challenge to resuscitate. This session will identify those patients who may benefit from immediate percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), during cardiac arrest. In […]

“Aerosolized Agents for Airway Clearance in Cystic Fibrosis: When, How and Why?”

Elsevier presents... "Aerosolized Agents for Airway Clearance in Cystic Fibrosis: When, How and Why?" This live webinar is a roundtable discussion between three international expert faculty in cystic fibrosis (CF). This expert faculty will discuss the role of aerosolized agents for improving airway clearance, including caveats form their own extensive clinical experience in managing patients […]

Let’s Talk: ENFit Webinars

GEDSA presents... Let's Talk: ENFit Webinars Who should attend? Anyone directly impacted by the ENFit transition including: nurses, educators, administrators, pharmacists, home care providers, supply chain, risk managers, patient safety officers, distributors, HME, DME enteral tube feeders, and caregivers. What will be covered?  Background on the transition to ENFit Updates from Key Opinion Leaders Overcoming […]

Let’s Talk: ENFit Webinars

GEDSA presents... Let's Talk: ENFit Webinars Who should attend?  Anyone directly impacted by the ENFit transition including: nurses, educators, administrators, pharmacists, home care providers, supply chain, risk managers, patient safety officers, distributors, HME, DME enteral tube feeders, and caregivers. What will be covered?  Background on the transition to ENFit Updates from Key Opinion Leaders Overcoming […]

“Healthcare Active Shooter: Prevention & Response”

Grainger Healthcare presents... "Healthcare Active Shooter: Prevention & Response" Hospital staff members are exposed to volatile situations on a daily basis from individuals who suffer from psychological disorders, are distraught over the condition of a loved one, or are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These situations are increasingly escalating to violence, including an […]

Let’s Talk: ENFit Webinars

GEDSA presents... Let's Talk: ENFit Webinars Who should attend? Anyone directly impacted by the ENFit transition including: nurses, educators, administrators, pharmacists, home care providers, supply chain, risk managers, patient safety officers, distributors, HME, DME enteral tube feeders, and caregivers. What will be covered?  Background on the transition to ENFit Updates from Key Opinion Leaders Overcoming […]

“Preventing Hospital-associated Venous Thromboembolism: A Practical Approach”

HealthTrust presents... "Preventing Hospital-associated Venous Thromboembolism: A Practical Approach" Download a PDF copy of this presentation here          Download a recording of this presentation here There are various tools and protocols used to perform a venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk assessment, some of which fail to effectively support the prevention of hospital-associated venous […]

“Improving Cardiac Resuscitation: Why High Quality CPR Matters”

Saxe Healthcare presents... "Improving Cardiac Resuscitation: Why High Quality CPR Matters" This second webinar in the Cardiac Resuscitation Series will include a review of the American Heart Association's 2015 ACLS & BLS Guidelines with specific reference to CPR quality. Critical to improving the quality of CPR, this webinar will address the importance of measuring CPR […]

Open: 2018 HealthTrust University Conference Call for Presentations

Sessions to be considered for presentation at the 2018 HealthTrust University Conference will be accepted through Dec. 12, 2017, 11:59PM (EST), only. Click here for more details and to submit your program for review. Experts from within the HealthTrust membership, supplier community, staff, academia and/or related industries are welcome to submit programs for consideration. All submissions must […]

“Nurses Suspect Sepsis” (part 1 of the series…Sepsis: Across the Continuum of Care)

Sepsis Alliance presents: "Nurses Suspect Sepsis" part of the webinar series, Sepsis: Across the Continuum of Care Sepsis – it’s a condition that nurses know, but may not always recognize quickly enough to ensure early intervention. It is known that providing rapid care to patients with sepsis with immediate antibiotics and fluids as part of […]

“Overcoming Challenges to Providing Adult Immunizations in Healthcare Systems”

Becker's Hospital Review presents... "Overcoming Challenges to Providing Adult Immunizations in Healthcare Systems" Strategically executed preventative care initiatives and timely medical interventions can have significant effect on care outcomes, which can be particularly valuable under outcome-based reimbursement models. Adult immunization initiatives have the potential to be a cost-effective preventative care strategy for hospitals. As the […]

“The CMS Final Rule on Emergency Preparedness”

As part of the On the Job Webinar Series, Grainger presents... "The CMS Final Rule on Emergency Preparedness" This past September, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule to establish consistent emergency preparedness requirements for healthcare providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid. The final rule requires CMS participating providers and suppliers […]

“Using Outcomes Data to Advocate for the Nutrition Care Process (NCP)”

Abbott Nutrition Health Institute presents... "Using Outcomes Data to Advocate for the Nutrition Care Process (NCP)" Also offered Thursday, August 17 @ 6:00 p.m. and Friday, August 18 @ 2:00 p.m. Learning Objectives: Discuss how to generate a data-driven business case to advocate for appropriate dietitian staffing levels Review how data can be used to […]

“Why Prone? Why Now? Improving Outcomes for ARDS Patients”

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses presents... "Why Prone? Why Now? Improving Outcomes for ARDS Patients" Prone positioning has been used in patients with ARDS to recruit alveoli to improve oxygenation and prevent complications of ventilator-induced lung injury for the past 30 years. However, the use of prone positioning is now considered frontline therapy. This session […]

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“Easy Sustainability Wins With EVS”

HealthTrust presents this sixth in a series of six webinars on the topic of sustainability... "Easy Sustainability Wins With EVS" Download a PDF of this presentation          Listen to a recording of this presentation A healthcare organization’s Environmental Services department can play an important role in building a robust sustainability program. The […]

“Positioning for Comfort and Growth”

Philips Healthcare presents... "Positioning for Comfort and Growth" Advances in neonatal care have led to significant changes in the survival rates of high-risk babies, although there remains significant morbidity related to the individual neonate's immaturity, prematurity and severity of disease. Positioning and developmental care practices may help to mitigate related complications by promoting positive growth […]

“Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia: Etiology, Symptoms and Management”

Philips Healthcare presents... "Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia: Etiology, Symptoms and Management" Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is benign in healthy infants, but can be a significant clinical condition in high-risk babies. An understanding of the pathophysiology, etiologies and management is essential for the nurse when caring for neonates. This CE activity will discuss the physiology, pathophysiology, etiologies, clinical signs and […]

“Unplanned Extubation in the NICU: Preventing the Risk”

Philips Healthcare presents... "Unplanned Extubation in the NICU: Preventing the Risk" Unplanned extubation is an unanticipated removal of an endotracheal tube that potentially places a patient at risk for short- or long-term complications. In neonates, spontaneous movement, tube dislodgement during procedures, uncuffed endotracheal tubes, positioning, and suctioning, increase the threat of unplanned extubation in this […]

“Sepsis: SOFA, qSOFA, and Interprofessional Intervention”

OnCourse Learning presents... "Sepsis: SOFA, qSOFA, and Interprofessional Intervention" Sepsis is a complex and multifactorial condition that can progress quickly. Updated recommendations for managing sepsis have emerged to help the healthcare team more effectively treat and care for septic patients. However, tools and approaches are available to help prevent or halt the progression of sepsis […]

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“People/Process/Place: Enhancing the Patient Experience Through the Built Environment”

Grainger presents... "People/Process/Place: Enhancing the Patient Experience Through the Built Environment" A healthcare facility and campus can improve the quality of a patient’s experience by supporting positive interactions and efficient operations. However, a well-designed facility cannot stand on its own. It’s the integration of the people, the processes and the place that impact a positive […]

“The Role of Biomarkers in the Management of Sepsis”

Medscape presents... "The Role of Biomarkers in the Management of Sepsis" Please note CE credit for this event is expired.  This activity is intended for physicians and nurses who work in emergency departments and critical care settings. The goal of this activity is to improve the understanding of the use of biomarkers in the diagnosis […]

“Multidrug-resistant Strain Main Culprit of Bacteremia in NICU”

Medscape presents... "Multidrug-resistant Strain Main Culprit of Bacteremia in NICU" Please note CE credit for this event has expired.  This article is intended for primary care clinicians, neonatologists, intensivists, infectious disease specialists, and other specialists who care for neonates with bacterial infections. The goal of this activity is to provide medical news to primary care […]

“Culprits Behind VRE Outbreak in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit”

Medscape presents... "Culprits Behind VRE Outbreak in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit" Please note CE credit for this event has expired.  This article is intended for primary care clinicians, neonatologists, infectious disease specialists, and other specialists who care for patients at risk for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium infections. The goal of this activity is to provide […]

“Knowledge and Recognition of SIRS and Sepsis Among Pediatric Nurses”

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) presents... "Knowledge and Recognition of SIRS and Sepsis Among Pediatric Nurses" Please note CE credit for this event has expired.  A large amount of research demonstrates the importance of key interventions in reducing mortality rates of pediatric patients with sepsis (Dellinger et al., 2008). Assessment and recognition of declining status must […]

“SCCM Issues New Criteria for Sepsis, Septic Shock Definition”

Medscape presents... "SCCM Issues New Criteria for Sepsis, Septic Shock Definition" Please note CE credit for this event has expired.  This article is intended for critical care specialists, emergency medicine specialists, infectious disease specialists, neurologists, cardiologists, nurses, pharmacists, public health officials, and other members of the healthcare team involved in the care of persons with […]

“Biomarker-driven Management of Sepsis and Antibiotics: Evidence and Perspectives”

Medscape presents... "Biomarker-driven Management of Sepsis and Antibiotics: Evidence and Perspectives" Authors: Robert A. Balk, M.D., Thomas Ahrens, PhD, RN, John A. Bosso, PharmD, and Eric Gluck, M.D., JD There is no cost for this program. Target audience: Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists Continuing Education Credit: Physicians: Maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ABIM Diplomates: Maximum of 0.50 ABIM […]

“CDC Cites Sepsis as a ‘Medical Emergency'”

Medscape presents... "CDC Cites Sepsis as a 'Medical Emergency'" Authors: Megan Brooks and Charles P. Vega, M.D. There is no cost for this program. Target audience: Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists Continuing Education Credit: Physicians: Maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ ABIM Diplomates: Maximum of 0.25 ABIM MOC points Nurses: 0.25 ANCC Contact Hour(s) (0 contact hours are in the area […]

“Sepsis 2016: Updates Nurses Need to Know”

Elsevier presents... "Sepsis 2016: Updates Nurses Need to Know" Please note CE credit for this event has expired.  This webinar presents a brief overview of the basic concepts of sepsis followed by an in-depth discussion about the most recent Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) new inpatient reporting program, […]

“Preventing Healthcare-associated Infections: Updated Acute Care Hospital Targets and Measures”

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion presents... "Preventing Healthcare-associated Infections: Updated Acute Care Hospital Targets and Measures" Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections people get while receiving care for another condition. HAIs are a significant cause of illness and death, affecting about 1 in 25 Americans who receive hospital care. To address the problem of […]

“Commissioning, a Continuous Process – The Key to Sustained Operational Success”

As part of the On the Job webinar series, Grainger presents... "Commissioning, a Continuous Process - The Key to Sustained Operational Success" ASHE and other organizations have successfully proven the value of an integral commissioning process to the planning, design, construction, and initial operations of a healthcare facility, but these phases typically only represent 14% […]

“Saving Lives at the Bedside: Collecting Vital Signs”

Philips Healthcare presents... "Saving Lives at the Bedside: Collecting Vital Signs" Vital signs are a key component of patient care and treatment. This critical data should be the most reliable data in a patient's chart. However, research indicates that vital signs are not consistently assessed, recorded, or interpreted. This webinar will focus on the use […]

“Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Nutrition But Didn’t Ask”

The Wound Care Education Institute presents... "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Nutrition But Didn't Ask" The media bombards us with information about nutrition, so it seems that we all should know what to eat to be healthy. Yet, many of our patients are malnourished, which contributes to both the development of wounds and […]

“High Flow Nasal Cannula and Non-Invasive Ventilation: Current Evidence and Practice”

Philips Healthcare presents... "High Flow Nasal Cannula and Non-Invasive Ventilation: Current Evidence and Practice" Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is a widely used and studied therapy option for the management of acute respiratory failure. High flow nasal cannula is rapidly growing in popularity and in supportive evidence. This presentation will review the current evidence in support of […]

“Targeted Temperature Management in Post Cardiac Arrest Patients”

HealthTrust presents... "Targeted Temperature Management in Post Cardiac Arrest Patients" Download a PDF copy of this presentation here.          Listen to a recording of this presentation here. Due to a lack of adequate education and awareness, there sometimes exists a level of discomfort among pharmacists in playing an active role in post […]

“Pain Management and the Pharmacist’s Role in Opioid Use”

HealthTrust presents... "Pain Management and the Pharmacist’s Role in Opioid Use" Download a PDF copy of this presentation here.          Listen to a recording of this presentation here. Management of pain in the inpatient setting is an extremely complex issue that can affect patients not only during their hospital stays, but also […]

“The Diagnosis and Monitoring of Sepsis: Lactate and Beyond”

Radiometer and acutecaretesting.org presents... "The Diagnosis and Monitoring of Sepsis: Lactate and Beyond" Sepsis threatens the lives of over 27 million people each year worldwide. Inappropriate or delayed treatment allows for disease progression to severe sepsis, septic shock and ultimately to 8 million deaths per year. Recent efforts to reduce mortality have focused on generating […]

“Why is This Wound Not Healing?”

National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education presents... "Why is This Wound Not Healing?" Learning Objectives: Discuss pathways to normal healing. Identify clinical issues that impair wound healing. List strategies to facilitate wound healing. Discuss the nutrition recommendations for pressure injury treatment in a chronic wound. Presenters: Aimee Garcia, M.D., […]

“DDI Webinar Series: Ongoing Role of FDA in Medication Error Prevention”

U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) presents... "DDI Webinar Series: Ongoing Role of FDA in Medication Error Prevention" This series of educational webinars is designed to aid physicians, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, students, and other health care professionals, to provide better patient care by knowing how to find relevant FDA regulatory information that […]

“Reducing the Risk of Medical Device Tubing Misconnections”

HealthTrust presents... "Reducing the Risk of Medical Device Tubing Misconnections" Download PDF of this Presentation          Listen to a recording of this presentation It has been nearly a decade since The Joint Commission first issued the Sentinel Alert regarding tubing misconnections, and we are still seeing facilities hesitant to transition to a […]

“Healthcare Compliance for Dampers, Doors & Firestops: The Practical Application of NFPA 80, NFPA 101 & NFPA 105 – Part 2 of 2”

Grainger presents this second in a two-part series... "Healthcare Compliance for Dampers, Doors & Firestops: The Practical Application of NFPA 80, NFPA 101 & NFPA 105 - Part 2 of 2" Now that the new CMS NFPA requirements have been rolled out, this webinar examines the field application portion of the relevant NFPA codes to […]

“Phenobarbital for Moderate to Severe Alcohol Withdrawal in the Acute Care Setting”

HealthTrust presents... "Phenobarbital for Moderate to Severe Alcohol Withdrawal in the Acute Care Setting" Download a PDF copy of this presentation here.          Listen to a recording of this presentation here. In this presentation, presenters will explore the fluctuation of neurotransmitters in an alcoholic patient, the mechanism of action of phenobarbital in […]

“Greening Your Hospital Through Transportation, LEED Buildings, and Community Connections”

HealthTrust presents this fifth in a series of six webinars on the topic of sustainability... "Greening Your Hospital Through Transportation, LEED Buildings, and Community Connections" Download a PDF copy of this presentation here.          Listen to a recording of this presentation here. Did you know that hospital transportation and facilities teams can […]

“Protein: Requirements and Measuring Its Impact in the NICU”

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences presents... "Protein: Requirements and Measuring Its Impact in the NICU" Content areas: Protein recommendations to support optimal outcomes Nutritional intake, growth, and neurodevelopment High-risk infants identified through growth curves Presenter: Irene Olsen, PhD, RD, LDN, Research Consultant, Visiting Research Faculty at Drexel University, Department of Nutrition Sciences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania […]

“The Laboratory’s Role in the Evaluation of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT)”

HealthTrust and Instrumentation Laboratory presents... "The Laboratory's Role in the Evaluation of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT)" Download a PDF copy of the presentation here.          Listen to a recording of this presentation here. Exclusive to HealthTrust members, we invite you to join us for a 1 hour informative workshop. This webinar will focus […]

“The Development and Success of a Transitions of Care Program at a Community Hospital”

HealthTrust presents... "The Development and Success of a Transitions of Care Program at a Community Hospital" Download a PDF copy of this presentation here.          Listen to a recording of this presentation here. Hospital readmissions have a significant impact on the healthcare system. The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continue […]

“Double Gloving: Are You Exposed?”

HealthTrust and Molnlycke Healthcare present… "Double Gloving: Are You Exposed?" Download a PDF copy of the presentation here.          Listen to a recording of this presentation here. A first line of protection is surgical gloves which provide a barrier between the healthcare providers’ hands and infectious bodily fluids and blood. Research on […]

“Who Calls the Shots?”

HealthTrust presents... "Who Calls the Shots?" Download a PDF copy of this presentation here.          Listen to a recording of this presentation here.  Pharmacists share an integral role in ensuring appropriate and timely immunizations for patients. Other healthcare providers often rely on pharmacists as sources of information on drugs, including vaccines. An anonymous […]

“New Medications and FDA Updates 2016”

HealthTrust presents... “New Medications and FDA Updates 2016” Download a PDF copy of this presentation.          Download a recording of this presentation. In 2016, there were 22 new molecular entities approved by the FDA for use in the United States, along with a number of FDA drug safety alerts released. This presentation […]

A Nurse’s Guide to Preventing Compassion Fatigue, Moral Distress, and Burnout

American Nurses Association presents... A Nurse's Guide to Preventing Compassion Fatigue, Moral Distress, and Burnout The pace and intensity of work are on the rise. Nurses face pressure from managing increasingly complex populations while addressing expanding regulatory burdens amid fiscal and human resource constraints. Novice nurses report feeling overwhelmed and are unprepared to cope with […]

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“Who Let the Bugs Out? Keeping Patients Safe from Medical Devices and the Healthcare Environment”

Saxe Healthcare and Philips Healthcare present... "Who Let the Bugs Out? Keeping Patients Safe from Medical Devices and the Healthcare Environment" Medical devices and equipment, as well as the healthcare environment, may become contaminated with pathogens which may then be transmitted to patients. This webinar will be of interest to nurses and respiratory therapists and […]

Reducing Allergic Manifestations in Children with Cow’s Milk Allergy: Current Research

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences presents... Reducing Allergic Manifestations in Children with Cow's Milk Allergy: Current Research Roberto Berni Canani, MD, PhD, chief of the Pediatric Allergy Program in the Department of Translational Medicine, University of Naples, Italy, presents data from a trial of infants with cow’s milk allergy (CMA). In Dr. Canani’s trial, allergic […]

“Empowering Supply Chain to Drive Healthier Food Initiatives and the Use of Safer Chemicals in Our Hospitals”

HealthTrust presents this fourth in a series of six webinars on the topic of sustainability... "Empowering Supply Chain to Drive Healthier Food Initiatives and the Use of Safer Chemicals in Our Hospitals" Download a PDF copy of this presentation here.          Listen to a recording of this program.   As healthcare continues […]

“Healthcare Compliance for Dampers, Doors & Firestops: The Practical Application of NFPA 80, NFPA 101 & NFPA 105 – Part 1 of 2”

As part of the On the Job Webinar Series, Grainger presents... "Healthcare Compliance for Dampers, Doors & Firestops: The Practical Application of NFPA 80, NFPA 101 & NFPA 105 - Part 1 of 2" This is the first of a two-part series addressing healthcare compliance for dampers, doors and firestops. Now that the new CMS […]

“Ask The Experts: Rolling Out Antimicrobial Stewardship-Translating Evidence into Daily Practice”

As part of the “Ask the Experts” webinar series, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) presents… "Ask The Experts: Rolling Out Antimicrobial Stewardship-Translating Evidence into Daily Practice" This activity will focus on approaches to optimize antimicrobial stewardship programs. The faculty will address the key issues and provide practice pearls for physicians and pharmacists. The […]

“New Innovations in Perioperative Nutrition”

Abbott Nutrition presents... "New Innovations in Perioperative Nutrition" Please join Dr. Paul Wischmeyer as he reviews the latest evidence in perioperative nutrition. This program will: Discuss the impact of malnutrition on surgical outcomes Review new and innovative products to help address surgery-associated insulin resistance and support the role of perioperative nutrition Presenter: Paul E. Wischmeyer, […]

“New Innovations in Perioperative Nutrition”

Abbott Nutrition presents... "New Innovations in Perioperative Nutrition" This program is also offered on April 12 at 2:00 p.m. Please join Dr. Paul Wischmeyer as he reviews the latest evidence in perioperative nutrition. This program will: Discuss the impact of malnutrition on surgical outcomes Review new and innovative products to help address surgery-associated insulin resistance […]

“Ask the Experts: Addressing the Patient Safety Issues of Residual Paralysis”

As part of the “Ask the Experts” webinar series, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) presents… "Ask the Experts: Addressing the Patient Safety Issues of Residual Paralysis" This activity will focus on current issues related to neuromuscular blockade and reversal. The faculty will address the key issues and provide practice pearls for physicians and […]

“Ask the Experts: Key Considerations for Managing Unique Patient Populations with Hepatitis C Virus Infection”

As part of the “Ask the Experts” webinar series, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) presents… "Ask the Experts: Key Considerations for Managing Unique Patient Populations with Hepatitis C Virus Infection" This activity will focus on approaches to managing unique patient populations with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The faculty will address the key […]

“Understanding Arc Flash and the NFPA 70E”

As part of the On the Job webinar series, Grainger presents... "Understanding Arc Flash and the NFPA 70E" The presentation delivered will be based on the 2015 NFPA 70E standard. We will be learning about application of PPE, labeling of equipment, which regulations to follow, requirements for training, and, is there a requirement to perform […]

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“Ask the Experts: Beyond the Basics in Managing Insulin and Other Antihyperglycemic Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes”

As part of the “Ask the Experts” webinar series, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) presents… "Ask the Experts: Beyond the Basics in Managing Insulin and Other Antihyperglycemic Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes" In this activity, the faculty will use clinical case vignettes to address advanced challenges related to the use of insulin and […]

“Environmental Sustainability Considerations in Healthcare Waste Streams Management”

HealthTrust presents this third in a series of six webinars on the topic of sustainability... "Environmental Sustainability Considerations in Healthcare Waste Streams Management" Download a PDF of this presentation.     Listen to a recording of this presentation. Generating waste cannot be completely avoided within any healthcare facility. Costs and risks can be decreased by […]

“Ask the Experts: The Patient and Clinician’s Journey through Immunotherapy”

As part of the "Ask the Experts" webinar series, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) presents... "Ask the Experts: The Patient and Clinician's Journey through Immunotherapy" This activity will focus on current issues related to the use of immunotherapy for treating cancer. The faculty will address the key issues and provide practice pearls for […]

“Latex or Synthetic Gloves? Risk Reduction Strategies”

HealthTrust and Molnlycke Healthcare present… "Latex or Synthetic Gloves? Risk Reduction Strategies" Download a PDF copy of this presentation.     Listen to a recording of this presentation. Note:  This program is available for home study  continuing education credit. See details below. Natural rubber latex allergies can affect any healthcare worker as well as the […]

“Connect Consumers to Your Health System: How HSHS Medical Group Grows With Virtual Care”

HSHS & Beckers Healthcare present... "Connect Consumers to Your Health System: How Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) Medical Group Grows with Virtual Care" How do you make big-system care work better for individual consumers? Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) Medical Group tackled this common strategic challenge with a consumer-friendly virtual clinic integrated into their care network. […]

“Optimizing Outcomes Through a Comprehensive Nutrition Care Process”

Abbott Nutrition presents… "Optimizing Outcomes Through a Comprehensive Nutrition Care Process" This webinar is also offered on March 7 at 11:00 a.m. Objectives: Provide an overview of literature on the impact of oral nutritional supplements (ONS) Review real-world experience with nutrition-focused Quality Improvement Programs (QIPs) Demonstrate how an improved nutrition care process that includes the […]

“FDA Post-Marketing Drug Safety Surveillance”

FDA’s Division of Drug Information in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research presents as part of its webinar series... "FDA Post-Marketing Drug Safety Surveillance" This series of educational webinars is designed to aid Pharmacists, Nurses, Physicians, Physician Assistants, students, and other health care professionals in providing better patient care by knowing how to find […]

“Optimizing Outcomes Through a Comprehensive Nutrition Care Process”

Abbott Nutrition presents... "Optimizing Outcomes Through a Comprehensive Nutrition Care Process" This webinar is also offered March 8 at 2:00 p.m. Objectives: Provide an overview of literature on the impact of oral nutritional supplements (ONS) Review real-world experience with nutrition-focused Quality Improvement Programs (QIPs) Demonstrate how an improved nutrition care process that includes the use […]

“My Patient Was Resuscitated, Now What?”

Download a PDF copy of this presentation.                    Listen to a recording of this presentation.  Note:  This program is available for home study  continuing education credit. See details below. HealthTrust and Physio-Control present… “My Patient Was Resuscitated, Now What?” This is the fourth and final in a […]

“IUGR and Macrosomic Phenotypes – How They Develop and Change Over Time”

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences and Miami Neonatology presents… "IUGR and Macrosomic Phenotypes - How They Develop and Change Over Time" William W. Hay, Jr., M.D. discusses the underlying physiology that places intrauterine growth restricted (IUGR) and macrosomic infants at risk for metabolic syndrome later in life. After discussing the risks of rapid weight gain […]

“Why Nutrition of the Preterm Matters: Long-Term Consequences of Adverse Early Nutrition and Growth”

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences and Miami Neonatology presents… "Why Nutrition of the Preterm Matters: Long-Term Consequences of Adverse Early Nutrition and Growth" William W. Hay, Jr, M.D. discusses how growth rate in the preterm infant must be carefully managed, and the pitfalls of under- or over-nutrition. Participants in this presentation will have a better understanding […]

“Nutrition and the Developing Brain”

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences and Miami Neonatology presents... "Nutrition and the Developing Brain" Michael K. Georgieff, M.D., discusses nutritional factors that affect brain development from pre-conception through the neonatal period. In addition to reviewing studies of certain nutrients which have high impact on brain growth and early brain development, Dr. Georgieff provides nutritional strategies to […]

“Unplanned Extubation in the NICU: Preventing the Risk”

Philips Healthcare presents...a program in the Better Outcomes webinar series "Unplanned Extubation in the NICU: Preventing the Risk" Unplanned extubation is an unanticipated removal of an endotracheal tube that potentially places a patient at risk for short- or long-term complications. In neonates, spontaneous movement, tube dislodgement during procedures, uncuffed endotracheal tubes, positioning, and suctioning, increase […]

“A Nonprofit Approach to Developing a Corporate-Level Facility Energy Management Program”

Download a PDF of this presentation.     Listen to a recording of this presentation.  HealthTrust presents this second in a series of six webinars on the topic of sustainability. "A Nonprofit Approach to Developing a Corporate-Level Facility Energy Management Program" Hospitals across the country have more than 2.5 times the energy intensity and carbon dioxide […]

“Positioning for Comfort and Growth”

Philips Healthcare presents...A program in the Better Outcomes webinar series "Positioning for Comfort and Growth" Advances in neonatal care have led to significant changes in the survival rates of high-risk babies, although there remains significant morbidity related to the individual neonate’s immaturity, prematurity and severity of disease. Positioning and developmental care practices may help to […]

“Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia: Etiology, Symptoms and Management”

Philips Healthcare presents...a  program in the Better Outcomes webinar series "Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia: Etiology, Symptoms and Management" Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is benign in healthy infants, but can be a significant clinical condition in high-risk babies. An understanding of the pathophysiology, etiologies and management is essential for the nurse when caring for neonates. This CE activity will discuss […]

“Sustainability 101: How Do I Start the Journey?”

HealthTrust presents this first in a series of six webinars on the topic of Sustainability... "Sustainability 101: How Do I Start the Journey?" Download a PDF copy of this presentation here.          Listen to a recording of this presentation here.  Healthcare sustainability can feel like the “big green elephant” in the room. […]

“The Michigan Appropriateness Guide for Intravenous Catheters (MAGIC)”

AngioDynamics presents... "The Michigan Appropriateness Guide for Intravenous Catheters (MAGIC)" The use of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs) has grown steadily. Their popularity, in part, reflects safety during insertion and convenience in placement. Despite these advantages, PICCs are also associated with risks including venous thromboembolism and catheter related bloodstream infection. To address concerns, a multidisciplinary […]

“Capnography: It’s About More Than Ventilation!”

Download a PDF of this presentation.      Download a recording of this presentation.   Note:  This program is available for home study  continuing education credit. See details below. HealthTrust and Physio-Control present… “Capnography: It’s About More Than Ventilation!” This program is the third in a series of four webinars focused on cardiac resuscitation. Ms. Kupchik […]

“Reducing Infection in the Outpatient Dialysis Facility—Results of the SCOPE Collaborative”

As part of its "Tune in to Safe Healthcare" webinar series, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) presents... "Reducing Infection in the Outpatient Dialysis Facility—Results of the Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric End Stage Renal Disease (SCOPE) Collaborative" Click here for a recording of this presentation. Click here to download a […]

“Patient Safety Risk Assessments in Behavior Health Rooms, Units and Facilities: Patient Risk Driven Design”

W.W. Grainger, Inc. presents… "Patient Safety Risk Assessments in Behavior Health Rooms, Units and Facilities: Patient Risk Driven Design" During this no cost, one hour educational webinar, we will examine how Behavioral health units, facilities and psychiatric hospitals are very different than general hospitals. In fact, they are complete opposites in many ways. This webinar […]

“Tissue Archiving: Reality, Recommendations and Best Practices”

Richard-Allan Scientific and Fisher Healthcare present... "Tissue Archiving: Reality, Recommendations and Best Practices" Click here to view this presentation and download a PDF.  This complimentary, PACE-accredited webinar will help you learn more about methods to improve your tissue block archiving. Traceability and accountability of tissue blocks are critical components to patient management: If tissue blocks […]

“Surgical Glove Powder: An Unnecessary Hazard”

Download a PDF of this presentation here.     Listen to recording of this presentation. FDA_Bans_Powdered_Gloves Note:  This program is available for home study continuing education credit. See details below. HealthTrust and Molnlycke Healthcare present... "Surgical Glove Powder: An Unnecessary Hazard" It has been well documented in literature, glove cornstarch powder induces adhesion formation while potentiating […]

“CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Investment Map”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) presents... "CDC's Antibiotic Resistance (AR) Investment Map" Antibiotic resistance is one of the world's most pressing public health problems. The CDC AR Investment Map is a public web app providing information on the CDC's key AR activities by state, including visually-appealing, printable state and some city-specific fact […]

“Updated Primer on Wasting Diseases”

Case Medical presents… "Updated Primer on Wasting Diseases" Wasting diseases are a growing health hazard to humans and are already at epidemic levels in mammalian wildlife. The nature of infectious prions, the root cause of the diseases, is the subject of continuing research. What is known is that prions are highly resilient and difficult to […]

“Updated Primer on Wasting Diseases”

Case Medical presents… "Updated Primer on Wasting Diseases" Wasting diseases are a growing health hazard to humans and are already at epidemic levels in mammalian wildlife. The nature of infectious prions, the root cause of the diseases, is the subject of continuing research. What is known is that prions are highly resilient and difficult to […]

“Recycling of X-ray Film: I’m 100% Digital – Now What?”

This is a simple overview of X-Ray recycling and what members should do if they have X-Ray film that needs to be purged/recycled. Presenter: Dave Bourne, Manager, Silver Recovery Services with Empire Resource Recycling, Inc. Download the presentation here.

“Behavioral Healthcare Units: Why and How they are Different”

W.W. Grainger, Inc. presents... "Behavioral Healthcare Units: Why and How they are Different" Click here to view on-demand. Behavioral Health facilities and psychiatric hospitals are very different than general hospitals.  In fact, they are complete opposites in many ways.  This webinar will explore both why and how they are different as well as ways to […]

“High Quality CPR & Why It Matters”

Download a PDF of this presentation.       Listen to recording of this presentation. Note:  This program is available for home study  continuing education credit. See details below. HealthTrust and Physio-Control present... "High Quality CPR & Why It Matters" This is the second in a series of four webinars focused on Cardiac Resuscitation. An overview […]

Deadline Tonight: 2017 HTU Call for Presentations

Sessions to be considered for presentation at the 2017 HealthTrust University Conference are being accepted through tonight at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern). For details or to make a submission, visit www.conferenceabstracts.com/healthtrust2017.htm. (Link works best when opened in Google Chrome vs. Internet Explorer on some computers.) The 2017 event will be held July 17 - 19 at Mandalay […]

“Development of the Preterm Gut”

Mead Johnson, with Pediatric NutritionCE.org and The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower present... "Development of the Preterm Gut" View the webcast. This one-hour free session will cover: Development of the microbiome in the preterm infant and increased risk of NEC Nutritional effects on the maturation of the intestinal tract Interventions that affect the […]

Nurses Transforming Healthcare: Creating a Culture of Prevention

Mölnlycke Health Care presents... Nurses Transforming Healthcare: Creating a Culture of Prevention Speaker: Sue Creehan, MSN RN CWOCN, Program Manager for the Wound Care Team at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU Health), Richmond, VA.   Sue is a Magnet® designated health system speaker renowned for results in sustainable quality improvement. Learning Objectives: Describe, from a nurse leaders perspective, […]

Understanding Steam Sterilization

STERIS University presents Understanding Steam Sterilization Successful steam sterilization provides one final outcome: a medical device that is safe for patient contact. This free self-study guide will review Steam Sterilization and help you to understand the theory of steam sterilization, types of steam sterilization cycles and recommended monitoring, components and operation of the sterilizer, and […]

Halyard Health Offers CE Courses for Nurses, Respiratory, Surgical Technologists, Sterile Processing & Dietitians

Halyard's Knowledge Network* is a dynamic collection of educational resources designed to provide insight and information on relevant healthcare issues. This value-added service provides knowledge to improve: Patient outcomes Staff competency Staff protection Hospital/facility risk reduction Most programs are accredited to provide Continuing Education credit for Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Surgical Technologists or Central Service/Sterile Processing […]

“CDC’s New Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship”

As part of its "Tune in to Safe Healthcare" webinar series, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents... "CDC’s New Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship" View a PDF of this presentation.  Recent reports show that at least 30 percent of antibiotics prescribed in U.S. outpatient settings are unnecessary, and only half of patients […]

Abbott Nutrition Health Institute Offers Nursing CE Courses

ONGOING PROGRAMS: The Abbott Nutrition Health Institute offers a number of on-demand, nursing CE-eligible courses in a variety of areas, including Obstetrics, Neonatal, NICU, Pediatric and Adult Nutrition and Professional Development, through both facilitated group educational programs and self-study

Coloplast Offers Nursing CEs for Wound Care Education

Coloplast HEAL is a global educational program for healthcare professionals working with wounds. The program aims to increase the knowledge of modern wound healing principles and improve the standard of care for wound patients around the world. It is part of our ongoing dedication to wound care education and support. The HEAL program is developed […]

Abbott Nutrition Health Institute Offers CE Courses for Dietitians

ONGOING PROGRAMS: The Abbott Nutrition Health Institute offers a number of on-demand CE-eligible courses for Dietitians, in the areas of Neonatal/Pediatric and Adult Nutrition, the NICU and Professional Development.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Offers CEs for Nursing and Dietitians and Physician CMEs With Courses on Infant and Pediatric Health

Mead Johnson Nutrition is home to a host of free resources on infant and pediatric health. The website provides clinicians with the latest information on a range of topics including: Nutrition — from preterm infant to toddler • Prebiotics • Pediatric gastrointestinal health • Nutritional aspects of allergy • Breastfeeding / Breast milk fortification • Type […]

“Risky Business: Combating the Invisible Enemy”

Case Medical presents Risky Business: Combating the Invisible Enemy & Infectious Agents With Science & Best Practices Listen to a recording of this webinar Continuing Education Credit: 1.5 CEs from IAHCSMM (International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management) Target audience: Supply Chain, Nursing Learning Objectives: Learn more about infectious agents commonly found in healthcare facilities […]

“Risky Business: Combating the Invisible Enemy”

Case Medical presents Risky Business: Combating the Invisible Enemy & Infectious Agents With Science & Best Practices Listen to a recording of this webinar  Continuing Education Credit: 1.5 CEs from IAHCSMM (International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management) Target audience: Supply Chain, Nursing Learning Objectives: Learn more about infectious agents commonly found in healthcare facilities […]

Posey Offers Nursing Continuing Education on Patient Safety, Falls and Wound Management

Posey offers a number of online resource for nurses in the areas of Patient Safety, Falls and Wound Management. All courses are carefully selected to provide participants with strategies that have been utilized by clinicians around the country in order to improve the safety of patients. Posey is an approved provider by the California Board […]

Preventing Electrosurgical Burns During Endoscopy

This program will review the physics of capacitive coupling and insulation failure during minimally invasive surgery (MIS), as well as patient hazards associated with the use of monopolar electrosurgery during MIS procedures. The economic impact of electrosurgery injuries will also be discussed, and technologies that protect against leakage and prevent patient injuries during MIS will be outlined. Current professionally recommended practices and the responsibilities of perioperative team members related to patient safety during MIS procedures will be reviewed.

What’s New With the ACLS & BLS Guidelines?

This program is the first in a series of four webinars focused on cardiac resuscitation. Part one will feature an overview of the 2015 ACLS and BLS guidelines. The American Heart Association's new approach to these guidelines will be discussed, as well as CPR recommendations, the improving of defibrillation events, capnography and the evidence and recommendations behind medications used during cardiac arrest.

Aggression Management Training for Healthcare

Presented by Grainger Healthcare Hope to link soon to a recording of this session This no cost, one-hour educational webinar examined the current state and trends in healthcare-related violence as well as the challenges that many healthcare organizations face with this growing issue. The presenter explored some common training tactics that are currently utilized and […]

Champions: The Path to Fall Prevention

Between 700,000 and 1,000,000 patient falls occur in hospitals every year resulting in significant patient injury, patient death, extended lengths of stay, increased cost of care and loss of patient independence. While most organizations continue to focus on this issue, many struggle to consistently achieve improved outcomes. A unified effort among the interprofessional team including team members at the point of care and organizational leaders can help achieve this goal. One model that can be successfully employed is to harness the unique and valuable insight into clinical and operational practices from point of care champions.

Pre-analytical Challenges in Hemostasis Testing

This program will include a review of common specimen collection and handling errors that affect results and new technologies to standardize detection of unacceptable samples.

“ADA From a Risk Management Perspective, or How To Avoid an ADA Lawsuit”

This presentation will cover the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) from a risk management perspective, with a focus on program and policy access and barrier removal and new construction in the built environment. Procedural aspects of the provision of goods and services to those with disabilities will be discussed, and high risk issues that invite litigation will be reviewed.

2017 HTU Call For Presentations Is Open

Sessions to be considered for presentation at the 2017 HealthTrust University Conference are being accepted through Dec. 16 (11:59 p.m. Eastern). For details or to make a submission, visit www.conferenceabstracts.com/healthtrust2017.htm. (Link works best when opened in Google Chrome vs. Internet Explorer on some computers.) Contact university@healthtrustpg.com with questions. The 2017 event will be held July 17 - […]

Healthcare Active Shooter: Prevention & Response

During this no-cost, one-hour educational webinar, you will examine how hospital staff members are exposed to volatile situations on a daily basis from individuals who suffer from psychological disorders, are distraught over the condition of a loved one or are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These situations are increasingly escalating to violence, including an increase in the number of hospital shootings. This webinar is designed specifically for healthcare workers who may encounter potentially dangerous individuals.

Empowering Nurses for Early Sepsis Recognition

As part of Sepsis Awareness Month, the CDC is offering this program on empowering nurses for early sepsis recognition.

High Flow Nasal Cannula Therapy: A Simple and Effective Modality

Heated and humidified high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) usage has gained popularity in the management of patients with moderate to severe hypoxemia. This CE webinar will describe the HFNC's evolution, potential mechanisms of action, use in various patient conditions and suggest a recommended application and management.

Advances in Sepsis: Protecting Patients Throughout the Lifespan

This free program will offer an overview of the CDC's sepsis Vital Signs report, a presentation on sepsis in acute care settings, septic shock guidelines for pediatrics and sepsis in post-acute and long-term care settings.

Improved Surgical Outcomes Through Advanced Access and Visualization

This continuing education activity provides an overview of advanced photonics technology that improves intracavity illumination and visualization to overcome the challenges in minimally invasive/minimal access open surgical techniques. The limitations and problems associated with traditional OR lighting, including selected preventable errors and surgical "never events," will be reviewed.

Carotid Stenosis

Download a PDF of this presentation. HealthTrust and 3DR Laboratories Present Carotid Stenosis This program will discuss disease processes involving the carotid arteries, their clinical significance and the proper way to display and evaluate abnormalities. Emphasis will be placed on NASCET criteria measurements and the technical approach to carotid stenosis. Learning Objectives: At the end […]

Complications of Care: A Case of MIS Competency

This presentation will look at the development of MIS procedures and the efforts of healthcare professionals aimed at achieving positive patient outcomes.

HIM Service Chaos: How Certified EHRs and ICD-10 Impact Transcription and Coding Costs

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: Certified Electronic Health Records and ICD-10 transition have dramatically affected the cost models for both transcription and coding activities. Utilizing real-world examples, this program will review how suppliers are utilizing these government mandated changes in proposals and contract language, and how service buyers can leverage the AHIMA standards for cost, quality and turnaround time to better calculate true in-house costs, manage an RFP process and ensure contract protection.

Taking Stewardship to the Next Level: Getting Providers to Commit to Antibiotic Indications and Durations of Therapy

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: A division of one of the nation’s largest healthcare providers implemented an antimicrobial stewardship initiative in the summer of 2015, which promoted or required documentation of indications and durations with antibiotic prescriptions. This program will feature a review of the challenges and successes with implementation and the clinical outcome impact of the initiative both from the perspective of the division which implemented the program and small and large hospitals in Virginia and New Hampshire.

To Use or Not to Use Liposomal Bupivacaine: Managing Pharmacotherapy Costs in Orthopaedic Procedure Pain Management

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: In this program, literature on LB use in orthopedic procedures will be reviewed. The findings of a health economic study of LB at Community Health Systems (CHS) and CHS's experience and strategy in minimizing LB use will be discussed, including CHS's approach to managing the pharmacotherapy costs of pain management for orthopedic procedures.

The Power of Data and Analytics in Robotic Surgical Simulation

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This presentation will show participants how to maximize their investment in robotic surgery through the power of data and analytics, focusing on building a robotic surgery training program that uses objective data to help improve proficiency, build privileging and credentialing programs and utilize training as part of a risk management strategy. Data utilization as a tool to implement new standards and protocols toward the goal of bringing a facility’s robotic surgeons and teams to proficiency faster and more efficiently while working to maximize ROI will also be discussed.

Venous Thromboembolism Update: 2016

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This presentation will define and discuss the scope of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), including the incidence and mortality figures in the U.S. The concept of individual risk assessment vs. group prophylaxis will be discussed, and the Caprini Thrombosis Risk Scoring method will be reviewed.

Syndromic Testing: The Key to the Right Diagnosis, the Most Appropriate Therapy, the Best Patient Care

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This program will introduce the concept of syndromic testing for the diagnosis of infectious diseases. Topics to be covered will include the disease states for which syndromic testing is applicable and the various roles of syndromic screening, including diagnosis, contributions to antimicrobial stewardship, infection control, epidemiology and surveillance.

Measure to Manage: Conducting a Temperature Review to Determine Hypothermia Rates and Implementing a Solution for Quality Improvement

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This program will promote an understanding of thermoregulation and the mechanisms of heat loss and will review causes and consequences of unintended perioperative hypothermia. Conducting a temperature audit - best practices and challenges - will be discussed, as will audit result driven interventions based on clinical studies and association guidelines.

How Do You Know If Your Sterilized Instruments Remain Sterile?

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This continuing education activity will provide a review of sterility maintenance using sterilization packaging systems for preventing surgical site infections, with a focus on rigid containers and sterilization wrap. Four types of rigid containers and wraps available for use today will be reviewed. Key aspects of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation /American National Standards Institute (AAMI/ANSI) ST77 standards related to the sterility maintenance testing of sterilization packaging systems will be outlined.

Processing Flexible Endoscopes: AORN’s Updated Evidence-Based Guidelines

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This program will review AORN's current guidelines for processing flexible endoscopes and will identify steps to assist personnel in providing a safe environment for patients and health care workers.

Processing Flexible Endoscopes: AORN’s Updated Evidence-Based Guidelines

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This program will review AORN's current guidelines for processing flexible endoscopes and will identify steps to assist personnel in providing a safe environment for patients and health care workers.

Implementing a Mattress Inspection and Repair Program

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This program will review the frequency and causes of mattress damage and implications that damaged mattresses have in relation to infection prevention and control. Implementation of a mattress inspection and repair program to reduce the risks of cross contamination from damaged patient mattresses will be discussed. Financial benefits and regulatory compliance will also be reviewed.

Infusing Evidence-Based Practices for Prevention of Perioperative Hypothermia in Ambulatory Surgery

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This program will cover the significance of perioperative hypothermia and identify strategies for infusing evidence-based practices for its prevention. The use of Perioperative Hypothermia Toolkits will also be discussed.

Venous Thromboembolism Update: 2016

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This presentation will define and discuss the scope of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), including the incidence and mortality figures in the U.S. The concept of individual risk assessment vs. group prophylaxis will be discussed, and the Caprini Thrombosis Risk Scoring method will be reviewed. Results from various studies around the world using this score will be presented, including the most successful application of this score in the U.S., at Boston University.

At the Starting Line with Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement: Groundbreaking Strategies for Hitting Your Benchmarks

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: HealthTrust is bringing together three of its top medical, sourcing and technical subject matter experts for an insightful hour of the initial impact CJR has on hospitals' orthopedic service line. They will also discuss two strategies for moving the needle on performance: 1) build a knowledge base of implants in collaboration with physicians to increase savings; and 2) use patients' natural affinity for technology to keep them meaningfully engaged with providers to help quantify the "quality" of orthopedic care as defined and financially rewarded by CMS.

Total Cost of Ownership: Optimizing the Lifecycle of Your Medical Devices and Equipment

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: Cost of ownership is a concept that many confuse with the purchase price of equipment. This program is designed to enlighten the participant on the other elements that may have an even greater financial impact on the total cost of ownership of the equipment they use and process every day, including requirements and standards from the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, economics of selection process standardization and equipment management programs.

Reducing the Risk of Medical Device Tubing Misconnections – Update on ENFit Enteral Connectors

To reduce the risk and frequency of medical tubing misconnections, unique international standard designs (ISO 80369) will promote improved patient safety and help ensure that connectors for unrelated delivery systems are incompatible. This program will provide an update on the global initiative to introduce new ISO standard enteral connectors commonly known as ENFit. How to address dose accuracy of low dose medications and anticipated timing for the introduction of new enteral devices with ENFit connectors will be addressed.

Clinical and Economic Value of Anti-Xa Monitoring in Patients Receiving Unfractionated Heparin

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This webinar will focus on the clinical outcomes and economic advantages of monitoring unfractionated heparin with the Anti-Xa assay as determined in a recent study.

Adding Critical Thinking to Cath Lab Activation

ECG/12-lead expert and author Tim Phalen will discuss updates on the latest ECG thresholds for STEMI, critical thinking beyond ECG, confidence-building principles for STEMI alert and much more.

Periodic Device Testing Made Easy: A Quality Management System for Steam Sterilization

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: Periodic Device Testing allows your department to ensure that combinations of product families does not create a greater sterilization challenge, ensures that all requirements are met and aids to consistently provide products that meet requirements. When you understand and control the processes, you can manage them effectively.

Synthetic Cannabinoids: Information and Guidance for Clinicians

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about synthetic cannabinoids, their clinical effects and the role clinicians can play in the public health response.

Continuous Vital Sign Surveillance Monitoring for General Care Unit Patients

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This course facilitates understanding of the importance of nursing surveillance using continuous vital sign monitoring in the general care unit, to detect early signs of patient deterioration.

Advanced Visualization of the Thoracic Aorta: What 3D Techs Need to Know

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: Using a combination of didactic material and case examples, the course will review normal anatomy of the thoracic aorta, including congenital variants and disorders. The program will then move through a discussion of aortic dissection and aneurysms, both from a didactic standpoint and the standpoint of a 3D tech preparing cases for review.

Patient Safety is a Public Health Issue

As part of Patient Safety Awareness Week, the National Patient Safety Foundation is hosting this complimentary webinar that will bring together top leaders to discuss what is being done to address patient safety at the national level.

The Hot Issue of Immediate Use Steam Sterilization

Steris University presents The Hot Issue of Immediate Use Steam Sterilization This free CE self-study guide will review different immediate-use steam cycles, time and temperature parameters, appropriate applications for immediate-use sterilization, handling and preparation techniques, process monitoring and documentation. Learning objectives: Describe critical issues when performing sterilization of items using the immediate-use steam method Review […]

Transforming Standards into Standardization for Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This program will cover the latest information in flexible endoscope reprocessing standardization, including standardization roadblocks, evidence-based resources for standardization consideration and the development of an agenda for a multi-disciplinary endoscope standardization of care meeting.

Cultivating a Culture of Quality

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: Join Jenni Dawson as she shares lab management strategies for instituting an integrated culture of quality and how to transition your lab to a patient-centric focus that is profit-centric, too. Fundamental principles and actions that can be taken to elevate your lab's culture from a focus on compliance to a focus on best practices will be discussed.

2016 Drug Blockbusters and Patent Expiration Review

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This program will review the major patent expirations and generic launches expected for pharma in 2016, as well as the anticipated blockbuster drugs of the new year, and identify potential clinical strategies to manage them.

The Evolution of Hydrogen Peroxide Gas Technologies

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful antimicrobial that has been used for over 150 years in both liquid and gas form. The objective of this CE webinar is to review the clinical use of hydrogen peroxide, from the past to the present.

2016 Drug Blockbusters and Patent Expiration Review

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This program will review the major patent expirations and generic launches expected for pharma in 2016, as well as the anticipated blockbuster drugs of the new year, and identify potential clinical strategies to manage them.

The Value of Pharmacy in the Emergency Department

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: The emergency department (ED) is one of the most dangerous places to receive treatment, but pharmacists can intervene to help reduce errors and improve outcomes without delaying care.

Intra-operative Wound Contamination: Managing the Bioburden to Prevent Surgical Site Infections

This program will define two mechanisms for wound contamination, describe five ways to manage wound contamination and identify three important ways to drive change in the OR.

Getting to Know the Safer Chemicals Challenge: Practical Ways to Reduce Exposures in Your Hospital

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: Join experts from Health Care Without Harm in an 60-minute webinar on the hazards associated with a wide range of products used in health care delivery, and ways to reduce patient, employee and community exposures to potentially harmful chemicals.

Mitigating Cross Contamination Risk

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: Research shows that disinfectants commonly used on ultrasound probes do not kill high-risk, cancer-causing HPV. This webinar will cover potential solutions to mitigate HPV transmission risk in the ultrasound environment, together with a sonographer's experience of working with a solution to help overcome the challenges associated with current HLD methods.

Outreach 101: Why Initiating an Outreach Program is Vital to Your Lab’s Future

Don't miss the opportunity to join the Huntsville Hospital team of Kelli Powers, Chief Financial Officer, Vicky McClain, Administrative Director, and Kristie Campbell, Lab Manager, and learn why outreach is so vital to your lab's success. You'll hear about the many benefits and best practices for implementing an outreach program. Hospital administrators and lab leaders are encouraged to attend.

The Spaulding Classification: Is It Time to Reconsider?

STERIS University presents: The Spaulding Classification: Is It Time to Reconsider? Overview: Upon completion of this CE webinar course, participants should be able to define the Spaulding Classification and how it applies to device reprocessing; understand the traditional hierarchy of microorganism resistance to antimicrobial processes; and provide recent examples of studies with viruses, bacteria, protozoa […]

A Day in the Life…Steam Sterilization Reprocessing

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This program will review the daily processing steps in a Sterile Processing Department; describe the best practices for packaging, preparation and loading the sterilizer; and describe the recommended practices for Bowie-Dick testing and routine sterilizer efficacy monitoring.

The Use of Cephalosporins and Carbapenems in Penicillin-Allergic Patients

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: Beta-lactams are the most commonly prescribed class of antimicrobials. Initial reports cite a cross reactivity rate ranging from 0.7 to 10 percent between penicillin and cephalosporin antibiotics, while penicillins are the most common cause of drug induced anaphylaxis, with a risk of 0.01 to 0.05 percent. Fear of cross-reactions among beta-lactams leads to the use of alternative or broader antibiotics, the use of possibly inferior antibiotics, increased healthcare costs and development of bacterial resistance. This program will evaluate the use of cephalosporins and carbapenems in penicillin-allergic patients, based on a literature review and the experience of a large community hospital.

Mechanisms and Pharmacology of Inhaled Drug Delivery

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This program will cover the uptake of drugs and particles by pulmonary tissues (anatomy, mechanisms), the pharmacology of inhaled drugs and a patient/therapy case study involving pediatric asthma.

Strategies for Infusing Evidence-based Practices for Prevention of Perioperative Hypothermia

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This program will describe the significance of perioperative hypothermia, identify strategies for infusing evidence-based practices for the prevention of perioperative hypothermia and discuss the use of the Perioperative Hypothermia Toolkit in the clinical setting.

Medline University Sustainability Courses

ONGOING PROGRAMS: Medline University offers two on-demand courses related to sustainability—Green Cleaning and Healthcare and greensmart Course One: Introduction to Sustainability in Healthcare.

Medline University Respiratory Courses

ONGOING PROGRAMS: Medline University offers two on-demand courses related to respiratory education—Tracheostomy Tubes Care and Cleaning and Understanding Ventilator-Associated Events. While these courses are not eligible for CE credit, they may be of interest to you or others in your facility.

Medline University Courses for Supply Chain

ONGOING PROGRAMS: Medline University offers several on-demand courses for materials managers. While these particular courses are not eligible for CE credit, they may be of interest to you or others in your facility.

Medline University Courses for Dietitians

ONGOING PROGRAMS: Medline University offers a number of on-demand, CE-eligible courses for Dietitians. Courses offered include Combating Malnutrition in Long Term Care, Nutrition for Wound Management and Basics of Enteral Nutrition Support.

Medline University Nursing Courses

ONGOING PROGRAMS: Medline University offers a number of on-demand, nursing CE-eligible courses in a variety of areas, including Central Sterile, Documentation, Emergency and Trauma, F-Tag Compliance, Infection Prevention, Skin and Wound Care, Pain Management, Pediatrics and the Operating Room. There is a breadth of topics available in various nursing specialties.

Water Quality for Reprocessing Medical Devices

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This program will review the importance of water quality when reprocessing medical devices, and will discuss both manual and automated washing, as well as steam sterilization.

Moisture Assessment: It’s More Than Wet Packs

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This course will review and educate to the various causes of wet packs, showing that there’s more to wet packs than you think. This course will also review troubleshooting and provide tools to assist you when completing a moisture assessment after a wet pack has been identified.

Patient Safety & Lung Protective Strategy: The Hazards of Suctioning

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This program will raise awareness of patient safety, review evidence of lung protective strategies and raise attentiveness to the potential short and long term negative effects of suctioning (ETT, NG, Sub Glottic and Chest Tube) and the possible effects on morbidity and mortality.

Fall Prevention and Supply Chain

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: In the U.S., one out of three adults age 65 or older falls each year; and 10 percent of older adult falls occur in healthcare institutions. In fact, two to 10 percent of all hospital inpatients fall during a hospital stay. This program will review the extent and significance of falls in the hospital setting and the latest evidence-based practices for fall prevention.

Flexible Scopes, Rigid Rules

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: Twenty million endoscopies are conducted in the U.S. every year. While risk estimates of endoscopy-related infection are low, more healthcare acquired infections have been related to contaminated endoscopes than any other medical device.

A New Pulse in the Cardiovascular Market

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This program will examine new cardiovascular drug products recently approved, including their prospective financial impact and potential inappropriate use, and identify future drug products in the pipeline.

Incidence of Thrombotic Events and Lab Methods for Thrombotic Risk Evaluation

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This webinar discusses thrombotic disease states and the laboratory’s role in diagnosis. Agenda highlights also include discussion of the biological basis for hypercoagulability and thrombosis, and the identification of lab tests for the diagnosis and treatment of thrombophilia. Laboratory staff and those interested in learning more about inherited and acquired causes of thrombosis are the target audiences.

Acute Pain Management: Essentials for Effective Practice. Post-operative Pain Management: Orthopedic Focus

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This program will provide essential information to healthcare personnel on the successful management of pain in hospitalized patients. The information provided will encompass defining pain and recognizing the many consequences of untreated pain. Barriers to effective pain management will be reviewed, with a focus on the results of a recent study of nurses working in internal medicine, oncology and surgery clinics. Additionally, strategies for the management of acute pain in orthopedic surgical patients will be addressed.

Phlebotomy Draw Volumes: Contribution to Hospital-Acquired Anemia

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: Several studies have shown evidence of diagnostic laboratory testing as a major contributor to hospital-acquired anemia (HAA). The Greiner Bio-One webinar Phlebotomy Draw Volumes: Contribution to Hospital-Acquired Anemiawill help you understand the root causes of HAA and ways to prevent this from happening to your patients. Understanding this issue and the ways in which it can be prevented and/or resolved can have a great impact on the quality of patient care in your facility.

“CDC Guidance for Donning and Doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) During Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals”

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: The following informational materials demonstrate the procedures described in CDC guidance for donning and doffing (i.e., putting on and removing) personal protective equipment (PPE) for all healthcare providers entering the room of a patient hospitalized with known or suspected Ebola virus disease (Ebola). These informational materials are intended to promote patient safety and increase the safety of the healthcare provider.

Safe Skin Program – four offerings

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: As part of its Safe Skin Program, Hill-Rom offers four programs eligible for CE credits. Each of the four sessions is 60 minutes in length and topics include:

Progressive Mobility Program–four offerings

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: As part of its Safe Progressive Mobility Program, Hill-Rom offers four programs eligible for CE credits. Each of the four sessions is 60 minutes in length and topics include:

Fall Prevention Program–two offerings

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: As part of its Fall Prevention Program, Hill-Rom offers three programs eligible for CE credits. Each of the four sessions is 75 minutes in length and topics include:

Improving Patient Care with Microbiology Automation

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: Alverno Clinical Laboratories takes an innovative approach to microbiology automation that aids physician diagnosis of illness to improve patient care via faster turnaround times through automated specimen processing, MALDI-TOF rapid identification, “smart” incubator continuous incubation and digital imaging which can reduce length of stay. In this webinar, attendees will learn about Alverno’s work to introduce a new workflow to the world of microbiology.

Healthy Food in Healthcare, Part 3: The Role of Procurement in Preventing Antibiotic Overuse in Food Production

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This webinar will focus on how hospitals can use their purchasing power to engage in cross-sector or market transformation procurement strategies to prevent antibiotic overuse in food production while still making the business case.

Confidence in Your Surface Selection Process

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: Join this educational webinar to learn about the WOCN algorithm process and publication, surface technology explained and an exclusive look at Hill-Rom’s customizable algorithm.

The Implications of Residual Contamination on Flexible Endoscopes – Part 3: Liquid Chemical Sterilization

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: You must first register with Steris University to view the recorded webinars, then select the “Gerald McDonnell” course, register for the session and complete the course.

Early Detection of Respiratory Depression: Using the Best Monitoring Strategies

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: Respiratory depression (RD) is a feared complication in patients undergoing intravenous or epidural patient-controlled analgesia for the treatment of postoperative pain. Adequate monitoring provides a unique opportunity to clinicians to detect early signs of respiratory depression and significantly reduce the incidence of sentinel events.

Best Practices for Reprocessing Flexible Endoscopes

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: Cleaning and reprocessing flexible endoscopes is a challenge that has been in the news lately. All healthcare professional are concerned about transmission of infections when these devices are difficult to clean and not properly processed. Learn more about how to meet the challenges of reprocessing flexible endoscopes.

Reprocessing Accreditation Survey Results – Learn Survey Survival Tactics

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This session will discuss published standards and recommended practices related to reprocessing reusable medical devices. With increased requirements for reporting/data management/record keeping, this presentation is topical and timely for sterile processing professionals.

Healthy Food in Healthcare, Part 2: Opportunities for Health Professional Engagement: Clinical Advocacy on Policies and Procurement Resolutions

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This webinar will feature three physicians active in efforts to promote comprehensive antibiotic stewardship using a three-pronged approach: clinical practice, food purchasing and policy advocacy. Current research will be reviewed and tangible suggestions about how health professionals, particularly clinicians, can serve as leaders in stewardship of antibiotics in food production will be discussed.

Healthy Food in Healthcare, Part 1: Foundations: Emerging Science, Food Production Practices and Federal Policy

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This webinar will outline the foundational issues around antibiotic use in animal agriculture, and provide an overview of the current policy landscape.

An Integrated Treatment Pathway for Treating Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Implications of Silver Resistance: Use of DACC Technology and Total Contact Casting

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: After completing this activity, participants should be able to: Explore the value of hydrophobic dressings in reducing bacteria colonization. Assess the prevalence and implications of silver resistance. Review the current literature supporting off-loading of diabetic foot ulcers to improve healing rates and the role of total contact casting as an evidence-based standard. Review case studies on the use of hydrophobic bacteria-binding dressings and total contact casting for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.

The New Global Design for Medical Tubing Connectors

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: A new global design standard for tubing connectors will improve patient safety by reducing the incidence of medical enteral tubing misconnections.

Hypertension Crisis: Updates on Medication Strategies and Cost Considerations

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: This presentation provides information on the presentation of hypertensive crisis and highlight treatment strategies for initial and continued management of hypertension in these patients. The utility of the product, adverse event risk, treatment cost, and other patient factors are discussed in order to determine the appropriate pharmacologic treatment options to achieve optimal outcomes.