On-Demand Learning

“Clinical Benefits of Blood Gas Testing in Critical Care: Amazing Stories”

Radiometer and acutecaretesting.org* present…"Clinical Benefits of Blood Gas Testing in Critical Care: Amazing Stories" In 1957, the first blood gas analyzer was developed and it was capable of measuring pH, pCO2 and pO2.  Since then, significant technological advancements have enabled the implementation of low specimen volume test menus that include electrolytes, metabolites and hemoglobin derivations […]

“More Evidence in More Pain Areas: Pelvic Pain”

Nevro* presents... A Series: "More Evidence in More Pain Areas: Pelvic Pain" (5 of 5 programs) Five separate live webinar events hosted by Nevro leaders and Neuromodulation physician researchers discussing evidence and information in multiple pain areas Includes a live call-in Q&A with thought leaders and practice experts. (Q & A Call-in number: (888) 669-0687) Presenter:  […]

5 On-demand credit programs: Wound Care & Healing

HMP, NACCME & Organogenesis, Inc.* present 5 On-demand Programs CREDIT FOR EACH OF THESE 5, one-hour PROGRAMS EXPIRES ON NOV. 29, 2019 “New Research & Clinical Applications: Activating Acute Wound Healing Response in Venous Leg Ulcers With Living Cell-based Therapy” Register here. Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able […]

“In the Trenches with Lymphedema: Wound Care in Lymphedema Patients”

WoundSource* presents..."In the Trenches with Lymphedema: Wound Care in Lymphedema Patients" Working with lymphedema patients, indeed patients with any type of edema, can be very challenging for clinicians because of the diagnosis and population, as well as the need for lymphology training across the disciplines involved in the care plan. Treating lymphedema and differentiating it […]

“The Importance of Procalcitonin for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Patients With Lower Respiratory Tract Infections in the Emergency Department”

bioMérieux* presents…“The Importance of Procalcitonin for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Patients With Lower Respiratory Tract Infections in the Emergency Department” This webinar will explore how using a procalcitonin (PCT) driven protocol in the Emergency Department can aid clinicians in decisions about hospital admission versus treatment in the home setting. Session will look at the existing data […]

“Physiology & Targeted Nutrition in Infants”

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences & Mead Johnson* present...On-demand: "Physiology & Targeted Nutrition in Infants" Participants will learn how targeted nutrition impacts the physiological development in infants during neonatal intensive care and the long-term development of preterm and term infants. Presenters discuss specific micro- and macro-nutritional components and their impact on developing physiology. One […]

“More Evidence in More Pain Areas: Upper Limb Pain”

Nevro* presents... A Series: "More Evidence in More Pain Areas: Upper Limb Pain" (4 of 5 programs) Five separate live webinar events hosted by Nevro leaders and Neuromodulation physician researchers discussing evidence and information in multiple pain areas Includes a live call-in Q&A with thought leaders and practice experts. (Q & A Call-in number: (888) 669-0684) […]

“Transitioning to the Future of Pharmacy “

Access the recording. Download a copy of this content. HealthTrust presents..."Transitioning to the Future of Pharmacy" Transitions of care is a process gaining more recognition in healthcare institutions because it has shown to improve patient care and reduce hospital readmissions rates. Since this is an evolving area, the presenter will share the role licensed pharmacists […]

“Using Law & Policy to Promote Health Equity & Achieve Healthy People Goals”

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)* presents..."Using Law & Policy to Promote Health Equity & Achieve Healthy People Goals" This webinar will focus on how evidence-based legal and policy approaches can advance health equity and create lasting changes that help every American live a long, healthy life. Presenter will provide an overview […]

“Are HFOT & NIV Complementary for Acute Respiratory Failure?”

Saxe Communications & Philips* present..."Are HFOT & NIV Complementary for Acute Respiratory Failure?" With the widespread utilization of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) for the treatment of respiratory failure, as well as the increasing utilization of humidified high flow oxygen therapy (HFOT) for the treatment of various forms of respiratory compromise, clinicians now have a broader range […]

Sustainability series…“Why We Do What We Do: Incentives & Motivation”

Cool Choices* presents its sustainability series…“Why We Do What We Do: Incentives & Motivation” Is your city, county, region trying to achieve an ambitious climate goal but overwhelmed by the process or struggling with infinite paths to achieving those goals? In this webinar, we will discuss the challenges that other communities have faced, as well […]

“The ABCs & CABs of Resuscitation: Are We Causing Harm With Assisted Breathing & Ventilation Techniques?”

Physio-Control/Stryker & Saxe Healthcare Communications present*…"The ABCs & CABs of Resuscitation: Are We Causing Harm With Assisted Breathing & Ventilation Techniques?" After cardiac arrest a combination of basic and advanced airway and ventilation techniques are used during cardiopulmonary resuscitation and after a return of spontaneous circulation. While airway and assisted ventilation have long been a mainstay […]

“Meeting the Sepsis CMS Measures”

Sepsis Alliance* presents…"Meeting the Sepsis CMS Measures" The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the core measures for the management of sepsis on October 1, 2015. This talk will review the history of the measure and CMS’s approach to quality and quality measurement will be discussed. The data elements and their definitions will be […]

“What’s in Your Bundle? Part 1: Pre-op”

3M Healthcare Academy* presents…“What's in Your Bundle? Part 1: Pre-op” The goal for the patient undergoing a surgical procedure is to emerge without complications. Clinicians play a critical role in preparing the patient for a successful surgical experience. This presentation focuses on the preoperative care of the surgical patient in the acute and ambulatory setting. […]

“Adoption of Biosimilars: Key Considerations for Institutions”

Access the recording. Download a copy of this content. HealthTrust presents..."Adoption of Biosimilars: Key Considerations for Institutions" Biosimilars were introduced by Congress through the Biologics, Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCI Act of 2009) to drive down the costs associated with large molecule biologics. However, 10 years later, increasing the uptake of biosimilars continues to […]

“Alternatives to Intubation for the Older Patient in the Emergency Department”

Saxe Communications & Philips* present..."Alternatives to Intubation for the Older Patient in the Emergency Department" Intubation in the emergency department is common and can prevent a patient from dying from a reversible condition. While the benefits of such intubation for young and otherwise healthy patients are clear, it is less obvious whether the benefits of […]

“ENFit: Safer Enteral Device Connectors”

GEDSA* presents..."ENFit: Safer Enteral Device Connectors" This webinar will offer background information and the latest updates on ENFit, the new, safer, enteral connector. Clinical experts will provide guidance and share real experience learnings on implementing ENFit in their healthcare setting. Objectives: Describe the risks involved with enteral device tubing misconnections Identify ENFit and the latest […]

“New Indications & Doses for Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs)”

Download a copy of this content. Access the recording. HealthTrust presents..."New Indications & Doses for Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) Since the approval of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for the prevention of stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE), research has continued to delineate what other applications […]

“You’re in Charge! How to Master the Role of Charge Nurse”

American Nurses Association* presents..."You're in Charge! How to Master the Role of Charge Nurse" As an early career RN, you will be, or have been, asked to serve as the Charge Nurse on your unit. Even if your manager has prepared you for this step, you may find yourself asking, "How do I make this […]

“VH2O2 Sterility Assurance With ANSI/AAMI ST90”

STERIS University* presents…“VH2O2 Sterility Assurance With ANSI/AAMI ST90” ANSI/AAMI ST90 defines the expectations of quality systems to ensure that all processes within a sterile processing department provide a high-quality product each time. In this 1-hour webinar, presenters will explore how sterility assurance practices comply with ANSI/AAMI ST90 to deliver safe and sterile items, and review how […]

“Respiratory Compromise: Risk Prediction on the General Care Floor”

Saxe Communications & Medtronic present*... as part of the New Monitoring Strategies to Improve Outcomes series, "Respiratory Compromise: Risk Prediction on the General Care Floor" Opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD), a form of respiratory compromise, is one of the leading avoidable patient safety issue. Respiratory compromise, increases morbidity and mortality as well hospital inpatient costs. This […]

“Thromboelastography (TEG) & Its Role in Determining a Patient’s Coagulation Status”

Access the recording. Download a copy of this content. HealthTrust presents..."Thromboelastography (TEG) & Its Role in Determining a Patient’s Coagulation Status" With the approval of many more direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), thromboelastography (TEG) is a test commonly utilized in order to test the efficiency of blood clotting in these patients. TEG offers many benefits, including […]

“Best Practices for Transitioning Patients From ICU to Step-down Unit: A Recent Study”

Saxe Communications & Philips* present..."Best Practices for Transitioning Patients From ICU to Step-down Unit: A Recent Study" Patients requiring specialized respiratory care often have extended stays in the intensive/critical care settings. Financial constraints, patient flow, unit management, and limited resources make finding safe, alternative sites important. A recently completed 13-year study in a Madrid teaching […]

“More Evidence in More Pain Areas: Peripheral Neuropathy”

Nevro* presents... A Series: "More Evidence in More Pain Areas: Peripheral Neuropathy" (3 of 5 programs) Five separate live webinar events hosted by Nevro leaders and Neuromodulation physician researchers discussing evidence and information in multiple pain areas Includes a live call-in Q&A with thought leaders and practice experts. (Q & A Call-in number: (888) 669-0684) Presenter:  […]

“Maternal Sepsis”

Sepsis Alliance* presents..."Maternal Sepsis" Maternal Sepsis is the third leading cause of preventable maternal deaths in the United States. During pregnancy, childbirth, post-abortion, or the post-partum period, women are susceptible to infection as their immune system is down-regulated to protect the growing fetus. Infection may give rise to sepsis if not identified and treated promptly. […]

“Pressure Injuries & Incontinence-associated Dermatitis: Connecting the Dots, Improving Prevention”

3M Health Care Academy* presents…“Pressure Injuries & Incontinence-associated Dermatitis: Connecting the Dots, Improving Prevention” Protecting skin is vital. If you care for patients with incontinence-associated dermatitis, they are at an increased risk for pressure injury development. Learn more about a holistic approach to skin safety and the steps you can take to reduce the risk […]

Sustainability series…“Mobilizing Your Community to Achieve Big Climate Goals”

Cool Choices* presents its sustainability series…“Mobilizing Your Community to Achieve Big Climate Goals” Is your city, county, region trying to achieve an ambitious climate goal but overwhelmed by the process or struggling with infinite paths to achieving those goals? In this webinar, we will discuss the challenges that other communities have faced, as well as […]

“Processed EEG Monitoring: The Use of TIVA in Enhanced Recovery”

Saxe Communications & Medtronic* present...as part of the New Monitoring Strategies to Improve Outcomes series, "Processed EEG Monitoring: The Use of TIVA in Enhanced Recovery" Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) has demonstrated to improve outcomes. This webinar discusses the advantages of ERAS in managing surgical patients and identifies the various elements of enhanced recovery pathways. […]

“Skin Integrity in the OR: Tapes, Drapes & Positioning”

3M Health Care Academy* presents…“Skin Integrity in the OR: Tapes, Drapes & Positioning” Skin is the largest organ in our bodies, yet it is often overlooked. In this webinar we will discuss the importance of protecting skin integrity, and what you can do in your everyday practice to ensure the way we position, drape, stick […]

“HIT or Miss: Direct Oral Anticoagulants for Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia”

Access the recording. Download a copy of this content. HealthTrust presents..."HIT or Miss: Direct Oral Anticoagulants for Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia" Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a life-threatening complication that may occur after exposure to heparin, resulting in both thrombocytopenia and an increased risk of thrombosis. Management of the acute phase of HIT involves discontinuation of all heparin-containing […]

“Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide (VH2O2) Sterilization Quality Control Checkup”

3M Health Care Academy* presents…“Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide (VH2O2) Sterilization Quality Control Checkup” NOTE: This same webinar will also be offered live today at 9M. Are your facility’s vaporized hydrogen peroxide VH2O2 sterilization quality assurance policies up-to-date? Do you have questions regarding record keeping per AAMI recommended guidelines for your sterilization processes?  Have you recently observed […]

“Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide (VH2O2) Sterilization Quality Control Checkup”

3M Health Care Academy* presents…“Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide (VH2O2) Sterilization Quality Control Checkup” NOTE: This same webinar will also be offered live today at 1PM. Are your facility’s vaporized hydrogen peroxide VH2O2 sterilization quality assurance policies up-to-date? Do you have questions regarding record keeping per AAMI recommended guidelines for your sterilization processes?  Have you recently observed […]

“Elevating the Nursing Profession”

The American Nurses Association* presents…“Elevating the Nursing Profession”                  Are you looking for ways to use your expertise to create a healthier world? Attend the National Nurses Week webinar and get insider strategies from top nursing leaders including ANA’s new president. Hosted by ANA in support of Nursing […]

“Understanding the Standards: USP <800> and PPE for Chemo”

Halyard Knowledge Network* presents..."Understanding the Standards: USP <800> and PPE for Chemo" Overview of USP <800> Guidelines for PPE when handling HDs, what is new, how to identify the right products and what is compliant. Learning  Objectives  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to: List six characteristics of hazardous drugs […]

“Opioid Withdrawal & Use of a Patient Scoring Tool”

Access the recording. Download a copy of this content. HealthTrust presents..."Opioid Withdrawal & Use of a Patient Scoring Tool" In 2017, 70,237 deaths were caused by drug overdose; 67.8% of those were caused by opioids. Education regarding the opioid crises has been one strategy employed to help alleviate this public health crisis. With the large […]

National Nurses Week | May 6 – 12

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse […]

“Is Your PPE Protecting You? What You Don’t Know May Hurt You”

Halyard Knowledge Network* presents…“Is Your PPE Protecting You? What You Don’t Know May Hurt You” During surgical procedures, both the patient and members of the perioperative team are at risk for exposure to infectious agents through pathogen penetration of surgical gowns and surgical masks worn as surgical personal protective equipment (PPE). Therefore, surgical PPE with appropriate […]

“Oncologic Emergencies & The Role of the Pharmacist”

Access the recording. Download a copy of this content. HealthTrust presents..."Oncologic Emergencies & The Role of the Pharmacist" With the incidence of cancer continuing to rise, the risk of oncologic emergencies also increases. An oncologic emergency is a unique complication that occurs in cancer patients, which could be a result of disease progression or from […]

5 On-Demand Credit Programs: Wound Care & Healing

HMP, NACCME & Organogenesis, Inc.* present 5 On-Demand Programs CREDIT FOR EACH OF THESE 5, one-hour PROGRAMS EXPIRES ON NOV. 29, 2019 “New Research & Clinical Applications: Activating Acute Wound Healing Response in Venous Leg Ulcers With Living Cell-based Therapy” Register here. Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able […]

“Sepsis Data Abstraction: Open Forum”

Sepsis Alliance Network* presents..."Sepsis Coordinator Network Webinar, Sepsis Data Abstraction: Open Forum" Sepsis is a very complex condition that has very specific core measure data abstraction rules making it challenging for abstractors. This webinar will be presented by two teams, each including a sepsis coordinator and an abstractor, to discuss the obstacles to abstract sepsis […]

“Warning—Patient at Risk! Applying MEWS to Save Lives”

As part of its Better Outcomes Webinar Series, Saxe Communications and Philips Healthcare* present…“Warning—Patient at Risk! Applying MEWS to Save Lives” Today, hospitals are treating increasingly complex patients with multiple co-morbidities. Clinical deterioration on the floor is difficult to detect so it is hard for our caregivers to know which patients may need extra attention. […]

“Sepsis: Across the Continuum of Care Webinar Series: Surviving Pediatric Sepsis, What’s Next?”

Sepsis Alliance* presents..."Sepsis: Across the Continuum of Care Webinar Series" With early recognition and appropriate resuscitation, most children now survive sepsis. Unfortunately, the experience of sepsis does not end at the PICU or hospital discharge for many children and their families. Functional deficits in physical, cognitive, emotional, and social health are evident in up to […]

“Device Preparation, Packaging & VH2O2 Sterilization”

STERIS University* presents…“Device Preparation, Packaging & VH2O2 Sterilization” There is more to low-temperature sterilization than pushing a button. Medical devices must be prepared properly, packaged correctly and sterilized all according to the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure a successfully sterilized item. All steps within the reprocessing loop must be completed correctly. In this program, you will […]

“Remove the Risk”

The FDA* presents..."Remove the Risk" The FDA is excited to announce the upcoming launch of a new public education campaign to encourage safe disposal of unused opioid pain medicines. Join the FDA to hear about this important new effort and learn what you can do to reduce the chance of accidental or intentional prescription opioid […]

“More Evidence in More Pain Areas: Salvage Pain”

Nevro* presents... A Series: "More Evidence in More Pain Areas: Salvage Pain" (2 of 5 programs) Five separate live webinar events hosted by Nevro leaders and Neuromodulation physician researchers discussing evidence and information in multiple pain areas Includes a live call-in Q&A with thought leaders and practice experts. (Q & A Call-in number: (888) 669-0684) Presenter:  Dr. […]

“Updates on Dual Anti-platelet Therapy in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients”

Access the recording. Download a copy of this content. HealthTrust presents..."Updates on Dual Anti-platelet Therapy in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients" Most patients currently suffering from acute ischemic stroke are discharged from the hospital on single anti-platelet therapy with aspirin. However, recent literature has identified benefits with the use of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for this […]

“Cleaner Scopes With ATP Monitoring – A Real-world Case Study”

3M Health Care Academy* presents…“Cleaner Scopes With ATP Monitoring – A Real-world Case Study” NOTE: This same webinar will also be offered live today at 9AM This webinar will explain why cleaning monitoring is such a critical quality control tool for flexible endoscope reprocessing.  Attendees will be able to describe how ATP monitoring works and […]

“Cleaner Scopes With ATP Monitoring – A Real-world Case Study”

3M Health Care Academy* presents…“Cleaner Scopes With ATP Monitoring – A Real-world Case Study” Note: This same webinar will also be offered live today at 1PM. This webinar will explain why cleaning monitoring is such a critical quality control tool for flexible endoscope reprocessing.  Attendees will be able to describe how ATP monitoring works and […]

“Site Protection, Securement & Skin Integrity: Skin Care Considerations for Vascular Access”

3M Health Care Academy* presents…“Site Protection, Securement & Skin Integrity: Skin Care Considerations for Vascular Access” Prevention of infection, preservation of vascular access and promotion of patient comfort are key outcomes of care during infusion therapy. Because intact, healthy skin provides the body’s first line of defense, nurses providing infusion therapy need to have an […]

“2018 Updates in Acute Ischemic Stroke Management”

Download a copy of this content. Access the recording. HealthTrust presents..."2018 Updates in Acute Ischemic Stroke Management" Stroke is the fifth leading cause of mortality in the United States, and the leading cause of disability. Timely therapy, including pharmacotherapy for eligible patients, is essential to reducing morbidity and mortality in stroke patients. Pharmacists in the […]

“Lead With Safety: An Educational Discussion on Rooftop Safety”

Tremco* presents..."Lead With Safety: An Educational Discussion on Rooftop Safety" Safety affects us all, whether we own the building or are working on top of it. This webinar will bring safety to the forefront of our everyday routine as the presenter identifies the most current OSHA regulations, the top safety hazards which lead to infractions, […]

Sustainability series…“The Power of Public Commitments”

Cool Choices* presents its sustainability series…“The Power of Public Commitments” When companies or communities make sustainability commitments public there's increased accountability, which leads to more action and bigger results. In this webinar, we will discuss how public commitments and benchmarking initiatives increase benefits at the corporate as well as community level. Presenter Kathy Kuntz  |  […]

“A Shocking Presentation: Pressing Forward with Angiotensin II”

Download a copy of this content. Access the recording. HealthTrust presents..."A Shocking Presentation: Pressing Forward with Angiotensin II" The Surviving Sepsis Campaign updated its guidelines in 2016 to include use of the sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score rather than the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria. Most hospitals and physicians still utilize the SIRS […]

“Phasing Out Categories & Phasing in the Pregnancy & Lactation Labeling Rule “

Download a copy of this content. Access the recording. HealthTrust presents..."Phasing Out Categories & Phasing in the Pregnancy & Lactation Labeling Rule " Despite being approved and published by the FDA in 2015, the Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Rule (PLLR) is still not recognized by many pharmacists and instead, the pregnancy categories are still being […]

“Across the Continuum of Care: Fluid Resuscitation & Sepsis”

Sepsis Alliance* presents…“Across the Continuum of Care: Fluid Resuscitation & Sepsis” This session will present evidence-based fluid management strategies for adult and pediatric patients with sepsis and septic shock. Recommendations for fluid resuscitation, stabilization and maintenance will be discussed. The latest Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines for fluid resuscitation will be reviewed. Presenters: Heath Latham, M.D., […]

“Thromboembolism in Pregnancy”

Download a copy of this content. Access the recording. HealthTrust presents..."Thromboembolism in Pregnancy" (Part 4 in the Maternal Morbidity & Mortality 4-part series) Maternal mortality has increased precipitously in the United States over the past 15 years. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a leading cause of death during pregnancy, accounting for approximately 10 percent of all […]

“Introduction to Low Temperature Sterilization”

Steris University* presents…“Introduction to Low Temperature Sterilization” Low-temperature sterilization is a critical process used to sterilize temperature sensitive critical and semi-critical medical devices. Over the past 50 years, low-temperature sterilization has dramatically expanded in both use and modalities. Understanding the modalities of low-temperature sterilization will arm you with the information you need to make the […]

“What Top Performing Hospitals Do to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival”

Saxe Healthcare Communications* presents…“What Top Performing Hospitals Do to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival” Currently, the nationwide survival rate for an in-patient cardiac arrest event is only 25 percent. Opportunities exist for hospitals to improve the cardiac arrest team’s performance and survival rate based on the 2018 American Heart Association (AHA) published "Get with the Guidelines" […]

“More Evidence in More Pain Areas: Chronic Post-Surgical Pain”

Nevro* presents... A Series: "More Evidence in More Pain Areas: Chronic Post-Surgical Pain" (1 of 5 programs) Five separate live webinar events hosted by Nevro leaders and Neuromodulation physician researchers discussing evidence and information in multiple pain areas Includes a live call-in Q&A with thought leaders and practice experts. (Q & A Call-in number: (888) 669-0687) […]

Sustainability series: “Materiality Feels Relative!–Remember the Princess and the Pea”

Cool Choices* presents… a sustainability series:“Materiality Feels Relative!–Remember the Princess and the Pea” Even as your organization has substantially reduced carbon emissions, employees notice that the break room trashcan is overflowing with disposable cups. In this webinar, we will talk about how the "small stuff" can lead to greater engagement in and awareness of your […]

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

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services* presents..."The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans" This session was presented live in Nov. of 2018. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition and a corresponding Move Your Way campaign in November 2018. The updated guidelines include recommendations […]

“Teamwork & Communication Throughout the CSSD & Beyond”

3M* presents..."Teamwork & Communication Throughout the CSSD & Beyond" Note: This same program is also offered March 14 at 9AM (Central) This program covers the entire process for forecasting procedures and the relationships around acquiring the necessary instrumentation for the day of surgery. A case study of proven successes at Middlesex Hospital is reviewed and […]

“Designing Reliable Practices for IV Push Medication Use: A Focus on Safe Administration”

Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)* presents…“Designing Reliable Practices for IV Push Medication Use: A Focus on Safe Administration” Intravenous (IV) medication are commonly used in both inpatient and outpatient environments. National survey results, nursing literature, and direct observation of nursing practice suggest significant variation in unit-based preparation of IV push medications and unsafe injection […]

“Teamwork & Communication Throughout the CSSD & Beyond”

3M* presents..."Teamwork & Communication Throughout the CSSD & Beyond" Note: This same program is also offered March 14 at 1PM (Central) This program covers the entire process for forecasting procedures and the relationships around acquiring the necessary instrumentation for the day of surgery. A case study of proven successes at Middlesex Hospital is reviewed and […]

“Accidental Dislodgement: Incidence & Perceptions of Safety at the Bedside”

3M* presents..."Accidental Dislodgement: Incidence & Perceptions of Safety at the Bedside" Note: This same program is also offered March 13 at 9AM (Central) Accidental dislodgement of intravenous devices is a common occurrence that has a significant impact on patient safety, according to a clinical survey of nurses and vascular access specialists. The survey was conducted […]

“Pressure Injury Prevention— Repositioning Frequency”

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP)* presents… Pressure Injury Prevention— Repositioning Frequency” This session will provide the historical background of guideline development. Presenters will describe early studies that led to repositioning and support surface practice change, but had lower level evidence and discuss TURN and TEAM UP RCT clinical trials and future evidence required to […]

“Accidental Dislodgement: Incidence & Perceptions of Safety at the Bedside”

3M* presents..."Accidental Dislodgement: Incidence & Perceptions of Safety at the Bedside" Note: This same program is also offered March 13 at 1PM (Central) Accidental dislodgement of intravenous devices is a common occurrence that has a significant impact on patient safety, according to a clinical survey of nurses and vascular access specialists. The survey was conducted […]

“Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) & Perioperative Temperature Management”

3M* presents..."Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) & Perioperative Temperature Management" Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to: List the major causes of high error rates and low quality in medical care Explain how ERAS addresses the major causes of poor quality in healthcare Define ERAS Illustrate how ERAS […]

“Patient Safety Update: Reducing Tubing Misconnections”

Download a copy of this content. Access the recording. HealthTrust presents..."Patient Safety Update: Reducing Tubing Misconnections" Reducing occurrences of medical device tubing misconnections is an important patient safety issue gaining attention from various stakeholders across the healthcare continuum. Such misconnections happen when one type of medical device is mistakenly attached to another medical device that […]

On-demand program: “Controlling High Blood Pressure: Has Anything Changed?”

Medscape Education* presents a free on-demand program..."Controlling High Blood Pressure: Has Anything Changed?" Learning Objectives  |  Upon completion of this activity, participants will have increased knowledge regarding the: New guidelines for the treatment of hypertension Potential of renal denervation technology to treat hypertension Status of the SPYRAL HTN clinical trial program on the safety and efficacy of […]

On-demand program: “Developments in Pediatric Imaging: Best Practices in Dose, Comfort & Safety”

Applied Radiology* presents..."Developments in Pediatric Imaging: Best Practices in Dose, Comfort & Safety" This educational opportunity will update attendees on the recently published FDA guidance and the ongoing work of the Image Gently Alliance and the American Association of  Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), which continue to refine the safety and effectiveness of pediatric Xray imaging. […]

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

Saxe Communications & Philips Healthcare* present…“Intra-Hospital Transport of Critically Ill Patients: How to Keep Them Safe” Transporting a critically ill patient within the hospital is common, because of the need for advanced diagnostics and procedures. There are potential challenges associated with intra-hospital transport, and patient safety is of the utmost importance. The standard for intra-hospital […]

“Venous Leg Ulcer Management Principles”

WoundSource* presents…“Venous Leg Ulcer Management Principles” Venous disease is the most common cause of lower extremity ulceration, occurring in 3% of those above the age of 80. The pathophysiology of venous ulcers is complex, with multiple theories suggested. One of the problems related to venous ulcer management lies within the research-to-practice gap. While clinical practice […]

“Going Plant-centered for Patients & Planet” 

Practice Greenhealth’s Greenhealth Academy* presents…“Going Plant-centered for Patients & Planet" Food production is a significant contributor to climate change, accounting for nearly a quarter of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Animal-based foods account for two-thirds of agricultural GHG emissions and more than three-quarters of agricultural land use, while plant-based foods have much lower environmental impacts. […]

“Adjusting to New Joint Commission Scoring for Sterile Processing”

Steris University* presents…“Adjusting to New Joint Commission Scoring for Sterile Processing” According to Joint Commission Online, the Infection Control standard IC.02.02.01 is the most cited standard for non-compliance with 72% of hospitals surveyed in 2017 being cited as noncompliant. In September 2018 The Joint Commission refined its scoring for this standard, and to help you […]

“Issues in Enteral Feeding: Malnutrition”

Download a copy of this content. Access the recording. HealthTrust & Avanos present..."Issues in Enteral Feeding: Malnutrition" The prevalence of malnutrition in developed countries has been estimated to be 1-15 percent of non-institutionalized older adults, 25-60 percent of older adults in geriatric care facilities, and 35-65 percent of older adults in hospitals. Several studies have […]

“Quality Control Tools for Sterilization & Disinfection”

3M Health Care Academy* presents…“Quality Control Tools for Sterilization & Disinfection” The same program is also offered at 9AM (central) on Feb. 21 Learning Objectives: Describe the quality control tools used to test sterilization and disinfection processes Discuss the information provided by each type of quality control tool Recommended usage Speaker: Ryan Rozinka  |  Technical […]

“How Nurses Can Be Hospitals’ Climate Champions”

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

“Quality Control Tools for Sterilization & Disinfection”

3M Health Care Academy* presents…“Quality Control Tools for Sterilization & Disinfection” The same program is also offered at 1PM (central) on Feb. 21 Learning Objectives: Describe the quality control tools used to test sterilization and disinfection processes Discuss the information provided by each type of quality control tool Recommended usage Speaker: Ryan Rozinka  |  Technical […]

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

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

On-demand program: “Controlling High Blood Pressure: Has Anything Changed?”

Medscape Education* presents a free on-demand program..."Controlling High Blood Pressure: Has Anything Changed?" Learning Objectives  |  Upon completion of this activity, participants will have increased knowledge regarding the: New guidelines for the treatment of hypertension Potential of renal denervation technology to treat hypertension Status of the SPYRAL HTN clinical trial program on the safety and efficacy of […]

“Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy”

Download a copy of this content. Access the recording. Supporting documents and procedures checklists. HealthTrust presents..."Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy" (Part 3 of 4 in the Maternal Morbidity & Mortality series) Despite a worldwide trend toward improvement in maternal morbidity and mortality, rates in the U.S. have surged in recent years. Specifically, the unacceptable rates of […]

Sustainability series: “Culture Change Matters, So How Do You Know If You’ve Achieved It?”

Cool Choices* presents its sustainability series…“Culture Change Matters, So How Do You Know If You've Achieved It?” Creating a place where sustainable practices are the new normal is vital to achieving aggressive sustainability goals. In this webinar, we'll discuss how you can measure change and know when your "on-the-ground" culture has truly shifted. Presenter Kathy […]

“Caring for Sepsis Survivors: From ICU to Post-hospital Care”

Sepsis Alliance & bioMérieux* present…“Caring for Sepsis Survivors: From ICU to Post-hospital Care” This presentation will review the common sequelae of sepsis. Best practices to mitigate and/or recover from post-sepsis sequelae will be discussed. Discharge and post-discharge medical care will be presented to enhance survivorship. Objectives: Review common sequelae of sepsis and common reasons for […]

“Issues in Enteral Feeding: Aspiration”

Access the recording Download a copy of this content. HealthTrust & Avanos present..."Issues in Enteral Feeding: Aspiration" While enteral nutrition can safely improve or maintain a patient’s nutritional status, complications have been associated with its delivery. Pulmonary aspiration is one of the most significant complications in patients receiving enteral nutrition, and aspiration pneumonia is among […]

“Consequences of FDA Changes to Critically Ill Bedside Glucose Testing Regulations”

Nova Biomedical* presents… “Consequences of FDA Changes to Critically Ill Bedside Glucose Testing Regulations” Part I: Clinical Consequences  |  “Venous, arterial, and now capillary specimens are all FDA cleared for testing critically ill patients – Are all specimen types analytically and clinically equivalent?” The choice of specimen type is an important consideration, particularly for critically ill […]

“Beyond SIRS—Rethinking Sepsis Screening in the Hospital”

Saxe Healthcare Communications & Philips Healthcare* present…“Beyond SIRS—Rethinking Sepsis Screening in the Hospital” PLEASE Register Early. REGISTRATION ENDS 2 Hours BEFORE the start-time of the webinar broadcast. This webinar will provide an overview of the burden of sepsis in the hospital and review the current recommendations for sepsis management. Various published tools for sepsis screening, including SIRS […]

“Environmental Benefits Calculator – Live Demo”

Green Electronics Council* presents…“Environmental Benefits Calculator - Live Demo" The Green Electronics Council recently launched a new Environmental Benefits Calculator that measures the environmental and cost benefits of purchasing sustainable EPEAT-registered products. The new calculator features modules for mobile phones, computers and displays (meeting the updated 2018 EPEAT criteria), and servers. Purchasers are invited to […]

“Getting it Right: How a Comprehensive ERAS With Nutrition Intervention Rapidly Reduced Colon Surgical Site Infections”

Abbott* presents…“Getting it Right: How a Comprehensive ERAS With Nutrition Intervention Rapidly Reduced Colon Surgical Site Infections” This webinar is part of the Improving Lives Through Nutrition Webinar series. In this session, physician and dietitian presenters from Navicent Health will discuss: The components of a successful colon ERAS protocol How to build a colon ERAS […]

“Delivering Climate-smart Healthcare”

Practice Greenhealth’s Greenhealth Academy* presents…“Delivering Climate-smart Healthcare" Our communities once again experienced the health impacts of climate change in 2018, including increases in heat-related illness, asthma and respiratory illness, as well as injuries and premature deaths from extreme weather events such as wildfires and hurricanes. Practice Greenhealth knows climate is a pressing issue for you […]

“Getting it Right: How a Comprehensive ERAS With Nutrition Intervention Rapidly Reduced Colon Surgical Site Infections”

Abbott* presents…“Getting it Right: How a Comprehensive ERAS With Nutrition Intervention Rapidly Reduced Colon Surgical Site Infections” This webinar is part of the Improving Lives Through Nutrition Webinar series. In this session, physician and dietitian presenters from Navicent Health will discuss: The components of a successful colon ERAS protocol How to build a colon ERAS […]

“Steam Sterilization Quality Control Checkup”

3M Healthcare Academy* presents… "Steam Sterilization Quality Control Checkup” This same program has two offerings on Jan. 17: 9AM AND 1PM (Central). Are your facility’s steam sterilization quality assurance policies up-to-date? AAMI revised ST79 in 2017, AORN updated their Guideline for Sterilization in 2018, and The Joint Commission has new scoring around certain high-level disinfection and […]

”Steam Sterilization Quality Control Checkup”

3M Healthcare Academy presents… ”Steam Sterilization Quality Control Checkup” This same program has two offerings on Jan. 17: 9AM AND 1PM (Central). Are your facility’s steam sterilization quality assurance policies up-to-date? AAMI revised ST79 in 2017, AORN updated their Guideline for Sterilization in 2018, and The Joint Commission has new scoring around certain high-level disinfection […]

“Sepsis Champions—How Hospital-wide Involvement Changes Sepsis Care”

Sepsis Alliance Network* presents…“Sepsis Champions—How Hospital-wide Involvement Changes Sepsis Care” Sepsis Champions help to optimize sepsis management and emphasize the importance of early recognition and timely treatment. The webinar session will provide an overview of what a Sepsis Champion is and does. The beginning stages to develop a Sepsis Champion Program will be discussed. A […]

“Let’s Crunch Some Numbers: Calculations for a Pharmacy Technician”

Access the recording. Download a copy of this content. HealthTrust presents..."Let's Crunch Some Numbers: Calculations for a Pharmacy Technician" Pharmacy Technicians in many facilities possess varying degrees of pharmaceutical math expertise. Seasoned technicians who work in the IV room often have a distinct understanding of essential calculations, however, performing calculations can be a challenge for […]

Deadline for 2019 HTU Proposals

Tonight is the deadline to submit presentations for consideration as part of the 2019 HealthTrust University Conference education line up. Submit proposals here by 11:59 PM (Central time). 2019 HTU: August 12-14  |  Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center  |   Nashville, TN  

“Code Crimson: Massive Transfusion Protocol”

Access the recording. Download a copy of this content. Supporting Documents & Procedure Checklists HealthTrust presents..."Code Crimson: Massive Transfusion Protocol" (Part 2 of 4 in the Maternal Morbidity & Mortality series) The U.S. rate of severe maternal morbidity at delivery, as defined by a variety of conditions and procedures, increased 45 percent from 2006 through […]

“Sepsis in Older Adults”

The Sepsis Alliance* presents..."Continuum of Care: Sepsis in Older Adults" Sepsis can and does affect people of all ages. The very young and those who already have a chronic health problem or a compromised immune system are at higher risk of developing sepsis. But people over 65 years old, particularly those who have health issues, are […]

2019 HTU Call for Proposals Is Open

Speakers are invited to submit proposals for consideration as part of the 2019 HealthTrust University Conference education line up. Submit proposals here by the Jan. 14 deadline (11:59 PM central time). Invite others from your facility or health system to share their clinical initiative outcomes or supply chain success stories. Download a flyer to share […]

“Contaminated Items”

3M Health Care Academy* presents…Sterile U, Ask the Experts Series:  "Contaminated Items” Learning Objectives: Explain AORN, AAMI and the Association of Surgical Technologist (AS) current guidelines and specific responsibilities for point of use (POU), post procedure and transportation of contaminated items. Identify how following guidelines for POU care helps to reduce risks to patients and employees. […]

“Biosimilar vs. Generic: What’s the Difference?”

HealthTrust presents..."Biosimilar vs. Generic: What's the Difference?" Access the recording. Download a copy of the presentation here. The availability of biosimilar products has grown in outpatient and inpatient pharmacy settings since the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BCPI) Act of 2009 was passed. As prescription drug prices continue to be a controversial issue, there […]

“Contaminated Items”

3M Health Care Academy* presents…Sterile U, Ask the Experts Series:  "Contaminated Items” Learning Objectives: Explain AORN, AAMI and the Association of Surgical Technologist (AS) current guidelines and specific responsibilities for point of use (POU), post procedure and transportation of contaminated items. Identify how following guidelines for POU care helps to reduce risks to patients and employees. […]

“Preventing the #1 Hospital-Acquired Infection and Saving Lives: One Clean Mouth at a Time

California Hospital Patient Safety Organization* presents…“Preventing the #1 Hospital-Acquired Infection and Saving Lives: One Clean Mouth at a Time” Nonventilator Hospital Acquired Pneumonia (NVHAP) is an emerging hospital acquired infection (HAII) with important patient safety concerns.  As device-related HAIs have decreased – thanks to focused prevention efforts – NVHAP continued to increase.  According to the […]

“How I Recommend Flu Vaccine: How to Make Recommendations that Matter to Patients”

The CDC & the Public Health Foundation* present…“How I Recommend Flu Vaccine: How to Make Recommendations that Matter to Patients” Every year, there are large numbers of Americans who get sick and die as a result of seasonal flu. Yet, many of your patients may underestimate flu’s severity or their own susceptibility to catching the […]

“Implementing Next-generation Sequencing for Precision Oncology Testing”

Fisher Scientific* presents...."Implementing Next-generation Sequencing for Precision Oncology Testing" According to a recent study by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, the majority of cancer treatments in development have an associated genomic biomarker—a trend that's expected to increase in the coming years. With this evolution in the clinical oncology landscape, academic medical […]

“High Reliability & Safety in Obstetrics: A Life-saving Approach”

Access the recording. Download a copy of this content. Supporting Documents & Procedure Checklists HealthTrust presents..."High Reliability & Safety in Obstetrics: A Life-saving Approach" (Part 1 of 4 in the Maternal Morbidity & Mortality series) The proportion of women who experienced serious complications while giving birth in U.S. hospitals rose drastically between 2006 and 2015. […]

“Technology for Public Health: Addressing Counterfeit Products”

The Green Electronics Council* presents…"Technology for Public Health: Addressing Counterfeit Products" Click here for more information. * NOTE: This is an industry resource-sponsored webinar. HealthTrust has not approved and/or endorsed the content. This program may contain the mention of products, services, drugs or brands presented in a case study or comparative format. Such examples are intended for […]

“Continuum of Care: Sepsis Case Studies”

The Sepsis Coordinator Network * presents..."Continuum of Care: Sepsis Case Studies" This webinar will delve into several case studies with a focus on adult and maternal sepsis. Each case will be presented, including a review of the patient's progression, and followed by a discussion on best practices and potential opportunities to improve care. The patient […]

“Infectious Waste DOT Certification”

Daniel's Health* presents..."Infection Waste DOT Certification" Did you know that anyone who is packaging or transporting waste within a healthcare facility is required to be certified for DOT RMW Training?  Attend this free session for DOT certification on Infectious Substances. Learning Objectives | At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to: […]

“Innovation in Sepsis Diagnostics & Treatment”

The Sepsis Coordinator Network * presents..."Innovation in Sepsis  Diagnostics & Treatment" Learn about some of the latest innovations in sepsis diagnostics and treatment. Objectives: Discuss the role that fast diagnostics for bloodstream infections play in expediting treatment of patients. Define the role of GIAPREZA in treating patients with septic or other distributive shock Recall patient-focused […]

“Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Reproductive & Sexual Health”

Healthy People 2020 and Leading Health Indicators* present…“Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Reproductive & Sexual Health” Learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Reproductive and Sexual Health Leading Indicators. You’ll also hear how the Texas Department of State Health Services is working to increase people’s knowledge of their HIV status by […]

Sustainable Purchasing Webinar (part 4 of 4) – “Tactics, Tools & Impacts on Sustainable Purchases”

The Green Electronics Council* presents part four of…“Sustainable Procurement Through a Public & Private Sector Lens: Tactics, Tools & Impacts on Sustainable Purchases," (part 4 of 4) During this session panelists will talk about specific tactics and procurement processes that each sector employs and highlight how different approaches affect sustainable purchasing outcomes. The Green Electronics Council […]

“Sepsis Screening & Nurse Driven Protocols”

The Sepsis Coordinator Network * presents..."Sepsis Screening & Nurse Driven Protocols" This session will review the significance of early detection and intervention for sepsis. Emergency room and inpatient sepsis screening, and nurse-driven protocols will be presented. The similarities and differences will be discussed. Presenters: Amy Sprague, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN | Patient Safety Manager | Indianapolis VA […]

“USP <797>/<800>: Cleanroom Design & Environmental Monitoring”

Access the recording. Download a copy of this presentation. HealthTrust & TechSafety present..."USP <797>/<800>: Cleanroom Design & Environmental Monitoring" While USP (United States Pharmacopeia) <797> previously established requirements for hazardous drug compounding, its latest revision—<800>—clarifies and expands upon sterile and non-sterile hazardous drug compounding. Enhanced engineering and procedural controls extend protection to operators and environments […]

“Fever Management—Current Strategies in Patients With Infection”

Stryker* presents…“Fever Management—Current Strategies in Patients With Infection” Recent evidence on the management of fever in patients with infection/sepsis and the impact on patient outcomes have challenged traditional practice of critical care clinicians. This session reviews the current evidence regarding the monitoring of the patient with fever; the impact of fever on outcomes in patients […]

“Method to the Madness: Using Data and Evidence to Drive Practice Changes in Nasal Decolonization”

3M Health Care Academy * presents..."Method to the Madness: Using Data and Evidence to Drive Practice Changes in Nasal Decolonization" Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to describe the steps needed to identify surgical nasal decolonization program gaps and implement interventions to close those gaps.  The webinar will also discuss how to […]

“Management of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-related Toxicities”

Access the recording. Download a copy of this content. HealthTrust presents..."Management of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-related Toxicities" Pembrolizumab, nivolumab and other immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICPis) are currently FDA-approved for many different cancers and their indications for use continue to expand at a rapid rate. Despite the positive clinical benefits of these medications, however, there are many […]

New On-Demand Offering: “Sepsis: First Response”

Sepsis Alliance* presents…"Sepsis: First Response" As many as 87% of sepsis cases originate in the patient’s community. Sepsis is the body’s life-threatening response to an infection that takes 270,000 lives a year in the United States alone. EMS are often the first medical providers to reach these cases. In fact, EMS transports as many as 60% […]

“Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Practical Diagnosis & Management of Pediatric Patients With EoE”

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences & Mead Johnson* present…“Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Practical Diagnosis & Management of Pediatric Patients With EoE” As part of the series “New Approaches to Diagnosing and Managing Infant Food Allergy,” this program reviews long-term nutritional strategies and medical management for pediatric patients with Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). The presenter specifically discusses the […]

“Next Generation Silver Technology: Enhancing Silver to Address Wound Bioburden

ConvaTec* & Wound Source Webinars present…“Next Generation Silver Technology: Enhancing Silver to Address Wound Bioburden” Despite advances in wound management technologies, the problem of chronic non-healing wounds continues. Chronic wounds negatively impact patients' quality of life and add significantly to treatment costs and costs associated with potential related litigation. A recent economic analysis of more […]

“Guidelines for Diagnosis & Management of Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)”

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences & Mead Johnson* present…“Guidelines for Diagnosis & Management of Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)” As part of the series “New Approaches to Diagnosing and Managing Infant Food Allergy,” this program is designed for learners to recognize the clinical presentation of FPIES and how to incorporate medical and nutritional strategies […]

“Outbreak Readiness: Creating an Effective Strategic PPE Supply for Pandemics and Flu”

Halyard Health*presents..."Outbreak Readiness: Creating an Effective Strategic PPE Supply for Pandemics and Flu" The 2017-2018 Flu Season was a record breaker, crowding more hospitals and lasting more weeks than any flu season in decades. Yet even the CDC has a hard time predicting in advance how bad a flu season will be. That’s why Halyard […]

“Immunology in Infants & Food Allergy Management Cow’s Milk Allergy: Mechanisms, Diagnosis & Treatment”

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences & Mead Johnson present…“Immunology in Infants & Food Allergy Management Cow's Milk Allergy: Mechanisms, Diagnosis & Treatment” As part of the series “New Approaches to Diagnosing and Managing Infant Food Allergy,” this program discusses strategies for diagnosing and managing cow's milk allergy (CMA) in infants. Presenters will discuss strategies for […]

“Guidelines for Diagnosis & Management of Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)”

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences & Mead Johnson* present…“Guidelines for Diagnosis & Management of  (FPIES)” As part of the series “New Approaches to Diagnosing and Managing Infant Food Allergy,” this program is designed for learners to recognize the clinical presentation of FPIES and how to incorporate medical and nutritional strategies using current FPIES guidelines. […]

“Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Practical Diagnosis & Management of Pediatric Patients With EoE”

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences & Mead Johnson* present…“Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Practical Diagnosis & Management of Pediatric Patients With EoE” As part of the series “New Approaches to Diagnosing and Managing Infant Food Allergy,” this program reviews long-term nutritional strategies and medical management for pediatric patients with Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). The presenter specifically discusses the […]

“Nutrition in the NICU: Human Milk Diet Provides Better Tolerance, Growth & Cost Effectiveness”

Access the recording. Download a copy of this presentation. HealthTrust & Prolacta present..."Nutrition in the NICU: Human Milk Diet Provides Better Tolerance, Growth & Cost Effectiveness" Many clinicians are familiar with using cow’s milk-based products in very low birthweight (VLBW) infants as fortification. They are not as familiar with alternatives to these products, nor do […]

“Immunology in Infants & Food Allergy Management Cow’s Milk Allergy: Mechanisms, Diagnosis & Treatment”

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences & Mead Johnson present…“Immunology in Infants & Food Allergy Management Cow's Milk Allergy: Mechanisms, Diagnosis & Treatment” As part of the series “New Approaches to Diagnosing and Managing Infant Food Allergy,” this program discusses strategies for diagnosing and managing cow's milk allergy (CMA) in infants. Presenters will discuss strategies for […]

“Improving Patient Outcomes & Decreasing Hospital Costs Through Nutrition”

Download a copy of this presentation. Access the recording. HealthTrust & Abbott present..."Improving Patient Outcomes & Decreasing Hospital Costs Through Nutrition" Up to 50 percent of patients are malnourished upon admission to an acute care setting. This can impact clinical and financial performance measures throughout the patient journey, including lengths of stay, costs of care, […]

“Practice Makes Perfect: Implementing Mock Codes in Hospitals”

Physio-Control* presents…“Practice Makes Perfect: Implementing Mock Codes in Hospitals” is an evolving field that allows trainees to practice skills, expand knowledge, and build self-confidence in a safe and controlled environment with no risk to patients. Mock codes, as part of resuscitation simulation, play an important role in improving performance in cardiac arrest resuscitation events in hospitals. […]

“AI-Powered Precision Health: Shaping the Future of Healthcare”

GE Healthcare* & AHA* Health Forum Webinars present…“AI-Powered Precision Health: Shaping the Future of Healthcare” Artificial intelligence (AI) brings both promises and concerns as it filters into the patient care environment, enabling precision health for better outcomes delivered more efficiently. Combining AI methods and systems with an irreplaceable human clinician can advance the delivery of care in […]

“New Strategies in Treating Respiratory Failure—NIV & HFNO as Complementary Therapies”

Saxe Communications & Philips Healthcare* present..."New Strategies in Treating Respiratory Failure—NIV & HFNO as complementary therapies" Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) or the delivery of positive pressure ventilation delivered through a has become more common as its benefits are increasingly recognized. NIV has proven efficacy for hypercapnic respiratory failure, especially that due to COPD exacerbations. High-flow nasal […]

“Improving Air Quality for Citizens’ Health & Well-being”

The Green Electronics Council* presents…“Improving Air Quality for Citizens' Health & Well-being" Click here for more information. * NOTE: This is an industry resource-sponsored webinar. HealthTrust has not approved and/or endorsed the content. This program may contain the mention of products, services, drugs or brands presented in a case study or comparative format. Such examples are intended […]

“Safe Securement to Skin: Thinking Differently About Medical Tape & Its Impact on Patient Outcomes”

3M Health Care Academy* presents…“Safe Securement to Skin: Thinking Differently About Medical Tape & Its Impact on Patient Outcomes” Filling the bins of every supply room and carried into virtually every patient room is one of the oldest, most widely-used medical technologies – medical tape. Throughout care settings, there is a perception that “tape is […]

“Current Strategies for Vascular Access Stabilization: Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice”

Saxe Healthcare Communications* presents…“Current Strategies for Vascular Access Stabilization: Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice” Stabilization of movement at the vascular access device (VAD) exit site is recognized as an important intervention in preventing complications and increasing catheter dwell time. The risk for unintentional catheter dislodgement is reduced, and when pistoning movement of the catheter at […]

“The Secret Ingredient for Optimum Nursing Care—How Leaders Can Create a Resilient Workforce”

The American Nurses Association* presents…“The Secret Ingredient for Optimum Nursing Care—How Leaders Can Create a Resilient Workforce” Consider this situation: The turnover in your work environment is high. On exit interviews, many of the healthcare professionals mention that they think that the right decisions about patient care are not being made, especially when aggressive tactics […]

MD residents live event: “Sterilization & Disinfection: Good Practices for Ambulatory Settings…”

3M Health Care Academy* presents..."Sterilization & Disinfection: Good Practices for Ambulatory Settings, including Surgery Centers, Endoscopy Centers, Physician Offices & Dental Clinics" Good disinfection and sterilization practices are critical to safe patient care and successful procedures. Device reprocessing is complicated and procedures and requirements can vary widely based on the instrument. This program is designed as […]

“Neonatal Skin Care: State of the Science and Ongoing Challenges”

The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) presents..."Neonatal Skin Care: State of the Science and Ongoing Challenges" The skin is one of the most important organs at birth, and skin care provided during the newborn period may have short and long-term effects which can extend into infancy and beyond. During the first […]

“Bundling Care to Enhance Readiness to Liberate From Ventilator”

Saxe Communications & Medtronic present*…“Bundling Care to Enhance Readiness to Liberate From Ventilator” In ICUs across the U.S., clinicians are working to ensure the ABCDF bundle is fully integrated into daily care. Over the last decade, concentrated effort has occurred to Awaken patients through use of sedation protocols, facilitating ventilator liberation through spontaneous Breathing trials, […]

“Recognition and Management of the Neonate with Pneumonia”

Saxe Communications and Philips* present... "Recognition and Management of the Neonate with Pneumonia" Pneumonia in a newborn can be very difficult to differentiate from respiratory distress syndrome. More specifically, late-onset pneumonia is commonly thought to be related to other etiologies. This webinar will discuss the etiology of early—and late—onset pneumonia and identify common pathogens that […]

“Developments in Pediatric Imaging: Best Practices in Dose, Comfort & Safety”

FugiFilm Medical Systems* presents…“Developments in Pediatric Imaging: Best Practices in Dose, Comfort & Safety” This expert forum will update the audience on recently published FDA guidance and the ongoing work of the Image Gently Alliance and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), which continue to refine the safety and effectiveness of pediatric X-ray […]

CA residents live event: “Sterilization & Disinfection: Good Practices for Ambulatory Settings…”

3M Health Care Academy* presents..."Sterilization & Disinfection: Good Practices for Ambulatory Settings, including Surgery Centers, Endoscopy Centers, Physician Offices & Dental Clinics" Good disinfection and sterilization practices are critical to safe patient care and successful procedures. Device reprocessing is complicated and procedures and requirements can vary widely based on the instrument. This program is designed […]

“The High BMI Mother: Challenges & Care Strategies Related to Patient Safety & the Obstetrical Nurse”

Saxe Communications, Philips & AWHONN* present…“The High BMI Mother: Challenges and Care Strategies Related to Patient Safety and the Obstetrical Nurse” The prevalence of obesity is rapidly increasing not only in the United States but across the globe. This places a major impact on women of childbearing age and specifically pregnancy. Knowledge of the associated […]

“Cut Through the Clutter: A Focused Approach to Infection Prevention”

3M Health Care Academy* presents…“Cut Through the Clutter: A Focused Approach to Infection Prevention” In an environment where you are being told that everything is a priority and demanding of attention, how can you cut through the clutter and identify the most effective strategies for training teams to combat healthcare-associated infections?  A recent survey* of […]

“Part 1: Addressing Challenges for Safety & Compliance in Today’s Built Environment Above Ceiling Space”

Grainger* presents…“Part 1: Addressing Challenges for Safety & Compliance in Today’s Built Environment Above Ceiling Space” Get the important updates you need to help improve safety, quality and survey readiness at your facility. This webinar will address strategies and programs focused on helping you become more safe and compliant in the above ceiling space of […]

“Clostridium Difficile Infection Guideline Update: Understanding the Data Behind the Recommendations”

Download a copy of this presentation. Access the recording. HealthTrust & Abbott (formerly Alere) present... Program Summary Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) causes intestinal inflammation that can lead to serious and life-threatening illnesses. In a healthcare environment such as a hospital or nursing home, C-diff can easily spread through contaminated surfaces or person-to-person contact. CDIs pose […]

“Mobile Technology & Sustainable Transportation”

The Green Electronics Council* presents…“Mobile Technology & Sustainable Transportation” Click here for more information. * NOTE: This is an industry resource-sponsored webinar. HealthTrust has not approved and/or endorsed the content. This program may contain the mention of products, services, drugs or brands presented in a case study or comparative format. Such examples are intended for educational and […]

“Doctor, this patient is really sick!…Early Detection of the Sepsis Patient”

Philips* & Saxe Communications present…"Early Detection of the Sepsis Patient” Sepsis and the deteriorating patient present a clinical conundrum for early identification and intervention in and out of the ICU. Utilizing a modified early warning score (MEWS) and sepsis alerts can fast track recognition and preventative therapies. Admissions to the intensive care unit (ICU) from […]

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

Radiometer and acutecaretesting.org* present…"The Diagnosis & Monitoring of Sepsis: Lactate & 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 definitions […]

“eCPR—Mechanical CPR, ECMO and PCI…Oh My!”

Physio-Control/Stryker & Saxe Healthcare Communications present*…"eCPR—Mechanical CPR, ECMO and PCI...Oh My!" Changes in the management of cardiac arrest have led to dramatically improved outcomes. However, a subset of patients in ventricular fibrillation may require more support and intervention. This webinar will identify those patients who may benefit from immediate percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) during cardiac arrest. […]

1PM offering: “Why Sterilization of Endoscopes?”

3M Healthcare Academy presents*..."Why Sterilization of Endoscopes"  This session is intended to provide an overview of the key issues related to the controversial topic of sterilization of flexible endoscopes. Due to the increased awareness of potential patient exposure and documented evidence of outbreaks related to contaminated endoscopes, experts are beginning to propose modifying Spaulding’s classifications […]

9AM offering: “Why Sterilization of Endoscopes”

3M Healthcare Academy presents*..."Why Sterilization of Endoscopes"  This session is intended to provide an overview of the key issues related to the controversial topic of sterilization of flexible endoscopes. Due to the increased awareness of potential patient exposure and documented evidence of outbreaks related to contaminated endoscopes, experts are beginning to propose modifying Spaulding’s classifications […]

New On-demand Offering: “Managing an Exclusive Human Milk Diet in VLBW Infants: Optimizing Enteral Nutrition”

Prolacta Bioscience* presents: "Managing an Exclusive Human Milk Diet in VLBW Infants: Optimizing Enteral Nutrition" Human milk feedings during the critical periods of early life for premature infants contribute to both short and long-term benefits. “The potential benefits of human milk are such that all preterm infants should receive human milk.” (AAP, 2012) Additionally, all preterm […]

“Innovations in Insulin: New Opportunities to Individualize Therapy” – CMEs/CEs expire Aug. 30, 2018

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower presents an on-demand webinar..."Innovations in Insulin: New Opportunities to Individualize Therapy" Drs. Fonseca and Leffert combine their expertise and discuss emerging concepts, treatment advancements, and critical issues associated with the management of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The discussion focuses on real-world patient management and includes case […]

“New Medications & FDA Updates 2017″

Download a copy of this presentation. Access the recording. HealthTrust presents...“New Medications & FDA Updates 2017" Program Summary In 2017, there were 46 new molecular entities approved by the FDA for use in the United States as well as a number of FDA drug safety alerts. This presentation will review all the new medications that were […]

“Antiarrhythmics & QT Prolongation: Avoiding Drug Interactions”

Download a copy of this presentation. Access the recording. HealthTrust presents...“Antiarrhythmics & QT Prolongation: Avoiding Drug Interactions” A QT interval in cardiology is a measure of the time between the start of the Q wave and the end of the T wave in the heart's electrical cycle. This webinar will provide a refresh of cardiac […]

HTU CE Credit Deadline

This evening at 11:59 PM (Central) is the deadline to apply for CE credits available as part of the recent HealthTrust University Conference. No credit will be available after the sites close at this time. The site for pharmacy CE credit is Belmont University College of Pharmacy; Pfiedler Enterprises is the site for nursing and […]

“Speeding Sepsis Response: University of Utah Health Reduced Cost & Length of Stay for Septic Patients by 10%”

Becker's Hospital Review & Spok present*..."Speeding Sepsis Response: University of Utah Health Reduced Cost & Length of Stay for Septic Patients by 10%" Sepsis is survivable, but it must be identified and treated quickly: Once hypotension sets in, the risk of death rises 8 percent with each hour that passes before treatment. University of Utah […]

“State of Skin: Elevating the Science of Skin Management”

3M Healthcare Academy* presents…“State of Skin: Elevating the Science of Skin Management” It covers us all, yet skin is easy to overlook. All too often, at the doctor’s office, the hospital, the nursing home, or even at home it’s simply a place to insert a needle, tape a tube or attach an adhesive or device—it’s […]

“Active Shooter Training for Healthcare Professionals – What You Need to Know”

Nurse.com* presents…“Active Shooter Training for Healthcare Professionals - What You Need to Know” This webinar will discuss survival steps attendees can take in the event of an active shooter event occurring at the workplace. The topics covered will include: developing a mindset of action and survival during active shooter incidents, preparing for critical incidents in […]

“Workplace Violence Prevention: Implementing Strategies for Safer Healthcare Organizations”

The Joint Commission and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)* present… Workplace Violence Prevention: Implementing Strategies for Safer Healthcare Organizations” This webinar will offer an opportunity to learn from The Joint Commission and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in a review of OSHA's 2015 Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social […]

HealthTrust University Conference – Day 3

Attendance at HTU is by invitation only 6:30 – 7:45 a.m. Breakfast 7:00 – 7:45 a.m. Breakfast Keynote 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Closing General Session 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Member Education Sessions

“Pandemic Influenza: Perspective, Preparation, Protection, Personal Preparedness”

Halyard Health* presents…”Pandemic Influenza: Perspective, Preparation, Protection, Personal Preparedness” Learn about large droplet, droplet nuclei and touch transfer in the spread of flu, plus the importance of reservoir disruption, personnel preparation, PPE and best practices. Includes practical recommendations. Presenter: Peggy Luebbert, MS, MT(ASCP)SC, CIC, CHSP Continuing Education:  Each webinar is accredited for 1 Contact hour […]

HealthTrust University Conference – Day 2

Attendance at HTU is by invitation only 6:30 – 8 a.m. Breakfast 8 – 10 a.m. General Session 10 – 10:30 a.m. Power Break 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Member Education Sessions 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Vendor Fair & Lunch 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Member Education Sessions 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Member Education Sessions 3:30 - […]

HealthTrust University Conference – Day 1

Attendance at HTU is by invitation only 2 – 3 p.m. Member Education Sessions 3 – 3:30 p.m. Power Break 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Member Education Sessions 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Vendor Fair & Reception 8 – 11 p.m. Monday Night Kick-Off Party

“Go With the Flow: Insights Into Complex Infusion Delivery Systems”

The AAMI Foundation’s National Coalition to Promote the Safe Use of Complex Healthcare Technology* presents…“Go with the Flow: Insights into Complex Infusion Delivery Systems” The session will explore the use, design and safety of infusion technology in the clinical environment. There are many factors that influence flow accuracy of this technology. Speakers will outline the […]

“Is Your PPE Protecting You? What You Don’t Know May Hurt You”

Halyard Health* presents…"Is Your PPE Protecting You? What You Don’t Know May Hurt You" Understand the standards and guidelines that relate to surgical PPE and the importance of questioning your barrier protection. Includes strategies for selection and use of surgical gowns and surgical masks. Presenter: Kathleen Stoessel, RN, BSN, MS Continuing Education:  Each webinar is […]

“Applying MFGM & Human Milk Science to Improve Nutrition for Infants & Toddlers”

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences & Mead Johnson* present..."Applying MFGM & Human Milk Science to Improve Nutrition for Infants & Toddlers" The session describes how dairy-processing advances have isolated and purified milk fat globule membrane from cow’s milk for supplementation to infant formula. The presenter also reviews the structure and composition of MFGM and […]

“Respiratory Protection: Masks vs. Respirators”

Halyard Health* presents…“Respiratory Protection: Masks vs. Respirators” The impact of droplet and airborne infectious disease transmission with instruction on how to appropriately select and use respiratory protection. Presenter: Peggy Luebbert, MS, MT(ASCP)SC, CIC, CHSP Continuing Education:  Each webinar is accredited for 1 Contact hour for nurses This is the first in a series of three […]

“Dress for Success: Clinical Considerations in Wound Dressing Selection”

WoundSource presents..."Dress for Success: Clinical Considerations in Wound Dressing Selection" Choosing a wound dressing can be a difficult task, a task that is often debatable, confusing, and complicated. However, understanding this important step in the wound healing cascade is integral to maintaining and achieving healing outcomes for our patients with chronic and acute wounds. This […]

“Updated Environmental & Social Criteria for EPEAT-registered Computers & Displays”

The Green Electronics Council* presents…"Updated Environmental & Social Criteria for EPEAT-registered Computers & Displays" The EPEAT Computer and Display category is getting an update later this year, and EPEAT is recommending some changes in purchasing requirements. The updated category, which launches in November, will differ from the existing category in three major ways: Increased focus […]

“Assessing Malnutrition, Growth & Nutrition Practices for VLBW Infants”

This event has been canceled and will be re-scheduled for a later date. Please direct any questions to Prolacta Bioscience. Prolacta Bioscience presents...“Assessing Malnutrition, Growth & Nutrition Practices for VLBW Infants” A question-and-answer session will follow the webinar. Learning Objectives Recognize evidence-based indicators used to identify malnutrition in preterm infants. Determine appropriate growth goals. Identify […]

“Dealing With Delirium: The Pediatric Perspective”

Download a copy of this presentation. Access the recording. HealthTrust presents...."Dealing With Delirium: The Pediatric Perspective" While pediatric delirium has been identified as a common occurrence in pediatric intensive care units, less than 30 percent of pediatric ICUs report routinely screening for delirium. In an effort to increase awareness regarding the incidence of pediatric delirium, […]

“The Pros & Cons of Procalcitonin: Initiation, De-escalation & Discontinuation”

Download a copy of this presentation. Access the recording. HealthTrust presents..."The Pros & Cons of Procalcitonin: Initiation, De-escalation & Discontinuation" As antimicrobial stewardship programs continue to gain strength within hospitals across the country, many organizations are investing in resources to support pharmacists in antimicrobial decision-making. One tool that has aided this decision-making is the procalcitonin […]

“Critical Care Pearls for the General Hospital Pharmacist: A Focus on Prophylactic Medications”

Download a copy of this presentation. Access the recording. HealthTrust Presents..."Critical Care Pearls for the General Hospital Pharmacist: A Focus on Prophylactic Medications" Standardizing workflow by implementing checklists helps healthcare practitioners make sense of complex patients, as well as ensures that the simplest of steps is not overlooked. The ICU is notorious for containing patients […]

“Perinatal HIV Exposure: Antiretroviral Management”

Download a copy of this presentation. Access the recording. HealthTrust presents…"Perinatal HIV Exposure: Antiretroviral Management" In 2010, the White House released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which set a goal to reduce newly diagnosed perinatally acquired HIV cases to 191 infants. With the introduction of universal prenatal HIV testing, antiretroviral prophylaxis, and other interventions, the incidence […]

“Perioperative Pregabalin & Ketamine as Multimodal Pain Management Strategies”

Download a copy of this presentation. Access the recording. HealthTrust presents..."Perioperative Pregabalin & Ketamine as Multimodal Pain Management Strategies" The efficacy, safety and dosing of pregabalin and ketamine as components of a perioperative multimodal pain management strategy are not well defined. However, adjunctive drug therapy is of increasing interest in order to improve postoperative pain […]

Sustainable Purchasing Webinar (part 2 of 4) – “Sector Challenges & Successes”

The Green Electronics Council* presents part two of...“Sustainable Procurement Through a Public & Private Sector Lens: Understanding Differences in Motivation, Roles, Strategy & Results" -- “Sector Challenges & Successes” This webinar is part two of a four-part series of “Sustainable Procurement Through a Public & Private Sector Lens: Understanding Differences in Motivation, Roles, Strategy & Results.” The […]

“Addressing Clinical Challenges With Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Complications”

3M* Health Care Academy presents…“Addressing Clinical Challenges With Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Complications” Understand how to protect peripheral IV sites and reduce risk of complications. This course examines the impact, incidence and clinical considerations of PIV complications. Learning Objectives: Understand impact and incidence of PIV complications, including the pathogenesis of intra- and extra-luminal PLABSI (peripheral line-associated […]

“The Low Down on the High Life: Management of Acute Toxicities From Drug Abuse”

Download a copy of this presentation. Access the recording. HealthTrust presents…“The Low Down on the High Life: Management of Acute Toxicities From Drug Abuse” Program Summary Each year, drug users are finding more ways to misuse or abuse over-the-counter or prescription medication. As new products are abused, clinicians will need to be prepared to treat […]

“Advances in Surgical Site Infection Prevention: Prophylactic Antimicrobial Dressings Webinar”

BSN* presents: "Advances in Surgical Site Infection Prevention: Prophylactic Antimicrobial Dressings Webinar" The growing incidence of antimicrobial resistance along with increased rates of surgical site infections demands the adoption of new techniques in prevention of surgical site infections. The goal of this program is to educate a broader audience on strategies to prevent surgical site infections. OBJECTIVES […]

“Support Surface Standards Initiative: Explore What’s New & Discover What’s in it For You!”

NPUAP presents..."Support Surface Standards Initiative: Explore What’s New & Discover What’s in it For You!" OBJECTIVES: 1. Explain the rationale of the application of standards methodology to support surfaces. 2. Discuss the clinical significance of support surface standards in the decision-making process of support surface selection at the micro and the macro level. 3. Describe the […]

Emerging Technology & Its Impact on Nursing Practice

The American Nurses Association* presents..."Emerging Technology & Its Impact on Nursing Practice" Join the ANA in celebrating nursing with its annual National Nurses Week Live Webinar. Program Summary: Technology in healthcare is continually evolving. What is coming down the pike? What does the future of nursing look like? What do nurses need to know to […]

“Breaking Even During Price Hikes in the Intensive Care Unit”

Download a copy of this presentation. Access the recording. HealthTrust presents..."Breaking Even During Price Hikes in the Intensive Care Unit" Price hikes and a fragile supply chain may account for millions of dollars in unplanned annual drug expenditures for hospital pharmacies. This session will review the impact of the Unapproved Drugs Initiative and shortages on […]

“Management of Infants with NAS, Therapeutic Interventions” (Part 2 of 2)

As part of its Neonatal Education Series 2018, Saxe Communications and Philips Healthcare present a  Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Webinars Series (See also: Part 1: “Assessment of Infants With NAS” ) “Management of Infants with NAS, Therapeutic Interventions” (Part 2 of 2) Wed., May 2, 2018, 11AM – 12PM (Central) Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) can […]

“The Science of Securement & Clinical Considerations”

3M Health Care Academy* presents… “The Science of Securement & Clinical Considerations” This course examines the technology of adhesion and securement as it relates to vascular access with clinical considerations and a review of MARSI prevention strategies. Learning Objectives: Identify clinical complications related to inadequate securement Summarize practice standards relating to vascular securement Describe common […]

Sustainable Purchasing Webinar (part 1 of 4) – “Organizational Motivation, Engagement & Support”

The Green Electronic Council presents part one of…Sustainable Procurement Through a Public and Private Sector Lens: Understanding Differences in Motivation, Roles, Strategy, and Results -- "Organizational Motivation, Engagement & Support" (part 1 of 4) This program was offered live on April 18, 2018. Access the presentation here. Presenters: Pat Hopper  |  managing director sourcing  |  […]

“Seafood, Iodine & Contrast Allergies: A Medical Myth”

3M Health Care Academy* presents… “Seafood, Iodine & Contrast Allergies: A Medical Myth” This one-hour webinar reviews the historical background associated with the misconception of a relationship between shellfish, iodine and contrast dye. There will be a review of the specific reaction unique to shellfish, iodine and contrast dye and how the information can impact […]

“Novel Approaches to Oral Feeding Readiness Assessment in the Newborn” – CE expires 3/30/18

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences with an education grant by Mead Johnson Nutrition present… "Novel Approaches to Oral Feeding Readiness Assessment in the Newborn" Learning Objectives  |  At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Recognize the diverse biological mechanisms involved in neonatal oral feeding Describe the potential benefits of using […]

“Bioactivity of Milk Fat Globule Membranes (MFGMs) and Their Impact on Infant Growth and Development” – CE expires 3/31/18

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences with an education grant by Mead Johnson Nutrition present… “Bioactivity of Milk Fat Globule Membranes (MFGMs) and Their Impact on Infant Growth and Development “” Presenter reviews the bioactive components of human milk, with a focus on the milk fat globule membrane (MFGM). The MFGM is a complex of components […]

“CPR Report Cards: What’s Your Grade?”

Saxe Communications & Physio-Control/Stryker present… "CPR Report Cards: What’s Your Grade?" High quality CPR is essential to improving outcomes in cardiac arrest. Even experienced healthcare professionals can find manual CPR to be very challenging. Technology can assist healthcare professionals in improving CPR quality. For example, intra-arrest CPR data can be downloaded from defibrillators providing valuable […]

“Promoting Vaginal Birth: A Data-Informed and Team Approach to Reduce the Cesarean Birth Rate”

The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) in conjunction with Relias present..."Promoting Vaginal Birth: A Data-Informed and Team Approach to Reduce the Cesarean Birth Rate." The U.S. is faced with an unacceptably high rate of cesarean births along with the associated short and long-term risks to both mothers and babies when these […]

“Duodenoscope Sampling & Culturing”

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) presents..."Duodenoscope Sampling & Culturing" The availability of voluntary, standardized protocols that were developed for duodenoscope surveillance sampling and culturing was announced on Feb. 26, 2018 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), […]

“Maternal Diet, Nutritional Status & Breast Milk Composition” – CE expires 3/20/18

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences with an education grant by Mead Johnson Nutrition present… “Maternal Diet, Nutritional Status & Breast Milk Composition” Presenter will review the impact of maternal nutrition, caloric intake, and energy expenditure on the composition of breast milk. He will also discuss weight- and stress-related barriers to breastfeeding and present data […]

“2015 New Neonatal Resuscitation Guidelines” – CE expires 3/20/18

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences with an education grant by Mead Johnson Nutrition present…“2015 New Neonatal Resuscitation Guidelines” Presenter will review the new neonatal resuscitation guidelines and algorithm. Topic updates include: cord clamping, intubation and suction, heart rate determination, and effective ventilation. Published in late 2015, the new guidelines must be adopted by US hospitals […]

“Early TPN: Avoid Extrauterine Growth Restriction” – CE expires 3/20/18

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences with an education grant by Mead Johnson Nutrition present… “Early TPN: Avoid Extrauterine Growth Restriction” Presenter will highlight the nutritional emergency presented by preterm, extremely low-birth-weight infants and how nonstandardized feeding protocols can create malnutrition in these neonates. He will offer a comprehensive approach focusing on early and aggressive total […]

“Feeding Strategies to Prevent Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)” – CE expires 3/20/18

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences with an education grant by Mead Johnson Nutrition present…“Feeding Strategies to Prevent Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)” – CE expires 3/20/18 Presenter will discuss the benefits of a mother’s milk for the preterm infant and review possible mechanisms in regard to its ability to prevent the intestinal infection necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). […]

“Bioactive Proteins in Breast Milk” – CE expires 3/20/18

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences with an education grant by Mead Johnson Nutrition present… “Bioactive Proteins in Breast Milk” Presenter will review the numerous bioactive proteins found in human milk, including lactoferrin, lysozyme, secretory IgA, haptocorrin, α-Lactalbumin, bile-salt stimulated lipase, κ-casein, and β-casein. Based on his and others’ research in the area of infant nutrition […]

“Identification & Treatment of Sepsis in the Pediatric Population”

HealthTrust presents..."Identification & Treatment of Sepsis in the Pediatric Population" Download a copy of this presentation Access the recording. Identifying true cases of sepsis in children can be challenging, considering septic shock in adults usually presents as warm shock versus cold shock as is typically the case in pediatric patients. As a result, recognition of […]

“2015 New Neonatal Resuscitation Guidelines” – CE expires 2/28/2018

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences with an education grant by Mead Johnson Nutrition present… “2015 New Neonatal Resuscitation Guidelines” This detailed case reviews the neonatal resuscitation guidelines and algorithm. Topic updates include: cord clamping, intubation and suction, heart rate determination, and effective ventilation. Published in late 2015, the new guidelines must be adopted by […]

“Ventilatory Strategies for the Flu Patient”

  As part of its Better Outcomes Webinar Series, Saxe Communications and Philips Healthcare present… “Ventilatory Strategies for the Flu Patient” This presentation will follow the progression of a patient presenting with a serious case of the flu. It follows the hypothetical patient through the continuum of care from ER to the intensive care unit. […]

“BSI: Addressing Clinical Challenges with Extraluminal Contamination”

SAVE THE DATE 3M presents… “BSI: Addressing Clinical Challenges with Extraluminal Contamination” Learn about the challenges, evidence and solutions for reducing extraluminal contamination and the risk of bloodstream infections. Presenter: Joseph Hommes, RN, BSN, VA/BC | 3M Technical Service Specialist Attend this live webinar to earn free CE credits. Registration information available soon.

“Assessment of Infants With NAS” (Part 1 of 2)

As part of its Neonatal Education Series 2018, Saxe Communications and Philips Healthcare present a  Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Webinars Series “Assessment of Infants With NAS” (Part 1 of 2) Drug use among pregnant women can lead to problems in the developing fetus including congenital anomalies, problems with growth, preterm labor, withdrawal or toxicity in […]

“Lactoferrin: A Key Nutrient to Support Gut Health in Developing Infants” – CE expires 2/19/2018

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences with an education grant by Mead Johnson Nutrition present…“Lactoferrin: A Key Nutrient to Support Gut Health in Developing Infants” Review of the nutritional components of fresh human milk and how these components contribute to brain and gut development. Dr. Manzoni discusses lactoferrin’s role in gut development and its potential […]

“Influence of Environment & Experience on Brain Development & Outcome in the Preterm Infant” – CE expires 2/12/2018

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences with an education grant by Mead Johnson Nutrition present…“Influence of Environment and Experience on Brain Development and Outcome in the Preterm Infant” An overview of factors that may alter brain development in the preterm infant. In addition to severe brain injury, increasing evidence indicates that a preterm infant’s experience […]

“Heart Failure Guidelines: Preserved Ejection Fraction & Co-morbidities”

As part of its Critical Care Webinar Series, AACN presents: “Heart Failure Guidelines: Preserved Ejection Fraction & Co-morbidities” Patients with heart failure require optimal management to ensure symptom management and prevent disease progression. Current Heart Failure Guidelines recommend differentiating heart failure with preserved ejection fraction from heart failure with reduced ejection fraction to determine the […]

“Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome”

HealthTrust presents..."Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome" Download a copy of this content. Access the recording. Supportive care for treating Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) includes providing a gentle, soothing environment, limiting exposure to lights and noise, and adequate nutrition, among other measures. Pharmacologic care for NAS treatment consists of the use of opioids, such as oral morphine or […]

“Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Injury & Violence”

healthypeople.gov and health.gov present..."Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Injury & Violence" Learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Injury and Violence Leading Health Indicators. This webinar will focus on the injury deaths leading health indicator, with an emphasis on preventing poisoning deaths and opioid overdoses. You’ll also learn how Project Lazarus, our […]

“Bad Bugs, Which Drugs?—A Review of Drug-Resistant Pathogens & Pharmacotherapy”

HealthTrust presents:   "Bad Bugs, Which Drugs?—A Review of Drug-resistant Pathogens & Pharmacotherapy" Download a PDF of this content Antimicrobial resistant pathogens have emerged over time as a potential threat to many patients in the hospital setting. Many of these pathogens may be effectively treated when the optimal drug regimen is selected. This session will discuss […]

“Using Modern Technology to Surveil, Monitor, and Diagnose Infectious Disease”

Fisher Healthcare presents..."Using Modern Technology to Surveil, Monitor, and Diagnose Infectious Disease" There is a growing need for accurate and timely information about the status of infectious disease in a community, county or state. Such information will alert physicians, hospital administrators, medical and laboratory directors, and public health agencies, and can enable preventive measures and/or […]

“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”

The 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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

“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. 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 the protective effects wearing two pairs of surgical gloves (double-gloving), as opposed […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

“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. Natural rubber latex allergies can affect any healthcare worker as well as the general population without distinction as to race, gender or length of exposure. This webinar will provide an overview of latex allergy, the role […]

“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. FDA_Bans_Powdered_Gloves 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 wound infections. Additionally, latex proteins bind with glove powder, becoming aerosolized when gloves are removed from the package, donned or removed […]

“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.