“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 […]

“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 […]

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.

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.

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.

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.