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May 2020

“Coronavirus: What Healthcare Staff Need to Know”

Case Medical presents*..."Coronavirus: What Healthcare Staff Need to Know" Learning Objectives: Understand the nature of COVID-19 Review the symptoms Understand how it spreads Review how to minimize risk Discuss what healthcare professionals need to know Presenter: Dewey Barker, RN, BSN, MS, CRCST, CIS  |  Clinical Manager and Southern Region Sales Manager  |  Case Medical, Inc. This course is approved for 1.0 CE credits through IAHCSMM and CBSPD. Questions should be directed to Case Medical, dheckman@casemed.com NOTE: This is an industry resource/supplier-sponsored webinar.…

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“Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing: Today’s Common Gaps, Tomorrow’s Challenges & Future Considerations”

https://share.vidyard.com/watch/PKqL3ANF6f1zfGJ9Xzfzoy? Download a copy of this content. HealthTrust presents..."Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing: Today’s Common Gaps, Tomorrow’s Challenges, and Future Considerations" Effective reprocessing of flexible endoscopes often creates challenges for all healthcare facilities.  This presentation will review common reprocessing gaps that were identified during national audits and balance findings with related  organizational guidelines.  Topics of discussion cover current and emerging issues including pre-cleaning, manual cleaning, inspection, AER claims, and drying.  Potential future hot topics  as well as considerations related to new flexible…

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November 2019

“What’s in Your Periop Protocol?”

3M Health Care Academy* presents..."What's in Your Periop Protocol?" Presenter will review the CDC surgical site infection risk formula and discuss strategies for implementation of perioperative interventions to ensure compliance Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to: Review the CDC Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Risk Formula Discuss components of a perioperative bundle protocol Describe four perioperative interventions to help reduce the patient’s risk of OR Complications Identify best practices for a peripheral IV…

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“Infection Control & Device Reprocessing in the Dental Setting”

3M Health Care Academy* presents..."Infection Control & Device Reprocessing in the Dental Setting" Presenter will describe the four basic principles and modes of disease transmission in the dental setting. Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to: 1. Describe the four basic principles and modes of disease transmission in the dental setting. 2. Discuss sources of guidance and the steps required for effective device reprocessing. 3. List and describe the purpose of  and the…

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“Candida auris in the Healthcare Environment: Risk Reduction Strategies for the Environment & Healthcare Provider”

3M Health Care Academy* presents..."Candida auris in the Healthcare Environment: Risk Reduction Strategies for the Environment & Healthcare Provider" Join Kimberly Prinsen, RN, MSN, to review current literature and discuss strategies for prevention and control of Candida auris in the healthcare environment. Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to: 1. Discuss the Candida auris organism and its potential impact in the healthcare setting. 2. Review findings of current literature related to Candida auris…

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“What’s in Your Bundle? Part 3: Post-op”

3M Health Care Academy* presents..."What’s in Your Bundle? Part 3: Post-op" Presenters will describe patient risk factors for developing surgical site infections, and strategies for reducing complications postoperatively. Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to: Describe three patient risk factor for developing Surgical Site Infections Identify cover dressing options for surgical incisions Discuss how thinking about adhesives differently can impact skin integrity outcomes Explain how maintaining normothermia can help to reduce patient complications…

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October 2019

“Implementing an ERAS-compliant Perioperative Normothermia Protocol”

3M Health Care Academy* presents…"Implementing an ERAS-compliant Perioperative Normothermia Protocol" Learn how implementing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols to maintain normothermia can help providers improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to: Explain the fundamentals of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocols Discuss the components of an ERAS-compliant Normothermia Protocol List methods to implement an ERAS-compliant Normothermia Protocol in a surgical facility Demonstrate techniques to sustain ERAS…

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“Managing Our Best & Brightest”

3M Health Care Academy* presents…"Managing Our Best & Brightest" Attendees will learn what it means to motivate and inspire, how creating goals and improvement plans can motivate technicians, and te importance of creating succession plans for emerging leaders. Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to: Describe what it means to motivate and inspire Explain how creating goals and improvement plans can motivate technicians Provide education for how to create succession plans for emerging…

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“Evidence-based Success Story of CRBSI Reduction”

3M Health Care Academy* presents…"Evidence-based Success Story of CRBSI Reduction" Attendees will learn about a large real-world data study evaluating the impact of incrementally introducing chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) dressings (sponge or gel) in addition to an ongoing catheter bundle on the rates of CRBSI. Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to: Describe the value of real world evidence over an extended period of time to inform practice improvement Discuss data from a new…

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“Preventing Blood Stream Infections in the Dialysis Patient: Addressing Intraluminal & Extraluminal Catheter Contamination”

3M Health Care Academy* presents…"Preventing Blood Stream Infections in the Dialysis Patient: Addressing Intraluminal & Extraluminal Catheter Contamination" This course describes clinical challenges associated with hemodialysis (HD) catheter maintenance that can impact the bloodstream infection (BSI) risk. The intraluminal and extraluminal route of contamination, challenges with disinfection of IV access points, as well as IV site maintenance are examined. Supporting clinical evidence is presented along with solutions to improve BSI risk and care and maintenance of the HD catheter. Learning…

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