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October 2021

On-Demand Program: “Personal Protective Equipment: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You”

October 21
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day 21 of the month, repeating until February 21, 2023

3M*, Aspen Surgical* and Pfiedler Education present..."Personal Protective Equipment: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You" Every healthcare worker who cares for patients, or supports the staff who care for patients, will most likely need to use personal protective equipment (PPE) at some point during their work duties. Healthcare workers need to protect themselves from transmissible diseases, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because, unfortunately, transmissible diseases are not going away, it is important to learn how to don and doff…

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On-Demand Webinars on Positional OSA Series

October 24
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day 24 of the month, repeating until October 24, 2021

As part of its Better Outcomes Webinar Series, Saxe Communications & Philips* present…On-Demand Webinars on Positional OSA Series Today, managing sleep patients has proven difficult—from diagnosis to patient acceptance to successful treatment and adherence. To help improve patient acceptance and adherence, we need to reconsider how we diagnose sleep disorders, treat sleep patients more efficiently and make therapy easier to use. The webinar series focuses on treating positional OSA, new positional alternative therapy now available and clinical evidence to support…

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“Biofilm In Endotracheal Tubes”

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

Avanos* presents..."Biofilm In Endotracheal Tubes" The Biofilm in Endotracheal Tubes is designed to introduce or refresh health care practitioners’ knowledge of the bacterial biofilm that develops and grows inside endotracheal tubes. The program explains what biofilm is and how biofilm develops. It also discusses where biofilm grows and how it becomes resistant to antibiotics. Last, it discusses several procedures or devices that help prevent and/or treat biofilm growth in endotracheal tubes. Presenter: Nicholas Prevo,  BSRT, RRT-ACCS, NPS, CPFT, AE-C Continuing…

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“Hidden in Plain Site: The #1 Hospital Acquired Infection & Its Link to Oral Hygiene”

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Avanos* presents..."Hidden in Plain Site: The #1 Hospital Acquired Infection & Its Link to Oral Hygiene" The #1 hospital-acquired infection (HAI) is hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP). Join this discussion to learn about the source of hospital-acquired infection and how an enhanced, standardized oral care protocol can be a critical step towards prevention. Presenter:   Dian Baker, Ph.D., NP, APRN-BC  |  Professor & Researcher  |  California State University, Sacramento Continuing Education: 1 AARC credit hour Questions? Email Heather Findeisen heather.findeisen@avanos.com or call…

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“Proper Techniques for Sterile Sputum Sampling”

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Avanos* presents..."Proper Techniques for Sterile Sputum Sampling" This presentation will compare the available techniques used to collect a sputum sample.  It will cover different patient types (awake, sedated, strong cough, weak cough, intubated, non-intubated).  It will also cover the advantages, disadvantages, cost and effectiveness of the different procedures. Presenter: Jerry King, MAEd, RRT  |  Program Director  |  UAB School of Health Professions Continuing Education: 1 AARC credit hour Save the date - Registration details coming soon! Questions?  Email Heather Findeisen,…

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“Proper Techniques in Discontinuing Mechanical Ventilation”

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Avanos* presents..."Proper Techniques in Discontinuing Mechanical Ventilation" This presentation will discuss the available procedures and techniques used to “Wean or Discontinue” mechanical ventilation.  It will cover the indications (patient assessment) and how or when to use which technique. It will also cover how to identify when a patient is ready for discontinuation of mechanical ventilation and how to identify if a patient is not successful in discontinuing mechanical ventilation. Presenter: Jerry King, MAEd, RRT  |  Program Director  |  UAB School…

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November 2021

On-demand Program: “Advances in OSA Management: Treatment of Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea”

November 2
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day 2 of the month, repeating until December 2, 2021

As part of its Better Outcomes Webinar Series, Saxe Communications & Philips* present…a new On-demand program... "Advances in OSA Management: Treatment of Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea" Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea (POSA) is not a new disorder. It has long been recognized that sleep position can affect the severity of OSA. Positional therapy, along with weight management, is one of the most commonly used methods for treating POSA patients. There are many sleep devices on the market today to prevent sleeping in…

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“To Cool or Not to Cool? The latest on targeted temperature management after cardiac arrest”

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saxe Communications & Stryker* present..."To Cool or Not to Cool? The latest on targeted temperature management after cardiac arrest" Moderate therapeutic hypothermia is currently recommended to improve neurologic outcomes in adults with persistent coma after resuscitated out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Recently published studies have re-examined this practice to determine the most effective targeted temperature. Questions that are addressed include whether it should it be 33° C or 36° C or just avoid fever? You will learn the most up to date…

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On-Demand Program: “Personal Protective Equipment: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You”

November 21
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day 21 of the month, repeating until February 21, 2023

3M*, Aspen Surgical* and Pfiedler Education present..."Personal Protective Equipment: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You" Every healthcare worker who cares for patients, or supports the staff who care for patients, will most likely need to use personal protective equipment (PPE) at some point during their work duties. Healthcare workers need to protect themselves from transmissible diseases, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because, unfortunately, transmissible diseases are not going away, it is important to learn how to don and doff…

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December 2021

On-demand Program: “Advances in OSA Management: Treatment of Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea”

December 2
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day 2 of the month, repeating until December 2, 2021

As part of its Better Outcomes Webinar Series, Saxe Communications & Philips* present…a new On-demand program... "Advances in OSA Management: Treatment of Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea" Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea (POSA) is not a new disorder. It has long been recognized that sleep position can affect the severity of OSA. Positional therapy, along with weight management, is one of the most commonly used methods for treating POSA patients. There are many sleep devices on the market today to prevent sleeping in…

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