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December 2021

“Healthcare-Associated Infection Mini-Summit”

Sepsis Alliance Institute* and Merck* presents…"Healthcare-Associated Infection Mini-Summit" a virtual half-day conference According to the CDC, one in every 31 patients contracts at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI) daily. And HAIs have increased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic—some, such as central line bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), increased as much as 47% in 2020. Attention must be refocused on reducing these numbers. Please join the Sepsis Alliance Institute* for the second Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Mini-Summit. The HAI Mini-Summit will offer a free, virtual 3.5-hour clinical program on…

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“Saving Face: Respiratory Device Related Pressure Injury Prevention”

Saxe Communications and Philips* present..."Saving Face: Respiratory Device Related Pressure Injury Prevention" Medical devices have been considered a risk factor for the development of pressure injuries, with as many as 30% to 70% of medical device-related pressure injuries resulting from respiratory equipment. This webinar will provide an overview of skin pressure injury including causes, stages of injury, and prevention interventions and with attention to both traditional pressure injury as well as medical device-related injury. With a focus on respiratory devices,…

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

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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November 2021

“New Strategies in Treating Respiratory Failure: NIV and HFNO as Complementary Therapies”

Philips* & Saxe Communications present…"New Strategies in Treating Respiratory Failure: NIV and HFNO as Complementary Therapies" Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) benefits have become increasingly recognized, in particular, NIV has proven effective for hypercapnic respiratory failure. High-flow nasal cannula (HFNO) has shown promise in treating hypoxic respiratory failure. This presentation will discuss how HFNO with NIV enables a complementary approach for weaning efficiency. In light of the current pandemic, this presentation will also discuss the use of HFNC and NIV therapy in…

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

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

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: “Advances in OSA Management: Treatment of Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea”

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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October 2021

“Proper Techniques in Discontinuing Mechanical Ventilation”

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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“Proper Techniques for Sterile Sputum Sampling”

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

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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