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Wound Bed Preparation

Course Description This course covers the process for early intervention in wound bed preparation to prevent infection and enhance the process of healing. Learning Objectives Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to: Describe initial versus maintenance debridement ...

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Incision Care and the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections

Course Description The ultimate goal of incision care is Surgical Site Infection (SSI) prevention, Learning Objectives Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to: Understand the costs associated with SSI Remember risk factors for SSI to screen for in the pre...

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Appropriate Vascular Access Device Selection (1.0 CE for Nurses)

Course Description The clinical sub-specialty of Vascular Access has become increasingly complex over the past several years. These devices are associated with sequelae that include central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), vessel damage secondary to deep venous thrombosis (DVT)...

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Non-Ventilator Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia (NV-HAP): Why Oral Care Matters

When our patients come to the hospital, their hope is for a return to health. Each year millions of patients check into US hospitals, and unfortunately some of them will get a hospital-acquired infection. This can lead to extra days in the hospital, significant delay in their overall recovery,...

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Getting the Most from your Clinical Laboratory

Clinical laboratories guide 60-80% of medical decisions within acute care settings and, due to this, are experiencing an increased demand for testing. However, they are simultaneously facing a myriad of challenges to meet these demands such as staff shortages and tightening budgets. In this...

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Intra-Abdominal Hypertension: What’s Your Plan? (Recorded Webinar) - 1.0 CE (for Nurses)

In this webinar, Rosemary Lee presents a clinical overview of Intra-Abdominal Hypertension, recommendations for intervention from the Abdominal Compartment Society with supporting evidence, and a thorough comparison of research from the past – including nursing research – with recent studies...

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Optimizing Room Turnover in Your OR

Improving surgical outcomes and reducing healthcare associated infections (HAIs) is a primary focus for operating room staff. With a collaborative effort to reduce surgical site infections (SSIs), staff can improve patient safety and reduce costs. This educational activity is intended for nurses...

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When Things Get Hairy: Considerations for Preoperative Hair Removal - 1.0 CE (for Nurses)

Performing preoperative hair removal has been key aspect of surgical preparation for the last century. In most surgical site infections, or SSIs, the pathogens originate from the patient’s own flora. Body hair can harbor this flora. It has been believed that removal of body hair, through...