DENVER, CO • AUGUST 16-18, 2020

Reducing SSIs: A team approach

Deborah Spratt, RN, Director Perioperative Services, St. James Mercy Hospital Surgical site infections (SSIs) are the most common nosocomial infections among surgical patients. Despite improvements in infection prevention, SSIs remain a significant cause of morbidity...

Preparing Your SPD for a Survey!

Chuck Hughes, Medical Device Reprocessing Consultant, Highpower Validation & Testing Laboratories Inc.This program provides attendees with critical information regarding current best practices for reprocessing reusable medical devices. National standards are...

What Would Florence Do?

Dawn Whiteside, MSN-Ed, RN-BC, CNOR, RFNA, Director of Education, Competency & Credentialing Institute“The Florence Prescription,” written by Joe Tye and Dick Schwabb, discusses how Florence Nightingale would handle today’s health care crisis related to low staff...

CSI – Smoke: Is the OR the scene of a crime?

Brenda C. Ulmer, RN, MN, CNOR, Perioperative Nurse Educator and Vangie Dennis, MSN(c), RN, CNOR, CMLSO, Executive Director of Surgical Services, WellStar Health SystemWhat is a Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)? Because of the popularity of television shows such as CSI,...

Nurses Who Changed the World

Brenda C. Ulmer, RN, MN, CNOR, Perioperative Nurse EducatorThe nursing profession has a long and distinguished history forged by courageous people, primarily women. Prior to the middle 1800s, most nurses were untrained and came from the lower classes of society....

Catch Me If You Can

Rodrigo Garcia, RN, CRNA, Chief Nurse Anesthetist, Parkdale Center for ProfessionalsUpon completion of the program, the attendee will be able to describe three diversion techniques often used in health care settings, as well as identify five common characteristics of...

Putting on the Ritz: Service excellence

Vangie Dennis, MSN(c), RN, CNOR, CMLSO, Executive Director of Surgical Services, WellStar Health System,, and Brenda C. Ulmer, RN, MN, CNOR, Perioperative Nurse EducatorPressures on reducing costs while providing high-quality patient care in ambulatory surgery centers...