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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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....

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Orienting a New Generation: Success from the start

Karen Rowan, MSN, RN, CNOR, System Nurse Educator, Northwell HealthAccording to AORN, the average age of an OR nurse is 53, with 68 percent planning to retire by 2022. There are four generations of nurses working together. With a lack of OR education in undergraduate...

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