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Sterile Processing Department: What You Need to KnowContains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered
Learn the intricacies of the sterile processing department, including what items you should look for, what processes should be reviewed and what questions should be asked. Topics cover the entire pathway from point of use cleaning, through decontamination and sterilization, to sterile storage.
Peripheral IV BSIs: It's Just an IV, isn't it?Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered
Every IP understands the importance and high priority of good patient outcomes and works to track and guide interventions that supports this priority. One outcome that we may be overlooking is Peripheral IV (PIV) bloodstream infection (BSI).Peripheral IV catheterization (PIC) is the most common invasive procedure performed on hospitalized patients. PIV insertion and maintenance provides a potential risk for a number of safety incidents, including microbial growth in the bloodstream, infiltration, leakage, catheter obstruction and phlebitis. This webinar will attempt to provide data on the prevalence of PIV BSI and definitions used identify them. Since most IPs are not vascular access specialists by background, we would like to provide education around the nuances of vasculature, guidance from vascular experts and potential bundles and education that can assist in decreasing our patient's risk for PIV BSI. Finally, we would like to explore patient advocacy and the potential voice IPs are going to have in the future of PIV BSI.
The Infection Preventionist' Role in the Implementation of SSI Prevention BundlesContains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered
SSIs pose significant patient morbidity and mortality and are among the most common health care associated infections. IPs have an important role in the prevention of SSI beyond SSI surveillance. IPs should have expert knowledge and understanding of the new CDC guidelines, along with existing and future prevention guidelines, and should serve as leaders in the implementation of best practices and prevention bundles. Implementation of new and existing guidelines in SSI prevention requires thoughtful and careful collaboration with several interprofessional and interdisciplinary teams. IPs can serve as leaders in bringing these teams together to ensure best practice.
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