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For timely, relevant education focused on top-of-mind clinical issues, AORN presents Hot Topic Virtual Forums. The 60- to 90-minute live discussions and Q&As are led by nurse authors of the Guidelines for Perioperative Practice and industry experts. 

These events are intended for nurses and healthcare staff working in a patient care facility. Registration is not open to consultants and industry representatives.

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Splatters & Splashes: Protection in the OR

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Splatters and splashes in the operating room expose staff to blood and body fluids and place the perioperative team at risk for transmission of bloodborne pathogens. While the risk of exposure can never be completely eliminated, leveraging certain technologies and practices helps safeguard team members from exposure. Additionally, improving how OR teams use personal protective equipment in conjunction with sterile technique can also prevent surgical site infections. Learn more about methods to reduce staff and patient risks, and ask your questions during a live Q&A with experts.

Objectives:

  • Review sources of splashes and splatters in the OR and how to prevent pathogen exposure
  • Understand proper selection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • List interventions using PPE and sterile technique that may prevent surgical site infections

Presenters:
Amber Wood, MSN, RN, CNOR, CIC, FAPIC, AORN Senior Perioperative Practice Specialist
John Guyeskey, Manager, Downstream Marketing, Stryker

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Oct. 19, 1 pm ET

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Protection in the OR


Building Confidence in Wound Closure

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Surgical wound closure is a critical factor in preventing surgical site infection (SSI) and optimal healing. Advanced wound closure techniques and devices can replace traditional methods to help reduce time in the operating room, promote wound healing, and increase patient satisfaction during recovery. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of subject matter experts during a live Q&A session.

Objectives:

  • Describe the wound healing process
  • Identify factors that interfere with wound healing
  • Discuss advanced wound closure techniques and devices to promote efficiency during the procedure, optimize wound healing, and enhance the patient experience

Presenters:
Amber Wood, MSN, RN, CNOR, CIC, FAPIC, AORN Senior Perioperative Practice Specialist
Rachel Ghoens, Zip Brand Manager, Stryker

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Oct. 26, 1 pm ET

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Wound Closure


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