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  • Uncovering device adverse events to improve safety for patients and personnel (FREE)

    Includes Credits

    This CE-eligible webinar will build awareness of the FDA’s Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database to empower healthcare providers, personnel, and patients to access and report adverse events related to medical devices.

    Eligible for Contact Hours | IAHCSMM: 1.0 Contact Hours | CBSPD: 1.0 Contact Hours | RN: 1.0 Contact Hours

    Have you experienced surgical stapler misfires, burns from laparoscopic insulation failures, or robotic surgery cables snapping during procedures? Do you want to learn more about potential problems with medical devices in your facility? Anyone can submit adverse event reports to the FDA MAUDE database and use it to find reports of malfunctions and patient harm caused by damaged or defective medical devices. In this webinar, two researchers will walk participants through the process for submitting reports and provide strategies for searching the database. They will present case studies of adverse events reported to the FDA related to ultrasound probes, surgical staplers, robotic surgical systems, laparoscopic instruments, and endoscopes. Participants will learn how MAUDEs can be used to guide decision-making and improve patient safety.

  • Respiratory protection: Unmasked (FREE)

    Includes Credits

    This CE-eligible webinar explains how masks and respirators reduce the risk of infection transmission, and highlights key factors that should be considered when making decisions about respiratory protection.

    Eligible for Contact Hours | IAHCSMM: 1.0 Contact Hours | CBSPD: 1.0 Contact Hours | RN: 1.0 Contact Hours

    Respiratory pathogens can be easily spread between people in healthcare and community settings. Effective respiratory protection is critical in shielding healthcare workers who are at high risk of infection. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of respiratory protection in healthcare settings, but also in preventing the spread of infection within the community. In this webinar, two presenters who specialize in epidemiology and infection control will discuss the basics of respiratory disease transmission and how face masks and respirators reduce risks. They will describe different types of respiratory protection, key features of each, and provide tips to support decision-making for how and when each should be used. Recent research on the effectiveness of different types of respiratory protection will be summarized and synthesized into practical, evidence-based recommendations for improving safety in healthcare settings and the community.

  • Hand hygiene in healthcare settings (FREE)

    This brief webinar explains the importance of practicing proper hand hygiene and provides an overview of the steps involved.

    FREE WEBINAR. Not eligible for CE credit.

    Hand hygiene is a critical part of our infection prevention toolkit. Its importance has been highlighted in recent years as healthcare workers face superbug outbreaks and new pandemics. This webinar uses real-world examples of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) and self-contamination by healthcare workers to make the case for performing hand hygiene properly every time. The speaker will explain the basics of HAIs and describe guidelines for hand hygiene from WHO, CDC, and professional organizations. Participants will be guided through the steps involved in proper hand washing and hand sanitizing. This brief webinar is a good introduction to hand hygiene for new employees and refresher for those receiving annual training and competency testing. 

  • Proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during endoscopy and reprocessing

    Includes Credits

    This CE-eligible webinar describes real-world challenges with PPE in endoscopy and reprocessing suites along with strategies for sustainable, science-driven solutions.

    Eligible for Contact Hours | IAHCSMM: 1.0 Contact Hours | CBSPD: 1.0 Contact Hours | RN: 1.0 Contact Hours

    Endoscopy and reprocessing personnel are exposed to numerous hazards on the job, including toxic chemicals, sick patients, and biohazardous materials. Endoscopes are used in diverse procedures and personnel may come into contact with blood, feces, mucus, and other secretions harboring potential pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Personal protective equipment (PPE) is critical in shielding healthcare workers from these occupational health exposures, but only if it is used properly every time. This webinar summarizes key federal regulations and professional standards that guide PPE practice during endoscopic procedures and reprocessing activities. The presenter is an epidemiologist and infection control expert. She will provide insights from her research and auditing experience, published evidence, and government documents that support the rationale for correct and consistent PPE use. This webinar also provides frontline personnel and managers with strategies for sustainable, science-driven methods for improving routine PPE adherence and addressing PPE shortages in times of crisis.

  • What’s inside your scopes? Simethicone and other insoluble products used during endoscopy

    Includes Credits

    This CE-eligible webinar will provide information about insoluble products like simethicone, lubricants, and tissue glue that may impact endoscope reprocessing effectiveness.

    Eligible for Contact Hours | IAHCSMM: 1.0 Contact Hours | CBSPD: 1.0 Contact Hours | RN: 1.0 Contact Hours

    During this webinar, the presenter describes her team’s groundbreaking discovery of simethicone inside gastrointestinal endoscopes. She explains how the substance was originally identified and describes her team’s detection of other insoluble products on bronchoscopes and GI endoscopes. The presenter discusses the nature of these products, their clinical value, and the dilemma posed by policies that prohibit their use. This course is designed to empower clinicians, perioperative nurses, central service managers, and reprocessing personnel interested in identifying suspicious residues found on endoscopes. The webinar includes recommendations for addressing the use of these insoluble products, including methods for determining which products are being used, conducting risk assessments, and developing strategies for reducing the risk.