By John Wallace

“OR Today’s webinars are very insightful! They educate you on issues being faced in countless hospitals around the world. They give you ideas on how to face these issues head on, how to create a culture of change, & make a difference. I’m glad I tuned into the ‘Who’s Who in the OR Zoo?’ webinar. And, I cannot wait to start receiving the OR Today magazine,” A. Hetzel, RN Infection Preventionist, said after the most recent OR Today webinar sponsored by RepScrubs.

The webinar, which was attended by 137 people, received high marks with a 4 out of 5 rating with 5 being the highest possible rating. This continues a successful and growing webinar series. The 2019 OR Today Webinar series averages more than 100 attendees per live session with even more perioperative professionals watching recording of the insightful webinars. Webinar attendees are eligible for one (1) continuing education (CE) hour from the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.

The “Who’s Who in the OR Zoo?” webinar was presented by Deborah Hamrick, RN, MSN, CNOR, executive director of perioperative services at Grady Health System in Georgia. She discussed patient care, employee resources, perioperative infection prevention as well as who’s who in the OR team.

Hamrick shared tips from her more than 25 years of extensive perioperative service experience in progressive leadership, management, quality and education. She is a proven leader with an intense focus on process redesign, performance improvement, resource management and relationship building. She is a member of the Association of Operating Room Nurses and received her BSN from Emory University and her MSN from Georgia State University.

Attendees praised Hamrick’s presentation.

“It is extremely helpful to hear what other institutions do to help control vendors and traffic in/out of the OR. This webinar was convenient and easy to follow along at my desk. The time was also convenient due to the busy morning/early afternoon in the OR,” said S. Acton, RN.

“Webinars provide very realistic info. we can use and put into practice right away. Great ideas/solutions presented,” said S. Ellis, President.

“OR Today’s webinar series provides easy access for current information and addresses hot topics in the surgical environment. Keeping current with evidenced-based practice is critical in moving the perioperative department into the future, thus providing quality care for every patient, every time,” said K. Elliott, Independent Consultant.

“Really enjoyed the presentation ‘Who’s Who in the OR Zoo!’ It helped to reaffirm that we are taking appropriate measures within our facility in addition to giving insight to future quality tracking indicators,” said B. Holder, QT.

“The webinar “Who’s Who in the OR Zoo?” was an excellent presentation about how RepScrubs offers vendor management and cost reduction solutions. It’s a unique way for hospitals to improve infection control and adhere to regulatory guidelines, reduce costs and have a better control with vendor access,” said C. Harvey, Infection Preventionist.

“This webinar was useful and helpful with looking at current vendor management structure and how to implement changes that are needed with our current process,” said K. Kendrick, Manager CSP.

“I find these webinars very interesting and helpful. Although I do not work in the OR, I review surgeries as part of my job and these webinars give me a better understanding how everything works,” M. Duffy, Quality Abstractor.

For more information about continuing education credits from OR Today, click on the “Webinars” tab for a schedule of upcoming presentations. For even more CEUs, visit ORTodayLive.com and register for the surgical conference being held in Las Vegas this August.