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What’s on the Horizon for HDO Sterilization Guidance?

This increased transport distance brings up new concerns and issues that are not already addressed in the transport section of ST79. The goal of this new TIR is to introduce best practice guidance for transporting clean, disinfected, sterilized, and soiled devices across longer distances, including addressing requirements for the transport vehicles used to transport the devices. For regular updates about this developing technical information report, check aami.org.

ASCA Recognizes Physicians for Outstanding Service

During ASCA’s annual conference in Dallas this year, the association recognized two physicians with its 2022 Nap Gary Award for Lifetime Achievement in the ASC Community: Thomas M. Deas Jr., MD, and Peter Daly, MD. Both men exemplify the long-standing dedication to the ASC community, leadership qualities and high moral and ethical standards the award was created to recognize. Each also contributed in unique ways to advancing the ASC care model.

Take Steps Toward a Healthier Lifestyle

Improving your diet, exercising regularly, taking a daily supplement and getting enough restorative sleep are all important steps to overall wellness. Work to incorporate each step into your daily routine until you reach your goal of good health, and find more health-conscious tips at eLivingToday.com. 

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This 60-minute webinar will feature Melanie A Burton, BSN RN CNOR MLSO, Independent Consultant/Nurse Educator. RN attendees of this webinar will gain knowledge on best practice in SSI prevention.

What attendees will learn:
1. How to identify intrinsic factors that contribute to SSI’s.
2. The significance of SSI’s.
3. How personnel factors contribute to SSI’s.
4. How environmental factors contribute to SSI’s
5. The interventions that protect the integrity of the sterile field.
6. The criteria of a back table cover.

About the Presenter: Melanie A Burton BSN RN CNOR MLSO, Independent Consultant/Nurse Educator.Melanie has been a PeriOperative Nurse since 1971, a member of AORN since 1980, and a CNOR since 1991. After retiring from Swedish Hospital in Seattle in 2010, she was a Travel Nurse working in different environments in Alaska, Idaho and Washington. She has been President of her Seattle Chapter, President of The Washington State Council of PeriOperative Nurses, member of the AORN Government Affairs Committee, member of AORN CEAC for five years and is the outgoing AORN Retired Nurses Specialty Assembly Council Chair. With a passion for excellence in safe patient care she was recruited by the TIDI Products company, that has the motto of “Supporting Caregivers and Preventing Infections”, to be a Nurse Technical Support Specialist, Consultant, and Nurse EducatorMelanie has presented, nationally, on numerous occasions, on the topic of infection prevention and the prevention of SSIs and has presented to the Retired Nurses Specialty Assembly at AORN Expo 2017 and 2018, on the subject of retirement.

 *MD Publishing takes every precaution to ensure accuracy of content; however, the information, opinions, and statements expressed in the webinars and advertisements herein are those of the writer and/or advertiser, and not those of our company. 

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This 60-minute webinar will feature Melanie A Burton, BSN RN CNOR MLSO, Independent Consultant/Nurse Educator. RN attendees of this webinar will gain knowledge on best practice in SSI prevention.

What attendees will learn:
1. How to identify intrinsic factors that contribute to SSI’s.
2. The significance of SSI’s.
3. How personnel factors contribute to SSI’s.
4. How environmental factors contribute to SSI’s
5. The interventions that protect the integrity of the sterile field.
6. The criteria of a back table cover.

About the Presenter: Melanie A Burton BSN RN CNOR MLSO, Independent Consultant/Nurse Educator.Melanie has been a PeriOperative Nurse since 1971, a member of AORN since 1980, and a CNOR since 1991. After retiring from Swedish Hospital in Seattle in 2010, she was a Travel Nurse working in different environments in Alaska, Idaho and Washington. She has been President of her Seattle Chapter, President of The Washington State Council of PeriOperative Nurses, member of the AORN Government Affairs Committee, member of AORN CEAC for five years and is the outgoing AORN Retired Nurses Specialty Assembly Council Chair. With a passion for excellence in safe patient care she was recruited by the TIDI Products company, that has the motto of “Supporting Caregivers and Preventing Infections”, to be a Nurse Technical Support Specialist, Consultant, and Nurse EducatorMelanie has presented, nationally, on numerous occasions, on the topic of infection prevention and the prevention of SSIs and has presented to the Retired Nurses Specialty Assembly at AORN Expo 2017 and 2018, on the subject of retirement.

 *MD Publishing takes every precaution to ensure accuracy of content; however, the information, opinions, and statements expressed in the webinars and advertisements herein are those of the writer and/or advertiser, and not those of our company. 

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