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OR Today, 3M Healthcare Webinar Delivers ‘Great Content’

The recent 3M Healthcare-sponsored webinar “Think Skin Deeper: Preventing OR Complications” was eligible for one (1) continuing education (CE) hour by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.

In the 60-minute webinar, Kimberly Prinsen, RN, MSN, technical service specialist in the medical solutions division of 3M, explained basic considerations to surgical wound management and how looking deeper than the surface of the skin can protect the patient from complications. During this session, she also described the structure and function of the skin and its relation to health and disease, as well as identify at least three preventable OR complications. Prinsen discussed preventative strategies to reduce these complications.

More than 100 people logged in for the live presentation. A recording of the webinar has also attracted health care professionals eager to gain insights into this topic.

Attendees shared positive feedback in a post-webinar survey.

“Great content. Will be starting to observe circulators performing surgical preps as a quality improvement project,” shared J. Arnold, Clinical Educator, Surgical Services.

“With all the issues regarding MRSA and post surgical infection, this was a very relevant topic,” said G. Koch, BMET III.

“OR Today offers excellent webinars that are applicable to practice and can be readily implemented. Speakers are extremely knowledgeable,” shared J. Geary, Perioperative Consultant.

“The information that was in today’s webinar was very informative and insightful. Will definitely use the information given to improve my performance,” said D. Pullman, CRNFA.

“A detailed description of how the skin reacts to pressure and the surgical environment gave excellent background for this seminar,” said G. Goodwin, RN OR.

“The webinar content was presented in a coordinated fashion and backed by EBP. Kim did a great job of explaining the importance of skin and proper prep to increase the ability to heal while reducing risk for SSI. The interactive voting/survey buttons were helpful in engaging attendees,” said K. Allevo, RN.

“The speaker was very engaging, one of the best webinars on this topic,” said T. Toba, DON.

“Very engaging and pertinent to the everyday challenges we face in preventing SSI in the OR,” said T. Fuchs, Director of Surgical Services.

“Relevant, timely, clearly presented by an experienced RN, this webinar is a must for patient safety and prevention,” said R. Hansten, Principal.

“I find the information very valuable in providing great care to my patients. While some of the info is a great refresher, other times I am learning something new. Thank you for the webinars,” said C. Muscat, RN.

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