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AORN Releases 2021 Guidelines for Perioperative Practice

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Tissue and Implant Tracking Requirements Explored

The OR Today webinar “Tissue and Implant Tracking Requirements in Healthcare” presented by Jesse Liebler was eligible for one (1) continuing education (CE) hour by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.

In the webinar, Liebler, sales manager at TrackCore Inc., discussed the growing list of requirements surrounding biologic tissue and implantable medical devices in health care, as well as best practices to help manage these heavily regulated product types. Participants also learned about the UDI rule and how it impacts clinical documentation and reimbursement rates for implants.

The TrackCore-sponsored webinar had 199 lattendees for the live presentation and even more have viewed a recording of informative session online. It received a high rating and positive feedback via a post-webinar survey.

“Always interested in the most up to date information concerning tissue tracking as federal regulations can change. This was very integral to the nurses responsible for maintaining our tissue supply. Very informative,” Perioperative Services System Administrator S. Mandes said about the webinar.

“Excellent presentation. The information was very timely and useful for me,” said R. Hance, RN.

“This training is a valuable resource to the OR field, receiving/distribution, prosthetics and sterile processing communities. A plethora of information often ‘hidden’ only to be found by much research on one’s part,” said B. Dreves, Digital Librarian.

“I had no idea there was a CFR associated with this! The webinar had excellent sources and was very informative,” Infection Control Officer C. Oglesbee said.

“Today’s information was so relevant because our clinical nurses have to document correctly so we comply with FDA and TJC. Biological tissue is a complex and confusing topic. Today’s seminar broke it down into easy-to-understand information. I plan on a staff in-service using the information I learned in this webinar,” Clinical Educator OR B. Vuncanon said.

“This was such a good webinar. Very informative about guidelines and documentation especially being able to scan barcode info into save documentation time,” said K. Keefer, RN CNOR. “Love it.”

“This was an informative presentation that clarified many of the confusing aspects of tissue and implant regulations. The speaker was very knowledgeable and did a great job presenting,” said A. Brandor, Chief Sales Officer.

The OR Today webinar is nearing 5,000 registrations for 2019. Click on the “Webinars” tab  above to find out more about the series, including upcoming webinars and recordings of previous sessions.

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