The OR Today Webinar Series continued this week with the session “Forced Air Contamination Risk in the OR” sponsored by Encompass. It was eligible for one (1) continuing education (CE) hour by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.
This 60-minute webinar, presented by Victor R. Lange, was designed to help attendees understand the infection and cross-contamination risk associated with the use of forced-air warming on patients in the OR.
Lange described a data correlation between forced-air warming device components and airborne contamination. He also directed attendees on how they can contribute to improved facility risk review and improved patient-warming and infection-prevention protocols. Lange also shared background on patient-warming benefits, provided a literature recap of forced-air warming risk, reviewed study objectives, methods, study results and conclusions.
The webinar was a popular session with 110 attendees. A recording of the session is available online for on-demand viewing. Those in attendance for the live session provided feedback via a post-webinar survey.
“This event had some very good information and data to support its findings,” a business founder and owner J. Harper said.
“I thought the subject was timely since we are dealing with airborne transmissions like COVID-19,” explained V. Lewis, RN.
“It was a very informative class. As a biomed, we change out the HEPA filters regularly. It was great to learn more about why it is so important,” Supervisor R. Modzelewski said.
The OR Today Webinar Series is approaching 5,000 attendees for 2020 with another free presentation set for Thursday, October 15. OR Clinical Educator Michelle Lemmons, RN, BSN, PHN, will present “Fowler’s, Prone, Supine: Patient Positioning in the Operating Room” at 2 p.m. ET
Throughout this presentation, Lemmons will detail general considerations for surgical positioning, re-visit the published guideline recommendations, and discuss risks and prevention of risks for the supine, prone, and Fowler’s positions. Injury prevention and emergency preparation are some of our best tools to help patients have successful surgical outcomes.
This webinar is eligible for (1) CE credit. OR Today has been approved and is licensed to be a Continuing Education Provider with the California Board of Registered Nurses, License #16623.
For more information, visit the OR Today Webinars page.