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Forced Air Contamination Risk in the OR

October 14, 2021

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Victor R. Lange

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.

This 60-minute webinar will help attendees understand the infection and cross-contamination risk associated with use of forced-air warming on patients in the OR. The presenter will describe a data correlation between forced-air warming device components and airborne contamination, as well as direct attendees on how they can contribute to improved facility risk review and improved patient-warming and infection-prevention protocols. The presenter will introduce a background on patient-warming benefits, provide a literature recap of forced-air warming risk, review study objectives, methods, study results and conclusions.

OR Today would like to thank today’s sponsor, Encompass Group. Encompass is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of reusable textiles, professional apparel, and disposable and single use medical products. Encompass believes that every patient, resident, caregiver, and family member should feel safe and comfortable in today’s healthcare environments. The way Encompass enhances the healthcare experience is by developing innovative products that are reliably delivered and cost effective for all providers. Markets include Acute Care, Long-Term Care/Senior Care, Retail Health Care Apparel, Hospitality, and Government Operations. For more information, please visit encompassgroup.com.

About the Presenter: Victor R. Lange, PhD, JD, MSPH, ICP, CRC, CRA, is a Healthcare Epidemiologist and Clinical Research Expert, as well as Director of Quality / Risk Management / Infection Prevention at AHMC-Greater El Monte. Respected for his research and leadership in the field of Infection Prevention, presenting and publishing nationally on the subject. Lange possesses legal and regulatory standard expertise and conducts ongoing surveillance, documentation, and investigation of hospital-acquired infections. He has implemented numerous clinical education programs, providing staff with essential knowledge and skills on infection prevention, ultimately improving both healthcare worker and patient safety.

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