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Waging War on Cross Contamination with PPE and Surgical Helmet Systems
Working in the operating room (OR) requires highly skilled staff members to coordinate and deliver the care necessary to surgically treat a wide variety of patients. The OR is an intense, fast-paced, rapidly changing environment that presents challenges in the form of newly recognized pathogens and microorganisms that have become resistant to current treatment modalities and can greatly affect patient and worker safety. In the perioperative setting, good infection prevention and control is essential in providing safe and effective patient care. Protecting patients and healthcare practitioners from potentially infectious agent transmission is a primary focus of perioperative registered nurses in the OR. This webinar will examine the role of personal protective equipment (PPE), specifically surgical helmet systems, in achieving patient and staff safety and lowering infection transmission and cross contamination through successful implementation of best practices based on current recommendations and guidelines.

Learner Objectives
1. Discuss personal protective equipment used in surgery
2. Describe the various types of respiratory protective devices and surgical helmet systems available
3. Explain the benefits of using helmet systems
4. Identify regulatory and professional organizations that provide recommendations and guidelines related to PPE
5. Discuss the application of the recommendations and guidelines with emphasis on safety considerations

California Board of Registered Nursing
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses is provider-approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019 for 1.0 contact hours.

The National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) has approved this program for 1.0 contact hours.

Application has been made to Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) and Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA).

Maureen Spencer, M.Ed, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC

Oct 20, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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