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The Role of AORN in the Ambulatory Surgery Center

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The Role of AORN in the Ambulatory Surgery Center

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Cathy Montgomery, RN of Excellentia Advisory Group has designed a one hour webinar worth 1 - Contact Hour to assist you in interpreting how you might utilize AORN guidelines and standards within your ambulatory surgery center.  This webinar will also differentiate what changes have occured in 2015 over prior years.

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The Role of AORN in the Ambulatory Surgery Center

Presented by:  Cathy Montgomery, RN, President, Excellentia Advisory Group

AORN has been a reference for many ASC’s for their Infection Prevention policies and procedures. Even facilities that choose NOT to use AORN as a reference, often find surveyors use them in their judgement of best practice. This year AORN has expanded 5 of their Guidelines to include specific information for ambulatory settings. This was an effort to provide a better match for ambulatory surgery centers. We will explain in detail how these guidelines might make incorporating AORN at your facility more plausible. These Guidelines include:

  • Environment of Care, Part 1
  • Medication Safety
  • Reducing Radiological Exposure
  • Retained Surgical Items
  • Transmissible Infections

 Additionally, they added/expanded 8 of their Guidelines:

  • Patient Skin Antisepsis
  • Surgical Attire
  • Autologous Tissue Management
  • Environment of Care, Part 2
  • Specimen Management
  • Complementary Care Interventions
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Instrument Cleaning

Because AORN trademarks their Guidelines, we are unfortunately unable to provide the actual documents as handouts. We can however walk you through their practice recommendations so that you can consider updating your policies to be current.

Price: $139.00 per internet and phone connection.

This price provides one internet connection (username & password) and telephone line connection. You may offer this training to all your staff at your single site location but your username & password cannot be shared or passed on to others at different locations.

Once you and any/all staff that have reviewed this webinar, you will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Participation worth one Contact Hour 1 of continuing education. You simply contact us at events@excellentiagroup.com requesting your certificates. You will need to provide a typed list of all participants first and last name, position title, and license numbers (if professionals).

After your registration/purchase and prior to the webinar, we will send you at least 2 emails with the following:

  1. Your login instructions and password from Cathy Montgomery.
  2. An email from Lacey with the presentation handout for note-taking and any other documents that will be referred to within the webinar. You will be able to print out these files prior to the webinar for your note-taking during the webinar.

Select your webinar date in the dark blue box called Dates & Times. Once selecting the date, click ADD TO CART. You will be directed to the next page where you can complete your registration/purchase information and ultimately you will be directed to Paypal. You DO NOT have to have a Paypal account to purchase this webinar. Keep clicking all the CONTINUE buttons on the Paypal site until you have the option to use any major credit card. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to call us.

1Contact Hour Disclosure: Excellentia Advisory Group LLC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP 15481; Issue Date: 4/6/2010


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