OR Manager Webinars
FREE WEBINAR: Surgical Site Infections: Strategies for Prevention
Despite advances to optimize infection prevention, the burden of surgical site infections (SSIs) still remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. SSIs are the most costly hospital-associated infection in hospitalized patients, totaling 1.5 million each year. Targeting SSI prevention is a national priority. This webinar will provide an overview of the pathogenesis, classification, and management of SSIs. Associated risk factors and current statistics regarding SSIs will also be reviewed. The economic impact on patients and institutions, as well as the impact of SSIs on quality of care and hospital reimbursement, will be discussed together with components of a successful SSI reduction program.
FREE WEBINAR: First Step to Prevention of Perioperative Pressure Injuries: Risk Assessment
Despite all the attention given to perioperative pressure injuries, a lack of understanding of contributing risk factors and appropriate prevention measures persists. In fact, according to the National Health Care Quality Report, 60,000 patients die annually related to complications from pressure injuries. Join us for this free webinar, where Cassendra A. Munro will discuss correct application of the Munro Scale© risk assessment instrument, a simple method designed to help perioperative nurses with identification of patient-specific and perioperative risk factors related to pressure injury.
FREE WEBINAR: Create an Adaptable Culture: Best Practices for Implementing Change in a Clinical Setting
Culture is commonly a significant barrier to change in hospital and surgical center ORs. Today’s OR leaders know that overcoming this barrier demands appropriate and thoughtful staff engagement in order to create buy-in and support for changes. Join this webinar to learn effective tips and tricks for creating a culture that is supportive of change. Find out how to leverage best-practice ideas to create a governance structure to align leaders, to build performance dashboards that effectively engage and incentivize staff, to execute routine operational tactics that keep everyone on the same page, and more!
FREE WEBINAR: Creating Efficiencies in Your OR: A Surgeon’s Perspective
In ORs across the country, perioperative personnel are tasked with doing more with less resources. Join us for this free webinar, where you’ll find out how to identify and adopt protocols, processes, and parameters that improve overall efficiencies in your OR every day. Simple yet strategic modifications can yield significant improvement and translate into real time savings for every case.
FREE WEBINAR: Doing More with Less: Get the Most Out of Your OR Capacity
Join us for this free webinar you’ll learn about decision-making strategies to take the right action when right-sizing blocks, the benefits of leveraging mobile and cloud technologies to replace manual request and release processes, and how objective and timely “single source of truth” metrics help surgeons and administrative leaders improve OR performance.
FREE WEBINAR: The Heat Is On: Understanding the Impact of Heat Stress on OR Staff’s Physiological and Psychological Wellness
Join us for this free webinar where you will learn about the unique challenges associated with managing heat stress in the OR. You’ll find out the key factors contributing to the occurrence of heat stress in the perioperative environment, its effects on OR staff performance, and methods of reducing heat stress in the OR.
FREE WEBINAR: Is Your Operating Room Ready for the Supply Chain of the Future?
Join this webinar and hear perspectives from our experienced panel about how to prepare your teams and colleagues for the supply chain of the future. Learn how to leverage tools that encompass the system’s entire value chain (from 3PL to automation) to create increased collaboration with supply chain and more support for the overall patient experience.
FREE WEBINAR: Using Value-Based Management to Transform American Healthcare
In our presentation we will review key elements required for providing patient-centric, value-based procedural care and explore how to overcome long-standing barriers to making the shift to value-based healthcare, complete with examples of successful value-based initiatives that illustrate the elements of quality measures and successful cross-team collaboration.
FREE WEBINAR: What Did 857 Perioperative RNs Have to Say About Covering and Observing Sterile Tables?
This webinar presents the results of a survey that assessed whether the knowledge and attitudes of perioperative registered nurses (RNs) involved in operative procedures were associated with the practices of covering and observing prepared sterile tables during periods of delay or non-use. The researchers surveyed 18,196 members of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and received responses from 1613 RNs. The responses of the 857 RNs who completed the survey were included in the analysis. The results showed that both knowledge and attitudes were associated with practice.
FREE WEBINAR: OR Supply Chain Management Simplified: Best Practices for Sustaining Change and Using Technology to Work Smarter, Lower Costs, and Optimize Patient Care
The operating room is one of the most expensive and operationally challenging areas in the hospital, making up 40% to 60% of total hospital supply costs.* These high-cost supplies flow through varied processes, some with specific requirements around tracking, documentation, and compliance. As hospitals adapt to meet meaningful use criteria, adoption of technology has never been greater, with ORs often using a patchwork of systems to address specific needs. Learn how Cardinal Health has helped OR teams transform their supply chain and gain control of supply flow to ensure products are at the right place at the right time to support optimal patient care.
Free Webinar: How Supply Chain Efficiency Can Help Support Clinical Teams and Strengthen the Patient Experience
A recent study by Navigant has shown that supply chains at top US hospitals are saving up to $23 billion each year.* Traditional inventory management practices are linked to waste, higher costs, and inefficiencies in the supply chain. Identifying best practices such as supply optimization, encouraging physician engagement, and automation is key to enabling successful supply chain and clinical operations. Join Lisa Stepps and Suzanne Champion, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, as they discuss how they’ve overcome barriers and used automation as a channel not only to reduce inventory costs and waste, but also to enhance the clinical workflow, allowing clinicians to focus on what matters most—the patient.
Free Webinar: The Modern Hospital Operating Room: Overcoming Obstacles to Organizational Transformation
Today’s typical US hospital OR staff face daunting challenges: high patient expectations; dated, inefficient, and siloed processes; complex and expensive technology; an ongoing outmigration of volume; hostile payers requiring high-value care; limited analytics/benchmarking; and a shortage of skilled staff and surgeons who expect better service and access. Replacing current services with a streamlined, high-quality, measured process requires the cooperation and collaboration of administration, surgeons, anesthesia providers, and staff. This webinar will offer expert advice about process improvements to help mitigate these challenges.
Free Webinar: The Transformation of Value Analysis: Moving From Reactive to Strategic
In this webinar, Mark Dixon, president, Mark Dixon Group, will walk us through what your CEO is focusing on and how you can align that vision to your value analysis. In addition, Bob Dybec, OR nurse manager, NYU Winthrop Hospital, will present a practical case study of how his team made a strategic value analysis shift in evaluating a novel technology, the LithoVue Single-Use ureteroscope.
Free Webinar: It Takes Will and Skill: Succession Planning for Perioperative Nurse Leaders
The demographics of current perioperative nurse leaders have significant implications for succession planning. In this webinar, you’ll learn about the knowledge base and competencies needed for successful leadership in the future. Current and future succession planning strategies will be discussed, and resources for professional development of aspiring nurse leaders, including competency-based learning, will be examined.
Free Webinar: Combatting the OR supply chain: Steps to creating a successful inventory management program
With continued pressures to reduce costs and drive efficiency, the amount of time spent on tasks can be considered the most valuable resource in today’s operating room. Up to 20% of the work week is spent looking for supplies, so it’s no surprise that identifying best practices for inventory management is a common goal of both physicians and nurses. ** Yet, many hospitals struggle with where to begin. With multiple stakeholders and varying priorities, creating a vision for a successful inventory management program is often the biggest hurdle. Join Brian Stepien, Senior Director, Clinical Operations for OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, and Jennifer Nichols, BSN, RN, Account Manager for Cardinal Health, as they discuss their journey to a creating a better OR supply chain. Brian and Jennifer will address how they tackled their barriers in OR supply chain and established clear responsibilities between clinical and materials management teams as well as transparency about the true cost of supplies and its impact on patient outcomes.
Free Webinar: Beyond the Endo Suite: Problems with Flexible Ureteroscopes Used in OR Settings
This webinar will describe evidence of reprocessing failures and infections associated with flexible ureteroscopes, as well as the high costs associated with repairing damaged ureteroscopes. The presenter will explain the results from a multisite, prospective study that evaluated the effectiveness of flexible ureteroscope reprocessing. The findings underscore the importance of consistently monitoring adherence to reprocessing protocols and assessing the effectiveness of cleaning and sterilization practices to ensure that flexible ureteroscopes are in good repair and free of contamination before each patient use.
Free Webinar: Data-Driven Analytics for Better Perioperative Decision Making
Managing operating rooms and perioperative services is increasingly complex. Without data to guide the way, decisions tend to be either lucky or lousy. However, finding the time to determine what data to collect, how to collect it, and how to analyze and draw conclusions is a huge challenge. Brian Watha and Michael Besedick from Surgical Directions are leaders in the analytics space and will offer you tips and tricks based on their extensive experience, including key data points, how to extract the data, the methods behind measurements, what the output means, and how different variables impact the final output. They will also discuss how to leverage the data to make thoughtful decisions, including overcoming organizational barriers to change. Join this webinar to learn how to collect the right data and use it to drive better decision making.