Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the number-one cause of preventable death in hospitalized patients, yet prevention opportunities are too often missed. During this fast paced, 30-minute webinar, an expert panel will discuss successful strategies, including a multidisciplinary protocol and compression techniques, for driving down VTE rates. Nurses are on the frontline of VTE prevention—learn how you can help your patients avoid this potentially deadly complication. Sponsored by Cardinal Health.
Patient-centered staffing isn’t a luxury — it’s essential to the financial health of an organization. In this fast-paced webinar, a chief nursing officer and chief financial officer describe how they worked with a cross-functional team to implement patient-centered staffing, which led to more than $3 million in workforce savings in 1 year. The two leaders will share how combining electronic tools with improved processes (including a central staffing office and better overtime management) not only saved money, but also boosted staff satisfaction.
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Peripheral IV (PIV) catheter insertion is a common procedure performed by nurses in hospitals. Infiltrations are a common PIV complication with high reported incidences. The presenter will review the patient impact of infiltrations and discuss results of a recently published clinical study, which was the first-ever pediatric evaluation of optical sensor technology for noninvasive monitoring of IV sites. The device was studied, verified onsite through clinical trials and upon FDA clearance, implemented throughout the hospital. The session will offer data on the quality improvement project including ivWatch technology to reduce severe and moderate infiltration events.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles — Collective Competence in Workforce Development: A Strategic Quality Initiative
Children's Hospital and American Nurse Today present the OnDemand webinar entitled "Collective Competence in Workforce Development: A Strategic Quality Initiative" featuring the Director of Clinical Education & Professional Development, Suzanne Taylor, and Manager of Nursing Excellence & MAGNET Designation, Sandy Hall.
Access this webinar to learn the essentials of Transformative Leadership skills needed to approach the complex problems facing leaders in health care organizations today. This leadership approach emphasizes assessing your team’s capacity to manage change and supporting your team’s strengths as they improve their communication, problem solving and decision making skills, and enhance performance to improve outcomes.
RN & Clinical Informaticist, Karen Moore, will share key use cases for clinical communication and collaboration for nurses, best practices for its deployment and address the use of shared devices. Karen will cover:
Reaching the right physician, eliminating “page & pray”, easily connecting with a patient’s care team
Managing nurse calls, alarms, alerts and general “alarm fatigue”
Instant notifications of orders and critical lab results
Device strategy specific to nursing groups’ needs
We will present a 1-hour webinar highlighting the importance of patient-centered, data-driven workforce management in healthcare settings. Topics covered will include:
- Why you need to manage workforce data
- How we successfully implemented patient-centered, data-driven workforce management
- Having the business case conversation for workforce management
This 30-minute presentation features learning opportunities that will provide in-depth instruction and demonstration in wound care treatments. After this webinar, the learner will be able to:
- Identify the role of proper wound cleansing
- Discuss how to select and use non-toxic wound cleansers
- Describe advantages of collagen for managing a chronic wound
This webinar features leaders from Penn State Health and Avantas to highlight the benefits of applying robust analytics and forecasting methodologies to nurse staffing and scheduling, and how nursing leaders can harness data to drive meaningful improvement with leading edge data-driven decision making tools.
Learn what it can do for your organization, staff, and patients.
- Increase work-life balance/morale for managers and staff
- Improve the patient experience through optimized staffing
- Uncover specific savings initiatives to avoid nonstrategic cost cutting mandates
- Empower your managers to be more proactive and tactical with resource planning
Finance and nursing executives face many uncertainties in today’s healthcare environment, but one factor still under their control is the cost of labor. An investment in labor is an investment in quality, but like any other transaction, hospital leaders want the best return from their dollars. Acuity-based staffing is a valuable tool for maximizing those returns because it ensures the right staff are in the right place at the right time – essential goals as healthcare leaders face a worsening nursing shortage and continuing demands to do more with less.
In this fast-paced, one-hour webinar, a leading researcher will share the latest data related to the financial impact of acuity-based staffing. The panel will explain how a partnership between the two is effective in implementing acuity-based staffing so that it yields significant financial benefits for your organization. This is an ideal webinar for both CFOs and CNOs to attend.
- Identify how wounds are classified according to wound depth and etiology
- Describe the etiology of pressure injury and incontinence-associated skin damage (IAD)
- Understand evidenced-based protocols of care for prevention and management of IAD and pressure injuries
- Recognize and describe NPUAP-EPUAP Pressure Injury Classification System
- Understand appropriate ConvaTec products that can be used for prevention and treatment of IAD and pressure injuries
“Skin tears” may sound like a relatively minor event, but in reality, these injuries can have a significant impact on the quality of patients’ lives in the form of pain, infection, and limited mobility. The incidence of skin tears has been reported to be as high as 1.5 million annually, and with an aging population, this number is likely to go higher. In this webinar, experts will explain how nurses can use an evidence-based approach—including following practice guidelines to assess the wound and select the proper dressing—for managing skin tears and minimizing their negative effects.