This package includes workshops and keynote presentations from the 2022 OR Manager Conference. Earn 9 contact hours upon completion of a post-test.
- Workshop: Sterile Processing is Instrumental to the OR’s Success
- Workshop: Mastering Joint Commission Standards and CMS Regulations
- Keynote: Where Do We Go From Here?
- Keynote: Leading a Very Different Perioperative Nursing Workforce
- Keynote: Culture CPR – Administer Immediately to Survive the Great Resignation
Learn more about the sessions:
Workshop: Sterile Processing is Instrumental to the OR’s Success
The operating room (OR) and the sterile processing department (SPD) are high-risk environments influenced by culture, teamwork, and task complexity.
Sterile processing departments are the backbone of hospitals and surgical centers. Without a well-trained and highly detail-oriented sterile processing department, infection rates will rise, surgical site infections will increase, and surgeons will not have the proper tools to perform the patient’s procedure.
Sterile processing departments are complex and infrastructure investment to enhance the units can be challenging. Some facilities may look to more cost-effective offsite sterile processing as an option to improve their SPD program.
In this workshop, we will hear 2 case studies from facilities who have transformed their sterile processing departments with different models, in-house and offsite. Learn about the workflow, team communications, cost savings, instrumentation availability, staff satisfaction and improved patient safety.
Get take-home tools on processes you can implement at your facility whether you outsource or invest in-house. Learn how to better equip your SPD to meet the demands of the modern-day OR.
Workshop: Mastering Joint Commission Standards and CMS Regulations
Many of the most problematic Joint Commission standards are applicable to the OR and invasive procedure areas of your hospital. This session will identify each of these issues, highlight how surveyors attempt to assess your compliance with them, and share methods to install bulletproof solutions to ensure a finding-free survey.
Topics will include these requirements:
· Obtaining and documenting informed consent for the procedure, anesthesia, and blood
· History and Physical and H&P update
· Brief assessment in lieu of an H&P
· Post-procedure note and report
· Universal Protocol to avoid wrong site, patient, procedure
· Sentinel Event Alert 51: Preventing unintended retained foreign objects
· Medication security and handling in the OR, PACU, and procedure area
· Anesthesia assessment, documentation, supply management, and medication handling
· Emergency response (Code Blue, Malignant Hyperthermia, Difficult Airway)
· Infection control and OR surgical attire
· Sterile Processing (precleaning and transport, decontamination, prep and pack, quality assurance, and storage of instruments)
If a requirement for improvement (RFI) is deserved and cited, a post-survey “evidence of standards compliance” is due in 60 days in the precise format specified by Joint Commission. It is important to remember in this phase that the Joint Commission is looking for evidence that the issue has been fixed, not a commitment to fix it at a future date or time, and that the improved process will be monitored so that compliance is sustained. This session will instruct participants on how to develop and write corrective action evidence of standards compliance plans.
Keynote: Where Do We Go From Here?
As nursing leaders, there aren’t easy answers for the challenges we face today during this sustained crisis. Nursing leaders are in their position for a reason and we’ve got to be innovative to tackle the challenges that lie ahead. The solutions of yesterday, won’t work for us today. We need the courage to think differently than we did 10 years ago.
Hear from David Wyatt as he shares innovative ways that nursing leaders can not only survive, but thrive in today’s perioperative environment. We are being called “for such a time as this” to be the leaders in our position, now more than ever.
Keynote: Leading a Very Different Perioperative Nursing Workforce
Covid-19 has been massively disruptive to healthcare systems and the nursing workforce. The life-quake experience with COVID has led nurses to rethink work, their priorities in life, and how they will manage their careers moving forward. Nurse leaders now struggle with unprecedented staffing shortages and high turnover. Perioperative nursing as a specialty has been significantly impacted by the retirements of so many experienced OR nurses. Most nurses entering the workforce today are either Millennials or Generation Z. Retaining these nurses in the perioperative setting will be more challenging with a trend of viewing one’s nursing career as “tours of duty” rather than lifetime employment. This session discusses state-of-the-art strategies and tactics to lead, recruit, and retain a very different perioperative workforce.
Keynote: Culture CPR – Administer Immediately to Survive the Great Resignation
The Great Resignation has become one of the most powerful barriers to success for leaders and the teams they lead. What is the first action you can immediately take to stop the exodus of team members? Focus on culture. It’s the foundation for employee retention, and it can be your competitive advantage. Jeff Whitehorn reveals the actions that a leader must take to improve culture in order to help win the battle against the Great Resignation.