Educational Webinars

​​​​The goal of this program is to describe the forces within the current healthcare environment that are targeting zero for device-related infections, identify and detail the evidence-based practices that go beyond the guidelines in preventing CAUTIs, and discuss possible barriers to practice changes and realistic solutions to assist the team in the implementation process.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits are available. This course offers 1.0 content hour which will be awarded after completion of post course assessment and/or survey.

Orginal Air Date: Dec 3, 2020 1:00 PM EST

Length: 1 Hour

The goal of this program is to educate a broader audience on advanced strategies to decrease the incidence of SSI to reduce cost of care and improve patient outcomes.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits are available. This course offers 1.0 content hour which will be awarded after completion of post course assessment and/or survey.

Original Air Date: Aug 27, 2020 1:00 PM EST

Length: 1 Hour

This presentation covers the use of a gum mastic product in vascular access site care combined with rounding and site care delivered by a dedicated team of vascular access specialists. It describes an experience spanning rationale, product trial, initial data review, and implementation across three facilities. It culminates with objective and observational data from over one year later.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits are available. This course offers 1.0 content hour which will be awarded after completion of post course assessment and/or survey. The content is available on the AVA Academy website and is accessible FREE of charge to AVA members and non-members.

Original Air Date: May 20, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

Length: 1 Hour and 30 Minutes Q&A

The surgical site infection (SSI) prevention bundle is more complex and more rapidly evolving when compared to other healthcare-associated prevention bundles and keeping apprised of the latest innovations is often challenging for infection preventionists and perioperative teams. This presentation will highlight some of the more recent innovative practices and technologies, that when used as adjuncts to current surgical care practices, can reduce SSI risk among certain surgical patient populations.

Original Air Date: April 16, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

Length: 1 Hour

This presentation will provide attendees with an optimal vascular access specialty team (VAST) approach by applying Lean thinking in the application of a catheter success bundle with the goal of 1 patient, 1 IV catheter insertion with 1 attempt. The 5-part bundle, established using a LEAN/Six Sigma methodology, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control approach, demonstrated that the skilled IV clinician achieves better outcomes than the generalist model. Results on improved outcomes and cost savings will be discussed.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits are available. This course offers 1.0 content hour which will be awarded after completion of post course assessment and/or survey. The content is available on the AVA Academy website and is accessible FREE of charge to AVA members and non-members.

Original Air Date: Mar 25, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

Length: 1 Hour and 15 Minutes

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