Educational Webinars

Strategy Update: Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease

Newborn screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) using pulse oximetry has led to significant improvements in child health outcomes. Shortly after CCHD screening was adopted by all 50 states in July 2018, an expert panel met to review remaining challenges and strategies. During this webinar, two CCHD nurse leaders will discuss the panel’s recommendations for improving screening efficiency and ways nurse providers can improve CCHD screening.

  • Approximately 18 out of every 10,000 babies are born with a critical congenital heart defect, also known as critical congenital heart disease (CCHD).1
  • CCHD is life threatening and requires intervention in infancy. However, CCHD is not always detected prenatally or upon exam in the nursery.

1AAP Program to Enhance the Health and Development of Infants and Children (PEHDIC), 2021

Unpacking Nursing Informatics: How One Career Path Can Expand Your Circle of Care

This webinar will convene an expert panel to explore the critical need for experienced nurses in the field of informatics—particularly in the growing age of AI and IT influence on medicine and patient care.

The complex field of Nursing Informatics is defined as taking “the clinical and the technical languages of health and translating them into one.” Nursing Informaticists hold the power to:

  • Utilize and expand nurses’ influence and impact from floor-specific to a wider community of care
  • Leverage technology and clinical expertise in order to maintain the focus on patient safety
  • Apply data to stem the nation’s opioid crisis
  • Expand outreach to underserved patient populations in the community

The panel will relate under-reported, real-world cases to highlight how attainment of an advanced degree in Nursing Informatics uniquely equips the mid-career nurse to join an area of the nursing profession that is revolutionizing the redesign of healthcare in the United States.

Stay Connected: Safer Enteral Connectors Key to Patient Safety

Stress, exhaustion, fear, burnout – nurses are experiencing all these emotions and more in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. When working with interchangeable tubing systems at the bedside, even a slightly increased chance of error is too much risk to accept.

On May 4th, please plan to join us for an educational webinar that will provide you with important guidelines and solutions to address this important patient safety issue. Join Mike Cusack, Executive Director of the Global Enteral Device Suppliers Association (GEDSA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the introduction of international ISO standards, and an expert panel of presenters to discuss a solution for optimizing interchangeable tubings at the bedside and implementing an ISO standard to help reduce errors.

Ten years ago, a Sentinel Alert from the Joint Commission inspired experts worldwide to come together and solve the all-too-common problem of tubing misconnections. The result, a new ISO standard for tubing connections, was born of this collaboration and is now available for use in hospitals throughout the United States and the rest of the world.

Our expert panel will:

  • Provide a first-hand point-of-view of an enteral misconnection from a mother/registered nurse
  • Provide an overview of the ISO 80369 standard and its global adoption
  • Provide a thorough overview of the implementation process from a nurse experienced in converting to the ISO standard tubing connections

The Great Barrier Take-down: Unblocking Your Path to an Advanced Nursing Degree

Join an expert panel to learn the history and details behind the critical surge in the need for Advanced Practice RNs (APRNs) and particularly Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs). We will explore all of the “why’s:”

  • The existing and projected needs gap
  • How APRNs and FNPs became documented as the most needed of the advanced nursing degrees
  • The fiscal potential and increased clinical and professional autonomy enjoyed by FNPs

This will be followed by an item-by-item examination of research exploring the challenges to nurses’ pursuit of these advanced degrees, their commonality within the nursing community, plus the potential of the degree’s attainment and reward in recognition, remuneration, and clinical respect.

Finally, our panel will examine the added societal value of filling gaps in primary care practitioner roles within underserved areas.

This webinar is the first in a two-part series that will address the growing need for advanced practice nurses in today’s healthcare environment and how nurses will play a critical role in the future as interprofessional practice continues to unfold.

2020 Neonatal Resuscitation Guidelines: Raising Awareness, Advancing Adherence

Approximately 10% of newborns need help to begin breathing and 1% need intensive resuscitative measures. Their inability to establish and sustain adequate or spontaneous respiration can lead to adverse neurodevelopment — or even death.

Join us as this distinguished panel of neonatal nurse experts provide essential clinical care guidance from the new American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.

Benefit from their insights, best practices, and anticipatory guidance on how effective risk assessment prior to birth decreases mortality and morbidity, the role of human and systems performance in guideline adherence, and the AHA guidelines’ top 10 takeaways for neonatal life support.

You’ll leave with fresh insights on what specific training, changes in protocols, and new technologies are essential to improve frontline caregivers’ situational awareness and bolster the clinical confidence required in the resuscitation moment.

Rethinking Staff Shortages

With the nurse shortage at crisis levels even before the pandemic hit, what are the flaws or shortcomings of conventional approaches to staffing that keep nurse leaders chronically in “firefighter mode”? While a great majority of healthcare organizations cite nurse retention as a key strategic imperative, only a little over a third of them have actually implemented a formal retention strategy. Why isn’t nurse retention more reflected in actual operational practices or planning? Join Bryan Dickerson, Senior Director of Healthcare Workforce Solutions at Hospital IQ, Shawna Gunn, Manager of Operations at MercyOne, Des Moines, and Danielle Bowie, DNP, RN, NE-BC, Vice President of Nursing Workforce Development at Bon Secours Mercy Health, Cincinnati, OH, as we discuss:

  • What the healthcare industry can learn from other industries
  • What are the opportunities and benefits of predictive analytics that can be leveraged to alleviate the nurse leaders’ constant staffing chase
  • See how leveraging technology can streamline both communications and preplanning, enabling nurse leaders to make proactive adjustments faster and more efficiently

Mistaken Identity

Correctly identifying patients in today’s complex healthcare system is a fundamental step in helping to ensure safe patient care. The Joint Commission’s most recent National Safety Goals (January 2019) for its Hospital Accreditation Program lists as Goal 1 to “improve the accuracy of patient identification.”

  • One recent study found that >50% of nurses reported experiences of adverse events that resulted in patient harm during their careers.
  • However, a 2015 study found that nearly 3 out of 4 registered nurses believed the potential correlation between patient misidentification and patient safety was “negligible.”

Clearly, there remains an educational imperative confronting nurse leaders to try to close the knowledge gap which causes so many nurses to regard patient misidentification as a rare and benign event—while statistics suggest otherwise.

This webinar will convene an expert panel to:

  • Provide an interactive call to awareness and action about the multifactorial causes of preventable adverse events (PAEs) related to patient misidentification;
  • Define the root causes and prevalence of patient ID errors and their consequences; and
  • Propose printing and computing technologies and strategies for leaders and frontline nurses, to help them minimize patient misidentification related PAEs in the service of patient safety.

Applying Technology to Fall Prevention

During this educational webinar, clinical nurse consultant Sabrina Flavin will share research and evidence-based practices in fall and injury prevention. Participants will be introduced to fall prevention strategies, specifically focusing on bed and equipment technology as well as wireless technology advancements. The webinar will provide a full overview of fall and injury management, including a look at post-fall management and tools for success.

The Results Are In: What Nurses Are Saying About COVID-19, Bullying, and More

What’s on nurses’ minds? Hear manager and clinician perspectives from American Nurse Journal’s fourth annual Nursing Trends and Salary Survey. The results reveal much about what nurses are experiencing during this tumultuous year. From COVID-19, workplace violence, and disaster preparedness to job satisfaction, turnover, and workload, you’ll learn what nurses think about these important issues and more. 

When COVID and Influenza Collide - Essential Prep and Tech for Nurse Leaders this Flu Season

Late Fall is anticipated to involve a continuation of COVID-19 infections—perhaps even a second wave—coupled with, at a minimum, a standard influenza season.  Join us as this distinguished panel of infectious disease experts and nurse leaders explore the heightened infection implications of the first US COVID+influenza season on patient safety and the likely impact on healthcare systems.

Be sure that your organization benefits from their insights, best practices, and anticipatory guidance on identifying policy gaps, often overlooked prevention opportunities, and how new technology can be enlisted in the infection battle at patient point of care.

How a Sustainable Workforce Management Approach Helps Navigate Crisis

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is top of mind, there will always be a crisis that affects the nursing workforce, whether it’s a natural disaster, a strike, or something else. Health systems need to be ready to deliver high-quality patient care, contain costs, and protect and support their staff during times of crisis. How can nurse executives lead their health system to put in place a workforce management strategy that accounts for crises so that the response is organized and thoughtful? Nursing and finance leaders who have managed crises ranging from COVID-19 to devastating fires will share their experiences and provide valuable insights.

The COVID Effect: How New Cyberthreats Put Patients at Risk and How You Can Stop Them

This webinar will feature a panel of national nurse leaders and security experts on the critical need to have nurses begin to perceive cybersecurity as an essential extension of their commitment to patient safety. Cybervigilance is the responsibility of each healthcare provider. In the age of COVID, with new vulnerabilities presented by pandemic-related phishing schemes, ransomware, and the increased prevalence of telehealth, fighting the fallacy that cybersecurity is “owned” by an IT team takes ongoing organizational awareness via training and cultural change.

Going the Distance: How technology will change your education

Nurses are the backbone and frontline of healthcare delivery in the U.S. This has been acutely underscored by the COVID pandemic. Among the pandemic’s many disruptions has been the closing of the physical campuses of virtually all of the nation’s nursing schools. Many of these nursing schools have now migrated to distance learning for their students, necessitating a new way of thinking about nurse education delivery during a public health emergency. For the frontline nurses feeling newly hindered in their educational pursuits, there are legacy online nursing education programs which have refined—and often defined—the tenets of success for best equipping their virtual students for scholastic and career success. This expert panel will explore how today’s nurses can be enabled to continue to educationally progress in order to advance in a healthcare workforce which needs them now more than ever.

Gone Viral: Rethinking Infection Vigilance in a Post-Pandemic World

The global pandemic, with its still unfolding morbidity and mortality consequences and lethal potential, has further raised the bar on already-conscientious nurses and other healthcare providers at the patient point of care. The very technology which has vastly improved patient outcomes, facilitated patient tracking and diagnosis, and greatly diminished the risk of medical error, does itself present a source of infection if not considered in the same realm as other contamination risks.

From mindless to mindful: Key steps in infection prevention techniques

Even with the recent Coronavirus outbreak,  you’re likely hearing a lot about infection prevention techniques, particularly hand hygiene.  But the truth is - it works if done right - and is one of the best practices for yourself and your patients to prevent infections.  We’ve made great strides in HAI reduction over the years, reducing infections by 16% over the past five years. But tens of thousands die each year from an HAI. Spend twenty minutes with American Nurse to heighten your understanding around managing infection risks, preventing HAIs and antibiotic resistance, patient safety and advocacy, effective communication, and overcoming hurdles to implement reliable infection prevention practices.

ANA's COVID-19 Webinar

Be Confident Protecting Yourself and Providing the Best Care to Your Patients during this COVID-19 Pandemic

Addressing Clinician Burnout - leveraging smart technology to give back face-time with patients

Care is 24/7 - so are healthcare professionals. Demands on healthcare professionals increase every year, with new therapies, new standards, new regimens, and an aging populous. Fortunately, technology advances at a rapid rate and can lighten the load on HCPs, offering more time with patients. This webinar explores ways HCPs can use technology to their benefit and avoid burnout of their staff, and themselves. 

Staffing optimization takes a team effort: Happy nurses = Healthy patients

Optimal staffing requires a team effort that includes the CNO, CFO, front-line staff, IT staff, and managers from all levels. The team needs to analyze staffing on an ongoing basis, then leverage technology and design processes to achieve successful outcomes in a patient-centered care environment. Learn how a CNO and CFO collaborated with their team to not only create better staffing processes that led to significant financial savings, but to sustain and build on those efforts as they continue driving toward staffing that meets the needs of the staff, the organization, and the patient.

Technology's role in helping to reduce healthcare-associated infections

Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) remain a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Much time has been dedicated to creating protocols and procedures to reduce infection, but the role of technology is sometimes overlooked. Technology can decrease the risk of HAIs, but, paradoxically, can also contribute to them by transmitting bacteria via contaminated computer screens. These bacteria can cause infection not just in patients, but in clinicians as well. Learn how to ensure technology works for—not against—you and your colleagues as you work to reduce HAIs and protect both you and your patients.

Be a VTE prevention champion: Successful strategies for driving down VTE

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.

CNO/CFO Partnership Achieves Successful Patient-Centered Staffing

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.

Improving the Safety of Peripheral IVs

Looking for a reliable tool to assist you with preventing patient harm? 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.

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing — Transformative Leadership: Navigating Teams Through Change

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.

Clinical Communication & Collaboration: Best Practices & Use Cases

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

Making Workforce Data Management a Priority

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

Innovations in Wound Care: The role of wound cleansing in the management of wounds

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

The Analytics-Centric Approach to Improving Staff Morale and Resource Optimization

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

CFO/CNO Partnership for Workforce Management Outcomes: Benefits of Acuity-based Staffing

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.

Skin Damage Associated with Moisture and Pressure

Tips for how to differentiate and goals for protection and management. At the end of the webinar you will be able to: 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

Winning the Battle of Skin Tears in an Aging Population

“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.

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