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CareFusion case studies are based on individual hospital characteristics and do not anticipate the average result for all hospitals. Customer results will vary.
Webcast
Understanding the Use of Humidified Nasal High Flow in the ICU

Supplemental O2 delivery in the ICU at increased therapeutic flows and O2 concentration utilizing optimal humidity is described in literature as efficacious; humidified nasal high flow has been shown to provide positive physiological and clinical outcomes. This webcast provides an overview of introducing humidified nasal high flow to the ICU, along with clinical observations including therapeutic effectiveness, patient tolerance and comfort. Hospitals using humidified nasal high flow in the ICU and focusing on reducing potential patient escalation will share their experiences.

Webcast
Hazardous drugs and multidisciplinary risk reduction strategies: A call to action!

Exposure to hazardous drugs, both directly and indirectly, is an occupational hazard for about eight million U.S. healthcare workers. These agents can include those used for cancer therapy, some antiviral drugs, hormone agents and bioengineered drugs. This webinar addresses multidisciplinary clinical practices and strategies to protect healthcare professionals, and patients from known health risks associated with hazardous drugs.

Faculty
Stephen Eckel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS
Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education
University of North Carolina (UNC) Eshelman School of Pharmacy Associate Director, Department of Pharmacy, UNC Hospitals Chapel Hill, NC

Webcast
Understanding treatment options for patients with pleural effusions and malignant ascites

Many patients with cancer will experience symptoms of pleural effusions or malignant ascites during the course of their disease. These conditions can have a significant impact on a patient’s quality of life. Treatment options should be discussed with each patient so they can help make the choice of care that best meets their medical needs and those of their daily life. Indwelling catheters are a well-accepted option for these patients, giving them the ability to manage their symptoms outside the hospital setting.

This webcast will help participants evaluate treatment options available for patients with pleural effusions and malignant ascites. The discussion will include how to satisfy the need for symptom relief in this patient population in the current healthcare environment, with a focus on the patient’s quality of life.

Webcast
Infusion Pump Alarms and Alerts Data: Identifying Issues and Strategies

Alarms for medical devices have recently come into the spotlight. Much of the current focus is on patient monitors and ventilators as hospitals begin to address the Joint Commission’s Sentinel Event Alert Issue 50: Medical Device Alarm Safety in Hospitals.

Infusion pumps are a significant contributor and source of frequent patient complaints. Wireless connectivity and capturing all infusion data have made it possible to collect and analyze millions of infusion pump alarms for hundreds of hospitals and thousands of infusion systems.

This webinar shares some early findings on the frequency and types of pump alarms, provides examples of nursing perceptions about alarms, and profiles alarms based on various patient care areas, fluids and drugs administered. Strategies to reduce the frequency of alarms are also presented.

Webcast
High frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) in pediatric ARDS: Lung recruitment and protection

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) continues to be a common diagnosis in the intensive care unit.

Live webinar Tuesday, April 7, 2015
4 p.m. t0 5 p.m. PST
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST

Continuing Education
Managing Pleural Effusions

This continuing education activity is for nurses and other clinicians who would like to enhance their knowledge of pleural effusion management. In this activity, participants will review normal pleural anatomy and physiology as an introduction to the pathophysiology of pleural effusions. Treatment options for pleural effusions will also be discussed. An emphasis on patient selection criteria and other considerations with the use of an indwelling pleural catheter will assist healthcare professionals in patient care management.

Please visit www.healthstream.com/HLC/pleuraleffusion for the online course.

Continuing Education
Blood Culture Collection: Ensuring Reliable Outcomes through Best Practices and Technology

The blood culture represents an important tool used to detect the presence of living organisms in the bloodstream. Blood collection is critical to generating reliable results and providing therapeutic treatment. This webinar will describe the relative risk of false-positive blood cultures, and the use of best practices and technology for mitigating these well-documented risks.

Accreditation

This program is approved for 1.0 hour of nursing credit.

Complete the evaluation for CE credit.

Webcast
ReVel® ventilator webinar series: Modes and application

CareFusion is offering a series of ReVel® ventilator training modules in which our transport specialist, Billy Hutchinson, will familiarize users with the ReVel ventilator. Using his 36 years of experience in the ICU and transport environments, Mr. Hutchinson will share his experiences and provide insight on how to maximize ReVel use in special circumstances related to air and ground transport.

Modes and application

This session is meant for users who want to feel more confident using modes such as pressure-regulated volume control/support and volume-targeted pressure support.

Accreditation

CRCE credit will not be provided for any of these product-specific webinars.

Webcast
ReVel® ventilator webinar series: Extended menus

CareFusion is offering a series of ReVel® ventilator training modules in which our transport specialist, Billy Hutchinson, will familiarize users with the ReVel ventilator. Using his 36 years of experience in the ICU and transport environments, Mr. Hutchinson will share his experiences and provide insight on how to maximize ReVel use in special circumstances related to air and ground transport.

Extended menus

This session will cover a variety of methods to help users fine-tune patient synchrony. Many features are found when pressing the select button for three seconds. Participants will learn how to access vent control, modify rise time, flow term and time term, and learn more about alarms and oxygen duration calculation.

Accreditation

CRCE credit will not be provided for any of these product-specific webinars.

Continuing Education
Best practices in pediatric peripheral vascular access: place, protect and preserve

From comprehensive vein assessment for catheter placement, protecting the site from contamination, to preserving the function of the site with the fewest complications pediatric patients pose considerable challenges when receiving peripheral vascular access infusion therapy. This program will review fundamentals of pediatric vein assessment, steps for aseptic catheter insertion and evidence-based procedures designed to preserve the integrity of pediatric vessel health.

This program is approved for 1.0 hour of nursing credit.

Complete the evaluation for CE credit.