Our clinical continuing education and professional development courses are also designed to be facilitated onsite or virtual by AnsellCARES Registered Nurses. If you are interested in conducting a program, please fill out the web form on this page. Certificates of completion and CE accreditation will be provided (where applicable).
Please see the topics we offer below:
- Chemical Allergy Awareness and Protection
Reviews the incidence, causes, symptoms and treatment of chemical allergies associated with glove use today.
- Double Gloving – A Standard of Practice in Surgery
Explores two questions: is double gloving worth the effort and what does the evidence say?
- Chemotherapy and Handling Hazardous Drugs
Describes cancer cells, explores the various treatment options for cancer patients and examines glove use for handling cytotoxic drugs.
- Operating Room Turnover Best Practices
Learn to minimize the risk of cross-contamination, improve efficiency, and reduce turnover time in the operating room.
- Understanding Latex Allergy in the Healthcare Setting
Healthcare workers are at particular risk for latex allergy. Examine the incidence, causes, symptoms and treatment of latex allergies associated with glove use today.
- Never Event Protection
Learn more about never event protection to help prevent costly surgical errors and aid compliance with Joint Commission standards.
- Hand Hygiene and Skin Care
Healthcare workers' hands are a vehicle for the transmission of pathogens to the patient and to the environment. This module explores the importance of hand hygiene.
- Ergonomics in the Operating Room
Ergonomic risks in healthcare are numerous and impact healthcare worker safety. Perioperative personnel must be aware of these ergonomic risks and implement evidence-based best practices to proactively reduce them.
- Patient Positioning Best Practices for the Operating Room
The principles of safe positioning will be described, followed by a discussion of two potential injuries – nerve damage and pressure ulcers – that may result from improper or prolonged positioning.
- Radiation Attenuation and Hand Safety
Examines radiographic risk and strategies to avert adverse reactions.
- Surgical Site Infections: Managing the Challenge
The OR staff works in an intense, fast-paced, technically advanced environment. This module examines strategies to prevent staff-related injuries and infections.
- Sharps Safety in the Operating Room
Examines basic strategies and processes that can raise awareness of and help minimize the risk of sharps injuries.
- Surgical Gloves and Electrosurgery
Understanding the relationship between surgical gloves and electrosurgery and ways to prevent intraoperative electrical shock or burn to surgical personnel.
- Improving Outcomes in the Operating Room
Provides perioperative nurses with strategies to improve patient outcomes in the operating room.
- Respiratory Protection in Surgery
Outlines the hazards associated with exposure to surgical smoke and strategies to minimize healthcare provider risk.
- PPE Best Practices for Optimal Protection
Reviews best practices for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for optimal staff and patient safety.