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First Case The perioperative podcast with a punch! Join us as we discuss hot topics in the OR industry, and help you look forward to the First Case! From the back table to the board room, from wheels in to wheels out. -- we tackle the real-life issues affecting the OR.

Whether you’re tuning in for surgical service education or inspiration, we’re glad you're here. And now, it’s time to roll back, and start the First Case…

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📣Register for the full 6 CE event here! https://zcu.io/OzcR 📣Coming up next in our Periop Foundations Conference speaker...
03/16/2022

📣Register for the full 6 CE event here! https://zcu.io/OzcR 📣

Coming up next in our Periop Foundations Conference speakers introductions is Michelle Lemmons, RN, BSN, PHN, CNOR, CCCSVP! Michelle was one of our first guests on the First Case Podcast, and we are delighted that she is also joining us for our first conference!

In her presentation, Michelle "discusses the current and historical occurrence of healthcare burnout, su***de, and depression, how the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting these problems, regulatory bodies’ statements and interventions, and what healthcare organizations, managers, and individuals can do to help decrease these statistics. Nurses eat their young because they are starving, let’s change the outlook together."

You don't want to miss it! Michelle's lecture kicks off at 11:30 AM Eastern. But if you can't attend, don't worry! Registering will give you on-demand access to view this presentation at a time that is convenient for you. So sign up today!

#operatingroom #surgery #burnout #nurses #perioperative #WeEducateDifferently

[🎉Register here! https://zcu.io/jsNK 🎉] Our friends at CCI have generously sponsored a giveaway for our Periop Foundatio...
03/16/2022

[🎉Register here! https://zcu.io/jsNK 🎉] Our friends at CCI have generously sponsored a giveaway for our Periop Foundations Conference! CCI will waive the fees for the CFPN credential for one conference participant 🙌 All you have to do to be entered to win is register for the conference by March 26th! The winner will be randomly selected after the event.

If you're unfamiliar with the CFPN, CCI describes it like this: "The Certified Foundational Perioperative Nurse (CFPN) credential is designed to give perioperative nurses a firm foundation for career-long professional development success. Earning the CFPN entails a diversity of assessments, reflective learning activities, and a knowledge-based exam—a total of four key components that will guide the early career of a perioperative nurse."

Come hang out with us on March 26th! If you can't attend that day, go ahead and sign up so that you can attend on-demand when it's convenient for you!

CNOR Nurses #operatingroom #surgery #conference #giveaway #credential #nurses #CFPN

How often do we stop to think about how our patients feel about their surgery? Are they nervous? Scared? Worried about r...
03/15/2022

How often do we stop to think about how our patients feel about their surgery? Are they nervous? Scared? Worried about returning to work, or about the financial burden that surgery often brings?
If we're not careful, we can fall into the "procedure trap" and forget that our patient is a also person. For example, we'll refer to them as "the total knee in bed 8." But really, they're Mrs. Jones, an 87 year old female patient who is having a knee replacement performed today. And that's a big difference. In one view, we only see the procedure, in the other, we focus on the person and what they're having done.
Our familiarity with surgery, the various procedures, and the surgical team can also make us forget that our patients don't see things the way we do. The environment is unknown. The fear of pain is very real. Nervousness, doubt, financial worries, and many other variables all ride back into the OR with our patients - we just don't often see them (or hear about them).

A recent study {read it here! https://zcu.io/5Xrg} showed that many older Americans have concerns about their procedures. The results of the study are a good reminder for all of us to remember to treat the whole patient, and not let how busy we are sidetrack us from seeing them as a person, not just a procedure.

#surgery #operatingroom #patientcare #patientsafety

[🌟Register for the entire 6 CE event here! https://zcu.io/SbvN🌟] Phyllis Quinlan, PhD, RN, is the President of MFW Consu...
03/15/2022

[🌟Register for the entire 6 CE event here! https://zcu.io/SbvN🌟]

Phyllis Quinlan, PhD, RN, is the President of MFW Consultants. She is a nurse entrepreneur, a certified professional coach, and she's been the career coach for AORN since 2012. She's joining us for the First Case Periop Foundations Conference to speak about a topic that we can all appreciate: Building a Sense of Resilience and Wellbeing in Uncertain Times.

Join us "to learn how to create and sustain a sense of resilience and well-being while trying to navigate the present state of persistent uncertainty." You don't want to miss it!

#operatingroom #resilience #wellbeing #surgery #conference #weeducatedifferently

Between Seasons 2 and 3, First Case will be throwing back to some of our top episodes from the first season! [Listen to ...
03/14/2022

Between Seasons 2 and 3, First Case will be throwing back to some of our top episodes from the first season! [Listen to this throwback episode here! https://zcu.io/BFny]

How clean is the air in your OR? Is the HEPA filter and the positive pressure of the room enough to protect your patient from contaminants in the air, or is there more to it than meets the eye? Join us in this eye-opening episode as we discuss infection prevention with air expert Dr. Linda D. Lee, public health practitioner and president of Linda D. Lee Healthcare Consultants. We’ll learn more about OR design, discuss the necessity of laminar flow (Is it really necessary?), and talk about the ways OR staff either hinder or help in our shared goal of preventing infections.

#FirstCase #InfectionPrevention #OperatingRoom #Surgery #Perioperative #OperatingRoomNurse #SurgicalTechnologist

[Register here! https://zcu.io/DHwu] 📅Mark your calendars for March 26th!📅Kicking off our Periop Foundations Conference ...
03/13/2022

[Register here! https://zcu.io/DHwu] 📅Mark your calendars for March 26th!📅

Kicking off our Periop Foundations Conference is David Gomez, CRNA, from Infinitus Medical Technologies! Did you know that how we position a patient can impact more than just the patient? 🤔 Join us for a "discussion surrounding positioning processes impacting patients, ergonomic impacts to staff, and the role of physics, physiology, and cultural variance related to current strategies in patient positioning."

#operatingroom #surgery #WeEducateDifferently #PatientPositioning #PatientSafety #ORNurses #Conference

Here's another scary example of what happens when something gets left inside of a patient. In this incident, "a physicia...
03/12/2022

Here's another scary example of what happens when something gets left inside of a patient. In this incident, "a physician left an 18-inch sponge in a patient's abdomen that remained in her stomach for 5 years... this led to abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and more than one ER trip before the sponge was finally removed. You can read more here: https://zcu.io/8R7l

#SurgicalCounts are so important. In 2021, out of the Top 10 Frequently Reviewed Sentinel Events posted by the Joint Commission, 'unintended retention of a foreign object' and 'delay in treatment' were tied in the #2 spot, right below patient falls. Retained objects still occur, and oftentimes the counts were reported as correct. Pay attention during the count and make sure that both the circulator and scrub person are completely paying attention to help avoid error.
(source: https://zcu.io/Re2i)

#operatingroom #patientsafety #surgery #sentinelevents

On Fridays we like to take a look back at the history of surgery, or at the pioneers who developed the instruments that ...
03/11/2022
Eponymous Instruments in Orthopaedic Surgery

On Fridays we like to take a look back at the history of surgery, or at the pioneers who developed the instruments that we're so familiar with today. On today's #FunFactFriday, we're sharing a list of 7 "eponymous instruments commonly used by orthopaedic surgeons, exploring (1) their original intent, (2) the circumstances of their invention, and (3) whether their usefulness has changed." The list of instruments includes: "the Steinmann pin, Bovie electrocautery, Metzenbaum scissors, Freer elevator, Cobb periosteal elevator, Kocher clamp, and Verbrugge bone holding forceps.
Enjoy learning more about these instruments and their creators!

https://zcu.io/S728

#surgery #operatingroom #surgicalinstruments

Every day surgeons call for instruments devised by surgeon trailblazers. This article aims to give an account of commonly used eponymous instruments in orthopaedic surgery, focusing on the original intent of their designers in order to inform how we use ...

[📣Register here! https://zcu.io/xeed 📣] Hey First Case fam!!! Are you ready for a free conference?! And what about about...
03/10/2022

[📣Register here! https://zcu.io/xeed 📣] Hey First Case fam!!! Are you ready for a free conference?! And what about about SIX free CEs, too?

We are super excited to announce that our first educational conference event will be happening MARCH 26th! The First Case Periop Foundations Conference is packed with industry experts teaching sessions that are up-to-date, relevant, and important to all of us working in the #operatingroom. The conference kicks off at 9AM Eastern, but will also be available for on-demand viewing. Check out the line-up!

📌David Gomez - Patient Positioning for Advanced MIS and Robotic Surgical Platforms
📌Phyllis Quinlan - Building a Sense of Resilience and Wellbeing in Uncertain Times
📌Michelle Lemmons - Nurses Eat Their Young...Because They Are Starving
📌Brenda Larkin - Smoke Evacuation: Advocating for a Safe Perioperative Practice Environment
📌Jim Stobinski - What is the Value of Credentialing in Surgical Care?
📌Lindsey Joyce - Starting Off Right: Helping New Employees Succeed in the OR

Click the link above to register!

This virtual conference is pending approval for 6 contact hours through CCI-400 Inverness Pkwy Suite 265, Englewood, CO 80112. Provider approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider #CEP 15613. Activities approved by CCI are recognized as continuing education for registered nurses.

#operatingroom #surgery #ornurses #perioperative #perioperativenurse #orcirculatingnurse #education #nurses #circulator #patientpositioning #resilience #bullying #surgicalsmoke #credentialing #givenewgradsachance

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