ASORN Presents...

2015 EyeQ Webinar Series

United in Vision


Systemic Disease Clues: When to Look for Ophthalmic Disorders
with Kate Goldblum, RN, MSN, CFNP
February 24, 2015 4:30pm PT

This webinar will include information on ophthalmic manifestations of both common and less-common systemic disorders. Discussion will include a brief discussion of pertinent aspects of the systemic disorders as well as the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic considerations, medical and/or surgical treatment and important nursing considerations of the associated ophthalmic disorders.

Objectives: 1. List systemic disorders often associated with ophthalmic manifestations. 2. Discuss the clinical characteristics of the ophthalmic manifestations of 4 systemic disorders. 3. Discuss the epidemiology, diagnostic considerations, treatment, and nursing considerations related to the ophthalmic manifestations of four systemic disorders. 

1 Nurse Contact Hour

Registration opens January 14, 2015. 


Later in 2015...

Pharmacology for Ophthalmic Nurses
with Christine Wilson, PhD, ARNP
April 7, 2015 4:30pm PT

Current Medicare Deficiencies in the Ophthalmic ASC
with Elethia Dean, RN, BSN, MBA, PhD
July 14, 2015 4:30pm PT

Sentinel Events
with Beverly Kirschner, RN, BSN
October 13, 2015 4:30pm PT

Please continue checking our website for program descriptions and objectives as the year progresses. 


2014 Webinar Recordings Still Available!

Ebola Update: Safety Tips for the Ophthalmic Team with Barbara Ann Harmer, RN, BSN, MHA
Recorded December 9, 2014 4:30pm PT/7:30pm ET

Description: As members of the health care team we are all concerned about our own safety and protection while caring for any patient. Attend this webinar on December 9 to allay your fears and get the facts on Ebola. 

Objectives: 1. Define the signs and symptoms of Ebola. 2. List precautions to be taken to protect yourself from acquiring Ebola.

Expiration date: 12/31/2014

 

Identify and Manage Unhappy Patients with Anne M. Menke, RN, PhD

Recorded November 4, 2014 4:30pm PT/7:30pm ET

Ophthalmologists, nurses, and technicians report spending an increasing amount of time dealing with "difficult" patients. Some of these patients are unhappy with the outcome of their care, some have substance abuse (drug and alcohol) issues, some may have mental health issues or dementia. At other times, eye surgeons are surprised to learn that former, seemingly satisfied patients have filed a malpractice lawsuit against them. Actual calls to the Risk Management Hotline and closed malpractice cases will be used to identify patients who are unhappy, and to offer ways to improve communication skills for dealing with patients once problems are apparent.

Objectives: 1. Identify behaviors of patient who may be unhappy with their care. 2. Develop approaches that encourage patients to communicate their concerns.

Expiration date: 12/31/2014

 

 

H&P for Your ASC: Considerations for the Ophthalmic Patient with Robert Welch, MSN, NP

Recorded July 29, 2014 4:30pm PT/7:30pm ET

Today's ophthalmic nursing staff is challenged to help streamline the surgical process for the patient, surgeon, and facility. An important feature of the surgical process is the required preoperative surgical assessments document or History and Physical (H&P). Nursing staff, anesthesia teams and ancillary staff utilize the information found within an H&P to plan for special needs of the patient and to help identify areas of risk throughout the peri-surgical process.

During this webinar, we will be discussing the purpose of the H&P, whom can perform an H&P, the content contained within an H&P. We will also discuss the utilization, indications and overutilization of preoperative laboratory testing for the outpatient ophthalmic patient.

Objectives: 1. Understand the purpose of the pre-operation History and Physical. 2. Identify those whom are qualified to perform the pre-operation History and Physical. 3. Identify components of a complete pre-op History and Physical document.

 

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Bridging the Infection Control Gap in Ophthalmology with Elethia C. Dean, RN, BSN, MBA, PhD

Recorded May 6, 2014, 4:30pm PT/7:30pm ET 

Providing quality care is paramount to every physician office and ASC. This course is aimed at bridging the infection control gap in ophthalmology. The two primary issues related to infection control in ophthalmology are TASS and endophthalmitis. This course will discuss methods for identification and differentiation of TASS and endophthalmitis cases, as well as nursing interventions in caring for these patients. 

Objectives: 1. Describe the difference between endophthalmitis and toxic anterior segment syndrome (TASS). 2. Identify the importance of root cause analysis.

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10 is the New 9 - ICDs and Their New Look with Barbara Ann Harmer, RN, BSN, MHA 

Recorded February 25, 2014 4:30pm PT/7:30pm ET
Free for paid 2014 members!  Pay Dues

As if we all don’t have enough to worry about with the major changes in our healthcare delivery system, now we have to learn a new language if we want to stay in business. This webinar will include information on the rationale for the change, the necessary areas of focus that will be needed before implementation and the effect that this transition will have on each and every organization.

Objectives: 1. Identify the rational for the change from ICD9s to ICD10s. 2. Discuss why this final ruling is so controversial. 3. Describe at least three areas of focus for preparation before implementation can be successful. 4. Discuss the effects on reimbursement with the transition to ICD10s.

 

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Past Webinars

MIGS: Micro Incisional Glaucoma Implant Surgery in the ASC
Richard Lewis, MD
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
This webinar was co-provided with JCAHPO

Pearls for Ophthalmic Instrument Processing
Julie Burlew, RN, CRNO, CNOR
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
This webinar was co-provided with JCAHPO

Houston, We've Got a Problem: How to Investigate an Infection in the ASC
Elethia Dean, RN, BSN, MBA, PhD
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Medical Records and Informed Consent: Know the Rules
Ellen Adams, COMT, MBA
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Safe Surgical Checklist for Ophthalmic Patients
Barbara Ann Harmer, RN, BSN, MHA
August 2012

Measure Up: Understanding the 2012 CMS Quality Reporting System for ASC's
Barbara Ann Harmer, RN, BSN, MHA
May 2012


Disclosures

CONTINUING EDUCATION: NURSING CONTACT HOURS WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF OPHTHALMIC REGISTERED NURSES (ASORN).
ASORN IS ACCREDITED AS A PROVIDER OF CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION BY THE AMERICAN NURSES CREDENTIALING CENTER’S (ANCC) COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION (COA).
ASORN IS PROVIDER APPROVED BY THE CALIFORNIA BOARD OF REGISTERED NURSING CEP #11901.
NURSES: 1 NURSE CONTACT HOUR PER WEBINAR
JCAHPO: 1 Group A credit per webinar (live only)
DISCLOSURES: THIS COURSE IS NOT SPONSORED BY JCAHPO; ONLY REVIEWED FOR COMPLIANCE WITH JCAHPO STANDARDS AND CRITERIA AND AWARDED CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT ACCORDINGLY; THEREFORE, JCAHPO CANNOT PREDICT THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROGRAM OR ASSURE ITS QUALITY IN SUBSTANCE AND PRESENTATION.
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION: PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND THE ENTIRE WEBINAR TO RECEIVE CREDITS. CREDIT FOR A COURSE HOUR WILL BE DENIED TO INDIVIDUALS WHO MISS MORE THAN 15 MINUTES OF THAT HOUR.
ATTENDANCE VERIFICATION: POST MEETING EVALUATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED TO RECEIVE CREDITS FOR THE WEBINAR. ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATES ARE EMAILED APPROXIMATELY 1 MONTH AFTER THE WEBINAR.
COMMERCIAL SUPPORT: UNRESTRICTED EDUCATIONAL GRANTS WILL BE SOUGHT FOR SOME OR ALL OF THESE WEBINARS