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Upcoming Webinars

  • Date: 4-Oct-22

    Presenter: Atila Nozari - anozari@mmm.com

    Learning Objectives:

    • • Microorganism transmission
    • • Cleaning and disinfection
    • • Cleaning monitoring
    • • Guidelines updates

    Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm ET

  • Date: 11-Oct-22

    Presenter: Atila Nozari - anozari@mmm.com

    Learning Objectives:

    • • Identify MDRD
    • • Identify different areas in MDRD
    • • Identify tasks performed in MDRD

    Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm ET

  • Date: 18-Oct-22

    Presenter: Kerin Lubbe - klubbe2@mmm.com

    Learning Objectives:

    • • Identify sources of contamination that can lead to bloodstream infection (BSI)
    • • Describe recommended practices and evidence-based interventions for catheter maintenance to reduce BSI risk
    • • Discuss clinical challenges associated with catheter maintenance that can impact outcomes
    • • Identify solutions to address these challenges and clinical studies that support these solutions

    Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm ET

  • Date: 25-Oct-22

    Presenter: Nathalie Gould - ngould@mmm.com

    Learning Objectives:

    • • Discuss the importance of temperature monitoring throughout perioperative phases
    • • Explore zero heat flux technology (ZHF), why and how to use the 3M™ Bair Hugger™ Temperature Monitoring System
    • • Explain the benefits of prewarming
    • • Explore 3M™ Bair Hugger™ prewarming solution

    Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm ET

  • Date: 1-Nov-22

    Presenter: Christine Erickson - cerickson2@mmm.com

    Learning Objectives:

    • • Review preoperative strategies
    • • Discuss regulatory requirements
    • • Review formulation, application, treatment dose, dry time, and surgical skin prep selection
    • • Review standards and guidelines

    Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm ET

  • Date: 8-Nov-22

    Presenter: Carol Higgins - chiggins2@mmm.com

    Learning Objectives:

    • • Explore the impact of pressure injuries in the OR
    • • Identify high risk patients, positions and scenarios
    • • Describe practical tips to help reduce pressure injuries

    Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm ET

  • Date: 15-Nov-22

    Presenter: Kerin Lubbe - klubbe2@mmm.com

    Learning Objectives:

    • • Understand Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury and prevention strategies
    • • Describe how cross contamination can occur with medical tapes
    • • Explain the importance of proper tape selection and use during care
    • • Identify common types of medical tape and how science is contributing to adhesive innovation and quality

    Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm ET

  • Date: 29-Nov-22

    Presenter: Nathalie Gould - ngould@mmm.com

    Learning Objectives:

    • • Review thermoregulation and Inadvertent Perioperative Hypothermia
    • • Explore forced air warming, clinical guidelines, and 3M Bair Hugger Brand Solutions
    • • Understand the importance of fluid warming
    • • Explore 3M Ranger Brand Solutions

    Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm ET

  • Date: 6-Dec-22

    Presenter: Carol Higgins - chiggins2@mmm.com

    Learning Objectives:

    • • Explore inflammation vs infection
    • • Discuss impact of biofilm
    • • Explore benefits of starting early with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with installation and dwell

    Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm ET

  • Date: 13-Dec-22

    Presenter: Nathalie Gould - ngould@mmm.com

    Learning Objectives:

    • • Describe Surgical Incision Management (SIM)
    • • Review Risk Stratification algorithms

    Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm ET


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  • Learn how to apply 3M Skin Preparation Products to reduce bacteria on skin prior to invasive procedures. Watch videos, sorted by body part and solution.

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