Improving Outcomes in Laparoscopy Through Better Techniques and Technology: A Focus on Electrosurgical Energy

From Aug 17 2021 10:00 am until Aug 17 2021 12:00 pm
At Webinar

Please note this workshop is offered by Webinar only

Clock Hours: Clock Hours:    2              CEU’s:    0.2                Contact Hours:   2
This workshop is designed to meet the continuing education requirements for the MN Board of Nursing. It is the responsibility of the nurse to determine whether these activities

Description: This continuing education activity will provide a review of the physics of capacitive coupling and insulation failure during MIS. The hazards to the patient associated with the use of monopolar electrosurgery during MIS procedures will be described. The economic impact of electrosurgery injuries, including the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) penalties for worst performing hospitals, costs of care, and medico-legal aspects, will be discussed. Technologies that protect against current leakage due to capacitive coupling and insulation failure, and prevent monopolar electrosurgery injuries during MIS will be outlined. The current professional recommended practices related to patient safety during laparoscopic procedures will be reviewed. Finally, the responsibilities of perioperative team members, as they relate to patient safety during electrosurgery use in MIS procedures, will be discussed.

Objectives:

  • Explain the physics of capacitive coupling and insulation failure during minimally invasive surgery.
  • Describe the patient hazards related to the use of monopolar electrosurgery during minimally invasive surgery.
  • Describe the economic impact of electrosurgery injuries in today’s dynamic health care environment.
  • Explain the new CMS position and penalties for accidental lacerations, punctures, and burns during laparoscopic surgery.
  • Identify technologies that prevent monopolar injury during minimally invasive surgery.
  • Outline the recommended practices related to patient safety during laparoscopic procedures.
  • Discuss the responsibilities of the perioperative team related to patient safety during minimally invasive surgery.

Who Should Attend:  OR Staff

Instructor: Jason Johnson, National Sales Director, Encision/Pfiedler Inc.

Registration Fees

Medi-Sota Members: FREE

Non-Medi-Sota Members: $25

Prior to the program, you will receive an email with any additional course information.  Registration  Deadline: August 16, 2021 at 5 pm ensures all registrants will receive course information & any materials in a timely manner.

Cancellations must be made no later than 10 business days prior to the course. The full course fee will be charged if cancellation is made in less than 10 business days. Full refunds will be given for all classes cancelled by Medi-Sota. Registration is transferable to another person.

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Contact Information

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1280 Locust Street, Suite 16
Dawson, MN 56232

(320) 769-2269