Preventing Electrosurgical Burns During Laparoscopy
A new continuing education program developed by Pfiedler Enterprises available now! The CE program is available, free of charge, for presentations at your facility or local AORN chapter (2.0 contact hours).
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.
This continuing education activity is intended for perioperative registered nurses and other health care professionals who are interested in learning more about the physics of capacitive coupling, insulation failure during MIS procedures, and new technologies to prevent electrosurgery burns during laparoscopic procedures
- 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.
State Board Approval
Pfiedler Enterprises is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP14944, for 2.0 contact hours.
Obtaining full credit for this offering depends upon attendance, regardless of circumstances, from beginning to end. Licensees must provide their license numbers for record keeping purposes.
Contact Encision for scheduling and additional questions.