A three-part Prevention Series of webinars offered by OnCourse Learning shares strategies that healthcare professionals can incorporate into their daily routines to protect patients’ and their facilities’ bottom lines.

“Healthcare systems are aware of these topics and do try to prevent problems, but prevention can play a much bigger part in patient safety,” says Maria Morales, MSN, RN, CPAN, director of CNE programs for OnCourse Learning, in a media release. “The webinar series will help clinicians produce better outcomes, which can save money and protect their facilities from Medicare penalties.”

The 1-hour webinars will focus on an interprofessional approach to three topics: falls, skin injuries, and proper antimicrobial therapies.

Inpatient Fall Prevention: The Balance Between Mobility and Safety,” led by Allison Lieberman, PT, MSPT, GCS, and accredited for nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, and dietitians, is available for free through October 30.

Lieberman is the clinical manager of acute physical and occupational therapy at the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison, NJ.

Antimicrobial Resistance,” led by Troy Kish, PharmD, is accredited for professionals in nursing, pharmacy, and medicine.

Kish, a clinical pharmacist in internal medicine at James J. Peters VA Medical Center in New York City and an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Long Island University, will educate healthcare professionals about what proper antimicrobial therapy looks like.

The third webinar, “It’s Just a Stage 1 Pressure Injury. Or Is It?” is accredited for nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists and dietitians/nutritionists.

Pamela Damron, MSN, RN, CWON, a certified wound and ostomy nurse since 1998 and a nursing instructor at the University of Tennessee at Martin, will lead the discussion.

Topics will include normal repositioning and beds, the role nutrition can play, along with other best practices.

[Source(s): OnCourse Learning, PR Newswire]