BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- B. Braun Medical Inc., a leading healthcare products and services company, today announced the offering of three new online continuing education courses through the Aesculap Academy. Providing continued education for practitioners is a key element of B. Braun's commitment to its "Sharing Expertise" culture and its goal to help promote a safer and more effective healthcare system to help save and improve lives. The new courses are offered at no charge and focus on safety, infection control and patient care:
DEHP Plasticized Medical Products: Are They Hazardous to Your Health? --
This course defines what PVC and DEHP materials are and their possible
hazardous effects on humans and the environment. Various IV drugs, which
are related to this issue and alternatives in providing safer infusion
therapy to patients, will also be discussed.
Pulmonary Embolism -- The pulmonary thromboembolic process, including
deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) will be the focus of
this course. Information about etiology and symptoms, diagnostic
procedures, interventions and treatment of DVT and PE will be discussed.
Medication Errors in Infusion Therapy -- Potential causes, solutions and
improvements to the problem of medication error are discussed. Emphasis is
placed on the areas of dispensing and administration of IV medications.
Senior clinical nurse consultant, Robin Ginter RN, BS, MBA, CCRN, and nurse
consultant Robin Gregus, RN, as well as clinical and technical support
manager Ruth M. Kortebein, RN, BS, developed the online courses in
accordance with the California Board of Registered Nursing, the Florida
Board of Registered Nurses, and the American Society of Radiologic
Technologists for CE. The American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission
of Accreditation and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses
accredit B. Braun as a provider of continuing education in nursing.
"These new courses enhance Aesculap Academy's curriculum and provide
quality education that meets the demands of the changing landscape of the
healthcare industry. Education is a necessary element of continuing to
provide the best patient care possible," said Ginter.
The new online CE courses can be taken by visiting www.bbraunusa.com and
linking from the home page to the Aesculap Academy page. Aesculap Academy
provides a wide spectrum of continuing education programs and classes for
practitioners in multi-disciplinary environments. The Academy offers
numerous standard courses to select from and customized courses that can be
developed specifically for the needs of your facility.
Since its founding in 1839, B. Braun has built an unparalleled store of
knowledge and expertise in delivering innovative healthcare products,
medical devices and programs that enhance both patient and
health-professional safety. Its 30,000 employees worldwide are proud of
their commitment to translating customer needs into products with unmatched
quality, superior technology, cost-effectiveness and environmental
Source: B. Braun Medical Inc.