Online Program

Body sealer basics

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 : 12:30 p.m. - 12:34 p.m.

Elizabeth Beam, PhD, RN, College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Stephen Smith, BSc, College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
There has been an increased emphasis on emergency preparedness for hospitals in the United States following incidents like the World Trade Center Attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and other large scale disasters. Organizations like Joint Commission have redirected their focus on areas such as Environment of Care in recent years. Often the money for equipment flows in from Federal sources before proper educational planning and deployment can be delivered. Our video attempts to be a bridge for hospital staff faced with managing the issues of new equipment and training. The focus of this video is on the use of the body sealer to handle patient remains. This material and equipment is commonly seen in Nebraska hospitals.

Learning Areas:

Occupational health and safety

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate the proper use of the body sealing system for handling patient remains.

Keyword(s): Professional Training, Safety

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Since 2005 I have been the project coordinator of a grant at the UNMC College of Nursing which is tasked with educating health professions students and providers across the state of Nebraska about emergency preparedness using both web-based media and interactive hands-on learning.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.