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Becoming Certified: CNA Specialty Examination - CACCN Tips for Writing Success
Presenters:  B Fagan and A Pereira; Moderator:  Erinn Guy, CACCN Professional Development Committee - Certification Sub-Committee (March 2017)  View Photos/Biographies

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  • The purpose of this webinar (approx. 60 minutes) is to provide a general overview of exam process, structure and provide study tips for success on the exam.  This webinar was conducted and recorded by CACCN members who have successfully written the CNA specialty exam.   This work arose from the professional development committee at CACCN.  One of the pillars of our professional association is education.  CACCN believes in the commitment of nursing to life-long learning.  CACCN members support other members in their quest to obtain critical care specialty certification.This webinar will explain the importance of Certification, information about the specialty examination along with useful tips and tricks for writing success!
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The Use of PICCs within the Critical Care Environment 
Complimentary webinar with Lynn Hadaway, provided by CACCN and BBraun of Canada    September 2016
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  • Please note, we experienced audio difficulty for the first one half of the webinar and have not been able to recover the information through the webinar provided.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may create.
  • Use of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) began in the 1970’s in oncology patients and those on long term parenteral nutrition, two groups with high risk for catheter-associated complications. Currently PICC use is ubiquitous throughout all healthcare settings for all ages of patients and all diagnoses. More recently, the data on clinical outcomes with PICC use in critical care has generated lots of discussion and controversy. Primarily, outcome data focuses on an increased risk of vein thrombosis with PICCs and comparison of bloodstream infection data for PICCs and other types of central venous catheters in the critical care patient. â€‹This presentation will explore the reported PICC-associated complications in this patient population, the factors contributing to these outcomes in critical care, and the most recent standards and guidelines aimed at reduction of these complications.

CACCN Paediatric Certification Review Course 
Complimentary webinars with R Trinier and K Dryden-Palmer, provided by CACCN  July / August 2016

Deceased Donation after Circulatory Death - Adult to Paediatrics  
Complimentary webinar with Dr. Matthew Weiss - CACCN and the Canadian Blood Services - â€‹February 10, 2016  
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  • Webinar Recording and Powerpoint
  • Donation after circulatory death (DCD) is emerging as the fastest growing form of donation in almost all provinces in Canada.  While firmly established in the adult patient population, the number of DCD donors in children and neonates remains small.  Dr. Weiss’ interest in pediatric DCD began after caring for a potential donor patient, and realizing that neither his own  hospital, nor any other in the province of Quebec, had a protocol in place to perform this procedure. Dr. Weiss will discuss  the challenges in bringing together pediatric nurses, intensivists and ethicists from across the country to develop the first  national pediatric specific guidelines for DCD. He will also discuss the impact and importance critical care nurses can play in  implementing pDCD in their own programs.