Quality Monitoring of Instrument and Device Processing - How Do You Know It's Sterile?
Jacqueline Daley HBSC, MLT, CIC, CSPDS, FAPIC
Regional Director Infection Prevention Providence
St. Joseph Irvine, CA
Sylvie Dufrense, PH.D.
Disinfection & Sterilization Expert
Provided by HMP Education, an HMP Global Company.
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The activity is designed for entry level technicians to veteran Sterile Processing (SP) supervisors, managers, directors, educators, material managers, and others who are wishing to advance their SP knowledge and promote quality within the discipline
After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to:
- Identify device and instrument processing standards and guidelines for quality assurance monitoring
- Identify the steps where monitoring is required for device and instrument processing
- Discuss the role of physical, chemical and biological monitors for determination of sterility
- Discuss how implementation of a Quality Control program can help improve outcomes of instrument and device reprocessing
- Describe the importance of using only medical device products
- Describe the importance to read and understand the medical device, packaging and sterilizer manufacturer instructions for use (MIFU)
- Define why the performance qualification (PQ) of the defined worst-case package prevent unsterile packages or devices being used on a patient
To be eligible for credit, participants must complete the online activity and the evaluation. Upon completing the activity, there will be instructions on how to complete the evaluation and print a certificate or other documentation of credit.
Release Date: June 30, 2022
Expiration Date: November 30, 2023
Estimated Time to Complete: 1.00 hour
There is no fee associated with this activity.
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USE OF PROPRIETARY NAMES
This continuing medical education activity may include device or medicine brand names for participant clarity purposes only, due to the presence of different branded versions of the same product. No product promotion or recommendation should be inferred.
UNAPPROVED AND/OR INVESTIGATIONAL USES OF DRUGS AND DEVICES
This activity may contain information about experimental and other uses of drugs or devices that are not currently approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) of the European Union or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States. Participants are strongly encouraged to consult approved product labeling for any drug or device mentioned in this activity before use. The opinions expressed during this activity are the opinions of the respective authors, presenters or moderators and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of HMP Education.
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Ms. Daley: Education Consultant — 3M, Stryker-Sage, Boston Scientific; Stockholder — 3M
Dr. Dufresne: has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).
Daniel Federman, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Associate Chief of Medicine
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
West Haven, Connecticut
Dr. Federman has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).
Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWOCN (nurse planner)
Susie Seaman Wound Care Consulting
San Diego, California
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