WISH: Wash, IUSS, Sterilization and HLD

This presentation will address transport techniques, cleaning and inspection, packaging, as well as the actual sterilization process. Based on the Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) guidelines, Robin will explain the guidelines as they apply to your sterile processing department. If you are not currently the one doing the processing, yet you are the Infection Preventionist, DON or Administrator, this session is valuable to you as you are ultimately responsible for the end result.

The participant will be able to:

  • List key steps in the sterilization/ high-level disinfection process
  • Recognize sterilization/ high-level disinfection irregularities
  • Identify cause of instrument discoloration
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W-I-S-H: WASH-IUSS-STERILIZATION-HLD

PRESENTED BY ROBIN NOVAK, RN, CIC, DIRECTOR OF INFECTION PREVENTION, EXCELLENTIA ADVISORY GROUP Robin Novak head shot

Registered Nurse, Certified Infection Preventionist dedicated to disease prevention and high quality healthcare.  Strong decision maker who understands the importance of patient, visitor and staff safety following evidence based best practices.

Driven and compassionate healthcare professional with 30 years hands-on experience in fast-paced ambulatory surgery center and hospital environments.  Accountable and responsible with an additional focus on Quality Assurance Process Improvement.

Robin has served as the SGNA Carolina Chapter President, involved in SGNA Practice Committee as well as a Regional Committee member for the past several years.  Robin is a current member of Palmetto APIC as well as the national APIC. Robin has been employed at the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Spartanburg since 2004 and held roles of Endoscopy Nurse, Endoscopy Charge Nurse and currently the Quality Assurance Process Improvement Coordinator.  Robin is currently employed as the Director of Infection Prevention for Excellentia Advisory Group.

DESCRIPTION:

This presentation will address transport techniques, cleaning and inspection, packaging, as well as the actual sterilization process. Based on the Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) guidelines, Robin will explain the guidelines as they apply to your sterile processing department. If you are not currently the one doing the processing, yet you are the Infection Preventionist, DON or Administrator, this session is valuable to you as you are ultimately responsible for the end result. 

Reprocessing and disinfection remain top priorities for patient safety and surgical site infection reduction.  Surveyors are carefully scrutinizing facility practices.  Therefore, it is crucial for the reprocessing team and key organization stakeholders to effectively recognize potential lapses in the wash, IUSS, sterilization and high-level disinfection routines. Whats Wrong with this picture

Implementation of AAMI guidelines is expected by CMS, AAAHC, TJC and AAAASF. 85% of variables affecting the outcome of the steam sterilization process are the result of human error. Often staff are self- taught without much direction, or wrongly directed by another staff member. This session will define the basic steps necessary for compliance.

This session will explore how wet packs happen, the proper way to sterilize hinged instruments, what should be done when discolored instruments occur and much more. Live sessions will have an opportunity for you to ask questions, recorded sessions will offer an email connection for follow up questions from viewers.  

The participant will be able to:

  • List key steps in the sterilization/ high-level disinfection process
  • Recognize sterilization/ high-level disinfection irregularities
  • Identify cause of instrument discoloration

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Sterile Processing Technicians and anyone involved in the pre-cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of the instruments.  If you are not currently the one doing the processing, yet you are the Infection Preventionist, DON or Administrator, this session is valuable to you as you are ultimately responsible for the end result.

PRICE:  $139.00  plus shipping and handling.

1Once you and any/all staff have reviewed this presentation, you will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Participation worth 1.0 Credit Hour of continuing education. You simply contact us at events@excellentiagroup.com requesting your certificates, using the Certificate Request Form found in the link below. You will need to provide a typed list of all participants first and last names, position title (RN ,BSN, etc.), license numbers (if professionals) and date of completion.

* Excellentia Advisory Group LLC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP 15481: Issue Date: 4/6/2010;

 CLICK HERE for Certificate Request Form

 Are you interested in seeing a complete list of VIEW UPON DEMAND video presentations within our membership library? CLICK HERE

 

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