Why Are My Surgical Instruments Dirty? Part 1 and Part 2
DVD: This 2-DVD video recording is 2 of 14 presentations given at our 2-day September 2012 Infection Prevention Strategies for ASC's conference.
Faculty / Speaker: Stephen Kovach, Director of Medical Education, Healthmark Corporation
Stephen M. Kovach is the Director of Education at Healthmark Industries located in Fraser, Michigan. He has been in the hospital field for over 37 years. He started his career as a sterilization orderly in 1975. Stephen has a BS from Central Michigan University, with a Major in Biology & History.
Stephen is active both on the state and national levels of various professional organizations as well as having held many positions. Stephen was the Educational Chair for AORN Specialty Assembly for SP/MM (2006-2010), which was a volunteer position. He is a voting member on various AAMI committees. He also has been an instructor at the Community College level and published many articles varying in subject matter from perfusion to the importance of cleaning surgical instruments. Stephen has a personal web site where you can read many of his articles: www.cpdguy.net. He has also authored chapters in both the IAHCSMM 7th Technical Manual and the Management Manual. Stephen recently received the IAHCSMM Award of Honor for his dedication to improving the role Central Service plays in the hospital. He also was named by Hospital Purchasing News in 2007 as one of the 30 most influential people within the field of Central Service.
Price: $199.00 plus shipping and handling.
Learning Objectives for Part 1 (DVD #1)
- Cleaning vs. disinfection / sterilization?
- Learn the 9 critical factors that impact the cleaning process.
- Review the "tools of the cleaning trade" you need to know.
- Define and discuss what instrument & equipment testing mean.
- Review a simple QI program to help reduce the incidence of dirty instruments.
Learning Objectives for Part 2 (DVD #2)
- The Process, The Outcome, the Cleaning Factors
- Going beyond visual clean. AAMI , AORN, ASTM, TJC.
- What Soils & Markers should be used? What organic parameters to monitor? Instrument verification?
- QA/PI Program. Assessing the cleaning process.
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Issue Date: 4/6/2010; for 2 contact hours.