Category: Infection Prevention
Title: Best Practices for Sterilization and HLD of Reusable Medical Devices
Presented by Chuck Hughes, GM/Founder, SPS Medical; Infection Prevention Consulting Services
Certified as a NY State Health Education teacher, Chuck has worked over 25 years in the manufacturing industry in areas of Research & Development, Regulatory Affairs, Microbiology, Marketing and Sterilization Training. A corporate member of AAMI, AORN, APIC, AST, CSA and IAHCSMM; Chuck has extensive lecturing experience to medical device manufacturers and healthcare organizations worldwide. In 2004, he was awarded “Educator of the Year” by the Inland Empire Chapter of ASHCSP and in 2005 received the distinguished “Award of Honor” from IAHCSMM. In 2006, Chuck was inducted into the first-ever Who’s Who in Infection Prevention issue of Infection Control Today, and in 2008 was selected to the Who’s Who in the Ambulatory Surgery Industry. In 2009, he received “Speaker of the Year” from the California Central Service Association and an “Acknowledgement for Exceptional Service and Dedication to the Profession” award from IAHCSMM.This past year, Chuck received the “Robert Hilboldt Memorial Award” which is a lifetime achievement award presented by the Michigan Society for Healthcare Central Service Personnel and “Educator of the Year” from the Golden West Central Services Association.
This program reviews best practices for sterilization and high level disinfection of reusable medical devices in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). Special emphasis will be placed on complex devices; such as, orthopedic sets, ophthalmic instruments and flexible endoscopes with examples of manufacturer’s validated instructions for use (IFUs) and common reprocessing errors. It is presented in a slide/lecture format with discussion throughout regarding interpretation and rationale.
Learning Objectives for Part 1
- Identify accrediting agencies that emphasize compliance with national standards for device reprocessing,
- Explain national standards (e.g. AAMI, AORN, SGNA) for sterilization HLD of reusable medical devices and,
- Discuss common errors when reprocessing "complex" medical devices.
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