Category: Infection Prevention
Title: Why Are My Surgical Instruments Dirty? Part 1
Presented by Stephen Kovach, Director of Medical Education, Healthmark Industries
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.
Learning Objectives for Part 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.
This is a pre-recorded infection prevention conference presentation.
Cost: $139.00; unlimited viewing for 90-days exclusive to your surgery center.
You may offer this training to all your staff at your single site location but your username & password cannot be shared or passed on to others at different locations.
Once you and any/all staff that have reviewed this webinar, you will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Participation worth one Contact Hour 1 of continuing education. You simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting your certificates. You will need to provide a typed list of all participants first and last name, position title, and license numbers (if professionals).
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