Sterile Processing Department: What You Need to Know

 

Meet the Speaker:

Kathleen McMullen
Christian Hospital, St Louis, MO


IP Competency: Proficient

Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 10/25/2018

 

Description:    

Learn the intricacies of the sterile processing department, including what items you should look for, what processes should be reviewed and what questions should be asked.  Topics cover the entire pathway from point of use cleaning, through decontamination and sterilization, to sterile storage.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the steps needed to process re-usable instruments used in sterile procedures
  • Identify key updates to AAMI ST79:2017 that are important for Infection Prevention
  • Feel prepared to complete a comprehensive assessment of a sterile processing department.

About APIC: APIC's mission is to create a safer world through prevention of infection. The association's more than 15,000 members direct infection prevention programs that save lives and improve the bottom line for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. APIC advances its mission through patient safety, implementation science, competencies and certification, advocacy, and data standardization.  Visit APIC online at www.apic.org.

This program is sponsored by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and made possible through funding from a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   

 

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How do I meet requirements to evaluate the program?

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