AAMI Offers Webinar on Preparing for a Sterile Processing Accreditation Survey

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The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) is offering the webinar, "Preparing for a Sterile Processing Accreditation Survey," on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET.

This webinar is designed to help healthcare professionals prepare for an accrediting agency survey as it relates to the sterile processing of surgical instruments and other medical devices in any healthcare settings. This educational session is based on the recently released second edition of Sterile Processing In Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Accreditation Surveys.

The webinar will explore relevant information on various accreditation organizations and their requirements in addition to applicable evidence-based guidelines published by professional organizations. It will cover some of the most current Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Joint Commission areas of focus and share specific findings from recent accreditations surveys.

In addition, the speaker will identify available tools that can help prepare facilities for accreditation surveys and maintaining compliance with accreditation requirements.  These tools include: a step-by-step guide to preparation for a survey; guidelines on risk reduction; examples of a best practice audit tools for sterile processing, intermediate-use steam sterilization (IUSS) and high-level disinfection.  The speaker will also explain the development of a crosswalk that highlights key provisions of ANSI/AAMI ST79 that relate to issues that accreditation surveyors might scrutinize.

This webinar will help healthcare facilities:

1. Identify accreditation standards that pertain to sterile processing.
2. Describe current published standards and recommended practices that constitute best practices in sterile processing.
3. Develop a plan for “how to be prepared” for your next accreditation survey.

The speaker is Rose E. Seavey, MBA, BS, RN, CNOR, CRCST, CSPDT, president/CEO of Seavey Healthcare Consulting LLC.

Instruction is targeted to any department in hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, office based surgery or clinics that reprocess reusable medical devices to be used on patients.

The cost is $79 per registration for AAMI members and $99 per registration for non-members. To register, call 1-800-373-3174 or 1-240-646-7031 to order with a credit card.

Source: AAMI

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