AAMI Offers Webinar on Best Practices in Cleaning and Decontamination


The Association  for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) will offer the webinar, "Best Practices in Cleaning and Decontamination," on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET. This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Teleflex Medical.

The inadequate cleaning of reusable medical devices has become a news item. Short cuts are being taken in reprocessing reusable medical devices due to surgeon demands, lack of resources such as instruments, equipment, tools and time. All of these affect the ability of the facility to follow medical device manufacturer’s instructions for use and recommended practices. The result is that reusable medical devices that are not safe to use on patients. This webinar will discuss the best practices in cleaning and decontamination including how to monitor the effectiveness of the mechanical and manual cleaning process to improve patient safety.

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Explain the importance of following evidence based published recommended practices and standards and discuss their relation to patient safety
- Describe the best practices for cleaning reusable medical devices
- Identify and describe the best practices for monitoring the effectiveness of the mechanical and manual cleaning process

The speaker is Martha Young, BS, MS, CSPDT,  of Martha L. Young, LLC, Providing SAVVY Sterilization Solutions for Healthcare. Instruction is targeted to any area in hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, or ambulatory health centers (clinics) that product sterile products for their patients. CBSPD and IAHCSMM are offering contact hours for this webinar. Contact Kia L. Reid at kreid@aami.org to obtain a letter of attendance needed to receive the contact hours from CBSPD and IAHCSMM.

The cost is $79 per registration for AAMI members and $99 per registration for non-members. To register online, CLICK HERE. Or call 1-800-373-3174 to order with a credit card.

Source: AAMI

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