AAMI University Offers Webinar on Flexible and Semi-Rigid Endoscope Processing


The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) will offer the webinar, "ANSI/AAMI ST91:2015: Flexible and Semi-Rigid Endoscope Processing in Health Care Facilities - What You Need to Know," on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 1 p.m. ET.
With heightened public concern about cleanliness an decontamination, endoscopes and endoscope reprocessing are in the news seemingly every day. Reducing the risk of exposure to improperly reprocessed medical devices is a shared responsibility among the healthcare facilities responsible for cleaning, sterilizing, or disinfecting the devices. This webinar will discuss the need for the ST91 document, a summary of the contents and major provisions of the document including training and competency recommendations, and best practices for personnel processing flexible endoscopes based upon scientific evidence.

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to: Define best practices for processing flexible endoscopes; discuss the key provisions and competency recommendations of the standard; and identify best practices in endoscope reprocessing.

The speakers are Nancy Chobin, RN, CSPM, vice president of sterile processing services for Barnabas Health System; and MaryAnn Drosnock, MS, manager of infection control for Olympus. Instruction is targeted to any area in hospitals to include sterile processing departments, office-based surgery or ambulatory health centers (clinics) that produce sterile products for their patients, OR managers and directors, GI/Endo practitioners and reprocessing personnel, endoscopy suite nurses, endoscopy staff members, perioperative nurses, surgical technologists, central service staff members, and infection prevention nurses.

This program has been approved for 1.50 contact hours by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD) and the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM).

The cost is $79 per registration for AAMI members and $99 per registration for non-members. To register, CLICK HERE.

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