April 1, 2022 Live Webinar: Made to Order: An Inside Look at the Logistics of Sterile Processing Products and Manufacturing
1pm PT | 4pm ET
When the Discovery Channel released the first season of “How It’s Made?” over 20 years ago, few people knew how big of a hit the documentary-style film series would be. Showing how everyday items like bubble gum, car engines, and guitars would become. The audience for the show has been growing ever since its January 6th, 2001 debut.
Have you ever wondered what an episode of “How It’s Made?” would look like in your Sterile Processing department? Have you ever considered how the products you use in your department come to be and everything that’s entailed in getting them from the warehouse to the hospital dock? There’s more than meets the eye to the stories of supposedly simple things like peel pouches, sterilization tape, and load stickers. This presentation will give you an inside look into the world of product manufacturing and logistics.
Making time for professional development is incredibly challenging for most individuals. Many Sterile Processing Professionals are looking for the next step in their career. However, they don’t know what action to take. To achieve your goals, you need to know precisely what they are and plan to get there. This presentation will help you learn the steps to identify and achieve your goals! Attendees will learn how to develop a growth mindset which allows them to learn from limitations. They will learn a straightforward method to describe their professional visions and goals. Finally, attendees will learn to ask for and utilize professional feedback to achieve their goals.
- Create a plan for professional growth, based on your goals.
- Describe your professional goals and vision.
- Understand the importance of seeking out feedback and growth opportunities.
- Learn the difference between a fixed and growth mindset.
A review of ANSI/AAMI ST79, 10.5.2, which focuses on the use of chemical indicators in Central Processing Units
- Identify the six types of chemical indicators as defined by ANSI/AAMI ST79.
- Be able to describe the best practice for using each type of chemical indicator.
- Apply this knowledge to make educated decisions regarding the use of chemical indicators in sterile processing departments.
How to Navigate the World of Private Labels to Get What Your Sterile Processing Department Needs
- Identify what private labeling is and how it is done in healthcare.
- Discuss the common myths and misunderstandings of private labeling.
- Outline private labels used in SPD and why it is important for healthcare professionals to advocate within their health systems.
A Cross Company Educator Panel Discussion with Healthmark Industries, Propper Manufacturing Company, and Key Surgical!
There is much to say about Sterile Processing and Operating Room industries, best practices, nuance(s), and how we perform our roles in “real life.” After reading through social media questions and answers, it became apparent that in the absence of an educator, answers given are often a hear-say, assumption, and sometimes blatantly wrong. As educators in the medical device world, we spend 100% of our days researching, confirming, and educating on the products you use every day. We want to make ourselves visible and available to YOU.
Ask the Educators! Objectives:
Discuss why it is essential to evaluate fact vs. opinion and Experience vs. Education.
Answer questions about best practices, nuance, and how both can be “right.”
Detail industry guidelines that answer live questions from participants.
Provide approachable answers and resources for sterile processing and operating room professionals.
Dental staff face unique challenges in cleaning and sterilizing instruments due to having limited tools or knowledge. This presentation will review risk factors in instrument reprocessing and offer easily implemented solutions to prevent patient infections.
- Discuss the quality standards for dental instrumentation.
- Identify the quality components that impact the patient’s experience.
- Explore the human and mechanical factors that can impact instrument quality.
- Determine tools needed to ensure clean and sterile instrumentation.
What Every Veterinary Technician Should Know About Their Instrument Reprocessing Quality
Presented by Sarah B. Cruz of Pretreat CSS
- Discuss the challenges of limited access to reprocessing training for veterinary technicians.
- Describe how basic infection control principles can have dramatic impacts on quality outcomes.
- Explain the need to empower veterinary technicians to become reprocessing subject matter experts.
- Provide critical insights into “Go” – “No-Go” scenarios during the reprocessing workflow.
10 Reasons Your Instrument Reprocessing Room is Center Stage in Dental Infection Control
Four walls, a ceiling, and a floor. Nothing earth-shattering…yet. Add in a few pieces of equipment, a processing sink, a couple of supplies, and a dental professional on a mission — and you get a room where infection control magic happens. Even if it’s actually more science than magic, what happens in your clinic’s reprocessing room is still a big deal. Every other service your team provides hinges on things going well in that small room off the main hallway. But why exactly is this room so important? This presentation will lay out ten reasons why what happens in your reprocessing space can make or break your dental practice.
In Partnership with BeyondClean
Johanne Benoit BS, CHL, CRCST Strategic Content Manager for Beyond Clean
Jamie Terran BS, VP Marketing and Education Propper Manufacturing Company
- Discuss the common challenges of dental clinics regarding the reprocessing space.
- Attendees will be able to understand guidelines from regulatory agencies regarding layout and flow.
- Attendees will be able to identify reasons why the reprocessing room is critical for effective infection control in the dental space.
- Attendees with describe steps clinics can take to highlight the importance of this area.
This course is approved to receive 1.0 CE from SPD and FAGD/MAGD.
This guide will assist you in understanding AAMI standards, guidelines, and proper techniques for steam sterilization wrap and packaging. It will help you understand the types of packaging suitable for sterilization and the best practices for each use. This guide will also discuss the AST (Association of Surgical Technologists) Standards of Practice for packaging and preparing items for sterilization.