All reusable devices must be rendered safe for patient use by performing essential steps in the reprocessing cycle. Cleaning is the most critical component in the process, but residual soil found on device surfaces continues to be a very serious problem. Despite their complexity or their use, reusable devices must be safely reprocessed before being used on another patient. A critical part of the reprocessing cycle is cleaning and this topic is introduced in this study guide.
1.0 CE Hours Approved by: CBRN, CBSPD & IAHCSMM
What Will I Learn?
This study guide will discuss the importance of cleaning reusable medical devices. Specific critical steps are necessary during the cleaning and reprocessing steps, and methods are now available to test the efficacy of the cleaning process.
Upon completion of this study guide program, the participant should be able to:
1. Define the importance of cleaning of reusable devices in clinical practice.
2. Describe how cleaning is performed during the reprocessing cycle and how it can be tested.