It is important to understand how the source affects water quality, and understand that when water passes through various facilities and pipework it can become re-contaminated with a variety of materials before being used for device reprocessing. For example, many hospitals will add chlorine or other antimicrobial chemicals to water to control microbial levels and while this may reduce microbial levels it can cause other concerns for reprocessing such as device damage.
1.0 CE Hours Approved by: ABCGN, CBRN, CBSPD & IAHCSMM
What Will I Learn?
In this webinar, we will be reviewing the importance of water quality when reprocessing medical devices, and will discuss both manual and automated washing as well as steam sterilization.
Upon completion of this CE webinar course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe how water quality affects instrumentation during processing.
- Name the levels of water quality necessary for specific steps in device cleaning, rinsing, disinfection and steam sterilization.
- Describe the types of water treatment systems that may be used in device reprocessing