1.0 CE Hours Approved by: ACI, CBRN, CBSPD & IAHCSMM.
What Will I Learn?
Chemical indicators are a necessary part of a quality assurance program. Since the introduction of the first chemical indicator test, the Bowie and Dick Test in 1969, the use of chemical indicators has expanded to cover a wide range of sterilization and high-level disinfection monitoring applications. With so many choices, selecting the right indicator can be challenging. This presentation will walk through the important uses and features to consider when choosing a chemical indicator.
Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:
- Identify the nationally recognized organizations that set chemical indicator use policies
- List four ways that healthcare professionals use chemical indicators
- Describe the difference between types of chemical indicators
- Examine 5 considerations for Chemical Indicator Selection