In clinical practice, it is important to remember that cleaning is at least a two step process: the physical removal of contamination and rinsing. Cleaning, manually or automated should be a controlled or standardized to include any pre-soaking, active cleaning steps, times, temperatures, chemistry dosing etc. But also rinsing should ensure that all harmful residues are removed; this is often underestimated.
1.0 CE Hours Approved by: CBRN, CBSPD & IAHCSMM
What Will I Learn?
Reusable devices are widely used in healthcare facilities for a range of patient procedures, including surgical and diagnostic procedures. In each case, we need to ensure that the device is processed correctly to ensure it is safe and effective for use on a patient. This is referred to as processing or reprocessing.
Upon completion of this CE webinar course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the impact of cleaning on device reprocessing and describe examples of patient consequences where cleaning has not been done successfully.
- Explain the latest standards and guidelines on cleaning and disinfection.
- Review how cleaning is determined under laboratory conditions and how it can be verified in clinical practice.