In recent years, the focus has certainly been on improving cleaning outcomes. Adverse patient reports due to inadequate cleaning have been increasing. Scientific investigations on cleaning and cleaning endpoints are more frequent to try to define what is meant by Clean. Also, new and updated standards and guidelines have set new criteria for cleaning in clinical practice.
1.0 CE Hours Approved by: CBRN, CBSPD & IAHCSMM
What Will I Learn?
For many medical devices, cleaning alone is often the only processing that is performed. This is the case for some
non-critical devices like stethoscopes or blood-pressure monitoring cuffs. For other devices, cleaning, disinfection and immediate reuse with another patient is also a current process.
Upon completion of this CE webinar course, the participant should be able to:
- Define cleaning and why it is important.
- Describe the various types, advantages and disadvantages of manual and automated cleaning methods.
- Process controls in manual and automated cleaning.