Point-of-use reprocessing can occur in various areas within a facility, depending on a department or facility's needs. Locations can include operating rooms, endoscopy suites and outpatient clinics. All too often the lack of a controlled process in these environments can lead to adverse patient outcomes including toxicity reactions and device-associated infections. For this reason it is important to understand the various steps that should be taken to ensure that safe and effective reprocessing is performed.
1.0 CE Hours Approved by: ABCGN, CBRN, CBSPD & IAHCSMM
What Will I Learn?
This free CE Study Guide study guide will help the learner understand point-of-use reprocessing and its application in a healthcare facility.
Upon completion of this study guide, the participant should be able to:
1. Identify the areas within a healthcare facility where point-of-use reprocessing would be most appropriate.
2. Identify the steps of safe decontamination practice that should take place in all point-of-use reprocessing areas.
3. Describe safety protocols that should be followed in all point-of-use reprocessing areas.