Today, healthcare professionals responsible for instrument preparation and processing are often confronted with a variety of issues involving infection control and decontamination. Complex instrument designs, virulent pathogenic microorganisms, guideline compliance and ongoing educational needs are challenging processing personnel. By understanding infection transmission, the importance of thorough decontamination, and principles of infection control and processing practices, healthcare professionals can develop and implement policies and procedures that will minimize or prevent the spread of potentially infectious microorganisms.
1.0 CE Hours Approved by: CBRN, CBSPD & IAHCSMM
What Will I Learn?
This self study guide will review the essentials of disease transmission and decontamination to control or eliminate the transmission of infection.
Upon completion of this study guide, you should be able to:
1. Describe the decontamination environment necessary to prevent disease transmission.
2. Review the critical steps of decontamination of reusable medical devices.