Lost in Space and Translation: The Challenges of Reprocessing Re-usable Semi-Critical and Critical Medical Devices in the Outpatient Setting

September 7, 2021

This webinar will review the identified gaps in the reprocessing of reusable semi-critical and critical medical devices, and the barriers to implementing evidence-based high-level disinfection and sterilization practices in the outpatient setting. Strategies for facilitating best practices will be discussed.

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Target Audience

Physicians, infection preventionists, healthcare epidemiologists, administrative and operational leaders in ambulatory and urgent care settings

Learning Objectives

  1. Define what are semi-critical and critical medical devices and understand outbreaks associated with them.
  2. State the elements of reprocessing of re-usable semi-critical and critical medical equipment outlined in the CDC ICRA tool for outpatient settings.
  3. Recognize the physical space and educational challenges associated with reprocessing in the outpatient setting.
  4. Define the need for standardized processes and monitoring to ensure compliance with best practices for reprocessing in the outpatient setting.
  5. Discuss the role of the IPC program in the education of healthcare personnel (HCP) performing reprocessing, overseeing HLD and sterilization processes, and in the validation of best practices and incorporation of new technology as it becomes available.
  6. Learn how to perform risk assessment for potential exposures after a breach in disinfection and sterilization practices.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ABIM MOC
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC point’s equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
07/13/2021
Course expires: 
07/31/2023
Event starts: 
09/07/2021 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
09/07/2021 - 1:00pm
Member cost:
$0.00
Cost:
$50.00

Agenda:

  1. Introductions
  2. Defining semi-critical and critical devices
  3. Elements of processing re-usable semi-critical and critical medical equipment
  4. Physical space and educational challenges in outpatient setting
  5. Define standardized processes and monitoring for compliance
  6. Role of IPC program in education
  7. Risk assessment for potential exposure
  8. Q&A

Speakers

William Rutala, PhD, MS, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Dr. Rutala has no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose

Erica Shenoy, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School

Dr. Shenoy has no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose


Planners

Joan Hebden, MS, RN, CIC, FAPIC, FSHEA
IPC Consulting Group LLC
Consulting Fee: PDI, Inc.
Speakers Bureau: Cepheid, ICU Medical

Bhagyashri Navalkele, MD
University of Mississippi Medical Center
No relationships to disclose

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians: The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC STATEMENT

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ABIM MOC
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC point’s equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 Participation

Price

Member cost:
$0.00
Cost:
$50.00
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