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

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. Identify gaps in reprocessing of reusable semicritical and critical medical devices.
  2. Describe the barriers to implementing evidence-based high-level disinfection and sterelization in the outpatient setting.
  3. Review strategies for facilitating best 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: 
09/08/2021
Course expires: 
09/08/2023
Member cost:
$0.00
Cost:
$50.00

Agenda:

​​​​1) Background

  • Defining semi-critical and critical medical devices
  • HLD and sterelization technologies
  • Outbreaks associated with failures in HLD and surveillance for transmission events

2) HLD in Outpatient Settings

  • Expectations
  • Endoscope reprocessing: complexity and human factors

3) Challenges in the Outpatient Environment

  • Space
  • Training and Education
  • Auditing Practice

4) Responding to Events

  • Potential exposures, breaches, disclosure
  • Supplemental approaches to mitigate risk

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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