by Dave Bentley

In today’s world, since sterile processing plays a vital role in patient safety, it is crucial to ensure that every instrument meets sterilization requirements. Just as important as meeting sterilization requirements, a strong working relationship between infection prevention and sterile processing departments is just as essential.

APIC’s “Disinfection and Sterilization: Best Practices in Reprocessing Surgical Instruments” provides infection preventionists and other health care professionals with the most up-to-date information on this important topic. Accessible through the APIC ANYWHERE Online Education Center, this course explores the latest recommended practices from AAMI, AORN and the CDC sterilization monitoring, as well as cleaning and disinfection, packaging, sterilization, traffic control and sterile storage.

Upon Completion of This Course, Participants Will Be Able To:

• Identify current best practices related to the reprocessing surgical instruments
• Develop an audit for measuring compliance of a sterile processing department
• Discuss the latest recommendations for immediate-use sterilization Identify the necessary steps for the careful management and control of loaned instruments and/or implants Earn CNE contact hours

The latest multi-society position statement on flash sterilization will be discussed, along with identifying controls on loaner instrumentation that should be in place to ensure instruments and implants are effectively managed.

Through this economical, interactive course, infection preventionists will gain the tools needed to ensure the Sterile Processing Department is in compliance with best evidence-based practices. The course takes only 90 minutes to complete, and CE credit is available.

Course Pricing:
APIC members $30
Non-members $40

Visit www.apic.org/anywhere to view a free preview, register for the Disinfection and Sterilization course and learn current best practices related to the processing of surgical instruments.

Be sure to check out APIC ANYWHERE for all of your infection prevention training needs. APIC ANYWHERE’s affordable, interactive online courses provide convenient access to accredited infection prevention continuing education.