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Attendees Applaud Proper Point of Use Treatment Webinar

OR Today’s presentation of the webinar “The Importance of Proper Point of Use Treatment and Transport” received positive feedback from attendees. The recent Healthmark-sponsored webinar attracted almost 300 attendees. It was eligible for one (1) continuing education (CE) hour by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing and eligible for 1 credit for IAHCSMM and CBSPD.

The webinar featured Kevin Anderson, clinical education coordinator for Healthmark Industries. He discussed the proper techniques for point of use treatment, transportation systems and labeling. The presentation defined the current requirements for proper point of use treatment, also known as pre cleaning for medical devices, including transportation from the procedure room to the sterile processing area. In addition to IFU requirements, current standards and guideline recommendations for this process were reviewed along with information from the latest published studies and adverse event reports. Anderson also defined the best practices for point of use treatment, including any inspection steps and outlined how to implement these practices in your facility.

Attendees gave the webinar a 4.3 rating on a 5-point scale with 5 being the best possible score. They also praised the session in a post-webinar survey.

“Thank you so much for the amazing information you shared in yesterday’s webinar. The speaker was superb and the content was most helpful. I appreciated all the download material. I am so glad I attended,” said A. Garg, Surgical Tech/Inst. Professor.

“The information that was presented was very valuable to myself and the team. Watching the webinar was my director of OR operations, sterile processing supervisor and my administrative assistant. I believe that everyone took away something valuable to look at within our organization,” Service Line Administrator A. Francart said.

“The webinars provided by OR Today are great at not only refreshing sterile processing staff but bringing forth new ideas and concepts for leadership to be aware of and understand,” SPD Quality Specialist A. Bredekamp said.

“The webinars help me get relevant information that is presented in a concise manner. The one hour time frame is perfect for me, as it doesn’t take so much time away from my other work,” shared A. Cuel, OR clinical development specialist.

“The speaker was excellent, well-spoken and knowledgeable. The PowerPoint presentation was helpful by showing pictures to illustrate the issues that arise with the lack of point of use cleaning. I would recommend webinars put on by OR Today for anyone in acute care in the health care industry,” Supervisor Medical Device Processing L. Oxner said.

“OR Today’s webinar on point of use treatment and transport of OR instrumentation could not have been emphasized more. The staff on both ends (the OR and SPD) need to know and understand the what, how, when and most of all the why of doing this. This is another aspect of surgical conscience. We owe it to our patients,” said M. Falsis-Mittelbuscher, CN II.

“Very relative to the constant struggles within perioperative services. He spoke our language and was a true expert in the field. Thank you for the educational session and looking forward to many more,” said S. Lindsay, clinical practice specialist.

“Kevin Anderson’s presentation ‘The Importance of Proper Point of Use Treatment and Transport’ was excellent! Kevin was extremely knowledgeable and the presentation was very informative! Thank You OR Today for providing these great opportunities for learning and CEUs,” OR RN Team Lead A. Henke said.

“We have been discussing POU cleaning the last couple of months. This was perfect timing for us to listen to and make sure we are doing what we are supposed to be doing. It is also great hearing that we have been! It makes me feel more at ease knowing we are following all the regulations and standards. Thank you,” said T. Nieto, surgery sterile processing coordinator.

“I find the information and knowledge that I gain from attending OR Today’s webinars keeps me up to date with current and best practice standards. I always find a tidbit that I wasn’t aware of, affirmation that the issues we are experiencing are the same everywhere, and occasionally can share what our successes have been during a similar circumstance. I look forward to attending as often as I can, there is always something relevant for me to learn,” Supervisor K. Mentzer said.

“This webinar on pretreatment is most needed in our world of sterile processing. We attempt to educate our end users but photographs and scholarly presentations are most effective plus can be accessed again when needed for either new recruits or as a refresher to the employees that may not be performing as needed,” said M. Lewis, deputy director, NPOSP. “Thank you, OR Today!”

“Today’s webinar was a great refresher. Kevin provided a lot of good material and was a wonderful presenter. Kevin has a passion for his work and it shined throughout his presentation,” said A. Zieger, manager, value analysis.

“The information was very informative and needs to be shared with every OR staff member,” said K. Swails, senior clinical analyst.



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