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Attendees Praise Ruhof-sponsored Webinar

Staff report

The pre-recorded webinar “A Care, Handling, Inspection and Prevention Program (CHIP) for GI Endoscopy Professionals: A Q&A Webinar” was sponsored by Ruhof and presented on January 30.

Presented by Dr. Lawrence Muscarella and Ron Banach, attendees who tuned in for the webinar were eligible to earn one (1) continuing education (CE) hour by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.

The pre-recorded webinar featured Muscarella, consultant for Ruhof, and Banach, director of clinical training for Ruhof. They discussed a Care, Handling, Inspection and Prevention Program (CHIP) for GI endoscopy professionals.

Attendees gave the webinar high marks and shared positive comments in a post-webinar survey.

“The scope cleaning process is constantly changing. I love learning about the latest and greatest information so I can keep my patients safe,” said R. Koval, LPN/CRCST.

“We are having to go over all our facilities to find high-level disinfection areas. This was helpful in giving an overview of key things I need to look for in an audit,” said J. Hall, Infection Preventionist.

“The OR Today webinar was very informative. It provided the most current information and explained rationales in detail. It will definitely help facilities in staying up with current and potentially coming practices,” said C. Burns, Perioperative Educator.

“This was a very informative lecture. I especially found the information that was provided regarding the FDA and the disposable scopes and removable cap ends very helpful. I also found the information/clarification regarding manufacturers IFUs versus guidelines very helpful, this has come up more than once on our unit. Now, I know what to do,” shared D. Kohler, Endoscopy Manager.

“Appreciated the Q&A format for the presentation. Speakers were very knowledgeable and addressed multiple issues,” said L. Perri, Consultant.

“Thank you for this webinar. It provided a lot of important information for our endoscopy staff/department,” said J. Nelson, Clinical Care Leader, Surgery.

“Understanding the why of performing proper handling, care and infection prevention is vital to the integrity of our community, colleagues and patients. This webinar helps to explain the ‘why’ and where our health care system is moving toward regarding infections on the rise and our action plan,” aid H. Adams, Patient Care Coordinator.

“Being able to listen to your webinars enables myself and my staff to continue to grow our knowledge in health care growth and issues,” said S. Sauve, Surgical Manager.

“Excellent information! Very professional and easy to understand presentation,” said R. Miles, Reusable Medical Equipment Coordinator.

For more information about the webinar series, click on the webinar tab above.

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