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‘Captivating’ Webinar Delivers Knowledge, Tips

The OR Today webinar series continues to deliver valuable content in 2018!

Thomas Overbey, BS, CCSVP, Director of Marketing for Ultra Clean Systems presented “A Cavitating Experience! Ultrasonic Cavitation Webinar for More Than SPD Professionals” on February 15.

This multifaceted webinar was a reflection of the audience who work in various health care disciplines ranging from nursing to serving in the OR to sterile processing and infection control.

Surgical instruments can be complex devices and they continue to increase in complexity. In many cases, ultrasonic cleaning is indicated by the instructions for use (IFUs). As a result, there is confusion in the industry as to when the cleaning process actually begins and how ultrasonic cleaning is used correctly for maximum outcomes.

This visually informative webinar provided a diverse and cohesive set of information through still-frame animation and clear, easy-to-understand images as it illustrated how and why ultrasonic cavitation is so important.

More than a hundred health care professionals attended the live presentation and more have viewed it online on the OR Today website and on YouTube.

Attendees shared positive feedback regarding the webinar and the OR Today series in a post-webinar survey. Some of the most experienced professionals plan to share the recorded presentation with their staffs.

“The OR Today webinar by Ultra Clean Systems was good for all levels of experience in the SPD. I have worked in sterile processing for 26 years and this presentation reinforced some of the things I knew and provided me new knowledge on updated process requirements. I would love to give this in-service to all my staff,” L. Borgmann, Sterile Processing Supervisor, said.

“The demonstration of the sound waves converted to energy for cleaning was very helpful. … I have worked in surgery and/or SPD for almost 40 years and this was a great source of information for new as well as seasoned staff,” wrote K. Johnston, Nurse Educator SPD.

“This was a very informative webinar. The presenter had excellent knowledge of the material and was interesting to listen to,” shared S. Petruzzi, Nurse Manager.

“I was able to walk away from the webinar with more knowledge and helpful tips after this. I highly recommend this to any health teams,” shared L. Grant Jr.,Sterile Processing.

“Thank you for the very interesting and informative webinar on ultrasonic cleaning. It was captivating,” L. Rogala, CRCST, said in a survey.

“The webinars offered by OR Today are always time well spent! Thank you,” said A. Poe, Clinical Nurse Specialist.

“OR Today’s webinar was superior to those I have attended in the past. The material presented was cohesive to all areas of the OR, not only sterile processing. I would highly recommend ANYONE who works in the OR to check out OR Today’s webinars,” said S. Hanlon, CRCST.

“OR Today’s webinar series are insightful and thought provoking – a must for all in Periop Management,” said T. Sanders, Manager Surgical Services.

“I really like the OR Today webinar series. Not all of the webinars may pertain to my position, but they are all relevant to the nature of the perioperative arena today. I like that I can listen to them and always learn something new. I work in a freestanding ASC and wear many hats, so listening to the different webinars keeps me abreast of what is going on in other areas of perioperative care such SPD, PACU, employee health, etc.,” said S. White, RN, CNOR.

For more information about upcoming webinars and recorded webinars visit



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