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This 60-minute webinar will feature Sharon Van Wicklin, Perioperative Consultant. Join Sharon as she presents reasons and methods for cleaning verification of surgical instruments and medical devices.

Attendees will learn:
1. Why having oversight by an interdisciplinary team is important.
2. How to identify areas where cleaning verification is needed.
3. The evidence supporting enhanced visual inspection and cleaning verification.
4. The types of rapid cleaning verification tests currently available.

Certification: Eligible for one (1) continuing (CE) hour by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.

About the Presenter: Sharon Van Wicklin, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA (E), CPSN-R, PLNC, FAAN, has more than 44 years experience as a perioperative RN and has worked in all facets of the OR environment from scrub person to director. For the seven years, Sharon worked as a senior perioperative practice specialist with AORN. She was the lead author for six of the AORN guidelines, including Guideline for Processing Flexible Endoscopes. In 2005, Sharon was the recipient of the AORN award of excellence for Outstanding Achievement in the Application of Perioperative Clinical Research.

 *MD Publishing takes every precaution to ensure accuracy of content; however, the information, opinions, and statements expressed in the webinars and advertisements herein are those of the writer and/or advertiser, and not those of our company. 

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This 60-minute webinar will feature Sharon Van Wicklin, Perioperative Consultant. Join Sharon as she presents reasons and methods for cleaning verification of surgical instruments and medical devices.

Attendees will learn:
1. Why having oversight by an interdisciplinary team is important.
2. How to identify areas where cleaning verification is needed.
3. The evidence supporting enhanced visual inspection and cleaning verification.
4. The types of rapid cleaning verification tests currently available.

Certification: Eligible for one (1) continuing (CE) hour by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.

About the Presenter: Sharon Van Wicklin, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA (E), CPSN-R, PLNC, FAAN, has more than 44 years experience as a perioperative RN and has worked in all facets of the OR environment from scrub person to director. For the seven years, Sharon worked as a senior perioperative practice specialist with AORN. She was the lead author for six of the AORN guidelines, including Guideline for Processing Flexible Endoscopes. In 2005, Sharon was the recipient of the AORN award of excellence for Outstanding Achievement in the Application of Perioperative Clinical Research.

 *MD Publishing takes every precaution to ensure accuracy of content; however, the information, opinions, and statements expressed in the webinars and advertisements herein are those of the writer and/or advertiser, and not those of our company. 

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OR Today would like to thank our sponsor Healthmark! Since 1969, Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. has developed and marketed innovative solutions to aid healthcare facilities in their delivery of surgical instruments and other lifesaving medical devices to patients. Healthmark Industries mission is to continue to innovate, continue to support and continue to serve the healthcare provider industry and support services that make it possible to deliver quality healthcare. Visit www.hmark.com for more information.

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