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Table Top Sterilizers — 10 Common Practices That Are Not Best Practices!

Charles Hughes, Medical Device Reprocessing Consultant, Highpower Validation Testing & Lab Services

Table top sterilizers are commonly used in private-offices, clinics and ambulatory surgery centers with occasional use in hospitals. Unfortunately, many practitioners in these settings rely on common practice versus best practice when reprocessing reusable medical devices. This presentation will provide attendees the knowledge required to correct these errors in their clinical practice, as well as their personal lives when visiting health care settings with their families.

Certified as a health education teacher, Chuck Hughes has worked for over 30 years in the manufacturing industry in areas of regulatory affairs, marketing, research and development, microbiology and sterilization training. He’s been a corporate member of AORN, AST, IAHCSMM, SGNA and numerous other organizations, including AAMI and CSA where he contributed to writing medical device reprocessing standards. A popular speaker at regional, national and international health care conferences, Hughes has visited thousands of health care facilities during his career providing continuing educational training and mock surveys of medical device reprocessing areas.

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