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Webinar Addresses Resolving Multiple IFUs

The most recent OR Today webinar “Resolving Multiple IFUs: Navigating the Long and Winding Road of Medical Device Reprocessing” was eligible for one (1) continuing education (CE) hour by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.

The webinar featured David Jagrosse, president of David Jagrosse Consulting LLC. Jagrosse is also a consultant to oneSOURCE Document Site. In the session, Jagrosse discussed how manufacturer’s instructions for use (IFUs) are a critical part of today’s health care settings. Staff are often involved in scenarios where multiple devices can have their own independent instructions for use that may or may not concur with one another. This session explored the latest AAMI guidelines and guided users to better understand how to resolve these conflicts. Real world examples were explored and glimpses of what the future may bring were covered.

More than 200 people tuned in for the live presentation and even more have already viewed a recording of the webinar online. Several attendees shared positive feedback via a post-webinar survey.

“The OR Today’s webinars are always pertinent to what’s happening in the real world. I always learn something new or reinforce what I already know, giving me confidence in my experience. As an infection preventionist, the OR can be an intimidating world to enter. But OR Today webinars give me the knowledge and skills needed to push through those OR doors. Thank you,” said L. Farabaugh, Infection Preventionist, Northwest Hospital.

“I think education is the key to success in this ever-changing industry! If it’s informative and relevant to your job … listen,” shared R. Worden, CST CRCST CHL CIS, Northern Michigan Surgical Suites.

“Information presented was very informative and thought provoking. Examples of the multiple IFUs and how to use critical thinking skills to solve challenges presented at individual facilities is a very timely subject. Thank you for providing solutions to difficult real-life situations,” wrote E. Vane, SPD Practicum/Health Science Teacher, Health Careers High School.

“David Jagrosse is very knowledgeable. I appreciate his years of experience and his guidance in this area of IFUs. This webinar was very timely as it seems each year more IFUs conflict with each other. Webinar went quickly and didn’t drag,” said K. Hughes, Central Processing Manager, Good Samaritan Hospital.

“Many thanks for continuous infection prevention practices. It’s important we remember every item we process affects a patient’s outcome. My father’s rotator cuff instrument tray was not sterilized following practice, and he lost use of his arm due to severe infection. I vowed to do all I can to prevent this event from happening again,” said R. Serrato, SPD Tech III, St. Mary Medical Center.

For more information about the OR Today webinars series, visit ORToday.com/webinars.

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