The OR Today webinar series continues in 2021. The most recent webinar “Take a Deep Breath: Reprocessing of Laryngoscopes and Bronchoscopes” attracted 268 attendees. It was sponsored by Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) and eligible for one (1) continuing (CE) hour by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.
This 60-minute webinar featured Senior Manager of Commercial and Clinical Education Regina Hammond and Senior Clinical Education Consultant Janet Moran. They provided a review of airway devices, including proper handling and associated reprocessing guidelines. The webinar also touched on some of the challenges and options for reprocessing these devices.
This analysis covered the following: define the terms laryngoscope and bronchoscope; identify when and why airway devices are utilized; review common organisms associated with airway devices; and examine reprocessing options for airway devices and discuss the barriers to properly reprocessing airway devices.
Attendees provided feedback via a survey that a question about the OR Today webinar series.
“As a patient safety technician, I train people how to perform HLD. I think this webinar was very informative and really helps visualize the critical points when using equipment and HLD,” said R. Irizarry, DHI patient safety technician.
“Today’s webinar on reprocessing laryngoscopes and bronchoscopes had great information on what we, as sterile processing professionals, need to know. It was eye opening on types of scopes, uses, cleaning methods and different types of equipment that could be used to complete the cleaning, disinfection and sterilizing steps of each scope. Thank you to the presenters and all involved in putting together the information for this webinar,” said L. Hazel, sterile processing supervisor.
“Great presentation and very informative. Excellent for new to field and seasoned sterile processing techs,” said G. Schneider, CSR SPD Tech 3.
For more information, visit ORToday.com/upcoming-webinars.