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ASCA Webinars

Understanding Manufacturer’s Instructions for Use & Point of Use Treatment of Medical Devices

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 1:00 pm ET

Michele McKinley, LVN, CRCST, CIS, CHL, AGTS, ASQ CQM/OE, ASQ CQA, ASQ CSSYB, Senior Clinical Education Specialist Western Zone, STERIS Corporation

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE/IPCH

AEU Content Area:
Delivery of Patient Care

CAIP™ Content Area:
Instrument/Equipment Cleaning, Disinfection & Sterilization

Join this webinar to review two recent “hot-button” issues for surveyors: (1) following manufacturer instructions for use and (2) appropriate point of use treatment of soiled medical devices. Learn how to obtain and implement instructions, especially those with vague or ambiguous processing steps. Develop a plan to reconcile conflicting instructions for use so that your ASC is ready for its next survey.

Point of use treatment is often overlooked or downplayed, but it is the critical first step in reprocessing. Surveyors know this too. Discover the expectations, required compliance to recommended practices and standards, and potential outcomes when point of use treatment is not performed properly.

Upcoming Annual Conference

Gaylord Texan

ASCA 2022
Conference & Expo

The ASCA 2022 Conference & Expo, is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27 – Saturday, April 30, 2022 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, TX.

Future Annual Conferences

Kentucky International Convention Center

ASCA 2023
Conference & Expo

Wednesday, May 17 –
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Louisville, KY

Gaylord Palms

ASCA 2024
Conference & Expo

Wednesday, April 17 –
Saturday, April 20, 2024
Gaylord Palms
Orlando, FL

Gaylord Rockies

ASCA 2025
Conference & Expo

Wednesday, April 30 –
Saturday, May 3, 2025
Gaylord Rockies
Denver, CO