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
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.