The adage, “what you can’t see won’t hurt you” can have disastrous consequences related to infection prevention. The ultimate goal of instrument processing is to provide sterile patient care items. The course will review the basic premise of instrument management through the entire handling, cleaning, sterilization, monitoring and storage cycle. Discussions with hands on activities will include instrument washers, immediate use sterilisation, chemical indicators vs. integrators, wraps vs. pouches, and biological monitoring recommendations. Participants will leave this course signed, sealed and ready to deliver sterility assurance to their clinical practice!
- Discuss the purpose of developing a sterility assurance program and review the guidelines for compliance.
- List and describe the six levels of instrument processing and management.
- Discuss the various methods of sterilisation and identify the benefits and challenges.
- Identify the application of various sterilisation process parameters including mechanical, chemical, and biological monitors.
- Discuss the differences in biological indicator designs and performance.
Ms. Leann Keefer
Ms. Leann Keefer is an RDH with a BA in Education and an MSM in Business Management and brings over twenty years of experience in the dental industry to Crosstex. She has served in multiple capacities throughout her career, most recently as Manager ...