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One Day Seminar & Vendor Exhibit

Northern California
Saturday, February 25, 2017
John Muir Medical Center – Concord
Lesher Auditorium
2540 East Street
Concord, California 94520

Southern California
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Van Dyke Theater
2801 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, California 90806

Continental Breakfast & Lunch Provided
Seminar Worth 6 CE

One Day Seminar & Vendor Exhibit

Saturday, February 25, 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Session Topics & Speakers

7 – 8am………………Registration, Breakfast & Vendor Exhibit

8 – 9:30am………………………..…………..……………….Session 1
“Recent Outbreak and Investigations with Reusable Devices Infections and other Complications”
Michele McKinley
Senior Clinical Education Specialist – Steris
Review the processing of devices and common causes of adverse patient reactions
Describe recent examples of infections and other complications due to inadequate reprocessing of devices used for surgical and therapeutic procedures

9:30 – 10:30am……………………….….Break & Vendor Exhibit

10:30am – 12pm…………………………………………….Session 2
“Sterile Processing Accreditation Surveys –
Are You Ready?”
Rose Seavey
President/CEO – Seavey Healthcare Consulting
Sponsored by ReadySet Surgical
Identify accreditation standards that pertain to sterile processing in health care facilities.
Describe nationally accepted standards and recommended practices that constitute best practices in sterile processing.
Develop a tool or template for “how to prepare” for an accreditation survey relating to sterile processing.

12 – 1:00pm…………..……….………………………………….Lunch

1 – 2:00pm………………………………………………..……Session 3
Sterilization “Test Your Knowledge Workshop”
Marijke Schmidt
Monitoring Technical Consultant – 3M
Describe the role of regulatory agencies, standards bodies, and professional organizations relevant to the sterile processing profession.
Review updated regulations and standards pertinent to sterile processing.
Discuss the clinical implications of these new regulations and recommended practices.

2 – 2:15pm……………………………………………………………Break

2:15 – 3:15pm…………………………………………………Session 4
“Best Practices on the Clean Side”
Marijke Schmidt
Monitoring Technical Consultant – 3M
Describe the best practices for packaging, preparation and loading of medical devices.
Discuss the advantages and limitations of each type of sterilization packaging.
Describes the current recommended practices for sterile storage and transportation of sterile items.

3:15 – 3:30pm………………………………………………………Break

3:30 – 4:30pm……………………..………………………….Session 5

“Proper Care and protection
of Surgical Instruments”
Lindsay Brown
Senior Sales Representative, Clinical Educator –
Key Surgical
Discuss postoperative care of your surgical instruments
Discuss the considerations when selecting a brush
Explain the difference between disposable and reusable brushes
Apply industry guidelines to all the above objectives
Discuss the risk of not following recommended practices and manufacturer’s IFU when using brushes
Discuss the significance of proper water quality and detergent selection
Discuss the significance of proper protection and identify instrument protection products and their roles
Discuss the importance of following manufacturer’s instructions for use throughout reprocessing

4:30 – 4:45pm………………..Closing Remarks & Adjournment
Awarding of Certificates

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