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One Day Seminar & Vendor Exhibit for Central Service/Sterile Processing Professionals

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
John Muir Medical Center
Ball Auditorium
John Muir Website
1601 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA  94598

Paul A Moritz
657-286-8029 (p)
Registration is not available online - contact the event coordinator
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event

The Science of Reprocessing - Point of use cleaning/care of medical devices a team approach

Kevin Anderson, BSN, RN, CSSM, CRCST, CHL, CIS, CER Clinical Education Coordinator - Healthmark

  • Discuss the importance and impact of point of use Care / Cleaning on medical devices
  • Review the various professional’s role in point of use care and cleaning of medical devices, Nurses, Medical device reprocessors, Surgical technicians
  • Identify current accreditation standards and professional groups point of view that pertain to point of us care / cleaning, AAMI, AORN, AST, CSA, JC, CMS, Others


Decontamination: Where it all begins

Jamie Zarembinski, CCSVP

Clinical Educator for Sterile Processing - Key Surgical

  • Define the importance of best practices in the decontamination department in sterile processing
  • Training in the decontamination area: set techs up for success!
  • Proper PPE practices for decontamination
  • At sink practice: identify what should be prepared at the sink before, during and after cleaning of instrumentation
  • Manual Cleaning, Mechanical Washing, and Cart Washers…oh my!
  • Importance of ultrasonic cleaner use
  • Maintenance for sinks, washers, and ultrasonic: who does it and how often should we perform?
  • Audit or quality assurance programs for the decontamination department in Sterile Processing
  • Decontamination and manufacturers, what’s the deal?


The Science of Reprocessing - PPE

Kevin Anderson, BSN, RN, CSSM, CRCST, CHL, CIS, CER

Clinical Education Coordinator - Healthmark

  • Review the guidance in ANSI/AAMI ST 79 for PPE for the medical device reprocessing professional
  • Review OSHA blood borne requirements
  • Understand the proper way to don and duff PPE


Continuous Improvement for Everyday Processing

Alison Sonstelie, B.S., CHL, CRCST

NoCoast Consulting, LLC - Sponsored by OneSource

One of the most difficult and important tasks for any department is to continuously improve. How do we manage to stay ahead of the game when it’s always so busy?

  • Discuss establishing standard work and training programs
  • Identify staff-driven improvement projects
  • Describe methods for delegating project work for technician development


Trends in the Health Care Industry:

The balance between patient care and the

role of the different health care systems

William Leiva, MPH

CSSD Global Care Setting Scientific Affairs Manager – 3M

  • Challenges of care providers success and survival of different facilities
  • External and internal forces at work and the impact on care
  • What impact might you feel and what can you do to continue beat practice care


Wet Packs Time to Reprocess

David Jagrosse, CRCST CHL

David Jagrosse Consulting LLC - Sponsored by OneSource

  • How to avoid wet packs
  • What are the causes of wet packs
  • Do you have to recall/reprocess all the load?
  • Researching and notifying the load to OR