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Las Vegas In-Person Training Event


March Live Training Event

For Pacific West Sterile Processing Professionals


Saturday, March 18th, 2023

Cost $50 for all Attendees


Session 1 

Keeping Biofilms at Bay in Your Reprocessing Loop
(Michele McKinley, STERIS Corp.)


    • List three requirements for biofilm formation.
    • Describe the hazards of medical biofilm formation.
    • Identify areas where biofilms hide and ways to mitigate their formation.


Session 2

What Am I Looking At: Visual Inspection 
(Cheron Rojo, Healthmark)


    • Define Optical inspection
    • Review the benefits of optical inspection of medical devices
    • Review various methods for optical inspection
    • Demonstrate examples of inferior cleaning exposed with the use of optical inspection.


Session 3

The Evolution of Sterile Processing 
(Allan McNicol, Zuno Medical)


    • Identify the limitations of ports barriers for sterile processing containment devices
    • Understand the technological advancements made in the sterile processing environment
    • Learn how to increase sterile processing efficiency and workflow

Session 4

 C.H.I.P. Tips (Care, Handling , Inspection, & Prevention) for the SPD Professional 
(Cheron Rojo, Healthmark)


    • Review Sterile Processing tips in everyday tasks in the decontamination area
    • Understand the importance of handling instrumentation and equipment within your department on the decontamination side
    • Reinforce the basic technical principles that are used in the decontamination area
    • Understand the impact that standards and guidelines have in a properly functioning department within the decontamination area that processes instrumentation and medical devices


Session 5
Assessment and Enhancement of the SPD and Beyond

(Dave Jagrosse, Ascend Co.)


    • A consistent system for lowering and limiting bioburden before sterilization
    • Properly preparing items for sterilization
    • Selecting the appropriate sterilization parameters.
    • Establishing and implementing controls to maintain the sterility of sterilized items until they are used.


Session 6
Fun with Sonics
(Stephan Kovach - Healthmark)

    • Understand how does a sonic works?
    • Review how the 10 factors of cleaning apply to a medical sonic cleaner?
    • What is the verification process for a sonic cleaner?

Saturday, March 18, 2023, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
St. Rose Dominican Siena Campus McDonald Conference Room
3001 St Rose Pkwy
Henderson, NV  89052
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Office Manager
657-286-8029 (p)
Registration is required before Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 5:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only