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Protocol for Disinfecting Healthcare Equipment

Proper disinfection and sterilization of medical equipment is essential to prevent the spread of pathogens and infections.

Nationwide reports of patients developing Clostridioides difficile or Candida auris infections from medical equipment has concerned healthcare employees in hospitals, long term care facilities, ambulatory surgery centers and dialysis centers. Serious pathogens can contaminate multiple items used in the care of patients. This topic will help both front line workers and managers understand the mode of transmission of pathogens from equipment to themselves and their patients. The content will cover current standards for cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization. Implementation of an effective cleaning program will be discussed.

Runtime: 86 minutes
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Agenda

Healthcare Environment as a Vector for Infections

  • Infections Transmitted by the Environment
  • Outbreaks Related to Healthcare Equipment
  • Spaulding Classification of the Risk for Infection of Environmental Surfaces and Healthcare Equipment

Methods for Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization

  • Manual vs. Automated Methods
  • Advantages/Disadvantages of These Methods
  • Special Circumstances and Populations

Implementing an Effective Cleaning and Disinfection Program in Your Facility

  • Training and Competency
  • Employee Safety Concerns
  • Monitoring Efficacy of the Program
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This course was last revised on June 6, 2019.

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  • AHIMA 1.5 including Clinical Foundations 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved for 1.5 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Barbara A. Smith, RN, BSN, MPA, CIC, FAPIC

Barbara A. Smith, RN, BSN, MPA, CIC, FAPIC

BA Smith Consulting, LLC

  • Infection preventionist at the Mount Sinai Health Systems in New York City
  • Has participated in multiple New York state collaboratives to reduce health care acquired infections (HAIs)
  • Independent infection prevention consultant for ambulatory surgery, endoscopy and dialysis centers in the New York metropolitan area
  • Board of director for the National Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC); senior advisor for the Professional Development Committee and a member of the Finance Committee
  • On the editorial panel of the APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology
  • Served on the MRSA Advisory Board for Island Peer Review Organization (IPRO) and the Infection Prevention Steering Committee of Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA)
  • In conjunction with the GNYHA, she developed an Infection Prevention Coaches Training Program offered to acute and long-term care facilities throughout the NY metropolitan area
  • Has published in peer-reviewed journals with a particular interest in the prevention of Clostridium difficile and urinary tract infections as well as control of tuberculosis in health care settings
  • President of the APIC Greater New York APIC chapter in 2009; on the chapter’s planning committee for the annual conference with primary responsibility for preparation of the continuing education application
  • Serves on the Advisory Board of Medical Reserve Corps of New York City and the American Council for St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo
  • Certified in infection prevention and was awarded a Fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (FAPIC)
  • B.S. degree in nursing, Hunter College; M.A. degree in public administration, New York
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Product ID: 405605
Published 2019
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