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Sterile processing continuing education courses

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The Role of Cleaning and Sterilization in Infection Control: A Focus on Powered Surgical Instruments

Course Code: 3895 / classroom 1251 / online
  • 2 contact hours
  • Perioperative Nurses
  • Sterile Processing Personnel
  • Surgical Technologists

The sterile processing of instruments, devices, and items is a significant part of infection control in health care practice. This activity will explore the importance of infection prevention and its impact on patient outcomes. The proper steps and key clinical considerations for instrument cleaning and decontamination will be reviewed. The differences between sterilization and high-level disinfection will be discussed. Different methods of sterilization will be defined and the significance of sterilization monitoring as it impacts patient outcomes will also be included. Finally, current guidelines and recommended practices for proper decontamination and sterilization of these devices will be outlined.

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Stryker’s Learn Program is a portal which provides information regarding continuing education programs supported and funded by Stryker. Pfiedler Enterprises is the educational provider and is the fully responsible entity. If you have any questions related to continuing education, contact hours, and certificates, please contact Pfiedler directly at registrar@pfiedlerenterprises.com or (720) 748-6144.