Sterilization is an integral part of infection prevention in the healthcare setting and Infection Preventionists are responsible for ensuring that this complex process is performed safely and accurately. This presentation will discuss the critical processes of healthcare sterilization based on the industry “best practices” as prescribed by the current AAMI Sterilization Standards, AORN Guidelines and CDC Sterilization and Disinfection Standards.
The speaker will:
- Examine the proper environment for sterilization activities to occur
- Explain why it is important to follow instructions for use (IFU)
- Discuss the necessary steps for sterilization to occur
- Describe the documentation process