The Secrets to Improved Instrument Care

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Preventing Surgical Site Infections

The sterile processing department (SPD) is where the unsung heroes of surgery play an essential role in protecting patients from harm and preventing surgical site infections. Hear from a seasoned educator and quality assurance manager about how to improve communication between the ORs and SPD, and ways to ensure hardworking sterile processing techs have the tools they need to ply their trade efficiently and safely. You’ll walk away from this informative presentation with tips you can use immediately to implement best practices in decontamination and sterilization and optimize the flow of instruments in your facility.

Credit Hours: Association of periOperative Registered Nurses is provider-approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019 for 1 contact hour.

This program is approved for up to 1 hour of AEUs and up to 1 hour of IPCHs by BASC Provider #0102.


Sterile Processing Educator/Quality Assurance Manager

Mr. Patel, who has worked in the perioperative service arena since 2004 in a wide variety of roles, currently serves as the sterile processing educator/quality assurance manager for UCLA Health in Los Angeles. He is also a part-time professor for Skyline College in San Bruno, Calif.