Clinical Education Programs

Seminars and On-line

Live Seminars

CJD - Are You Prepared Really?

Description: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is a fatal human prion disease. This continuing education activity will review the importance of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs). The signs, symptoms, modes of transmission and infectivity risk of various tissue types will be outlined. Finally, key perioperative nursing considerations regarding developing a preparedness plan and the protocol for reprocessing and sterilizing surgical instruments contaminated with CJD will be discussed.
Accreditation: 2.0 Contact Hours, CA Board of Registered Nursing, IAHCSMM and CBSPD

Featured Speaker: Bob Marrs, CRCST, CIS, CHL / Director, Consulting Services & Field Operations, Aesculap, Inc.


Current Issues in Instrument Processing 

This full day program will provide an overview of the most current issues in instrument processing including extended cycle, new sterilization technologies, the FDA requirements for packaging products, and product testing. Quality monitoring with an emphasis on containers will also be reviewed. In addition, this program explores the chain of infection with emphasis on the link to instrument processing. The program also includes interactive discussion and hands on exercises.
Accreditation: CA Board of Nursing for 6.0 contact hours, IAHCSMM credit of 5.5 contact hours and CBSPD credit of 5.75 contact hours.
Cost: $20 per person


Containerizing Pre-configured Instrument Trays: What You Need to Know 

Description: Pre-configured instrument trays are routinely used in complex orthopaedic and spine surgeries. These trays contain multiple instruments with varying degrees of sharpness or precision which pose a greater risk for compromise to packaging integrity before and after sterilization. This continuing education activity offers a summary of the clinical considerations related to the use of rigid sterilization containment systems as packaging for medical devices.
Accreditation: 2.0 Contact Hours, CA Board of Registered Nursing, IAHCSMM and CBSPD


Forging the Communication Connection 

Description: This continuing education activity will give an overview of how communication works and how to be a more effective communicator. The participant will also learn tips for how to handle difficult communication situations.
Accreditation:
1.0 Contact Hours, CA Board of Registered Nursing, IAHCSMM and CBSPD


Hot Topics in Sterile Processing 

This full day program will provide attendees new concepts to their work settings, ask the attendees how they are keeping pace with the trends and stress the importance of how vital the participants' work is to the health of their hospital and patients. The program also includes interactive discussion and hands on exercises.
Accreditation: CA Board of Nursing for 5.75 contact hours, IAHCSMM credit of 5.75 contact hours and CBSPD credit of 5.5 contact hours
Cost: $20 per person

Saturday, August 5, 2017
Kentuckiana IAHCSMM Meeting
Baptist Health Paducah
Heart Center Auditorium
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Laparoscopic Instruments and Scopes: Tips for Care, including Bariatrics 

Description: Differentiates the definitions of overweight, obese, and morbidly obese, identify obesity trends in the United States, identify the key points involved with processing laparoscopic instruments. Identify challenges of bariatric laparoscopic instruments and scopes, outline current trends in laparoscopic surgery, specifically bariatric and single-port surgery.
Accreditation: 2.0 Contact Hours, CA Board of Registered Nursing, IAHCSMM and CBSPD


Leadership: Ideas For Today's Health Care Professional

Description: This educational activity focuses on individual leadership in the perioperative environment. A metaphor and acronym EAGLES will be introduced to aggregate key leadership concepts and principles that challenge leaders.
Accreditation: 2.0 Contact Hours, CA Board of Registered Nursing, IAHCSMM and CBSPD

Featured Speaker: Bob Marrs, CRCST, CIS, CHL / Director, Consulting Services & Field Operations, Aesculap, Inc.


Loaner Instrumentation - Today's Issue; Tomorrow's Solutions 

Description: The appropriate management of loaner instrumentation and implants often presents challenges for the sterile processing and perioperative personnel related to proper cleaning and terminal sterilization. This program will assist personnel involved in the use and care of loaner instrumentation understand the critical issues, as well as effective solutions, to provide safe care and ultimately promote positive patient outcomes.
Accreditation: 2.0 Contact Hours, CA Board of Registered Nursing, IAHCSMM and CBSPD

 Featured Speaker: Bob Marrs, CRCST, CIS, CHL / Director, Consulting Services & Field Operations, Aesculap, Inc.


Maintaining the Sterile Barrier in the Real World 

Description: Packaging systems are intended to provide a barrier to ingress of pathogenic microorganisms and to maintain the sterility of its contents until needed for use in surgery. to achieve a positive patient outcome it is imperative that personnel responsible for processing surgical instruments and establishing a sterile field remain aware of current guidelines and best practices for selection, use, and maintenance of sterile packaging systems. This continuing education activity will identify packaging systems and associated best practices for maintaining the sterile barrier.
Accreditation: 2.0 Contact Hours, CA Board of Registered Nursing, IAHCSMM and CBSPD


Premier Grade OR Surgical Instruments: Function, Testing and Repairs

Description: Focuses on identifying the function test appropriate for scissors, clamps, kerrisons, and rongeurs. Name two clinical implications for improperly functioning instruments. Describe the importance of routine repairs. Differentiate types of repairs.
Accreditation: 2.0 Contact Hours, CA Board of Registered Nursing, IAHCSMM and CBSPD


Premier OR Grade Instruments: Kerrison Rongeurs and Bipolar Forceps

Description: This continuing education activity will provide a review of the clinical considerations related to instrument function testing, and repairs.It will provide a brief overview of the clinical implications of improperly functioning instruments.
Accreditation: 1.0 Contact Hours, CA Board of Registered Nursing, IAHCSMM and CBSPD


Premier OR Grade Surgical Instruments: Tips for Care

Description: Focuses on identifying and maintaining premier quality surgical instruments with clinical consideration for providing premier quality surgical instruments.
Accreditation: 2.0 Contact Hours, CA Board of Registered Nursing, IAHCSMM and CBSPD


Rigid Sterilization Containers: What You Need to Know

Description: This continuing education activity will provide an overview of  the use of reusable rigid sterilization containers as sterile packaging systems including immediate use steam sterilization.
Accreditation: 1.0 Contact Hours, CA Board of Registered Nursing, IAHCSMM and CBSPD


Surviving Your Next Survey 

Description: This activity will explain the motivation and focus of the accreditation survey process of various accrediting organizations, with an emphasis on The Joint Commission (TJC) standards relevant to instrument reprocessing. The methodology used for TJC surveys will be discussed and questions that can help learners prepare for a survey will be reviewed.
Accreditation: 2.0 Contact Hours, CA Board of Registered Nursing, IAHCSMM and CBSPD

Featured Speaker: Bob Marrs, CRCST, CIS, CHL / Director, Consulting Services & Field Operations, Aesculap, Inc.


Update on Medical Device Processing Challenges

This half day program will focus on today's challenges in processing medical devices and strategies listed to meet those challenges within the CPD. In addition, advances of the Sterile Processing field will be discussed. Specific topics include the latest on the value of using data, UDI's, IFU's, preparing the department for inspections, communication and best practices in Sterile Processing.
Accreditation: CA Board of Nursing for 4.0 contact hours, IAHCSMM credit of 4.0 contact hours and CBSPD credit of 4.0 contact hours.
Cost: $10 per person


To schedule a presentation with an Aesculap Representative for any of the above educational programs, please contact Janet.Mahaffey@Aesculap.com.


On-line Programs

All You Need to Know About Rigid Sterilization Containers

Description: Focuses on the historical development of reusable rigid sterilization containers. Discuss the regulations, guidelines, and recommended practices for the use and care of reusable rigid sterilization containers.
Accreditation: 2.0 Contact Hours, CA Board of Registered Nursing, IAHCSMM and CBSPD 

 


Premier OR Grade Surgical Instruments: The Manufacturing Process 

Description: Focuses on the key quality aspects of the instrument manufacturing process to effectively select premier OR grade instruments from a quality manufacturer to provide safe patient care.
Accreditation: 2.0 Contact Hours 

 


Premier OR Grade Surgical Instruments: Tips for Care

Description: Focuses on identifying and maintaining premier quality surgical instruments with clinical consideration for providing premier quality surgical instruments.
Accreditation: 2.0 Contact Hours, CA Board of Registered Nursing, IAHCSMM and CBSPD

 


Rigid Containers for Immediate Use Steam Sterilization  

Description: Focuses on various methods of sterilization and sterilization failures and infection prevention using current guidelines for immediate use steam sterilization.
Accreditation: 2.0 Contact Hours, CA Board of Registered Nursing, IAHCSMM and CBSPD

 


IAHCSMM's CIS Lesson Plans 

Description: This series of self-study lessons on Central Service topics was developed by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM. The lessons concentrate on more focused aspects of Central Service dealing with instrumentation, with topics ranging from urology, instrument marking/tracking systems, and suture issues to TASS, robotic instrumentation and proper decontamination. These CIS lesson plans offer continuing education for CRCST and CIS renewals.
Accreditation: 2.0 Contact Hours

 


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