|OSAP 2014 Symposium: Moving forward to a safer tomorrow in dentistry |
|TITLE|| ||Instrument Processing Update - What's New?|
|DESCRIPTION||This program reviews what's new regarding instrument reprocessing, such as new Surveyor training and inspection methods, faster technologies in high-level disinfection (HLD) and sterilization processes.|
Other examples include; the importance of following validated instructions for use (IFU) and using Class 5 integrators or Class 6 emulators for added sterility assurance with steam sterilization processes.
It is presented in a slide/lecture format with discussion throughout regarding interpretation and rationale.
|LEARNING OBJECTIVES||After attending this program, participants should be able to:|
- Identify various national accreditation organizations new survey methods
- Explain recent advancements in HLD and sterilization processes
- Discuss Instructions for Use (IFUs) and AAMI Standards for steam chemical indicators
- List the top 10 misunderstandings with instrument processing and describe how educators, consultants and policymakers can address these misunderstandings
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