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Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Increasing Importance of Sterile Processing to Patient Safety
Presenter: Michael Matthews, MBA, CRCST, CIS, CHL
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Knowledge Gap: 
The purpose of this activity is to educate healthcare providers with the most up-to-date information on the Increasing Importance of Sterile Processing to Patient Safety.

Target Audience
The target audience includes all healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals who would like to learn about the Increasing Importance of Sterile Processing to Patient Safety and how it pertains to their respective profession.

 
Release and Expiration Dates
7/24/2017 - 7/24/2020

Objectives

1. Identify documented failures in sterile processing that have negatively impacted patients
2. Explain the process of medical device reprocessing
3. Define some of the challenges and solutions in the sterile processing

Biographical Info

Michael Matthews, MBA, CRCST, CIS, CHL currently serves as manager for sterile processing at Baptist-Health Medical Center-Conway, a new $200 million facility in Conway, AR. He has been there since May, 2016. He is responsible for all tasks associated with decontaminating, identifying, sorting, preparing, and sterilizing surgical instruments. He is also in charge of all day-to-day purchasing decisions related to surgical instrumentation, and a primary influencer for capital purchasing for sterile processing and surgical equipment/instrumentation. Michael is also responsible for sterile processes relating to Labor and Delivery, Gastroenterology, Emergency, Critical Care, Respiratory, and Wound Care departments. He also serves as an Infection Preventionist on a PRN basis to consult on reprocessing services throughout the Baptist-Health system. Michael has previously served as Sterile Processing Technician at Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Healthcare (Catholic Health Initiatives) (2012-2013) and at Baptist East Hospital (2011-2012), both in Louisville, KY, and system manager for sterilization and high level disinfection at Conway Regional Medical Center (2013-2016). He is one of only 300 people in the world to hold all three International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) certifications for sterile processing. Michael serves as an IAHCSMM subject matter expert. Michael has recently completed his MBA and has published articles in the October 2015 issue of Infection Control Today and Becker''s Hospital Review in September 2016, as well as several LinkedIn articles in the sterile processing community.


References

 

  • ·          Executive Brief. ECRI Institute. Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2017.
  • https://www.ecri.org/Resources/Whitepapers_and_reports/Haz17.pdf
  • ·         http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-0415-olympus-scopes-20160414-story.html
  • ·         US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. January 13, 2016. Preventable tragedies: superbugs and how ineffective monitoring of medical device safety fails patients.
  • ·         Dancer, et. al (Journal of Hospital Infection, 2012)
  • ·         Tosh, et. al. (Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 2011)
  • ·         Sheitoyan-Pesant, et. al. (American Journal of Infection Control, 2016)
  • ·         Parada, et. al. (Sports Health, 2009)
  • ·          Elek, S, and Conen, P.  (University of London, 1957)
  • ·         Jaffray, D. (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburg, 1983)

 


 

 

Speaker Disclosures:
The planners, speakers, moderators, peer reviewers and /or panelists of this CE activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Planners: 
Kim Miller  
Susan Smith Dodson
Mark Jansen

Speaker:
Michael Matthews, MBA, CRCST, CIS, CHL

Peer Reviewers: 
Kim Miller, MCHES


Instructions to obtain credit:

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3.       Complete the post-test 
           (must pass the post-test with a score of 80% to receive credit)
           You may retake the post-test if you do not receive a passing score.
4.       Complete Evaluation 
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ANCC Accreditation Statement:
The Office of Continuing Education, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

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The University of Arkansas for Medical Science Office of Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

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