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Confidence in ETO Sterilization

Confidence in ETO Sterilization

Confidence in ETO Sterilization

Rose Moss, MN, RN, CNOR
Rose Moss, MN, RN, CNOR
on behalf of Medline University

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Launch date: 12 Sep 2017
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Last updated: 23 Aug 2018

Reference: 184751

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Description

Preventing infection for every patient is a primary responsibility for perioperative personnel in all surgical practice settings. A key measure to reduce the risk of infection during an operative or invasive procedure is to provide medical devices, instruments, and other supplies that are sterile at the time of use. While nurses and other members of the perioperative team are very familiar with the standards for sterilization validation within their hospital or health care facility, they may not be as knowledgeable about those used for products sterilized by their industry partners. This continuing education activity will provide a review of how perioperative personnel can be confident that industry sterilization processes meet effective and safe sterilization requirements. Traditional and non-traditional sterilization methodologies used by medical industry will be outlined. Clinical considerations regarding use of ethylene oxide (ETO) gas for sterilizing medical devices, followed by a review of key concerns related to novel, non- traditional ETO sterilization methodologies, will be presented. Key considerations related to labeling of sterilized products, including a discussion about the importance of proper packaging and lot control numbers, will be discussed. Precautions used to ensure both efficacy and safety of items sterilized by ETO for health care workers and patients will be reviewed. Lastly, industry standards and required documentation for cleaning and reprocessing medical devices will be discussed.

Objectives

Learning Objectives:
1. Differentiate traditional versus non-traditional methodologies used for sterilization of medical devices.
2. Identify clinical considerations related to the use of ETO gas for sterilizing medical devices.
3. Discuss key considerations regarding packaging and labeling of products sterilized by medical industry.
4. Identify precautions used to ensure patient and health care worker safety in relation to the toxicity of ETO sterilization.
5. Describe industry standards for cleaning and reprocessing medical devices.
Rose Moss, MN, RN, CNOR

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Rose Moss, MN, RN, CNOR
on behalf of Medline University

Medline manufactures and distributes a vast range of medical and surgical products to healthcare institutions and retail markets around the globe. Today Medline Industries, Inc. is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products in the U.S. and is leveraging that success in international markets.

Founded in 1910, Medline has grown from a small manufacturer of aprons, surgical gowns and uniforms to a thriving $8 billion global enterprise because of our dedicated people, entrepreneurial spirit and honest values.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 1.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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