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September 2022

“Meet the Scientist Part 1—Science of Warming: Principles of Heat Transfer”

3M Healthcare Academy* presents…"Meet the Scientist Part 1—Science of Warming: Principles of Heat Transfer” As a result of physiologic responses to anesthesia, surgical patients are at risk of developing inadvertent perioperative hypothermia. Clinicians initiate preventive interventions such as forced air warming (FAW) to maintain patients’ core temperature. This webinar, presented by a 3M scientist and expert on heat transfer, will take a practical and interactive approach to a “deep dive” into the science behind FAW: • Overview of modes of…

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“Water Quality for Steam Sterilization & Equipment Conservation”

3M Health Care Academy* presents..."Water Quality for Steam Sterilization & Equipment Conservation" This webinar aims to present a practical approach to problems related to water in steam sterilization processes. Among the problems are: adverse events, steam quality, impacts on the conservation of equipment and surgical instruments, such as various stains and incrustations. Learning Objectives  |  After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to: Recognize the main recommendations regarding water quality control for steam generation and treatment technologies…

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August 2022

“Using the HFMEA Tool in the Risk Management of the Cleaning Process”

3M Health Care* presents…"Using the HFMEA Tool in the Risk Management of the Cleaning Process" This webinar proposes to demonstrate the use of the HFMEA tool to assess the reprocessing of medical devices in order to identify the failure modes and severity index, the effects of failure if they occur, which forms and detection rates, culminating with the action plan for risk mitigation. Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to: Describe basic concepts…

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June 2022

“Chemical indicator classifications: What you need to know…”

3M Health Care Academy* presents..."Chemical indicator classifications: What you need to know..." This webinar will provide the most updated evidence related to the classifications of chemical indicators and will describe the main differences between ISO and FDA requirements. Learning Objectives  |  After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to: Review chemical indicator designs and applications Discuss the how and why of ISO chemical indicator classifications Examine the US FDA approach to chemical indicators and compare it to…

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“Chemical indicator classifications: What you need to know…”

3M Health Care Academy* presents..."Chemical indicator classifications: What you need to know..." This webinar will provide the most updated evidence related to the classifications of chemical indicators and will describe the main differences between ISO and FDA requirements. Learning Objectives  |  After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to: Review chemical indicator designs and applications Discuss the how and why of ISO chemical indicator classifications Examine the US FDA approach to chemical indicators and compare it to…

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May 2022

Meet the Experts Series – Part 2: “SSI Reduction Protocol Development”

3M Health Care Academy* presents…Meet the Experts Series - Part 2: "SSI Reduction Protocol Development" Amid the SARS CoV-2 pandemic a large urban hospital facility implemented a preoperative decolonization protocol for outpatient surgical patients. The intent was to reduce the risk of surgical site infection and readmission of the post-surgical patient. The goal was achieved. Learn how the protocol was developed, implemented, sustained, and expanded from one of the lead champions on this project. Learning Objectives  |  At the end of…

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Meet the Experts Series – Part 1: Innovative Approaches to Reduce Surgical Site Infections–Anesthesia Department Roles

3M Health Care Academy* presents…Meet the Experts Series - Part 1: "Innovative Approaches to Reduce Surgical Site Infections–Anesthesia Department Roles" Healthcare associated infections (HAIs)—specifically surgical site infections (SSIs)—continue to be an area of concern and focus to reduce patient risk and improve outcomes following surgical procedures. This webinar reviews current and innovative surveillance strategies and interventions that offer opportunities to control patient risk. Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to: Discuss the most updated…

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September 2021

“Brushing Up on Quality 2.0, Infection Control in the Dental Setting”

3M Health Care Academy* presents..."Beyond Clean" all-day educational conference: Brushing Up on Quality 2.0, Infection Control in the Dental Setting The sessions include: Using Lasers Can Help Us See the Light  |  8:00 AM (CENTRAL) Learning Your Lines: Water & Suction Line Compliance in the Dental Space  |  9:15 AM (CENTRAL) Are You In Compliance? How to Achieve Success with Infection Control and OSHA  |  10:30 AM (CENTRAL) Setting Up Your Dental Office for Success Part 1: Standard Operating Procedures,…

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May 2021

What’s in your sterilization monitoring toolbox?

3M Health Care Academy* presents..."What’s in your sterilization monitoring toolbox?" Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to: Examine the fundamentals of steam and vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization Discuss the information provided by physical monitors and biological and chemical indicators Review current best practice recommendations for monitoring steam and vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization processes. Speaker: Craig Wallace – Independent Consultant in Microbiology Target Audience: Nursing, Central Service, Sterile Processing Continuing Education: 3M is an…

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What’s in your sterilization monitoring toolbox?

3M Health Care Academy* presents..."What’s in your sterilization monitoring toolbox?" Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to: Examine the fundamentals of steam and vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization Discuss the information provided by physical monitors and biological and chemical indicators Review current best practice recommendations for monitoring steam and vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization processes. Speaker: Craig Wallace – Independent Consultant in Microbiology Target Audience: Nursing, Central Service, Sterile Processing Continuing Education: 3M is an…

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