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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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Meet the Experts Series – Part 4: “SSI Bundle Surveillance”

3M Health Care Academy* presents…Meet the Experts Series – Part 4: “SSI Bundle Surveillance” As a follow-up to Part 3 of our Meet the Experts Series,  Dr. Randy Loftus will discuss the importance and compliance of basic infection preventative measures are often overlooked. Perioperative interventions such as patient decolonization, anesthesia work area hand hygiene, vascular care and environmental cleaning, when bundled, demonstrate a reduction in S. aureus transmission and Surgical Site Infections (SSI). This webinar reviews a current evidence based intraoperative…

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On-demand: “Personal Protective Equipment: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You”

Pfiedler Education* presents...On-demand: "Personal Protective Equipment: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You" Every healthcare working who cares for patients, or supports the staff who care for patients, will most likely have to use personal protective equipment (PPE) at some point during their work duties. Whether a nurse, a sterile processing technician, an environmental services employee, a radiation technologist, or a staff member functioning in one of many other positions, healthcare workers need to protect themselves from transmissible diseases, especially…

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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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On-demand: “Personal Protective Equipment: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You”

Pfiedler Education* presents...On-demand: "Personal Protective Equipment: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You" Every healthcare working who cares for patients, or supports the staff who care for patients, will most likely have to use personal protective equipment (PPE) at some point during their work duties. Whether a nurse, a sterile processing technician, an environmental services employee, a radiation technologist, or a staff member functioning in one of many other positions, healthcare workers need to protect themselves from transmissible diseases, especially…

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July 2022

On-demand: “Personal Protective Equipment: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You”

Pfiedler Education* presents...On-demand: "Personal Protective Equipment: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You" Every healthcare working who cares for patients, or supports the staff who care for patients, will most likely have to use personal protective equipment (PPE) at some point during their work duties. Whether a nurse, a sterile processing technician, an environmental services employee, a radiation technologist, or a staff member functioning in one of many other positions, healthcare workers need to protect themselves from transmissible diseases, especially…

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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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“What is New with Flexible Endoscope Processing: New Evidence and New Guidelines for Improving Practices”

3M Health Care Academy* presents…"What is New with Flexible Endoscope Processing: New Evidence and New Guidelines for Improving Practices" This Webinar will cover the most recent updates of ANSI/AAMI ST91:2021. Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to: Review key recent publications including ANSI/AAMI ST91: Semi-rigid and flexible endoscope processing in health care facilities Describe high risk endoscope categories and processing guidelines Define key risks and quality control recommendations as defined in guidelines Presenter: Janet Prust …

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