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Walnut Creek In-Person Training Event


February Live Training Event

For Pacific West Sterile Processing Professionals


Saturday, February 4th, 2023

Cost $50 for all Attendees


Session 1 
 C.H.I.P. Tips (Care, Handling , Inspection, & Prevention) for the SPD Professional 
(Cheron Rojo, Healthmark)


    • Review Sterile Processing tips in everyday tasks in the decontamination area
    • Understand the importance of handling instrumentation and equipment within your department on the decontamination side
    • Reinforce the basic technical principles that are used in the decontamination area
    • Understand the impact that standards and guidelines have in a properly functioning department within the decontamination area that processes instrumentation and medical devices


Session 2
Keeping Biofilms at Bay in Your Reprocessing Loop
(Michele McKinley, STERIS Corp.)


    • List three requirements for biofilm formation.
    • Describe the hazards of medical biofilm formation.
    • Identify areas where biofilms hide and ways to mitigate their formation.


Session 3
What Am I Looking At: Visual Inspection

(Cheron Rojo, Healthmark)


    • Define Optical inspection
    • Review the benefits of optical inspection of medical devices
    • Review various methods for optical inspection
    • Demonstrate examples of inferior cleaning exposed with the use of optical inspection.


Session 4
Breaking the Chain of Infection
(Michele McKinley, STERIS Corp.)

    • Name the three factors that contribute to the spread of infection.
    • State the infection transmission pathways.
    • Identify ways to break the chain of infection in SPD.


Session 5
Assessment and Enhancement of the SPD and Beyond

(Dave Jagrosse, Ascend Co.)


    • A consistent system for lowering and limiting bioburden before sterilization
    • Properly preparing items for sterilization
    • Selecting the appropriate sterilization parameters.
    • Establishing and implementing controls to maintain the sterility of sterilized items until they are used.


Session 6
Joint Commission Experience Q&A Panel
(Gene Ricupito - UCSF, Rebecca Alvino - UCSF, Cheron Rojo - Healthmark)

    • Identify Joint Commission standards that apply to sterile processing practices and personnel.
    • List practices that Joint Commission could identify as deficient. 
    • Discuss some ways sterile processing departments can develop plans of correction that will satisfy Joint Commission deficiencies.
    • Name some facility partners that can assist sterile processing with return to or maintenance of compliance with the Joint Commission standards.

Saturday, February 4, 2023, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
John Muir Walnut Creek Medical Center
1601 Ygnacio Valley Rd.
Walnut Creek, CA   9
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Office Manager
657-286-8029 (p)
Registration is required before Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 5:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only