Webinars

Healthmark webinars are designed to support healthcare professionals in the device processing and infection prevention areas. These webinar programs are accredited to offer 1 CE for sterile processing and endoscopy technicians (CBSPD and HSPA), nurses (California Board), and infection preventionists (CBIC). Our programs are focused on best practices, standards/guidelines compliance, and quality process improvement in the sterile processing, endoscopy, infection prevention, O.R., and biomedical engineering environments.

August
18th
2022
Safety First: Understanding your Everyday Equipment, Tools, and Ergonomics

Thursday, August 18th 2PM ET with Jahan Azizi

Objectives:

    • Define Safety
    • Review SDS
    • Learn About the Potential Hazards
    • Review Safety Signage
    • How Do You Make it Safer for Others
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Hosted By: Healthmark

CEU Available: Yes

Free: Yes

September
8th
2022
An OR’s Guide to Sterile Packaging

Thursday, September 8th 2PM ET with Malinda Elammari and Kevin Anderson

Objectives:

    • Focus on key factors pertaining to sterile packaging
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Hosted By: OR Today

CEU Available: Yes

Free: Yes

July
21st
2022
Horror Stories from the Field

Thursday, July 21st 2PM ET with Healthmark Educators

Objectives:

  • Detail real world stories from our educators experience across the country to highlight common issues and problems
  • Guide facilities on how to avoid the pitfalls that occur at low-performing departments
  • Provide tangible steps for departmental and process improvement through continuing educational programs
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Hosted By: Healthmark

CEU Available: Yes

Free: Yes

June
23rd
2022
Inspection & Integrity Testing of Insulated Instruments: Concerns for Failure and New Guidelines for Testing

Thursday, June 23rd 2PM ET with Cheron Rojo

Objectives:

  • Review the ANSI/AAMI ST79 2020 amendment that supports insulation testing of insulated instrumentation and devices.
  • Identify the different types of damage of the insulation and their root causes, while identifying methods that can protect insulated instrumentation and devices throughout the entire process.
  • Discuss the failure rates identified from the case study of insulated instrumentation and devices from the type of insulated instrument and device to insulated laparoscopic instrument trays.
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Hosted By: Healthmark

CEU Available: Yes

Free: Yes

May
12th
2022
A Guide to Ultrasonic Cleaning & Verification

Thursday, May 12th 2PM ET with Tina Cole & Jason Simon

Objectives:

  • Brief overview of ultrasonic technology – how it works.
  • Types of ultrasonic cleaners – ultrasonic only, irrigating, thermal disinfection, etc.
  • When ultrasonic cleaning should be utilized
  • What is compatible (and not compatible) for ultrasonic cleaning
  • Verification Testing
  • Not all ultrasonics are the same – Mixed loads, medical device validations, critical water, AAMI compliance
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Hosted By: Healthmark

CEU Available: Yes

Free: Yes

April
14th
2022
An Updated AAMI ST91 for Flexible Endoscope Processing – 2 HOUR

Thursday, April 14th 2PM ET with Mary Ann Drosnock & John Whelan

Objectives:

  • Discuss the updated national standard, ANSI/AAMI ST91, highlighting key differences between the 2015 version and latest update.
  • Identify current best practices in the processing of flexible endoscopes as outlined in ST91 and other guidelines
  • Outline how engineering quality assurance parameters into endoscope processing can help to reduce Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) and Surgical Site Infections (SSI) and help to determine if an endoscope is patient ready
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Hosted By: Healthmark

CEU Available: Yes

Free: Yes

March
17th
2022
How to Pour a Proper Guinness – The Importance of Following IFUs

Thursday, March 17th 2PM ET with Stephen Kovach

Objectives:

  • Review the proper way to pour a Guinness.
  • Understand the legal issues when an IFU is not followed
  • Review all relevant standards and guidelines that pertain to Instructions for Use for medical device used in a medical device reprocessing department
  • Introduce a template for the IFU that aligns with ISO 17664
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Hosted By: Healthmark

CEU Available: Yes

Free: Yes

February
17th
2022
An Updated AAMI ST91 for Flexible Endoscope Processing

Thursday, February 17th 2PM ET with Mary Ann Drosnock & John Whelan

Objectives:

  • Discuss the updated national standard, ANSI/AAMI ST91, highlighting key differences between the 2015 version and latest update.
  • Identify current best practices in the processing of flexible endoscopes as outlined in ST91 and other guidelines
  • Outline how engineering quality assurance parameters into endoscope processing can help to reduce Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) and Surgical Site Infections (SSI) and help to determine if an endoscope is patient ready
View Recording

Hosted By: Healthmark

CEU Available: Yes

Free: Yes

January
20th
2022
Quality in Medical Device Manufacturing

Thursday, January 20th 2PM ET with Becky Gilsdorf

Objectives:

  • Review standards and best practices for medical device manufacturers (ISO 13485, FDA Part 820 Quality System Regulation)
  • Explain Good Documentation Practices and general principles on Instructions for Use (IFU)
  • Overview of Design Control and the examine the role it plays in manufacturing medical devices
  • Discuss the complaint handling process and how performing this effectively prevents Quality concerns
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Hosted By: Healthmark

CEU Available: Yes

Free: Yes

December
16th
2021
Purposeful Professional Development

Thursday, December 16th 2PM ET with Sarah B. Cruz

Objectives:

  • Execute effective objective driven goal planning.
  • Examine the different types of mentorship.
  • Define their industry expertise within the Sterile Processing Industry.
  • Evaluate the five aspects of ‘why’ to create actionable steps in professional development.
  • Determine how to incorporate all objectives into a professional vision.
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Hosted By: Healthmark

CEU Available: Yes

Free: Yes

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