Thursday, September 21st 2PM ET with Daniel Lightfoot
- Analyze research documenting patient outbreaks and infection risks related to improper ultrasound probe reprocessing.
- Identify federal guidelines (FDA & CDC) and the Spaulding classification system that define the disinfection requirements for endocavitary and external ultrasound probes.
- Describe the steps required for reprocessing ultrasound probes including cleaning, disinfection, storage and traceability.
- Identify factors that are important in the implementation of a high level disinfection workflow at a healthcare facility.