The Importance of Minimizing Cross Contamination

On-Demand Webcast
FACULTY

Garry Bassi, BSc, CMDRT
Director, Medical Device Reprocessing and Support Services
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, Canada

PROVIDER STATEMENT

Provided by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME), an HMP Global Company.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137 or email info@naccme.com.

INTENDED LEARNERS

The activity is designed for entry level technicians to veteran Sterile Processing (SP) supervisors, managers, directors, educators, materiel managers, and others who are wishing to advance their SP knowledge and promote quality within the discipline.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Examine the day-to-day challenges of steam sterilization
  • Investigate novel solutions, processes and best practices
CLAIMING CREDIT

To be eligible for credit, participants must complete the online activity and the evaluation. Upon completing the activity, there will be instructions on how to complete the evaluation and print a certificate or other documentation of credit.

Release Date: August 13, 2021 
Expiration Date: November 30, 2022
Estimated Time to Complete: 1.00 hour

There is no fee associated with this activity.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT

NACCME would like to thank the following company who has supported "The Importance of Minimizing Cross Contamination" through educational grants and/or in-kind support: 3M Health Care, Medical Solutions Division

CONTINUING EDUCATION

This program has been approved by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) for 1 CE, approval code: 211506.

This program has been approved by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc (CBSPD), for 1 contact hour, approval number #2288HWCORP21.

USE OF PROPRIETARY NAMES

This continuing medical education activity may include device or medicine brand names for participant clarity purposes only, due to the presence of different branded versions of the same product. No product promotion or recommendation should be inferred.

UNAPPROVED AND/OR INVESTIGATIONAL USES OF DRUGS AND DEVICES

This activity may contain information about experimental and other uses of drugs or devices that are not currently approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) of the European Union or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States. Participants are strongly encouraged to consult approved product labeling for any drug or device mentioned in this activity before use. The opinions expressed during this activity are the opinions of the respective authors, presenters or moderators and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of NACCME.

DISCLAIMERS

The material presented and related discussions are not intended to be medical advice, and the presentation or discussion of such material is not intended to create and does not establish a physician-patient relationship. Medical advice of any nature should be sought from an individual’s own physician.

Neither NACCME nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliates is affiliated with, or formally endorsed by a medical society.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and are not attributable to NACCME or HMP. Clinical judgment must guide each professional in weighing the benefits of treatment against the risk of toxicity. Dosages, indications, and methods of use for products referred to in this activity are not necessarily the same as indicated in the package insert for each product, may reflect the clinical experience of the presenters, and may be derived from the professional literature or other clinical sources. Consult complete prescribing information before administering.

DISCLOSURE OF RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS

NACCME, LLC is an independent provider of continuing medical education. NACCME, LLC has no proprietary or financial interest in medical or healthcare products over which the FDA (USA) or EMA (EU) has regulatory authority.

In accordance with our disclosure policies, NACCME is committed to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor for all accredited continuing education. These policies include assigning relevance to, and mitigating, all perceived or real conflicts of interest between any individual with control over the content and any ineligible company (commercial interest) as defined by the ACCME.

Any individual with control over accredited content, including planner, faculty, and reviewer, is required to globally disclose:

  1. Individual relationship(s) or lack thereof, and its nature, with any/all ineligible company, and;
  2. any investigational, off-label, or non-FDA approved content or discussion

NACCME has reviewed these disclosures, assigned relevance based on the relationship and scope of content, and identified those with the potential to compromise the goals and educational integrity of the education. Relevant relationships, or lack thereof, are shared with the learner.

Education has been independently peer-reviewed to validate content, mitigate identified conflicts of interest, and ensure:

  1. All recommendations involving clinical medicine is based on evidence that is accepted within the medical profession as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients.
  2. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in accredited continuing education in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
  3. Content is appropriate, fair and balanced, unbiased, referenced, and non-promotional.

FACULTY

The faculty has reported the following:

Mr. Bassi has disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company (commercial interests).

CLINICAL REVIEWER

Nikki Mann
Course Instructor
Seneca College Newnham Campus
North York, Ontario

Ms. Mann has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).

PLANNING COMMITTEE

NACCME planners and staff include Samantha Conforti, Tiffney Oliver, Randy Robbin, Greaton Sellers and Margie Stefan.

No NACCME planner or staff has disclosed a relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).

ADA STATEMENT

North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please call 609-371-1137.

PRIVACY POLICY

NACCME protects the privacy of personal and other information regarding participants, educational partners, and joint providers. NACCME and our joint providers will not release personally identifiable information to a third party without the individual’s consent, except such information as is required for reporting purposes to the appropriate accrediting agency. NACCME maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.

Copyright © 2021 by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this accredited continuing education activity may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without first obtaining permission from North American Center for Continuing Medical Education.

GRIEVANCE POLICY

Any participant wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a continuing education activity accredited by NACCME, LLC may contact Samantha Conforti, Manager, Accreditation and Compliance, by phone at 609-371-1137, by email at sconforti@naccme.com or in writing at 104 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520. Ms. Conforti will review the grievance and respond within 30 days of receiving the complaint. If the participant is unsatisfied with the response, an appeal to the Associate Director, Greaton Sellers,  Accreditation and Compliance, can be requested for a second level of review. Mr. Sellers can be contacted via phone at 609-371-1137, by email at gsellers@naccme.com or in writing at 104 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520.

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