Cori Ofstead taught an educational, hands-on workshop at the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management’s (IAHCSMM) annual conference on April 23rd in San Antonio. In her workshop, ‘Surviving in the Perilous World of Endoscope Reprocessing’, she described recent outbreaks, data from recent studies, and new guidances for monitoring the effectiveness of endoscope reprocessing.
John Eiland presented on April 26th during a concurrent session. His presentation entitled ‘Making the Most of Accreditation Surveys and Internal Audits’ described the importance of designing reprocessing programs and performing risk assessment when preparing for audits. He also addressed the challenges associated with changes in new guidance from the field.
More information about IAHCSMM is available at https://iahcsmm.org.