Mitigating Risks of Processing Reusable Medical Devices in Ambulatory Care Settings

John Whelan is a Clinical Educator for Healthmark Industries.  John’s healthcare career spans more than 40 years, predominantly in the fields of Emergency Services and Endoscopy. This has included staff roles, as well as those of educator and manager. At the beginning of 2019, he ended a 31-year career at University of Michigan Health System. It was his 20 years spent in Endoscopy that helped provide a foundation for a system role – overseeing High Level Disinfection (HLD) processes for the UM Health System. In that inaugural role, he was instrumental in the planning and launch for the Centralized Endoscope Reprocessing Department on the main medical campus.

John is an active member of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) and is a member of the SGNA Editorial Advisory Committee. Additionally, he serves as a member for the AAMI ST/Workgroup 84 – Endoscope Reprocessing, and ST/Workgroup 61 – Chemical Sterilants. Additionally, he has memberships in APIC, ASGE, and AORN.

He has contributed endoscope processing and HLD content for several professional society and trade publications; and is coauthor for a June 2019 chapter on endoscope reprocessing in Otolaryngology Clinics of North America. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Michigan State University.

 

Mitigating Risks of Processing Reusable Medical Devices in Ambulatory Care Settings

In this program, we’ll talk about best practices and ongoing readiness, as it relates to reusable device processing in Ambulatory Care settings.

At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the processes and practices for reusable device processing that put ambulatory clinical sites – and their patients – at risk.
  • Review the applicable best practice standards and guidelines for device processing.
  • Identify key strategies for identification and mitigation of related risks.

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Mitigating Risks of Processing Reusable Medical Devices in Ambulatory Care Settings