Registration will be 0830am to 0900am, speaker will begin at 0900, light breakfast will be provided, Chapter meeting will follow speaker. 2 CEU's will be awarded for participants.
How Do You Know If a Sterilization Package Remains Sterile?
This program differentiates the types of rigid sterilization containers and technical aspects related to sterilization wrap and rigid sterilization containers. The components of the AAMI/ANSI ST77 standards related to sterility maintenance testing of sterilization packaging systems will be discussed. Additionally, the results of a recent sterility maintenance study and the implications for patient care will be covered.
The participant will be able to:
1) Describe the technical aspects related to sterilization wrap and rigid containers.
2) List the component of the AAMI/ANSI ST 77 standards related to sterility maintenance testing of sterilization packaging systems.
3) Denote the results of a recent sterility maintenance study and the implications for patient care will be covered.
Peggy Prinz Luebbert, MS,CLS,CIC,CHSP,CSPDT
Peg Luebbert has worked in the fields of infection prevention and healthcare safety for over 30 years in a variety of facilities including large and small acute care hospitals, long term care, long term acute care, and ambulatory surgeries. She is certified in laboratory science, infection prevention, healthcare safety and sterile processing. She has also presented and published on the local as well as the national level.
Peg is currently owner of two companies; Healthcare Interventions, Inc. and Ladybug Health Productions LLC. Since starting these endeavors, Peg has assisted multiple facilities and organizations in improving their risk reduction strategies in infection prevention, safety, risk management and emergency preparedness. These accomplishments have been developed by walkthrough audits, evidence base guideline protocols and strategic educational activities.