Key Updates: AAMI ST58:2024 – Guidance for Chemical Sterilization

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Key Updates: AAMI ST58:2024 – Guidance for Chemical Sterilization

Jun 26 to Jun 26, 2024

Overview

Join us as we go over all the major updates regarding processing (gaseous sterilization, liquid chemical sterilization, and high-level disinfectants) for reusable medical devices. The current version of AAMI ST58 was due for revision, as it was last updated in 2013. These updates will improve safety for personnel performing the processing and enhance patient outcome and experiences with the newly revised guidance.

This training will discuss major revisions in quality management systems, high level disinfection (HLD), liquid chemical sterilization (LCS), storage conditions and design considerations for central processing departments (CSPD) among a few other things that will impact CSPD. A new look at risk analysis, quality verification tests for HLD, LCS and low temperature sterilization modalities will be discussed in detail to ensure the importance and the conductance of these tests. User verification credentials and certification are also among some items that have bene updated in the standard to ensure compliance to current guidelines for personal performing processing verification.

The entire document has undergone a major overhaul. By attending this training, you will learn about the new and upcoming changes and how to implement them in your current role and job duties.

Objectives

    Over the course of two (2) hours, the attendee will be able to:
  • Understand the updates to various sterilization modalities and newly added requirements for healthcare facilities, ambulatory settings, and manufactures.
  • Understand the importance of new inclusions; newly approved HLD modality, definitions, certification requirements, safe and effective use of liquid chemicals, quality verification testing for users and Risk analysis.
  • Informed regarding considerations in the new Annex S - EO gas sterilization, design consideration, ventilation, biological monitoring, quality testing, packaging, safe handling, environmental and employee monitoring.

Who Should Attend?

  • Healthcare Sterile Processing Professionals
  • Medical Device Professionals with experience in Sterility Assurance, Sterilization and Microbiology.

Virtual Training Information

Our virtual training environment allows you to have direct interaction with your instructors and your fellow attendees. AAMI uses Zoom for virtual classes. You can test your connectivity and ability to use Zoom at zoom.us/test.
For virtual training courses, we request that you register at least one week in advance of the course start date to allow sufficient time for shipping of training materials and devices (Please allow two weeks for non-U.S. addresses). If you register within these time frames, AAMI cannot guarantee you will receive material prior to the start of the course but you will have access to digital versions of the materials. If you have any questions, please email education@aami.org.

Speakers

Alpa Patel

Nelson Labs|Director of Scientific Improvement and Reprocessing Expert

Horlando Cintron

Manager Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|Manager Perioperative Support Services