Understanding AAMI TIR99 – Guidance on Ultrasound Probe Processing

Upcoming Virtual Courses

Expert Insights

Understanding AAMI TIR99:2024 – Ultrasound Probe Processing Guidance

May 20 to May 20, 2024

Overview

This training program is designed to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure the safe and effective processing of dilators, transesophageal and ultrasound probes, in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Technical Information Report (TIR) 99.

In today's healthcare environment, the proper sterilization and reprocessing of reusable medical devices are of paramount importance to prevent infections and ensure patient safety. AAMI TIR99:2024 provides essential guidance on the best practices, protocols, and quality control measures specific to the processing of probes and dilators.

By the end of this training, healthcare professionals will be better equipped to implement best practices, reduce the risk of infections, and enhance patient safety through the proper processing of medical probes and dilators in accordance with AAMI TIR99:2024. This program is essential for anyone involved in the reprocessing of these devices and aims to contribute to the overall improvement of healthcare quality and safety.

This virtual instructor led training is not a substitution for the publication product, so we recommend purchasing the technical information report in conjunction.

What to expect

Over the course of (2) hours, the attendee will be able to:

  • Understand the key principles and recommendations outlined in AAMI TIR99 for the reprocessing of medical probes and dilators.
  • Apply the step-by-step processes for cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of probes and dilators, including the selection of appropriate cleaning agents and equipment, in a practical healthcare setting.
  • Implement quality control measures, documentation practices, and tracking systems to ensure the integrity and effectiveness of reprocessing procedures for medical probes and dilators, contributing to improved patient safety and compliance with regulatory standards.

Who Should Attend?

Sterile Processing, Nursing, Infection Preventionist, and Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) professionals that oversee or involved in the proper processing of dilators, transesophageal, and ultrasound probes.


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

Garland-Rhea Grisby, CFER, CSPDT

Endoscope Service Manager

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

Mindy Benedict

Director, Infection Prevention & Control

Olympus Corporation of America
Certification in Infection Control, The Certification Board of Infection Control & Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC®)
ASGE’s Recognized Industry Associate (ARIA), The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Certified Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor (CFER), The Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD)