Infection Control & Infection Prevention
Sterile Processing from an Accreditation and Regulatory Perspective #1085 (1.00 CH)
Accreditation and regulatory agencies are looking more closely at sterile processing departments and functions of sterile processing that are done elsewhere within an organization. This includes clinics, ultrasound departments, point of use care on inpatient units, emergency rooms, off site locations, and dialysis units. They are looking for standardization of practice and oversight. They want changes in how competency assessment is completed, both in sterile processing departments and throughout an organization.