Learning Annexes

LEARNING ANNEXES – Thursday, 1230-1630

Thursday, October 13, 2016
1230-1315 SteriPro
SteriClean – Surgical Instrument Treatment for Spotting, Staining and Corrosion
Acart
CSA Storage and the Worldwide Standards on Endoscope Storage
Getinge
New Developments in Low Temperature Sterilization
3M
Small Vial, Big Difference! 6x faster! 3M™ Attest™ Rapid Readout Biological Indicator System for Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilization
Steris
Enhanced Reprocessing Protocols for Duodenoscopes, What We Know Now
ASP
ASP Innovation Arena
1330-1415 SteriPro
Contingency Emergency Planning for Medical Device Reprocessing Departments
Halyard
How Do You Know If a Sterilization Package Remains Sterile?
SciCan
The Importance of GI Reprocessing Room Layout in Infection Prevention
3M
Every time. Every Endoscope.
3MTM Clean-TraceTM and Steri-VacTM Solutions for Endoscope Reprocessing
Crede
You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know… Reducing the Risk of Reprocessing
ASP
ASP Innovation Arena
1430-1515 Trudell
Surgical Instrument Management System
Acart
CSA Storage and the Worldwide Standards on Endoscope Storage
Getinge
New Developments in Low Temperature Sterilization
Stryker
Discover Savings with Third Party Reprocessing of “Single-Use” Medical Devices
Steris
Reducing the Risk & Raising the Standard of Care – Low Temperature Solutions.
ASP
ASP Innovation Arena
1530-1615 Surgical Products Specialties
Sharing Best Practices in Endoscope Reprocessing
Olympus
Uppers and Downers Related to Endoscopes
Getinge
New Developments in Low Temperature Sterilization
3M
Small Vial, Big Difference! 6x faster! 3M™ Attest™ Rapid Readout Biological Indicator System for Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilization
Steris
Enhanced Reprocessing Protocols for Duodenoscopes, What We Know Now

SteriProSteriClean – Surgical Instrument Treatment for Spotting, Staining and Corrosion

Thursday October 13, 1230-1315

Many hospitals in Canada are currently using stained instruments. The use of stained or spotted instruments can raise critical issues during a surgery including dullness in scissors, instruments could break, misalignment of instruments, and interference with sterilization which can lead to infections. Staining of instruments cannot be removed with traditional cleaning methods, and cost of replacing instruments can be significantly high.

The SteriClean cycle is an effective and unique process designed to remove longstanding mineral deposits and discoloration on instruments. Stainless steel instruments should last a life time if reprocessed and cared for properly. SteriClean works by breaking down surface organic and inorganic contaminants through a vigorous cleaning and treatment process. SteriClean is a unique method based on using the right chemicals at balanced concentrations to clean and repair the damage occurred upon improper cleaning. The chemical process employs the use of environmentally safe chemicals in a controlled environment. This process results in sustainable stain-free and lustrous instruments, which are safe for use.

This session will focus on:

  • Repairing surface damage on instruments due to traditional toxic and corrosive methods of cleaning.
  • Factors that affect the quality of instruments cleaning process including infrastructure issues can cause staining on instruments

Garry Bassi

Speaker: Garry Bassi, Director of MDR, SteriPro

Garry has BSc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Microbiology from Demontfort University in Leicester -UK. He has worked in healthcare and has been focused on consumer safety throughout his career with experience in managing sterilization operations in cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries. Garry is passionate about field of reprocessing and aims to raise the standard in the quality of care provided to patients. Garry sits on the working group committee for the CSA standards and also is a teacher at the colleges teaching the medical device reprocessing course.


AcartCSA Storage and the Worldwide Standards on Endoscope Storage

Thursday October 13, 1230-1315 and 1430-1515

This presentation will give an update on CSA standards for storage and distribution in the reprocessing department and other areas of the healthcare facility that the MDR services. Also we will outline current international standard for endoscopy storage and how that aligns with Canadian standards. Acart’s Dri-Stor Endoscopy Storage Cabinet (developed by Torvan) meets and exceeds these standards. We will have Torvan product managers on hand to also discuss the benefits and answer any questions.

Katie FlynnSpeaker: Katie Flynn, Acart and Torvan Medical

Katie Flynn has helped optimize the storage areas of reprocessing departments across Canada for over 15 years, focusing on the essentials of infection control, ergonomics and lean supply chain principles. Together with her father Dick Flynn (who founded Acart in 1982 and also owns US-based LogiQuip) Katie seeks out international best practices and innovations obtained at conferences, meetings and production facilities. In 2015 Acart joined forces with Torvan Medical- a group of engineers, designers and product managers specializing in reprocessing and endoscopy. Katie presents the Storage and Distribution Chapter for the MDRAO MDR course and is a member on the CSA Z314 committee. She obtained her BA from McGill University and has taken many courses on reprocessing and supply chain.


GetingeNew Developments in Low Temperature Sterilization

Thursday October 13, 1230-1315, 1430-1515, and 1530-1615

The presentation will take a look at the history of low temperature sterilization through today’s prevalent technologies along with a discussion of the market drivers. A comparison of the pros and cons of the today’s industry standard solutions will be reviewed along with a discussion of the latest market entry, the STERIZONE® VP4 Sterilizer.

Speaker: Alvin Mayshack

Alvin Mayshack is the Technical Marketing Director at TSO3 Corporation with responsibility for product management, device compatibility testing and portfolio management. After 20 years in the R&D and design side of the medical device industry, Alvin moved into a Sr. Marketing role with Berchtold Corporation, which was acquired by Stryker, with a focus on the OR in surgical positioning, lighting and equipment management.

Leaning on his foundation of product development and passion for impactful medical technology, Alvin has fully embraced understanding the challenges of the critical function of device sterilization. Adopting the mission statement of TSO3 “Creating the Improved Standard in Healthcare Sterile Reprocessing”, Alvin works closely with many functions of the industry to identify and bring the best technology forward to accomplish that very goal.

Alvin holds Bachelor and Master of Engineering degrees from the University of South Carolina and currently resides in Charleston, SC.


3MSmall Vial, Big Difference! 6x faster! 3M™ Attest™ Rapid Readout Biological Indicator System for Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilization

Thursday October 13, 1230-1315 and 1530-1615

Sylvia CleaverSpeaker: Sylvia Cleaver, Applications Development Professional, Sterilization and Monitoring, 3M Canada Company

Sylvia Cleaver is the Applications Development Professional in 3M Canada’s Infection Prevention Division. As the Canadian technical lead for 3M Canada’s sterilization portfolio, she provides technical support and education across the country. This includes delivering training, participating in conferences and working with sterilization professionals in all types of settings. She is also a presenter for Medical Device Reprocessing Association of Ontario (MDRAO) MDR technique course covering the Sterilization Chapter. Sylvia is a participating member on the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO/TC 198 Sterilization of Health Care Products).

She obtained her B.Sc from Western University, a certificate in Ophthalmic Assistant and a post-graduate certificate in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance.


SterisEnhanced Reprocessing Protocols for Duodenoscopes, What We Know Now

Thursday October 13, 1230-1315 and 1530-1615

Lynne ThomasSpeaker: Lynne Thomas, BSN RN CGRN CFER

Lynne serves to train and educate IMS’s customers and sales teams on all aspects of the surgical devices. A former endoscopy nurse, Lynne is a former President of the Certifying Board for Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates and was named their Certified GI Professional of the Year for 2004. Lynne is published in Gastroenterology Nursing, Managing Infection Control, EndoNurse and Infection Control Today. Her work is cited as a reference in AORN standards. She has written and/or edited chapters for textbooks for SGNA, IAHCSMM, and CBSPD. She speaks nationally and internationally on many topics related to endoscopy, infection control, regulations, and instrumentation to professional societies including SGNA, AORN, APIC, IAHCSMM. She consults for healthcare facilities, group purchasing organizations, other health related industries. Lynne sits on AAMI committees relative to medical instrumentation and is a consultant to and editor for the Certification Board of Central Sterile & Distribution.


ASPASP Innovation Arena

Thursday October 13, 1230-1315, 1330-1415, and 1430-1515

Welcome to the ASP Innovation Suite!

Don’t miss this unique and interactive learning opportunity to get a sneak peak at the future innovation in both our Low Temperature Sterilization and High Level Disinfection platforms. ASP has been listening to what our MDRD customers want/need and are pleased to share with you the future of instrument reprocessing technology.

This interactive forum for CAMDR attendees will have four stations simultaneously demonstrating the latest innovative advances in Low Temperature Sterilization and High Level Disinfection technology! Come see the new innovative advances in MDRD technology first hand!

Are you ready for the new rhythm of reprocessing?

ASP, a division of Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Companies, has been a leader in infection prevention – helping facilities prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and in creating the safest possible environments for patients and their families, healthcare workers, providers and communities.

Every day, millions of people around the world visit a healthcare facility. It may be a mother giving birth, a grandfather receiving routine treatment or a parent visiting a sick child. What they all have in common is the desire to leave the hospital as healthy or healthier than when they arrived. But sadly HAIs are increasing around the world.

Our Mission
Best-in-class medical device processing for our customers and their patients.

Our Values
We are committed to delivering quality in everything we do and we have a strong set of values that guide our daily actions to deliver results that our company and our customers can be proud of:

  • Passion for Our Customers
  • Valuing Each Other
  • Accountability and Responsibility
  • Leading through Innovation
  • Organizational Vitality


SteriProContingency Emergency Planning for Medical Device Reprocessing Departments

Thursday October 13, 1330-1415

Emergency Planning for hospitals is critical, however, most of those plans do not provide immediate solutions when Medical Device Reprocessing department fails. Canadian Standards Association requires hospitals to have an effective contingency plan in place for their Medical Device Reprocessing department under section Z314.03-09 (i) which outlines contingency planning (i.e., anticipating and preventing inventory problems) and arranging backup plans to cover temporary shortages. SteriPro Contingency Emergency Service provides an immediate and effective solution that allows hospitals to easily meet this standard.

SteriPro contingency service is an emergency response program that has been developed to aid hospitals and medical facilities continue with surgeries and services when they experience; Code Greys, Facility Failures, Infrastructure Failures, Sterilizer / Washer Failures, Wet Loads, or any other form of Instrument / Sterilization related issues. SteriPro can assist in root cause analysis and get hospitals back online, ensuring that no OR time is lost.

This session will focus on:

  • Common emergency breakdowns in hospitals across Canada.
  • Creative and innovative solutions for emergency breakdowns in hospitals from coast to coast.
  • James AfaraManaging a breakdown and the risk to patients.

Speaker: James Afara, Executive Vice President of Operations, SteriPro

James is a Professional Biochemical Engineer from Western University. He has 10+ years’ experience in manufacturing, six sigma and operational excellence. He is passionate about creating a culture of high level quality, patient safety and a high level of urgency at all times.


Halyard HealthHow Do You Know If a Sterilization Package Remains Sterile?

Thursday October 13, 1330-1415

Sterilization packaging systems (rigid containers and wrapped instrument trays) are designed to maintain the sterility of surgical instruments and devices from the time of sterilization until use. However, the only indication that packaging systems are sterile is through the use of sterilization indicators. These devices signify the contents are sterile immediately following sterilization, but provide no confidence that the contents remain sterile during storage and transport. Failures in sterile packaging systems may lead to contamination of the contents and ultimately lead to surgical site infections.

We evaluated the effectiveness of rigid containers (unused, <5 years of use, 5-9 years of use) and wrapped instrument trays (three grades of sterile barrier wrap) to maintain sterility, post-sterilization, using a dynamic biological aerosol challenge method. The method was designed to simulate environmental parameters that sterile packaging systems may experience in health care facilities. Greater than 80% of rigid containers demonstrated bacterial ingress into the container; older containers yielded a higher level of contamination, which is indicative of age-based decay. 0% of the wrapped instrument trays demonstrated bacterial ingress into the tray. The educational session will provide an overview of the study and discuss implications for sterility assurance of sterilization packaging systems, post-sterilization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an in-depth comparison of rigid container and sterilization wrap packaging systems.
    Actionable outcome: Users will understand the technologies that rigid containers and wrapped trays use to maintain sterility.
  • Provide an overview of the dynamic bioaerosol challenge experiment and relate the results to the clinical environment.
    Actionable outcome: Users will understand the sterility assurance concerns for rigid containers and sterilization wrap systems, post-sterilization and decide if it is important enough to bring back to their own facility’s to do an evaluation their sterilization packing systems.

Peggy Prinz LuebbertSpeaker: Peggy Prinz Luebbert, MS,MT(ASCP)SC,CIC,CHSP, Healthcare Interventions, Inc.

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.


SciCanThe Importance of GI Reprocessing Room Layout in Infection Prevention

Thursday October 13, 1330-1415

Presentation will focus on:

  • Minimizing the risks of infection by separating “clean” and “soiled” areas in GI reprocessing rooms.
  • Designing a one-way workflow reducing the risks of cross-contamination.
  • Reminder of routine infection prevention and control practices, as specified in CSA Z314.8-14.

Patrick HennessySpeaker: Patrick Hennessy, Director of Medical Sales North America, SciCan

Patrick Hennessy has been working in the medical industry for more than 30 years and is engaged in infection prevention for 15 years, with focus on reprocessing reusable medical devices.

He has gathered valuable knowledge through his involvement in various construction and renovation projects for GI reprocessing rooms across Canada and has a great deal of experience relevant to the reprocessing of flexible endoscopes.


3MEvery time. Every Endoscope. 3MTM Clean-TraceTM and Steri-VacTM Solutions for Endoscope Reprocessing

Thursday October 13, 1330-1415

Sylvia CleaverSpeaker: Sylvia Cleaver, Applications Development Professional, Sterilization and Monitoring, 3M Canada Company

Sylvia Cleaver is the Applications Development Professional in 3M Canada’s Infection Prevention Division. As the Canadian technical lead for 3M Canada’s sterilization portfolio, she provides technical support and education across the country. This includes delivering training, participating in conferences and working with sterilization professionals in all types of settings. She is also a presenter for Medical Device Reprocessing Association of Ontario (MDRAO) MDR technique course covering the Sterilization Chapter. Sylvia is a participating member on the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO/TC 198 Sterilization of Health Care Products).

She obtained her B.Sc from Western University, a certificate in Ophthalmic Assistant and a post-graduate certificate in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance.

Larry TalapaSpeaker: Larry Talapa, BS, MS, CQE, 3M Canada Company

Larry Talapa is a Microbiologist with over 25 years of experience in the area of sterilization and is currently a Technical Service Specialist in 3M’s Infection Prevention Division. He has extensive experience as a Sterilization Engineer. While working for the University of Minnesota and a medical device manufacturer, Larry was responsible for the development, validation and control of ethylene oxide (EO), steam, radiation, and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) sterilization processes. Larry has experience as a Quality Assurance Engineer and is a Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) through the American Society of Quality. Larry is currently a voting member of several U.S. ANSI / AAMI working groups. Larry has presented on sterilization at the national and international level. Larry is a member of Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Association (EOSA) working with Medical Device Manufacturers ensuring the safe and effective use of EO. Larry is also a member of Minnesota Healthcare Central Service Members Association (MHCSMA) and IAHCSMM (International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management).


Crede TechnologiesYou Don’t Know What You Don’t Know… Reducing the Risk of Reprocessing

Thursday October 13, 1330-1415

This presentation will explore the merits and value of auditing your reprocessing policies and processes against a set of Standards and/or Best Practice Guidelines. The learnings achieved through an audit process can reduce the risks associated with reprocessing. From large, significant processes to small, simple processes, risks can be identified and remediated (many times at no additional cost to the organization). A system will be demonstrated that allows an organization to complete self-audits efficiently, with robust reporting to identify areas of non-compliance.

Peter KaloupisSpeaker: Peter Kaloupis, Crede Technologies Inc.

Peter Kaloupis is co-founder of Crede Technologies Inc., a company dedicated to providing Patient Quality and Safety Audit systems that enable organizations to reduce the risks associated with providing care. During his 20 plus years’ experience in health care with Vancouver Coastal Health, Peter recognized the need for specialized software to support patient safety and seized the opportunity to build systems that support an organization’s needs. Crede Technologies Inc. audit systems for Hand Hygiene, Clinical Quality, and Medical Device Reprocessing are used coast to coast across Canada Provincially and at a Health Authority level.


Trudell Medical MarketingSurgical Instrument Management System

Thursday October 13, 1430-1515

Surgical Instrumentation is your number one most valuable mobile asset, and a vital component of Quality Patient Care. How you manage your surgical instrumentation can determine whether it serves as an asset or liability for your organization. Trudell Medical Marketing Limited’s Surgical Instrument Management System will ensure you are managing your surgical instrumentation as the multi-million dollar resource that it is.


StrykerDiscover Savings with Third Party Reprocessing of “Single-Use” Medical Devices

Thursday October 13, 1430-1515

The session will be focused on three main topics:

  • Differences between reprocessing of “reusable” medical devices and third party reprocessing of “single-use” medical devices
  • Stryker’s remanufacturing process and the savings associated with reprocessing “single-use” medical devices
  • Regulatory and quality requirements

About Stryker: Stryker Sustainability Solutions is the leading provider of reprocessing and remanufacturing services for “single-use” medical devices. Stryker was the first global Original Manufacturer (OM) to offer innovative, cost-effective programs, such as reprocessing and remanufacturing, to help meet the resource management demands of its hospital partners. Stryker’s programs specifically target inefficient practices and reclaim and redirect consumable and financial resources in order to promote healthy and responsible hospitals.

Larry FilippiniSpeaker: Larry Filippini, Stryker Sustainability Solutions

Larry Filippini was named Vice President at Stryker Sustainability Solutions in July 2011. Prior to joining this Division, Larry worked in a variety of roles at Stryker Endoscopy where he played a major role in helping them achieve 10 consecutive years of growth.

During his tenure with Sustainability, he has worked to strengthen and expand the division to provide world-class service and drive additional savings for customers. The division has grown from 1,600 customers when Larry started to well over 2,400 worldwide today. Additionally, the international team was added to Larry’s responsibilities where he has played a critical role in negotiating national and local contracts with group purchasing organizations and health authorities.

Larry holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama where he graduated Cum Laude. Larry currently resides in Hoover, Alabama with his wife Susan and two daughters Meredith and Ames.


SterisReducing the Risk & Raising the Standard of Care – Low Temperature Solutions

Thursday October 13, 1430-1515

Arthur HendersonSpeaker: Arthur Henderson, RN, BA, CNOR, CRCST, GTS, Senior Clinical Education Specialist, STERIS Corporation

Arthur Henderson is a Senior Clinical Education Specialist representing STERIS Corporation. Areas of responsibility include education, clinical support, troubleshooting, and issues concerning sterilization, high level disinfection and infection control. He is formally the coordinator of education for the California Central Service Association.

Prior to STERIS, Mr. Henderson was the Assistant Manager of the main Operating Room of a 327 bed acute care hospital in Northern California. He has also held the position of Clinical Educator of peri-Operative Services at a 460 bed acute care hospital in Southern California. Areas of responsibility included developing an orientation program for the operating room, developing and implementing an O.R. internship program for non-OR experienced nurses, coordinated performance improvement programs for peri-operative services, and coordinated staff development. He has over twenty years of experience as a registered nurse and has worked in a variety of specialties including, GI, Open Heart and Neuro Surgery, and Cardio-Thoracic Intensive Care.

Mr. Henderson has an Associate Degree in Nursing from Kettering College of Medical Arts, Kettering, OH, Bachelor of Arts in French/English from Atlantic Union College, South Lancaster, MA, Certificates in Health Record Administration Program, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, Alliance Francais, Degree Moyen, Seminaire Adventiste du Saleve, Collonge, France. He is a Certified Nurse-Operating Room (CNOR) since 1994 and is a member of the Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses, Inc. (AORN) He is also a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST). He is also a member of IAHCSMM, the Society for Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA), and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC).

Publications:

Finding a balance: How SGNA infection control standards for reprocessing flexible endoscopes can work for you. Managing Infection Control, August 2004.

Flash Steam Sterilization: Quality assurance and the operating room: A practical guide. OR Today, July 2005.


Sharing Best Practices in Endoscope Reprocessing

Thursday October 13, 1530-1615

This program will outline best practices and current challenges faced by facilities in regards to endoscope reprocessing. During the presentation, we will review and understand current guidelines and recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada and including AAMI ST91 as well as recently published literature which outline best practice. There will be an overview of the anatomy of flexible scopes to help understand the challenges associated with reprocessing these devices. Additionally, we will discuss ways to determine if an endoscope is patient-ready by reviewing the evidence-based clinical relevant products used to monitor flexible endoscopes.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand endoscope reprocessing procedures & challenges.
  • To identify best practices in reprocessing of flexible endoscopes.
  • To understand how to determine if an endoscope is patient ready.

Stephen KovachSpeaker: Stephen M. Kovach, BS, Director of Education Healthmark Industries

Statement of Integrity: My presentation will be free of any type of corporate solicitation and there will be no negative reference to another company or their products/services contained within my presentation.


OlympusUppers and Downers Related to Endoscopes

Thursday October 13, 1530-1615

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the positives and negatives related to endoscopes.
  • Discuss relationship of endoscope handling, reprocessing and common repairs.
  • Identify strategies to avoid endoscope damage and reduce repair costs.

Chris StoutSpeaker: Chris Stout

Chris Stout is a nurse consultant and educator with Olympus’ Clinical Support Department & has been in this position for 6 years and 10 months. In his role, Chris provides consulting deliverables and educational programs and provides support to customers as a subject matter expert.

Prior to joining Olympus, he was the Director of Quality Assurance with a U.S. healthcare staffing firm. He has also been a partner and Vice President of a travel nurse staffing company in the U.S. Mr. Stout has clinical experiences in critical care, peri-operative, operating room, endoscopy, cardiac catheterization lab, emergency, psychiatric, telemetry, and travel nursing.

Chris has direct knowledge and experience with accreditation processes, healthcare concepts, clinical practices, medical and surgical procedures within his more than 17 years of healthcare service tenure. He also has administered CPR & ACLS education. He is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Minor in Psychology.

In addition, all nurses from the Clinical Support Department at Olympus are a unified team to cover all consulting deliverables and education programs to meet customers’ needs and expectations.