2022 Virtual Conference

WWSPP Presents
Professional Education with a FUN side

Join us for our 13th Annual Western Wisconsin Sterile Processing Professionals Spring Conference. Sponsored by HSPA, this year's offering will be virtual for ease and safety of viewing.

Friday, March 25

All times are in Central Time

Welcome & Opening Remarks 8:00 am to 8:05 pm 
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Steve Zeplin – 8:05am to 9:05am

STERILIZATION- Test Your Knowledge:

Medical Device Processing Standards

and Guideline - A Kahoot Challenge!

• Review current guidelines and standards pertinent to safe and effective processing of reusable medical devices

• Discuss the rationale for healthcare accreditation surveys and how sterile processing departments can prepare

• Discuss sterile processing “hot topics”

Mary Olivera – 9:10am to 10:10am

Rock Around the Clock

•Examine industry changes driving today’s Surgical Services and Sterile Processing Department functions

• Identify the core value needed for a successful Sterile Processing department

• Recognize the challenges and develop strategies to overcome them

Jhmeid Billingslea - 10:15am to 11:15am

OPERATIONAL EDUCATION: NOT JUST FOR EDUCATORS

•Discussion of the ANSI/AAMI recommendation for the “demonstration” of CS expertise by all supervisory personnel 

•Compare and Contrast the different types of departmental educational offerings 

•Explain the importance of Operational Education to rapid performance improvement 

•Identification of triggers for Operational Education 

•Demonstration of strategies to deliver Operational Education 

•Provision of examples of Operational Education 

•Discussion of scheduling of Operational Education 

•Discussion of impromptu Operational Education 

•Suggestions of how to share Operational Education with all staff 

•Recommendation for recording the delivery of Operational Education 

Jan Prudent - 11:20am to 12:20pm

MAKING THE RIGHT TURN ON ETHICAL PRINCIPLES

• Identify a conventional standard of right

• Analyze Ethical Corrosion

• Construct a solid foundation

Networking & Games Break - 12:20 pm to 1:00 pm 
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Casey Czarnowski - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

BIOFILM IS EVERYWHERE!

 

• Identify the four stages of biofilm development

• Explain the complications that stem from biofilm

• Describe ways to remove and prevent biofilm

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Jan Prudent - 2:05 pm to 3:05 pm

BUILDING TEAMS AND RELATIONSHIPS

• Recognize attributes for connectivity

• Appraise the big picture

• Validate the Structure

Closing Remarks and awards 3:05 pm to 3:15 pm
Extended networking session will run till 3:30 pm (optional).

Saturday, March 26

Opening Remarks - 8:00 am to 8:05 am 
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Jhmeid Billingslea - 8:05 am to 9:05 am

OVERSIGHT OF REUSABLE SURGICAL TEXTILES IN SPD AND THE O.R.

  • Review of Infection Prevention Principles for Surgical Linen: Microbial Growth After Laundered 

  • Introduction to the Science of Micro Linting  

  • Highlighting key recommendations in ANSI/AAMI ST65:2008 (R2018): Processing Of Reusable Surgical Textiles For Use In Health Care Facilities  

  • Prevention of Re-Contamination and Cross-Contamination from Surgical Linen 

  • Quality Assurance Challenges  

  • Vendor and Customer IFU Compliance Importance 

  • Single Use Device options and Solutions: Linen Assessment 

  • Solutions for Productivity Challenges associated with in house Linen Sterilization  

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John Whelan - 9:05 am to 10:05 am

AAMI ST91: AN UPDATED STANDARD FOR FLEXIBLE ENDOSCOPE PROCESSING 

• Discuss the updated national standard,

ANSI/AAMI ST91, highlighting key differences between the 2015 version and the latest update.

• Identify current best practices in the processing of flexible endoscopes as outlined in ST91 and other guidelines

• Outline how engineering quality assurance parameters into endoscope processing can help to reduce Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) and Surgical Site Infections (SSI) and help to determine if an endoscope is patient ready

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Alessandra Nicholson - 10:10 to 11:10 am

STAFF GROWTH & RETENTION: STOP THE

FLOW AND GROW

• Understanding contributing factors to the staffing crisis

• Outline real-world methods of staff growth and retention for all stakeholders

• Identify self-empowerment tools to create a safer work culture

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Sarah B. Cruz - 11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Conscious Compliance: Learning Work Ethic

 

• Define compliance, noncompliance, unconscious noncompliance, conscious noncompliance

• Indicate when unconscious noncompliance or

conscious noncompliance may be causing

deviations in standard practice.

• Demonstrate how to create standard works

• Define work ethic

Select star above for link to the workbook

Closing Remarks and awards 12:15 pm to 12:20 pm
Extended networking session will run till 12:30 pm (optional).