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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Disinfection/Sterilization: A Primer With a
Focus on Use in Healthcare Facilities

Frequently Asked Questions


Proper cleaning and disinfection/sterilization of devices and surfaces are critical to safely providing care to patients in healthcare facilities. Dr. David Weber, Medical Director of Hospital Epidemiology (Infection Prevention) at University of North Carolina Hospitals, will provide a comprehensive overview of when and how sterilants and disinfectants should be used with a focus on critical instruments/devices, semi-critical devices and non-critical devices and surfaces. Other topics that will also be discussed include the ideal disinfectant, monitoring cleaning effectiveness of surfaces, no touch methods of room disinfection, and how to manage a breach in proper disinfection/sterilization of medical instruments.

 

 

Speaker

 

   

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David Weber, MD, MPH, FSHEA, FIDSA, FRCM
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, UNC School of Medicine; Professor of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health; Medical Director, UNC Hospitals’ Departments of Hospital Epidemiology (Infection Prevention); Associate Chief Medical Officer, UNC Health Care
Chapel Hill, NC

   

 

 

 

 

Series Co-Hosts

American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) 
Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU)

 

 

Series Partners

American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) | American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) | American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP) | American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) | American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) | Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicologists (APAMT) | Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals (AHEPP) |  Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) | European Association of Poison Centers and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT) | 
Middle East & North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association (MENATOX)

 

 

 

Disclaimer:

This presentation was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement award number 6 NU61TS000296-02-01 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

The content in this presentation represents the views of the presenter. It does not represent the views of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/ATSDR and does not represent endorsement by CDC/ATSDR of the purchase of any commercial products or services that are mentioned.