Statewide: Retained Bioburden on Surgical Instruments After Reprocessing: Are We Just Scraping the Surface? Webinar
February 16, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
James Davis, Senior Infection Prevention Analyst, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority
The design of medical devices, equipment, and instruments can provide ideal spaces for bioburden accumulation and subsequent development of surface biofilms, especially if compound hinges, gaps, channels, or lumens are present. Many outcomes related to the use of poor-quality instruments are likely to go unrecognized, especially if the result of an event is latent in a patient's course.