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Training in this area aims to reinforce knowledge of the sterilization process. 3M™ Sterilization Assurance Products offer a comprehensive Sterilization Assurance Programme for sterile services departments (SSDs) to reprocess reusable medical devices. Please click on the courses below to view more information about each course. If you are logged in, you'll be able to access the on-line training.


HCB-IPD-601A : Introduction to Sterlisation Module

HCB-IPD-701W : Sterile U Education Webinar – Quality Systems in the CSSD
In this webinar, Craig Wallace discusses the need for a robust quality system within the CSSD environment and suggests methods on how to achieve this. Craig references international (ISO 9004:2009, ISO 17665-1:2006 & ISO 13485:2012) and local standards (AS/NZS 4187:2003) and examples. Craig’s presentation is the first of four webinars that raise awareness of sterility assurance, standards, quality and risk.


HCB-IPD-702W : Sterile U Education Webinar – Risk Management within the CSSD
In this webinar, Michael Moore gets the viewer to fully understand what risk means to hospitals and CSSD technicians. Risk can be visible and non-visible in the CSSD environment; Michael challenges the viewer to think about ways in which the CSSD has a large impact on surgical site infection rates, recalls and patient safety whilst calling upon local and international standards.


HCB-IPD-703W : Sterile U Education Webinar – Application of International Standards for Chemical Indicators
In this webinar, Steven explains in an easy to remember way, the performance characteristics of Class 5 and Class 6 chemical indicators. He also provides insight into how chemical indicators are tested in the lab setting and what current international standards (ISO, ANSI/AAMI, AS/NZS) say about the use of Class 5 and Class 6 indicators.


HCB-IPD-705W : Sterile U Education Webinar – Expert Panel Discussion (Raising awareness of sterility assurance, standards, quality and risk)
In this webinar, experts from across the world answer questions from customers across Australia and New Zealand on topics such as Quality and Risk, International Standards, Routine Monitoring, Chemical Indicators and Steam Penetration Tests. You can view each of their presentations in full on the Sterile Services section on 3M Learning Connection.


HCB-IPD-708W : Sterile U Education Webinar
As part of the on-going STERILE-U education series,  this webinar will increase your technical and practical approach to the newly published standard AS/NZS 4187:2014. The first part of the webinar will highlight the fundamental elements / frameworks which take a quality / risk management approach and implementing the standard into your facility. The second part of the webinar will focus on application of validation techniques and its fundamental importance to the success of a quality management and risk base approach to a system. A validated process must have control measures in place to ensure its compliance with your quality / risk management system on an on-going basis.


HCB-IPD-709W : Identifying Risks Infection Control in Dental Practices
In this webinar Dr. Sharon Liberali, Director - Special Needs Unit at Adelaide Dental Hospital and Alison Stewart, Programme Leader - Sterilising Technology at The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand share and discuss their thoughts on risk identification in dental practices. With the recent update to AS/NZS 4187:2014 she will discuss its focus on quality management using a risk assessment approach, and address the question: Do the principles of AS/NZS 4187:2014 apply to dental practices?


HCB-IPD-710W : Steam Penetration Tests

HCB-IPD-711W : Evolution and Speed - Understanding Biological Indicators
This Sterile U webinar will allow you to increase your technical and practical knowledge of the biological world of ‘The Spore” and its use in the quality control of hospital sterilisation processes, ensuring that the critical parameters of a process are effective. This webinar will explain the performance requirements for biological indicators and how they are utilised to design and monitor sterilisation processes, including a brief overview to what SAL really means.


HCB-IPD-712W : Sterilisation Assurance - What to expect for in out of hospital facilities
This 3M Sterile U webinar delivers a practical approach to infection control in facilities situated outside of a hospital setting. With the update of AS/NZS 4187:2014 series that focuses on reprocessing of reusable medical devices, this webinar will discuss the practical aspects of what to look for within a facility that will bring you towards the best practice. There will also look at the do’s and don’ts of everyday sterilisation in detail dental, general practice and day surgery.


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