Fundamentals of Surgical Instrumentation

Fundamentals of Surgical Instrumentation

Fundamentals of Surgical Instrumentation

Fundamentals of Surgical Instrumentation

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The purpose of this course is to enhance your understanding of the importance of how the instruments are manufactured, cleaned, inspected and their function. Ultimately, these are key foundational factors in understanding the role of instrumentation and how it relates to patient safety. Approximately 1.7 million Healthcare-Associated Infections occur in U.S. hospitals each year, resulting in 99,000 deaths and an estimated $20 billion in healthcare costs. There are approximately 157,000 surgical site infections. Proper care and handling of Instrumentation plays a major role in preventing infections. This knowledge will give sterile processing workers a better understanding of surgical grade instruments, and how to properly prepare instruments for surgery.

COURSE INFORMATION

NA 1 hrsValid for 12 monthsCreated 2019-12-11Updated 2019-12-11

Course Objectives

  • Understand the History and Origins of Instrumentation.
  • Explain the Forging Process of Surgical Grade Stainless Steel.
  • Appreciate the practical use of the ASTM Standards for instrumentation.
  • Learn Proper Care and handling of instruments according to Manufacturers IFUs
  • Review techniques for Instrument decontamination and cleaning.
  • Understand the practical use of individual surgical instruments.
  • Learn proper Instrument preparation, packaging and sterilization.

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