TUESDAY 10:30-11:30 AM • 1 CE CREDIT
Best Practice in Instrument Reprocessing for the ASC or Clinic Setting
Delores O’Connell, LPN, BA, AGTS, ASQ-CQIA CRCST, CHL, CER, CIS, Clinical Education Specialist, STERIS Corporation
This session will address the best practices for instrument reprocessing in a clinical setting.
Delores O’Connell is a Clinical Education Specialist representing STERIS Corporation supporting Infection Prevention Technology (IPT) Healthcare in the Pacific Northwest. She is responsible for supporting the professional education needs to achieve best practices for infection control, sterile processing, surgical and endoscopy environments as it pertains to device processing.
Prior to STERIS, Mrs. O’Connell started her career as a staff nurse and spent 22 years as the Manager of Sterile Processing, Surgical Inventory/SCM Medical Equipment Logistics for a multi hospital system in the Midwest. She has worked as a consultant on several healthcare construction projects assisting in developing a reprocessing department from the blueprint stage to full operation. Actively involved in her last position with the build of the surgical services interface of the EMR with OR preference cards for inventory and instrumentation and as an internal business manager for the OR. She promotes Quality and Lean philosophies alongside management systems and cultural change to improve patient safety while collaboratively working with all stakeholders from clinicians to administrators.
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