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Disinfection, Sterilization and Medical Waste Management

Published August 10, 2020 Brought to you by PDI
  • Differentiation between the terms “cleaning” and “sanitizing” and the levels of disinfection and sterilization in the non-acute healthcare setting according to the Spaulding classification scheme
  • How to identify one or more common instruments or devices for each categorization listed above
  • How to identify high-touch surfaces and areas most likely to be heavily contaminated
  • How to develop and perform an environment-of-care risk assessment in order to identify opportunities for improvement while reopening during COVID-19
  • The most common citations from accrediting agencies (e.g. Public Health, OSHA, CMS) regarding cleaning, disinfection and medical waste management and how to avoid them