AMDR is proud to announce that President Dan Vukelich will be presenting alongside Seema Wadhwa, Director of Sustainability at Inova Health at the 2014 ACE Summit and Reverse Expo in New Orleans, LA. Mr. Vukelich and Ms. Wadhwa will be presenting their topic “Reduce Reuse Reprocess” which will discuss the FDA-regulated reprocessing programs that offer hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers the opportunity to improve patient care, reduce costs and enhance their sustainability initiatives by safely reusing medical devices labeled for “single use.”
Monday, February 3, 2014
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Reduce, Reuse, Reprocess
Who’s concerned about quality? Everyone. Much attention has been focused on patient safety and infection prevention. As information is made more readily available to patients and the scrutiny on health-acquired infections increases, providers are even more acutely aware of the importance of cleanliness. Medical device reprocessing has been identified as a core component of green technology and is predicted to be one of the top 20 fastest growing industries in the next five years. This FDA-regulated process that involves the cleaning and sterilization of contaminated devices for reuse during sequential treatments on multiple patients is one of the top financial and environmental sustainability initiatives currently employed by U.S. hospitals. Reprocessing programs offer hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers the opportunity to improve patient care, reduce costs and enhance their sustainability initiatives by safely sanitizing reusable medical devices.
In this session, presenters will describe smarter ways to utilize resources. They will provide examples of the unique processes and challenges facility leaders must know in order to view reprocessing areas as an integral part of the team delivering safe patient care. Additionally, the presenters will share perspectives to discuss strategies for choosing a third party reprocessor.
- List the questions to ask when selecting reprocessing companies to deliver optimum results to your facility.
- Define the qualifications and key factors to consider when choosing a third party processor.
- Describe the best practices in the reprocessing and reuse of medical devices and how they can impact your facility’s bottom line.
ACE stands for Architecture, Capital Equipment and Engineering. The ACE Summit and Reverse Expo is the premier professional development and networking event from the producer of the IDN Summit and Reverse Expo setting the foundation for collaboration among healthcare’s architectural, capital equipment and engineering sectors. The event is uniquely positioned to focus on healthcare construction and capital equipment projects and brings together senior healthcare executives with suppliers of architecture, construction, capital equipment, engineering and facilities products or services.