This course provides an overview of the cleaning and disinfection process used for medical devices and equipment in a healthcare facility. It covers basic information about pathogens common in the healthcare environment, the Spaulding Classification system and defines the terms, cleaning, disinfection and sterilization. The course also outlines how devices and equipment are reprocessed, as well as labeling and handling best practices. Finally, the course includes a brief discussion of medical devices in the home and some considerations to discuss with patients or caregivers.
This course meets the regulatory standards outlined in 29 CFR 1910.1030
Last Updated: November 1, 2021
Publication Year: 2022
Runtime: 20 minutes
Reviewed and approved by
Nancy Allen, BSN, RNC, CMC
NOTE: This course is not a substitute for legal advice for any individual provider or situation. Always consult your company's legal or compliance personnel with any questions or concerns related to this subject matter.