MIEC IN VILAFRANCA DEL PENEDÉS, BARCELONA - SPAIN:
On 12 February, an exhaustive practical-theoretical seminar on steam sterilisation concepts was held at the Consorci Sanitari de l'Alt Penedés, in Vilafranca del Penedés, province of Barcelona. More than 15 professionals from the sterilization units and operating rooms participated, during 4 hours, in a theoretical and practical session, where aspects related to the physics of water, thermodynamics, packaging materials, cycle profiles of the different processes, as well as chemical and biological monitoring associated with steam sterilization.
The session ended in the service itself, with a risk analysis of the reprocessing unit, in order to implement small improvements that will have a positive and rapid impact on the operation of the service and, therefore, of the entire surgical block.
The session was very participative, with a high number of questions, observations and comments that generated an open debate among all the attendees, which was considered very enriching and motivating.
Many thanks to all the participants and especially to the Ongoing Training Department of the Centre for the excellent organisation!