MIEC: PHYSICAL BARRIERS ARE NOT AN IMPEDIMENT TO TRAINING
To end this difficult 2020, and in line with the premise "Training, as one of the pillars of the Sterilization Sciences", two MATACHANA distribution companies in Colombia and Paraguay, held virtual seminars during the month of December.
KAIKA, in Colombia and in synergy with the ASOCIACIÓN COLOMBIANA DE CENTRALES DE ESTERILIZACIÓN (Colombian Association of Sterilization Centrals), organized the seminar "Advice on the reprocessing of medical devices potentially contaminated by prions". On this occasion, ELENA LORENZO, Infection Control Manager at MATACHANA, explained to the audience in a clear and detailed way, the European experience regarding this type of reprocessing, providing valuable references, to the RUMED of South American countries, if there are suspicious and/or confirmed cases of material contaminated by prions. It was a presentation, with a different topic to those held during the year, and obtained very good reviews from the attendees.
In Paraguay, CASA BOLLER organised two educational days, where GIOVANNA RUIZ, Clinical Specialist in MATACHANA, discussed "The medical device reprocessing unit, as a guarantee for patient safety". The presentation reaffirmed the RUMED as a strategic unit in health care and claimed its importance within patient safety practices and infection control committees.
These activities confirm the value of continuing education for RUMED professionals and demonstrate a commitment to training despite the physical barriers created by the pandemic.https://www.linkedin.com/posts/giovanna-paola-ruiz-beltran-KAIKA-Event