More than 80 attendees turnout for “High-Level Disinfection” event



More than 80 attendees were present for the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) educational event “High-Level Disinfection: What Surveyors are Looking for” on Monday at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Dodjie Guioa, a CMS program lead, and Lane Vause, CLIA surveyor, served as keynote speakers.

Attendees were offered two CNE’s from the DFWHC Education and Research Foundation, a provider of continuing nursing education approved by the Texas Nurses Association and the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

High-level disinfection is defined as the complete elimination of all microorganisms in or on an instrument, except for small amounts of bacterial spores. During the seminar, details of what surveyors look for in hospitals were discussed. A list of items to be examined during the on-site survey were also provided.

“We appreciate CMS for offering such meaningful information about high-level disinfection,” said Patti Taylor, director of quality and patient safety at the DFWHC Foundation. “In order to work towards improved quality and patient safety, these educational events are crucial for our North Texas hospital members. We are all working together to ensure our patients receive the very best healthcare.”

For information, please contact Patti at [email protected].