In today’s challenging surgical reprocessing environment, your teams have questions and concerns. Join us for a discussion on “A real world view of ureteroscope reprocessing effectiveness and what has happened since the FDA warning letter in April 2021” where we’ll discuss recent findings on ureteroscope reprocessing effectiveness and provide solutions to improve your reprocessing outcomes.

Cori Ofstead, who is a global Infection Prevention thought leader, will share her insights on why there continues to be infection outbreaks and injuries with reusable ureteroscopes and how that affects facility operations and patient safety.

Earn 1 CE after completing the CE Evaluation.
  • Explain what recent research on ureteroscope reprocessing effectiveness has uncovered
  • Describe the steps involved in effectively reprocessing flexible ureteroscopes and ensuring that they are truly “patient ready”
  • Identify at least three red flags - indicating potential safety issues with reusable ureteroscopes
  • Discuss strategies for reducing the risk of outbreaks associated with contaminated reusable ureteroscopes
Cori Ofstead
CEO of Ofstead & Associates, Inc.
Cori Ofstead has a MS degree in Public Health and is CEO of Ofstead & Associates, Inc., where she leads a multidisciplinary team that specializes in designing and conducting real-world studies to validate healthcare guidelines, treatments, and product claims. As an epidemiologist with 25 years of research experience, she’s conducted studies in dozens of facilities in diverse geographies. Her studies are published in peer-reviewed journals and cited in national standards and guidelines for endoscope reprocessing. Cori also serves as a preceptor for epidemiology graduate students at the University of Minnesota and a reviewer for the Journal of Urology, Endoscopy, Vaccine, and American Journal of Infection Control. Cori has completed 12 studies on endoscope reprocessing in 20 facilities and has participated in several endoscope outbreak and breach investigations. She has audited sterile processing procedures in over 70 facilities and serves as a subject matter expert for guideline-issuing bodies.
Carrie Shapiro, CMP
Senior Conference Manager
Carrie Shapiro, CMP is the Senior Conference Manager for the OR Manager Conference and OR Business Management Conference. She has more than 25 years of experience in business-to-business media organizing trade shows, conferences and industry events.
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