Course Abstract & Learning Objectives

This micro course is an overview of hygienic reprocessing for hearing clinics. In it, we explore the essential steps involved in cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of reusable medical devices. This course emphasizes adherence to manufacturer guidelines and regulatory standards to ensure patient safety and infection control compliance. CEU/CPD: IHS 0.25H

  • Understand the importance of hygienic reprocessing in audiology clinics, differentiating single-use from reusable medical devices, and the necessity of following manufacturer recommendations and regulatory guidelines for effective reprocessing.

  • Identify the key steps involved in the hygienic reprocessing process, including initial decontamination, thorough cleaning, disinfection or sterilization, and proper storage for reuse of medical devices, ensuring compliance with infection control standards.

  • Recognize the significance of device classification in hygienic reprocessing, as outlined by Earle Spaulding's classification system, and differentiate between critical, semi-critical, and non-critical devices, which inform appropriate sterilization or disinfection protocols.

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Continuing Education


Amy Trusler

Doctor of Audiology

My roots lie in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada, where I previously owned and operated my private hearing care practice. A big focus of my practice was working with First Nations communities, where I implemented a rural audiology care program. I also mentored other hearing care professionals and delivering lectures and presentations in the community. After selling my practice in 2019, I was drawn toward continuing education in hearing healthcare, with a focus on online and on-demand e-learning.