The Virox Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization Symposium

The Symposium is in line with our mandate to provide educational opportunities to the infection control community. Since 2010 Virox has partnered with IPAC-Canada to sponsor a pre conference day on cleaning, disinfection and sterilization. 

IPAC Canada 2014 - Virox Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization Day
Developing a Training Program for Ethylene Oxide Sterilizers (EVS)
Louise Buelow- Smith BSc RN, St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba & Michelle Macrae, St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba
 

Disinfection and Sterilization in the Community
Risa Cashmore RN BSc CIC CCHN(C), Public Health Ontario -- Simcoe-Muskoka Infection Control Network, Orillia, Ontario
 

Sterilization: Automated Endoscope Reprocessor (AER) and Sterilizers
Linda Kingsbury RN BScN, Burnaby, British Columbia & Linda Jakeman CRCST, DHSA, West Porters Lake, Nova Scotia
 

What Have we Learned from Reprocessing Factors?
Susy Hota MD, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario
 

Cleaning the Medical Devices Reprocessing Department (MDRD) Way: Training and Setting Staff Competencies
Merlee Steele Rodway RN CERT, Eastern Health, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland Labrador
 

 
Decontamination of High-Touch Environmental Surfaces (HTES): How Crucial is Wiping in Reducing the Pathogen Load?
Syed Sattar PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
 
CHICA Canada 2012 - Virox Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization Day

Sponsored by Virox

Green and Clean - Is the concept mutually exclusive?
Shyam Remrekha, EcoLogo, Ottawa
(Video) (PDF)
The Role of the Environment in the Spread of Pathogens
Syed A. Sattar BSc MSc Dip.Bact PhD, Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology (CREM), Professor Emeritus of Microbiology, University of Ottawa
(Video) (PDF)
Environmental Service Quality Assurance Programs
Mark Heller, Former VP Environmental Services, Alberta Health Services
(Video) (PDF)
The Pros and Cons of Alternative Disinfection Technologies for Room Decontamination
Dick Zoutman MD FRCPC, Quinte Health Care, Belleville, Ontario
(Video) (PDF)
Antimicrobial Stuff: Coatings, surfaces and soaps
Jim Hutchinson MD FRCPC, Vancouver Health Authority, Vancouver, BC
(Video) (PDF)
Pandora's Box of Challenging Organisms
Elizabeth Bryce MD FRCPC, Vancouver Health Authority, Vancouver, BC
(Video) (PDF)
Biofilms and Their Role in Infection Transmission
Michelle Alfa PhD FCCM, St. Boniface General Hospital, Winnipeg
(Video) (PDF)
CHICA Canada 2010 - Virox Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization Day

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Providence Health Care Medical Device Reprocessing Audit
Dianne Trudeau
(Audio: 36:46 min. may take a few seconds to load) (PDF)
Disinfection of Environmental Surfaces: Can it be Made Better and Safer?
Dr. Syed A. Sattar
(Audio 41:17 min. may take a few seconds to load) (PDF)
High Level Disinfection: Who you gonna call ?…. Bug Busters!
Dr. Michelle J. Alfa
(Audio 46:06 min. may take a few seconds to load) (PDF)
Partnering to Improve Hospital Environmental Cleaning and Reduce Microbial Contamination
Dr. Anne Matlow
(Audio 51:06 min. may take a few seconds to load) (PDF)
Search & Destroy: What does all the fine print mean?
Nicole Kenny
(Audio 41:59 min. may take a few seconds to load) (PDF)
If All Else Fails…Read the Directions: The Importance of Medical Device Manufacturer’s Instructions
Sue Lafferty
(Audio 39:43 min. may take a few seconds to load) (PDF)