Water for cleaning medical devices

Considering water as an essential element, its use occurs in several stages of processing: displacement of dirt through spraying in thermo-disinfecting washers and cavitation in ultrasonic washers, dilution of cleaning solutions, and in rinsing of medical devices.

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CBSPD approved through January 31, 2027.

HSPA approved through January 14, 2025.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe recommendations for adequate water quality for cleaning medical devices
  2. Identify the impact of water quality on medical device reprocessing
  3. Relate water quality to adverse events described in the scientific literature

About the instructors

Rafael Queiroz Souza

Registered Nurse, Master, Doctor and Post-Doctor in Sciences from the University of São Paulo

Jeane Aparecida Gonzalez Bronzatti

Registered Nurse, Master and Doctor in Science, Management specialist in healthcare units, Healthcare consultant in Medical Device preparation and usage, National and International Speaker.

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 1 Test
  • Course Certificate

    The CBSPD (Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution) has pre-approved this in-service for one (1) contact hour for a period of five (5) years from the date of original publication. Successful completion of the lesson and post test must be documented by facility management and those records maintained by the individual until re-certification is required.


    For additional information regarding certification contact CBSPD – 148 Main Street, Suite C-1, Lebanon, NJ 08833



    HSPA (Healthcare Sterile Processing Association) has pre-approved this in-service for 1.0 Continuing Education Credits for a period of three years.


    For more information, direct any questions to Healthcare Purchasing News (941) 259-0832.