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Feature 8 – Posted October 18, 2018
Precleaning Flexible Endoscopes: Time Is of the Essence

Feature 7 – Posted October 5, 2018
Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome: Are We Ever out of the Woods? (part 3)

Feature 6 – Posted September 25, 2018
Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome: Are We Ever out of the Woods? (part 2)

Feature 5 – Posted September 11, 2018
Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome: Are We Ever out of the Woods? (part 1)

Feature 4 – Posted August 22, 2018
The Importance of Surgical Instrument Maintenance and Patient Safety, part 4

Feature 3 – Posted August 14, 2018
The Importance of Surgical Instrument Maintenance and Patient Safety, part 3

Feature 2 – Posted July 30, 2018
The Importance of Surgical Instrument Maintenance and Patient Safety, part 2

Feature 1 – Posted July 17, 2018
The Importance of Surgical Instrument Maintenance and Patient Safety, part 1

Sara Freiberg, CST, CBSPDT, CER, has more than 15 years experience working as a certified surgical technologist, with five of those years spent traveling to various operating rooms across the U.S. Following Sara’s time in the clinical arena, she worked as a surgical technology didactic and lab instructor at Rasmussen College. Sara holds bachelor degrees in science and business and marketing, which led to her work with various medical device companies as a clinical specialist, product manager, and clinical training manager. She has experience working on quality and regulatory teams, monitoring patient-adverse events, and postmarket surveillance activities.

Sara currently works for Northfield Medical as a clinical education manager where she provides education which is based on current manufacturer and regulatory guidelines regarding various healthcare topics for SPD, OR, and GI staff. Training entails the care and handling of medical devices to ensure patient safety, as well as targeted education addressing departmental cost concerns. Her passion is working with SPD, OR, and GI departments; providing assessments; and sharing best practices with respect to patient and staff safety, surgical instruments, and medical devices. Sara is a voting member of the AAMI ST/WG84, ST91 flexible endoscope committee, and she has developed several CEU presentations approved through CBSPD, CBRN, NCCT, and IAHCSMM. Sara also authors a biweekly healthcare article for Ultra Clean Systems.

Sara is currently studying for the Certification Infection Control (CIC) exam through APIC.

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