RUMED Academy

by KLS Martin Group and MMM Group

The two companies KLS Martin Group and MMM Group form an ideal team to train and instruct you in all aspects of instrument application and instrument processing, which are the most important modules in the sterile goods management.

The requirements for instrument reprocessing and related processes are becoming more and more complex. To be able to identify and recognize the correlations in the manifold processes and workflows - paired with a great deal of expertise – is an important prerequisite to make the right decisions in our daily work and to maintain the high level of quality of work in the CSSD. That takes a high level of technical and procedural knowledge. We see it as our task to impart this knowledge.

We want to impart knowledge and expertise to makeyou fit for your daily work. Our offline courses are DGSV and IAHCSMM accredited.


Past webinars

You missed a webinar?

Then take a look at the following list. It contains the recordings of some past webinars.

2021-01-14 | Ask the experts (English, 1:02 h)

In this Q&A session, the experts of the “RUMED Academy” provided answers to questions from the audience.

2021-02-18 | Design of RUMED – challenge your process flows (English, 1:31 h)

The design of your RUMED is important for more than one reason. First, there are hygienic requirements to comply to. Then for sure the design of a RUMED has influence on your workflows within the unit.

2021-03-25 | Water quality in processing + topic of rouging (English, 1:29 h)

During the reprocessing of medical devices, in particular on surgical instruments, unwanted surface alterations and discolorations may occur. Some surface alterations and discolorations arise from waterborne minerals during the cleaning and disinfecting process when traces of these are able to dry on the surface. A short excurse will be made to the subject of rouging of stainless steel, it nature, detection, and preventive and corrective measures.

2021-04-22 | Material selection and impact on typical surface changes (English, 1:26 h)

By means of standardized and validated procedures, reusable products are cleaned and disinfected so that they no longer pose a risk of infection. In addition to the effect of the parameters on the contaminants and pathogens, they also affect the products to be reprocessed (e.g. instruments, containers) and the reprocessing equipment (e.g. washer-disinfector). Likewise, the sterilization process as a physical measure under extreme parameters shows influencing factors. In daily practice, the parameters in processing produce a stable and unremarkable result. Nevertheless, sudden changes can occur. Different materials in the application encounter a wide range of parameters. The identification of the cause is therefore not always simple.

2021-05-06 | Proper loading and application of washer and disinfectors (English, 1:13 h)

The automatic cleaning and disinfection, as a validated procedure, is the basis for the subsequent successful sterilization of medical devices and in particular surgical instruments. The variety of instruments in modern surgery for different disciplines poses daily new challenges for reprocessing and manual handling in a RUMED. The correct preparation and loading of the load carriers (racks) is an important component for successful cleaning in a WD. In this webinar we will discuss both the requirements of an WD and the correct best practice for loading the racks.

2021-06-17 | Ask the experts (English, 0:56 h)

In this Q&A session, the experts of the “RUMED Academy” provided answers to questions from the audience.

2021-06-17 | Ask the experts | Conversando con los Expertos (Espanol, 0:59 h)

En esta sesión de preguntas y respuestas, los expertos de la "RUMED Academy" respondieron a las preguntas del público.

2021-07-15 | Sterile barrier systems – basic understanding and handling (English, 1:25 h)

Sterile barrier systems play a key role in processing and sterile supply of medical devices. The range of modern packagings is big enough to raise the need of a common understanding for different sterile barrier systems, their standards and their working principle. Moreover different sterile barrier systems require different preconditions in the process workflow or the needed equipment for good practice.

2021-08-26 | Principles of steam sterilization – of doubts and facts (English, 1:23 h)

Steam sterilization – across the world the most favoured, safest and best way to sterilize Medical Devices. But how does it work. What is important when steam is generated from water to use for sterilization. What about the ISO 17665 standard? Why are so many different cycles (temperature and time) known across the countries? These and many more facts about the most common sterilization method will be discussed in this online event.

2021-09-02 | Diseño de una Reprocesamiento de Dispositivos Médicos - desafíe sus flujos de proceso (Espanol, 1:58 h)

El diseño de su Unidad de Reprocesamiento de Dispositivos Médicos (URDM) es importante por más de una razón. Primero, hay requerimientos higiénicos con los cuales cumplir. Luego, por supuesto el diseño de una URDM tiene una influencia en sus flujos de trabajo dentro de la unidad. Más allá, la comodidad del personal debe ser considerada cuando se construye o remodela una URDM. Y finalmente, usted consideró alguna vez cómo son los requerimientos técnicos para operar una URDM? – Ellos son de importancia también. Permítanos llevarlos a través de las posibilidades para diseñar una Unidad de Reprocesamiento de Dispositivos Médicos moderna.

2021-09-16 | Traceability and documentation for processes and individual devices (English, 1:20 h)

In addition to the economic aspects to which a reprocessing unit for medical devices is subject, laws, standards and manufacturer specifications must also be incorporated into the reprocessing process. On the one hand, high efficiency and consistent quality of the process and ensuring traceability at all levels, on the other hand, must be equally observed and followed in daily operations. We show how using a documentation system harmonises both sides, positively influences the reprocessing process and what other advantages arise from its use.

2021-10-14 | Quality assurance by validation (English, 1:30 h)

Over many years reprocessing procedures were checked using biological and/or chemical indicators. National and international standard included the use of these indicators. For automated cleaning and disinfection procedures contaminated screws and tubes were used for testing and for steam sterilization spores of Bac. Stearothermophilus were included into sterilization cycles in certain time frames. Before the year 2000 first european and international standards were published which required the validation of procedures for reprocessing of medical devices. We will explain the basics of validation of reprocessing procedures by describing details of the validation of a steam sterilization process as an example. Our target is, to enable you to understand the importance of validation of reprocessing procedures. In a practiced Quality Management System in a RUMED, validated procedures provide the required quality assurance when reprocessing medical devices.

2021-10-14 | Selección de materiales e impacto en los cambios típicos de la superficie (Espanol, 1:26 h)

Por medio de procedimientos estandarizados y validados, los productos reutilizables son limpiados y desinfectados de tal manera que no contengan más un riesgo de infección. Además de los efectos de los parámetros en los contaminantes y patógenos, ellos también afectan a los productos a ser reprocesados (por ej. instrumentos, contenedores) y el equipamiento para el reprocesamiento (por ej. lavadoras desinfectadoras). De la misma manera, el proceso de esterilización, como una medida física bajo parámetros extremos, muestra factores de influencia. En la práctica diaria, los parámetros en el procesamiento producen un resultado estable y sin sobresaltos. Sin embargo, cambios repentinos pueden ocurrir. Diferentes materiales en la aplicación encuentran un amplio rango de parámetros. La identificación de las causas es, entonces, no siempre algo simple. El webinar está diseñado para entregar conocimientos básicos de las interrelaciones.

2021-11-25 | Validation and routine monitoring of heat sealing processes (English, 1:35 h)

This webinar provides an overview on how to validate the heat sealing process in accordance with the current standards and guidelines and presents information on routine monitoring procedures, sealing device functions and testing systems.

2021-11-25 | Calidad del agua en el procesamiento + problemas de enrojecimiento (Espanol, 1:26 h)

Durante el reprocesamiento de dispositivos médicos, en particular para instrumentos quirúrgicos, pueden ocurrir alteraciones no deseadas y decoloraciones en las superficies. Algunas alteraciones de las superficies y decoloraciones provienen de minerales presentes en el agua durante el proceso de limpieza y desinfección, cuando residuos de éstos se secan sobre la superficie. También conocido en la esterilización por vapor, las alteraciones de superficies y decoloraciones pueden ocurrir cuando el agua utilizada para suministrar el generador de vapor contiene una concentración muy alta de minerales. Las decoloraciones resultantes pueden verse como tonos tipo oro o arcoiris, puntos cafesosos, o frecuentemente muestran una mancha típica con aspecto de condensación, también conocida como "piel de leopardo". Estas alteraciones superficiales no son tolerables, ya que, de acuerdo a las recomendaciones generalmente aceptadas, no pueden quedar residuos visibles, suciedad u otros residuos sobre los dispositivos médicos después de la limpieza.

2021-12-09 | Ask the Experts (English, 0:44 h)

In this Q&A session, the experts of the “RUMED Academy” provided answers to questions from the audience.

2021-12-09 | De práctica a práctica (Espanol, 1:37 h)

Algunos de los tópicos presentados en los webinar anteriores serán analizados desde la perspectiva de la práctica diaria para poder compartir experiencias y ver también cómo estos temas abordados en la teoría se llevan a cabo en la práctica. Dos Jefes de Unidades de reprocesamiento de Chile y Brasil nos compartirán sus experiencias con estos temas y serán apoyadas por nuestros expertos para responder dudas que puedan surgir.


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