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Instrument University for Your Surgical Instrument Studies

Rick Schultz, Inventor, President and Chief Executive Officer of IMS is a nationally recognized author, lecturer and consultant on surgical instrument processing and the surgical instrument repair process.  Mr. Schultz was named Educator of the Year in 2002 and 2006.  In August, 2007, he was named as one of 30 Most Influential Leaders in Sterile Processing by Healthcare Purchasing News.  In October, 2007, Mr. Schultz was elected to Chairman IAHCSMM Corporate Advisory Board.

Mr. Schultz is contributing editor for the following textbooks: Central Service Technical Manual, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Editions, and Sterilization Technology for the Healthcare Facility.  He is author of the textbook, Inspecting Surgical Instruments; An Illustrated Guide.

Official Guide: Maintaining and Cleaning Surgical Instruments

“Rick Schultz is a wonderful speaker. He really knows how to grab and keep your attention, even when you’re trying to take a nap!!!
I really enjoyed his instrument course yesterday. Very informative. Thanks!”

Surgical Instrument Processing & Inspection Made Easy
Approvals: IAHCSMM, CBSPD, Nursing
Program Lengths: 1 and 2 hour programs
Objectives Include:

  • Learn the clinical elements of rapid instrument inspection
  • Learn which clinical solutions damage instruments
  • How to test scissors for sharpness

The Care and Handling of Microsurgical Instruments
Program Length: 1 hour program
Objectives Include: 

  • Learn why sterilization does not dull scissors
  • Learn key inspection points
  • Why ultrasonic cleaning is so important

Laparoscopic Instruments and Scope Processing
Program Length: 1 hour program
Objectives include:

  • Learn how and when to test lap instruments
  • What scope manufacturers don't want you to know
  • Identify key inspection points of Scopes and Laparoscopic instruments

The Surgical Instrument Repair Process
Program Length: 1 hour and 2 hour Programs
Objectives include:

  • How to identify the reasons surgeons complain about needle holders
  • How to save your budget with a proactive approach to instrument repairs
  • How to increase patient safety through a comprehensive repair program

Power Equipment and Flexible Scope Processing
Program Length: 1 hour program
Objectives include:

  • Learn the common power of equipment repairs
  • Learn the key inspection points of a flexible scope
  • Why leak testing is so important

Flexible Scope Leak Testing
Developed by IMS to teach proper techniques and the overall importance of Leak Testing.

Keep this if you need a speaker for your upcoming chapter meetings, please contact IMS immediately and we will bring Instrument University™ to you. By attending Instrument University™, you will learn valuable hands on techniques to improve patient safety and surgeon satisfaction. Instrument University™ lectures are even approved for continuing educational credits! Call and reserve today by calling (800) 783-9251, ext. 134.


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