Pamela Carter, BSN, RN, CNOR, AGTS, CRCST, is a clinical education specialist for STERIS Corporation. She provides customer education, clinical support and device reprocessing troubleshooting expertise. She also performs medical device audits/assessments based upon regulatory guidelines and infection prevention practices to help promote patient safety. She is a certified perioperative registered nurse with over 27 years of experience in nursing management, perioperative and sterile processing education, infection prevention and quality systems. In addition, Pamela has written articles for HPN, AORN and the periOperative Nursing Clinic and is an active member of AAMI, AORN, APIC, ASCA, ASQ, IAHCSMM, and SGNA.