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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learning Objectives: 1. Review findings from recent Consultative Practice Reviews 2. Discuss why some practices keep occurring, even when clear guidance recommends against them 3. Discuss strategies for fixing lapses in best practice

    Certified Endoscope Reprocessor (CER) lessons provide members with ongoing education focusing on the maintenance and handling of endoscopes. These lessons are designed for CER recertification, but can be of value to any CRCS

    This lesson is set to expire February 28th, 2025

    Directions:

    1. Click the "Handouts" tab to download and read the Lesson Plan
    2. Click the "Contents" tab to begin the Quiz
  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learning Objectives: 1. Discuss the importance of a clean and controlled assembly area 2. Explain the technician’s role in maintaining the physical environment of the clean assembly area 3. Outline the requirements for individuals entering the clean assembly area

    A key factor in providing safe care for surgical patients is ensuring that instruments used for every procedure are in good working order. Operating Room (OR) and Sterile Processing department (SPD) personnel should understand that instruments that do not function properly can adversely affect patient care and safety, the facility’s investment, and surgeon satisfaction.

    This lesson is set to expire February 28th, 2025

    Directions:

    1. Click the "Handouts" tab to download and read the Lesson Plan
    2. Click the "Contents" tab to begin the Quiz
  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learning Objectives: 1. List the types of employee cross-training opportunities 2. Identify the benefits and potential drawbacks of cross-training 3. Describe the components of an effective cross-training program

    The IAHCSMM Central Service Leadership Manual defines training as “the process for developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for staff members to perform required job tasks.” Why the focus on orientation and training? To improve quality, increase customer satisfaction, and promote safety and quality patient care.

    This lesson is set to expire February 28th, 2025

    Directions:

    1. Click the "Handouts" tab to download and read the Lesson Plan
    2. Click the "Contents" tab to begin the Quiz
  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This live program will focus on staff education and the impact it has on patient safety and the Sterile Processing department’s success. The panel will discuss strategies for delivering meaningful staff education. Along with sharing their insights, the panel will address questions from participants. Guest Speakers: Ann Kobayashi, Deborah Bunn, and Gwen Byrd,

    This live program will focus on staff education and the impact it has on patient safety and the Sterile Processing department’s success.  The panel will discuss strategies for delivering meaningful staff education. Along with sharing their insights, the panel will address questions from participants.

    Guest Speakers: Ann Kobayashi, Deborah Bunn, and Gwen Byrd, 

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learning Objectives: 1. Explain the important aspects for delivering a captivating training session to adult learners 2. Describe how to effectively plan a training session 3. Discuss presentation methods for training sessions

    As technicians become confident in their skills and begin looking for ways to grow and help others, training fellow staff members should be considered. This lesson discusses how technicians can effectively plan and present a training session.

    This lesson is set to expire February 28th, 2025

    Directions:

    1. Click the "Handouts" tab to download and read the Lesson Plan
    2. Click the "Contents" tab to begin the Quiz
  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Episode 55 features our popular “What's on My Mind” segment, with host Jon Wood discussing the importance of record retention and the departmental research needed to assess how long an organization must retain and maintain records—and how to make informed decisions on policy and procedure. Also in this episode, the Mailbox Mania segment has Jon reviewing articles from the January/February 2022 issue of PROCESS (including a recap of real-world findings from recent practice reviews performed in endoscopic processing areas, and the importance of planning for successful employee cross-training).

    Episode 55 features our popular “What's on My Mind” segment, with host Jon Wood discussing the importance of record retention and the departmental research needed to assess how long an organization must retain and maintain records—and how to make informed decisions on policy and procedure. 
    Also in this episode, the Mailbox Mania segment has Jon reviewing articles from the January/February 2022 issue of PROCESS (including a recap of real-world findings from recent practice reviews performed in endoscopic processing areas, and the importance of planning for successful employee cross-training).

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In Episode 54, features our popular segment, What's on My Mind, where host Jon Wood discusses process changes and how those changes effect process failures. The holiday movie, Home Alone is used as a prime example of how easily modified processes can fail and create unintended events. Also covered in this podcast are reviews of articles from the December issue of the AORN Journal.

    In Episode 54, features our popular segment, What's on My Mind, where host Jon Wood discusses process changes and how those changes effect process failures. The holiday movie, Home Alone is used as a prime example of how easily modified processes can fail and create unintended events. Also covered in this podcast are reviews of articles from the December issue of the AORN Journal.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Sterile Processing departments work diligently to ensure they follow regulations, standards, and guidelines. Join the IAHCSMM Educators to learn about the processes used to develop standards and guidelines and discuss ideas to help ensure your department is in compliance.

    Sterile Processing departments work diligently to ensure they follow regulations, standards, and guidelines.  Join the IAHCSMM Educators to learn about the processes used to develop standards and guidelines and discuss ideas to help ensure your department is in compliance.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learning Objectives: 1. Determine how to establish one’s leadership role through engagement 2. Describe methods that promote consistent and fair treatment 3. Identify how to manage colleagues and friends most effectively

    The IAHCSMM Central Service Leadership Manual defines training as “the process for developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for staff members to perform required job tasks.” Why the focus on orientation and training? To improve quality, increase customer satisfaction, and promote safety and quality patient care.

    This lesson is set to expire December 31st, 2024

    Directions:

    1. Click the "Handouts" tab to download and read the Lesson Plan
    2. Click the "Contents" tab to begin the Quiz
  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the role of each saturated steam sterilization cycle phase to deliver medical devices that are both sterile and dry 2. Explain the impact different metallic and non-metallic materials used in medical devices and sterile barriers have on cycle performance 3. Identify available resources to optimize the sterilization cycle

    Creating the title for this article was fun and challenging as there were so many ways to try and capture this topic. While not quite an outline of the objectives for the article, it does follow a a pattern that will help Sterile Processing (SP) professionals deal with sterilization failures and any resulting recalls. The intent of this lesson is to offer all the essential ingredients for a facility to create the best path forward with the SP team.

    This lesson is set to expire December 31, 2024.

    Directions:

    1. Click the "Handouts" tab to download and read the Lesson Plan
    2. Click the "Contents" tab to begin the Quiz