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Free CE Credit Webinars

"Safety Data Sheets. You Have A Library But Have You Read Any of Your Books?"

December 12th, 2020 12:00pm – 1:00pm (EST)

Earn 1.0 CE Credit valid for 2 years through IAHCSMM

Presenter: David Jagrosse, CRCST, CHL
President David Jagrosse Consulting, LLC

David Jagrosse,* CRCST, CHL, will lead the webinar titled “Safety Data Sheets: You have a library but have you read any of your books?” That’s a tongue-in-cheek reminder that all the documents in the world won’t do you any good if you don’t know what’s in them and if the right people can’t find them.

  • An overview of SDSs, formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)
  • A breakdown of the content of and information in a typical SDS
  • How to maintain an SDS library accessible to all on your staff who need it
  • How an SDS can guide your response to a spill and your disposal of each chemical


*David Jagrosse is a oneSOURCE consultant with 30 years of experience in CSS and SP Departments as a technician, supervisor and manager. His consulting firm offers educational presentations and AAMI-based audits for CSS and OR groups in the U.S. and around the world.

"Soaring Through Your Next Accreditation Survey: HLD, Sterilization, Implants & Tissue Management"

On-Demand Webinar

Presenter: Rose Seavey, MBA, BS, RN, CNOR, CRCST, CSPDT

President/CEO Seavey Healthcare Consulting, LLC (Salida, Colorado)

Earn 2.0 CE Credits valid for 2 years + 1.0 Contact Hour for:
  • California Board of Registered Nursing
  • Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD)
  • The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM)s

This webinar will address evidence-based practices and current accreditation standards related to high-level disinfection (HLD), sterilization, and implants and tissue management.

Objectives:

  1. Explain the importance of using evidence-based practices.
  2. Discuss current accreditation standards for high-level disinfection (HLD) and sterilization.
  3. Develop a template for “how to be prepared” for your next accreditation survey.

"Environmental Services and their role in Infection Prevention"

On-Demand Webinar

To earn CE Credits for this webinar, please contact nadona.org

Presenter: Cindy Fronning, RN-BC, IP-BC, AS-BC

Director of Education, Nadona (National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long-Term Care)

Join Cindy Fronning, the Director of Education with Nadona, as she covers the following for Long-Term Care Facilities:

  • Define the purpose of the infection prevention and control program
  • Identify three policies and procedures that are needed for environmental services
  • Outline when soap and water should be used instead of an alcohol-based gel or wipes
  • List three principles of cleaning
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"Hyperventilating through the Pandemic, Don’t Get A Brown Bag - 'Just Breathe'"

May 13th, 2020 12:00pm – 1:00pm (MDT) Recording Available

Earn 1.0 CE Credit valid for 2 years

Presenter: Sharon Greene-Golden, BA, CRCST, CER, SME, FCS
Manager, Sterile Processing Department Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center (Rockville, Maryland)

Objectives:

  • To share ways to help staff get past the fear of our PANDEMIC.
  • To understand that you (individual) are the most important person that needs care as a frontline worker.
  • To obtain ways to relax settle your mind and “BREATHE” during this pandemic.
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"Surgical Instruments: Care, Preventative Maintenance & Repair"

May 6th, 2020 12:00pm – 1:00pm (MDT) Recording Available

Earn 1.0 CE Credit valid for 2 years

Presenter: Peter Daigle, CSPDT
Supervisor, Central Sterilization, University of Connecticut (Bristol)

Surgical Instruments represent a major dollar investment for any facility. This webinar will focus on the care, preventative maintenance, and repair of surgical instruments and how following the proper steps can save your facility money compared to ordering a new one.

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"Understanding, Adapting and Planning for unknown and ever changing practices in SPD (When do you need a Risk Assessment)"

April 29th, 2020 12:00pm – 1:00pm (MDT) Recording Available

Earn 1.0 CE Credit valid for 2 years

Presenter: Damien S. Berg, BA, BS, CRCST
Regional Manager, Sterile Processing, UCHealth (Colorado)

This webinar will focus on discussions around risk analysis and the differences between risk assessment, risk management and risk communication. Also included are the benefits of assembling a team to conduct a Sterile Processing Risk Assessment.

"Device Reprocessing During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Know and Reduce the Risks."

April 22nd, 2020 12:00pm – 1:00pm (MDT) Recording Available

Earn 1.0 CE Credit valid for 2 years

Presenter: Wava Truscott, PhD, MBA
President  Truscott MedSci Associates, LLC

Learn about who is most at risk for having a severe case of COVID-19 and why. In addition, learn about what situations increase staff risk of contamination with the virus in SPD. How long does the virus last on different surfaces? And finally, what you can do to reduce coronavirus spread at work, at home, and at the grocery store.

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“CEU Training Courses During Down Times”

April 15th, 2020 12:00pm – 1:00pm (MDT) Recording Available

Earn 1.0 CE Credit valid for 2 years

Presenter: Harry Mullen, CRCST, CER, CIS, CHL
Sterile Processing Department Manager, Riverside University Health System (California)

During this slow period, demonstrate value by developing a proactive plan for your team. This can include upgrading skill sets, obtaining certifications, earning CEU credits and smoothing out process snags within your department and between your department and other user groups in the facility.

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“How Sterile Processing Technicians Can Stay Sharp During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

April 8th, 2020 12:00pm – 1:00pm (MDT) Recording Available

Earn 1.0 CE Credit valid for 2 years

Presenter: Alison Sonstelie, BS, CHL, CIS, CRCST
Sterile Processing Coordinator, Sanford Health (Fargo, North Dakota)

Prepare for future “normal times” by getting your department’s space in order in some very critical ways. And if you’ve been temporarily furloughed, take some steps to make yourself even more valuable when you get back on the job.

White Papers

Managing Information To Maintain Biomedical Equipment

We increasingly rely on complex machines for sterilizing, diagnostics, life support and many other functions. But as this reliance grows, so do the risks from device malfunctions.

For some categories of equipment, a failure simply represents an inconvenience – the breakdown is readily apparent and the caregiver obtains a replacement. In other cases, though, such as a faulty endoscope re-processor or an improperly calibrated defibrillator, ventilator or anesthesia machine, the result could be catastrophic. Read more about managing information to maintain biomedical equipment in our latest whitepaper.

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Managing Information To Maintain Biomedical Equipment

We increasingly rely on complex machines for sterilizing, diagnostics, life support and many other functions. But as this reliance grows, so do the risks from device malfunctions.

For some categories of equipment, a failure simply represents an inconvenience – the breakdown is readily apparent and the caregiver obtains a replacement. In other cases, though, such as a faulty endoscope re-processor or an improperly calibrated defibrillator, ventilator or anesthesia machine, the result could be catastrophic. Read more about managing information to maintain biomedical equipment in our latest whitepaper.

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Educational Resources

Through our database services, we support healthcare professionals engaged in sterile processing, implantable materials management, and biomedical equipment maintenance. Additionally, the organizations below offer invaluable training and continuing education (CE) opportunities for these technicians:

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