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Sterile Processing Professional Courses
 Introduction to Sustainability in Hospitals

Introduction to Sustainability in Hospitals

Discuss why sustainability is important to hospitals. Explore several hospital sustainability success stories. Identify resources that are available to start or advance a hospital…
  • 60 mins
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A Breakthrough on Enhancing Collaboration with the OR and Contributing to Hospitals Goals

A Breakthrough on Enhancing Collaboration with the OR and Contributing to Hospitals Goals

  Learn how to develop a compelling business case   Discuss how to establish metrics and goals Learn how to implement process improvements  
  • 60 mins
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 Risk Assessment in the Sterile Processing Department

Risk Assessment in the Sterile Processing Department

Speaker: Jackie Daley HBSc (Microbiology and Immunology) MLT, CIC, CSPDS      Learning Objectives:    Discuss the purpose of performing risk…
  • 60 mins
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What is Happening in that Magic Box? Fundamentals of Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilization in Health Care Facilities

What is Happening in that Magic Box? Fundamentals of Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilization in Health Care Facilities

Speaker: Larry Talapa   Learning Objectives:    Identify options for vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization available to health care…
  • 60 mins
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Safety First!  Reprocessing Flexible Endoscopes with the Highest Margin of Safety

Safety First!  Reprocessing Flexible Endoscopes with the Highest Margin of Safety

Speaker: Larry Talapa   Learning Objectives:    Review recommended improvements for the control of CRE transmissions with the use of EO terminal…
  • 60 mins
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Ask The Experts

Ask The Experts

Speakers:   Sheryl Eder, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRCST, VHA-CM Ryan Rozinka, Technical Service Engineer   Learning Objectives:    Discuss…
  • 60 mins
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A Guide to the Guidances: A Review of the New and Revised Recommendations for Reprocessing Flexible Endoscopes

A Guide to the Guidances: A Review of the New and Revised Recommendations for Reprocessing Flexible Endoscopes

Speaker: Cynthia Spry, MA, MS, RN, CNOR(E), CSPDT, Consultant    Learning Objectives:  Explain reasons for the current intense focus on endoscope…
  • 60 mins
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An Anatomy of Liquid Disinfectants, Liquid Chemical Sterilants, and Terminal Sterilization with Ethylene Oxide

An Anatomy of Liquid Disinfectants, Liquid Chemical Sterilants, and Terminal Sterilization with Ethylene Oxide

Speaker: Janet Prust     Learning Objectives: Compare manufacturer’s validation testing required for liquid disinfectants, liquid chemical sterilants, and…
  • 60 mins
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A Review of Sterilization Methods and Recommended Monitoring Practices for Healthcare Facilities

A Review of Sterilization Methods and Recommended Monitoring Practices for Healthcare Facilities

Speaker:  Susan Flynn   Learning Objectives:    Discuss the different sterilization methods available in healthcare facilities Describe the…
  • 60 mins
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A Review of Sterilization Methods and Recommended Monitoring Practices for Healthcare Facilities Part II: Terminal Low Temperature Sterilization

A Review of Sterilization Methods and Recommended Monitoring Practices for Healthcare Facilities Part II: Terminal Low Temperature Sterilization

Speaker: Susan Flynn   Learning Objectives:   Discuss the low temperature sterilization methods available in healthcare facilities Discuss the different types…
  • 60 mins
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A Review of Sterilization Methods and Recommended Practices for Healthcare Facilities: Part I

A Review of Sterilization Methods and Recommended Practices for Healthcare Facilities: Part I

Speaker: Larry Talapa   Learning Objectives:    Discuss the different sterilization methods available in healthcare facilities Describe the recommended…
  • 60 mins
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Processing Flexible Endoscope: AORN's Updated Evidence-Based Guidelines

Processing Flexible Endoscope: AORN's Updated Evidence-Based Guidelines

Speaker: Rose Seavey    Learning Objectives: 1.Describe AORN’s current guidelines for processing flexible endoscopes  2. Identify steps to assist…
  • 60 mins
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How Do You Define Clean? A Tale of Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing

How Do You Define Clean? A Tale of Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing

Speaker: Grace Thornhill   Learning Objectives: Explain the differences between cleaning, high-level disinfection and sterilization. Understand how ATP, protein,…
  • 60 mins
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The Cleaning Challenge: Best Practices and Verification Methods

The Cleaning Challenge: Best Practices and Verification Methods

Speaker: Sue Klacik       Learning Objectives: Describe the best practices for cleaning and decontamination Discuss cleaning methods Discuss…
  • 60 mins
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It's Survey Time! Preparing for TJC or CMS Accreditation Survey

It's Survey Time! Preparing for TJC or CMS Accreditation Survey

Speaker: Rose Seavey   Learning Objectives:    Discuss rationale and focus of a healthcare accreditation survey process. Discuss the latest requirements…
  • 60 mins
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A Day in the Life: Steam Sterilization Reprocessing

A Day in the Life: Steam Sterilization Reprocessing

Speakers: Dorthy Larson & Susan Flynn    Learning Objectives:    Review the daily processing steps in a Sterile Processing Department. Describe…
  • 60 mins
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Q and A from the 3M Tech Line

Q and A from the 3M Tech Line

Speakers:  Dorothy Larson & Sandra Velte   Learning Objectives:  Discuss hot topics from the 3M Sterilization Tech Line  Discuss solutions based on…
  • 60 mins
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Improving the Quality Control of Flexible GI Endoscope Reprocessing

Improving the Quality Control of Flexible GI Endoscope Reprocessing

Speakers:  Grace Thornhill & Larry Talapa   Learning Objectives:     Present flexible endoscope reprocessing and the risk of…
  • 60 mins
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How Can Human Factors Engineering Concepts be Applied to Medical Device Reprocessing?

How Can Human Factors Engineering Concepts be Applied to Medical Device Reprocessing?

Speaker: Sue Klacik   Learning Objectives:  Introduce the science of human factors. Discuss how human factors impacts medical device design. Demonstrate how human…
  • 60 mins
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ST79 Essentials for ASCs

ST79 Essentials for ASCs

Speaker: Dorothy Larson     Learning Objectives:   Discuss AAMI ST79 and the need for the recommended practice. Discuss the different types of steam…
  • 60 mins
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Know Thyself - An Essential Leadership Ingredient

Know Thyself - An Essential Leadership Ingredient

Description: Since ancient times, self-knowledge has been regarded as the key to effective leadership. Knowing oneself is often easier said than done, because self-scrutiny can be painful and…
  • 60 mins
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Making the Business Case: Negotiating with Leaders to Get What You Need!

Making the Business Case: Negotiating with Leaders to Get What You Need!

Description: Making the case with leadership to get what you need to do your job well is an art and a skill that we all need in order to achieve success. This session will describe the art of…
  • 60 mins
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Your Role As a Leader and Change Agent

Your Role As a Leader and Change Agent

Description: Anyone managing a program of patient care or protection is an organizational leader and change agent regardless of what their official title may be. This session is designed to share…
  • 75 mins
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