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Box Set - CRCST 8th Edition

Box Set - CRCST 8th Edition

The Box Set includes the Central Service Technical Manual and Workbook, 8th editions.

$99.00 - CRCST Box Set (Member rate)
$135.00 - CRCST Box Set (Non-member rate)

Box Set - CHL 2nd Edition

Box Set - CHL 2nd Edition

The Box Set includes the Central Service Leadership Manual and Workbook, 2nd editions.

$130.00 - CHL Box Set (Member rate)
$160.00 - CHL Box Set (Non-member rate)

Box Set - CER 1st Edition

Box Set - CER 1st Edition

The Box Set includes the Endoscope Reprocessing Manual and Workbook, 1st editions.

$120.00 - CER Box Set (Member rate)
$140.00 - CER Box Set (Non-member rate)

Webinar: Understanding and Developing a Competency Program

Webinar: Understanding and Developing a Competency Program

Competencies are a cornerstone of any Central Service training system. They outline quality requirements and serve as documentation of successful training and education. This program examines the purpose and development of useful competency measurements from basic competencies to advanced skill measurements. Major topics include: identifying competency needs, interfacing competencies with job descriptions, policies, procedures and other departmental documentation, determining competency content, selecting methods to measure competencies and education for competency evaluators and staff.

$0.00 - Webinar: Understanding and Developing a Competency Program - Member Rate
$15.00 - Webinar: Understanding and Developing a Competency Program - Non-member Rate

Webinar: Survey Readiness

Webinar: Survey Readiness

Is your facility prepared for a survey today? Survey readiness shouldn’t just be something that’s done every couple of years. Your facility should be in a constant state of readiness. This presentation will look at the different accreditation and surveyor organizations and review basic methodologies used in surveys. Along with identifying different ways you can prepare for a survey and discuss some common regulatory findings.

$0.00 - Webinar: Survey Readiness - Member Rate
$15.00 - Webinar: Survey Readiness - Non-member Rate

Webinar: Sterilization Containers

Webinar: Sterilization Containers

Packaging is one of the most important aspects of sterilization. There are different types of sterilization containers that can undergo specific types of sterilization modalities. This presentation on the proper selection and use of sterilization containers discusses the best practices when using this packaging method.

$0.00 - Webinar: Sterilization Containers - Member Rate
$15.00 - Webinar: Sterilization Containers - Non-member Rate

Webinar: Risk Assessments

Webinar: Risk Assessments

Have you ever been in a situation where there is simply not a clear recommendation, standard, or evidenced based guideline that tells you how to handle certain situations? This can be confusing and really be a frustration point for the Central Service (CS) professional. This presentation is focused on helping the CS professional through these frustrating situations by utilizing risk assessments. This webinar will explain what a risk assessment is by examining the elements in a risk assessment and learning how to develop a risk assessment of your own. The presentation will also walk you through how to document a risk assessment and then go through some real life scenarios using a risk assessment.

$0.00 - Webinar: Risk Assessments - Member Rate
$15.00 - Webinar: Risk Assessments - Non-member Rate

Webinar: Loaned Instrumentation

Webinar: Loaned Instrumentation

Loaned instrumentation is brought into healthcare facilities daily. There are many concerns with the processing of these instruments, from the delivery to the final release of them. This presentation presents the best practices for loaned instrumentation that will provide a guide to healthcare facilities to provide safe medical devices for their patients, while effectively managing them.

$0.00 - Webinar: Loaned Instrumentation - Member Rate
$15.00 - Webinar: Loaned Instrumentation - Non-member Rate

Webinar: Laparoscopic, Robotic and Insulated Instrument Inspection

Webinar: Laparoscopic, Robotic and Insulated Instrument Inspection

As surgical instruments become more complex, so do the procedures for inspecting and testing them. This program will review the protocols for inspecting and testing laparoscopic and non-orthopedic robotic instrumentation, including the proper techniques for inspecting insulated instruments.

$0.00 - Webinar: Laparoscopic, Robotic and Insulated Instrument Inspection - Member Rate
$15.00 - Webinar: Laparoscopic, Robotic and Insulated Instrument Inspection - Non-member Rate

Webinar: Implant Processing

Webinar: Implant Processing

This presentation focuses on the specific aspects of processing implants. Implant processing requires additional quality monitoring, documentation and even cleaning concerns. Unique to implants is the question of what to do with them if they are removed and this presentation also addresses that question.

$0.00 - Webinar: Implant Processing - Member Rate
$15.00 - Webinar: Implant Processing - Non-member Rate

Webinar: Immediate Use Steam Sterilization (IUSS)

Webinar: Immediate Use Steam Sterilization (IUSS)

Packaging is one of the most important aspects of sterilization. There are different types of sterilization containers that can undergo specific types of sterilization modalities. This presentation on the proper selection and use of sterilization containers discusses the best practices when using this packaging method.

$0.00 - Webinar: Immediate Use Steam Sterilization (IUSS) - Member Rate
$15.00 - Webinar: Immediate Use Steam Sterilization (IUSS) - Non-member Rate

Webinar: High Level Disinfection in Central Services

Webinar: High Level Disinfection in Central Services

High level disinfection (HLD) has grown in popularity over the past few years. Unfortunately most of the popularity has been because of negative outcomes in reprocessing devices. As a result of these negative outcomes, more and more healthcare facilities have decided to centralize the reprocessing of devices requiring high level disinfection. Because of the expertise in cleaning and sterilizing instrumentation and equipment, Central Services has become the ideal place to centralize HLD devices. This presentation will give an overview of high level disinfection and why HLD is important, and review considerations for design and workflow for high level disinfection, and help the CS professional understand HLD from the point of use to storage.

$0.00 - Webinar: High Level Disinfection in Central Services - Member Rate
$15.00 - Webinar: High Level Disinfection in Central Services - Non-member Rate

Webinar: General Safety for Central Service Departments

Webinar: General Safety for Central Service Departments

Like any profession, the field of Central Sterile Supply includes working with items (and in situations) that may pose a safety risk. Central Sterile Supply employees must not only keep themselves safe, but they must also strive to keep their co-workers and the patients at their facility safe. This program provides an overview of general safety and examines the specific safety challenges that Central Sterile Supply employees face in their day to day activities. Major topics include; infection control safety, ergonomics, chemical safety, general CSSD safety and the role that attitude plays in creating a safe work environment.

$0.00 - Webinar: General Safety for Central Service Departments - Member Rate
$15.00 - Webinar: General Safety for Central Service Departments - Non-member Rate

Webinar: Gamification in Central Services

Webinar: Gamification in Central Services

Traditional learning styles include reading a text book, listening to a lecture or sitting through a power point presentation. Gamification is a relatively new and interactive learning method that uses game-based mechanics to provide an experience that engages and motivates people to achieve their goals. This presentation will define gamification and the elements that make up gamification, discuss the importance of motivation in learning and examine how gamification can be applied in Central Services.

$0.00 - Webinar: Gamification in Central Services - Member Rate
$15.00 - Webinar: Gamification in Central Services - Non-member Rate

Webinar: Fostering a Mentoring Culture in Your Department

Webinar: Fostering a Mentoring Culture in Your Department

The success of a department depends on the people within it. Culture often defines a department. A key component to a successful culture includes mentoring. Mentors provide information, guidance and insight that can help employees become strong members of the work group. This program provides information on the impact of mentoring and identifies ways to incorporate mentoring into department culture.

$0.00 - Webinar: Fostering a Mentoring Culture in Your Department - Member Rate
$15.00 - Webinar: Fostering a Mentoring Culture in Your Department - Non-member Rate

Webinar: Environmental Cleaning

Webinar: Environmental Cleaning

How clean is your decontamination room? Effective cleaning of the central services environment is essential to prevent cross-contamination and interrupt the transmission of infections. This interactive presentation will describe the role of the environment in the transmission of infections, explore environmental cleaning methodologies, and discuss implementation of cleaning protocols for central services.

$0.00 - Webinar: Environmental Cleaning - Member Rate
$15.00 - Webinar: Environmental Cleaning - Non-member Rate

Webinar: Developing Teaching and Training Skills

Webinar: Developing Teaching and Training Skills

Good teaching and training techniques don't happen by accident! Whether its a new process for all staff, enrichment information, or the training of a new employee, successful teaching and training takes planning. This program will examine teaching techniques and identify the skills necessary to become a successful trainer.

$0.00 - Webinar: Developing Teaching and Training Skills - Member Rate
$15.00 - Webinar: Developing Teaching and Training Skills - Non-member Rate

Webinar: Central Service Attire Overview

Webinar: Central Service Attire Overview

Although wearing specific attire is a basic requirement for sterile processing, there are still compliance issues. This program will examine the reasons behind attire requirements and address frequently asked questions related to sterile processing attire. Attire requirements for each work area and proper processes for donning and doffing personal protective equipment (PPE) will also be discussed.

$0.00 - Webinar: Central Service Attire Overview - Member Rate
$15.00 - Webinar: Central Service Attire Overview - Non-member Rate

Webinar: Behind Closed Doors: The Role of the CS Department in Infection Prevention

Webinar: Behind Closed Doors: The Role of the CS Department in Infection Prevention

From soiled and contaminated to safe and sterile. Reusable medical devices make that transition in the CS department many times a day. Careful planning and preparation is needed to make those devices safe. This program examines the impact that the CS Department can have on patient safety. Major topics include: decontamination processes, sterilization processes, infection prevention protocols for the CS department and sterility maintenance concepts.

$0.00 - Webinar: Behind Closed Doors: The Role of the CS Department in Infection Prevention - Member Rate
$15.00 - Webinar: Behind Closed Doors: The Role of the CS Department in Infection Prevention - Non-member Rate

Webinar: Basic Instrumentation Inspection

Webinar: Basic Instrumentation Inspection

Instrument inspection is an important CS responsibility. Unsafe or nonfunctional instruments pose a significant risk to patients and frustration for providers. This lesson will review the protocols for inspecting and testing basic instrumentation to help ensure the quality of trays provided to Surgery.

$0.00 - Webinar: Basic Instrumentation Inspection - Member Rate
$15.00 - Webinar: Basic Instrumentation Inspection - Non-member Rate

Training Event Non Member

Training Event Non Member

$675.00 - Training Event

Training Event Non Member

Training Event Non Member

$675.00 - Training Event

PM Instrument Workshop 17

PM Instrument Workshop 17

PM Instrument Workshop 17

$50.00 - PM Instrument Workshop 17
$60.00 - PM Instrument Workshop 17

PM Instrument Workshop 17

PM Instrument Workshop 17

PM Instrument Workshop 17

$50.00 - PM Instrument Workshop 17

Pin-FCS

Pin-FCS

$5.00 - Pin-FCS
$5.00 - Pin-FCS

Pin-CRCST

Pin-CRCST

$5.00 - Pin-CRCST
$5.00 - Pin-CRCST

Pin-CIS

Pin-CIS

$5.00 - Pin-CIS
$5.00 - Pin-CIS

Pin-CHL

Pin-CHL

$5.00 - Pin-CHL
$5.00 - Pin-CHL

Pin-CER

Pin-CER

$5.00 - Pin-CER
$5.00 - Pin-CER

Pin-CCSVP

Pin-CCSVP

$5.00 - Pin-CCSVP
$5.00 - Pin-CCSVP

Phoenix Spring 18_Wednesday Registration Only

Phoenix Spring 18_Wednesday Registration Only

Nashville Spring 17_Wednesday Attendance

$100.00 - Nashville Spring 17_Wednesday Registration Only
$150.00 - Nashville Spring 17_Wednesday Registration Only

Phoenix Spring 18_Tuesday Registration Only

Phoenix Spring 18_Tuesday Registration Only

Nashville Spring 17_Tuesday Attendance

$200.00 - Nashville Spring 17_Tuesday Registration Only
$250.00 - Nashville Spring 17_Tuesday Registration Only

Phoenix Spring 18_Sunday Registration Only

Phoenix Spring 18_Sunday Registration Only

Nashville Spring 17_Sunday Attendance Only

$200.00 - Nashville Spring 17_Sunday Registration Only
$250.00 - Nashville Spring 17_Sunday Registration Only

Phoenix Spring 18_Monday Registration Only

Phoenix Spring 18_Monday Registration Only

Nashville Spring 17_Monday Attendance

$200.00 - Nashville Spring 17_Monday Registration Only
$250.00 - Nashville Spring 17_Monday Registration Only

Phoenix Spring 18

Phoenix Spring 18

Nashville Spring 17

$575.00 - Nashville Spring 17
$675.00 - Nashville Spring 17

Phoenix PM Endo Workshop

Phoenix PM Endo Workshop

$89.00 - PM Saturday Workshop: Flexible Endoscopes; A Clearer View
$99.00 - PM Saturday Workshop: Flexible Endoscopes; A Clearer View

Phoenix Ed Forum 18

Phoenix Ed Forum 18

Nashville Ed Forum 17

$50.00 - Phoenix Ed Forum 18

Phoenix Ed Forum 18

Phoenix Ed Forum 18

$50.00 - Phoenix Ed Forum 18

Phoenix Conference Registration: Single Day - Wednesday

Phoenix Conference Registration: Single Day - Wednesday

Phoenix Conference Registration: Wednesday

$100.00 - Single Day Registration: (Day 4) Wednesday
$150.00 - Single Day Registration: (Day 4) Wednesday

Phoenix Conference Registration: Single Day - Tuesday

Phoenix Conference Registration: Single Day - Tuesday

Phoenix Conference Registration: Tuesday

$200.00 - Single Day Registration: (Day 3) Tuesday
$250.00 - Single Day Registration: (Day 3) Tuesday

Phoenix Conference Registration: Single Day - Sunday

Phoenix Conference Registration: Single Day - Sunday

Phoenix Single Day Registration

$200.00 - Single Day Registration: (Day 1) Sunday
$250.00 - Single Day Registration: (Day 1) Sunday

Phoenix Conference Registration: Single Day - Monday

Phoenix Conference Registration: Single Day - Monday

Phoenix Conference Registration: Monday

$200.00 - Single Day Registration: (Day 2) Monday
$250.00 - Single Day Registration: (Day 2) Monday

Phoenix Conference Registration: Attendee

Phoenix Conference Registration: Attendee

Phoenix Conference Registration: Paid Attendee

$575.00 - Phoenix Conference Registration: Attendee
$675.00 - Phoenix Conference Registration: Attendee

Phoenix AM Endo Workshop

Phoenix AM Endo Workshop

$89.00 - AM Saturday Workshop: Flexible Endoscopes; A Clearer View
$99.00 - AM Saturday Workshop: Flexible Endoscopes; A Clearer View

Nashville Spring 17_Wednesday Registration Only

Nashville Spring 17_Wednesday Registration Only

Nashville Spring 17_Wednesday Attendance

$100.00 - Nashville Spring 17_Wednesday Registration Only
$150.00 - Nashville Spring 17_Wednesday Registration Only

Nashville Spring 17_Tuesday Registration Only

Nashville Spring 17_Tuesday Registration Only

Nashville Spring 17_Tuesday Attendance

$200.00 - Nashville Spring 17_Tuesday Registration Only
$250.00 - Nashville Spring 17_Tuesday Registration Only

Nashville Spring 17_Sunday Registration Only

Nashville Spring 17_Sunday Registration Only

Nashville Spring 17_Sunday Attendance Only

$200.00 - Nashville Spring 17_Sunday Registration Only
$250.00 - Nashville Spring 17_Sunday Registration Only

Nashville Spring 17_Monday Registration Only

Nashville Spring 17_Monday Registration Only

Nashville Spring 17_Monday Attendance

$200.00 - Nashville Spring 17_Monday Registration Only
$250.00 - Nashville Spring 17_Monday Registration Only

Nashville Spring 17

Nashville Spring 17

Nashville Spring 17

$575.00 - Nashville Spring 17
$675.00 - Nashville Spring 17

Nashville Ed Forum 17

Nashville Ed Forum 17

Nashville Ed Forum 17

$50.00 - Nashville Ed Forum 17

CRCST Workbook Only - 8th Edition

CRCST Workbook Only - 8th Edition

The Central Service Technical Workbook is a valuable companion piece to the Central Service Technical Manual, 8th ed.

$45.00 - CRCST Workbook (Member rate)
$55.00 - CRCST Workbook (Non-member rate)

CRCST Textbook Only - 8th Edition

CRCST Textbook Only - 8th Edition

The 8th ed. is designed to provide Central Service professionals with the latest information on all aspects of sterile processing.

$75.00 - CRCST Textbook (Member rate)
$85.00 - CRCST Textbook (Non-member rate)

CIS - World of Surgical Instruments

CIS - World of Surgical Instruments

Authored by Rick Schultz; This book is recommended reading for the Certified Instrument Specialist exam.

$110.00 - CIS World of Surgical Instruments
$150.00 - CIS World of Surgical Instruments

CIS - Instrument Resource Manual (1st Edition)

CIS - Instrument Resource Manual (1st Edition)

$90.00 - CIS Instrument Resource Manual
$130.00 - CIS Instrument Resource Manual

CHL - Workbook 2nd Edition

CHL - Workbook 2nd Edition

The Central Service Leadership Workbook is a valuable companion piece to the Central Service Leadership Manual, 2nd ed.

$45.00 - CHL Workbook (Member rate)
$55.00 - CHL Workbook (Non-member rate)

CHL - Textbook 2nd Edition

CHL - Textbook 2nd Edition

The 2nd ed. is designed to give both current and future leaders the tools they need to succeed. It provides user-friendly information and materials that can be immediately applied to their departments.

$100.00 - CHL Textbook (Member rate)
$125.00 - CHL Textbook (Non-member rate)

CER Workbook - 1st Edition

CER Workbook - 1st Edition

The Endoscope Reprocessing Workbook is a valuable companion piece to the Endoscope Reprocessing Manual, 1st ed.

$50.00 - CER Workbook (Member rate)
$60.00 - CER Workbook (Non-member rate)

CER Textbook - 1st Edition

CER Textbook - 1st Edition

The 1st ed. is designed to enhance the knowledge of those responsible for reprocessing endoscopes and those who manage that process.

$80.00 - CER Textbook (Member rate)
$90.00 - CER Textbook (Non-member rate)

CCSVP Course (8th Ed.)

CCSVP Course (8th Ed.)

The CCSVP Course Fee includes: access to the Online CCSVP Course, a copy of the Central Service Technical Manual, and one CCSVP exam attempt.

$350.00 - CCSVP Course (for those purchasing outside the US and Canada)
$325.00 - CCSVP Course (for those purchasing within the US and Canada)

ANSI/AAMI Textbook - ST91: 2015

ANSI/AAMI Textbook - ST91: 2015

ST91: Flexible and semi-rigid endoscope processing in healthcare facilities

$135.00 - AAMI: ST91 (Member rate)
$215.00 - AAMI: ST91 (Non-member rate)

ANSI/AAMI Textbook - ST79: 2017

ANSI/AAMI Textbook - ST79: 2017

ST79 is the go-to reference for steam sterilization in all healthcare facilities, regardless of sterilizer or facility size.

$375.00 - ANSI/AAMI ST79: 2017 (Member rate)
$425.00 - ANSI/AAMI ST79: 2017 (Non-member rate)

AM Instrument Workshop 17

AM Instrument Workshop 17

AM Instrument Workshop 17

$50.00 - AM Instrument Workshop 17
$60.00 - AM Instrument Workshop 17

AM Instrument Workshop 17

AM Instrument Workshop 17

AM Instrument Workshop 17

$50.00 - AM Instrument Workshop 17

630-Point-of-Use Treatment

630-Point-of-Use Treatment

Learning Objectives: 1) List the reasons for point-of-use treatment; 2) Identify the organizations that address point-of-use treatment; 3) Describe common methods used to perform point-of-use treatment

$5.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing630-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing630-Non-member Rate

629-Improving Central Service-Operating Room Collaboration

629-Improving Central Service-Operating Room Collaboration

Learning Objectives: 1) Define collaboration; 2) Describe the use of the Dual Concern Model to promote collaboration; 3) Explain the importance of collaboration for positive patient outcomes; 4) Identify ways the Central Service department can collaborate with the Operating Room

$5.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing629-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing629-Non-member Rate

628 - Keeping up with Duodenoscope and High-level Disinfection Best Practices

628 - Keeping up with Duodenoscope and High-level Disinfection Best Practices

Learning Objectives: 1) Discuss the highlights of the newly-released Association of periOperative Registered Nurses Guideline for Manual Chemical High-Level Disinfection; 2) Describe the recommendations to implement a surveillance sampling and culturing protocol for duodenoscopes

$5.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing628-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing628-Non-member Rate

627-Quality Management in Central Service Using a Systematic Approach

627-Quality Management in Central Service Using a Systematic Approach

Learning Objectives: 1) Define the terms “quality” and “quality management system”; 2) Identify the documentation requirements of a quality management system; 3) Describe management responsibilities in a quality management system; 4) Explain the importance of resource provisions necessary to maintain a quality management system; 5) Discuss the need to monitor, measure and analyze processes; 6) Describe the use of a quality management system to improve Central Service department performance

$5.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing627-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing627-Non-member Rate

626-Managing Multi-Generational Employees

626-Managing Multi-Generational Employees

Learning Objectives: 1) Review basic demographics of the five generations in today’s workforce; 2) Identify work beliefs and characteristics of the five generations and describe ways to manage the generational differences; 3) Identify tactics managers should use for employees in every generation, in every organization, and any time

$5.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing626-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing626-Non-member Rate

625-Central Service Mentoring Programs

625-Central Service Mentoring Programs

Learning Objectives: 1) Define the terms “mentor” and “mentorship”; 2) Explain the benefits of a mentoring program; 3) Discuss how mentors can help the mentee; 4) Identify steps for planning and implementing a mentorship program

$5.00 - Lesson Plan Nursgin625-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing625-Non-member Rate

624-Basic Leadership Styles

624-Basic Leadership Styles

Learning Objectives: 1) Review basic leadership styles and identify situations in which different leadership styles may be most useful; 2) Identify factors affecting the use of different leadership styles

$5.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing624-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing624-Non-member Rate

623-Safety in Handling Chemical Sterilants

623-Safety in Handling Chemical Sterilants

Learning Objectives: 1) Describe how governmental regulating agencies promote safety practices in Central Service departments; 2) Identify how following professional organization standards and guidelines can help decrease common hazards associated with the use of chemical sterilants; 3) Discuss safety concerns applicable to chemical sterilants

$5.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing623-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing623-Non-member Rate

622-Management of Central Service Employees is Impacted by External and Internal Factors

622-Management of Central Service Employees is Impacted by External and Internal Factors

Learning Objectives: 1) Review the human resource factors that impact the management of Central Service departments; 2) Describe the external factors that impact Central Service management; 3) Discuss the internal factors that impact Central Service management

$5.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing622-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing622-Non-member Rate

621-Central Service Process Verification

621-Central Service Process Verification

Learning Objectives: 1) Discuss validation and verification, and the differences between the two processes; 2) Identify the verification processes for the decontamination area; 3) Review the verification processes for instrument assembly; 4) Review the verification processes for sterilization; 5) Discuss the verification processes for transportation and storage

$5.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing621-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing621-Non-member Rate

620-Critical Thinking Skills for CS Managers

620-Critical Thinking Skills for CS Managers

Learning Objectives: 1) Define the concepts of critical thinking; 2) Describe the difference between critical thinking and the routine decision-making process; 3) Outline steps in the critical thinking process; 4) Identify events for which the use of critical thinking skills is appropriate

$5.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing620-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing620-Non-member Rate

619-Accreditation Surveys Focus on CS

619-Accreditation Surveys Focus on CS

Learning Objectives: 1) Explain the importance of a successful accreditation survey and why Central Service is an important part of that process; 2) Discuss The Joint Commission’s accreditation process and identify helpful resources for survey preparation; 3) Define The Joint Commission’s Nation Patient Safety Goals; 4) Identify published standards and guidelines for safe and effective reprocessing of reusable medical devices; 5) Discuss strategies for developing a plan for continuous accreditation survey readiness relating to sterilization and high-level disinfection

$5.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing619-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing619-Non-member Rate

618-Packaging Systems for Sterilization

618-Packaging Systems for Sterilization

Learning Objectives: 1) Explain the purpose of sterilization packaging materials and systems; 2) Outline the selection criteria for sterilization packaging methods; 3) List the three basic types of packaging systems for sterilization; 4) Describe basic processing protocols for peel pouches, woven or non-woven material wrappers, and rigid containers

$5.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing618-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing618-Non-member Rate

617-Positive Discipline

617-Positive Discipline

Learning Objectives: 1) Address popular myths about discipline; 2) Explain the need to align employees with the needs of the Central Service department; 3) Describe tactics to modify behavior

$5.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing617-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing617-Non-member Rate

616-Legal Issues: Regulations That Protect the Healthcare Worker and Their Patients

616-Legal Issues: Regulations That Protect the Healthcare Worker and Their Patients

Learning Objectives: 1) Identify the three major federal regulatory agencies governing work in Central Service; 2) Outline major provisions of the Clean Air Act Amendments, Safe Medical Devices Act (including medical device reporting), MedWatch program and Labeling Document; 3) Address the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Enforcement Priorities Document applicable for reprocessing single-use devices

$5.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing616-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing616-Non-member Rate

615-Managing Conflict

615-Managing Conflict

Learning Objectives: 1) Explain organizational benefits of conflict; 2) Review five basic strategies to manage conflict; 3) List steps to mediate conflict between employees; 4) Present eight best practices to manage conflict; 5) Address how trust affects conflict management

$5.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing615-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing615-Non-member Rate

614-Care and Maintenance of Surgical Instruments

614-Care and Maintenance of Surgical Instruments

Learning Objectives: 1) Explain the importance of providing safe and functional instrumentation in a timely and cost-effective manner; 2) Review basic points of inspection for six common instruments: scissors, needle holders, suction devices, retractors, hemostatic forceps, and tissue and dressing forceps; 3) Explain how to determine if an instrument is rusted or stained, and how to assess the stability of an instrument’s finish; 4) Outline basic care and maintenance procedures for laparoscopic instruments; 5) Address the need for cleaning verification of surgical instruments

$5.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing614-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan Nursing614-Non-member Rate

506-Storage and Transport of Flexible Endoscopes

506-Storage and Transport of Flexible Endoscopes

Learning Objectives: 1) Understand the current standards and professional society recommendations for proper transport of contaminated flexible endoscopes and types of containment devices used in this step; 2) Outline the current standards and recommendations for proper storage of reprocessed flexible endoscopes and types of cabinets used for storage; 3) Review the current standards and guidelines for proper transport of reprocessed endoscopes back to reuse and review types of containment devices used for this process

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CER506-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CER506-Non-member Rate

505-Drying of Flexible Endoscopes

505-Drying of Flexible Endoscopes

Learning Objectives: 1) Understand the current standards and professional society recommendations for drying of flexible endoscopes; 2) Discuss best practices for internal and external drying of endoscopes; 3) Outline the types of procedures that can be implemented to achieve drying of flexible endoscopes

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CER505-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CER505-Non-member Rate

504-Cleaning Verification for Flexible Endoscopes

504-Cleaning Verification for Flexible Endoscopes

Learning Objectives: 1) Understand the current standards and professional society recommendations for performing cleaning verification on flexible endoscopes; 2) Outline the types of tests available that qualify as cleaning verification tests for flexible endoscopes; 3) Discuss best practices and results interpretation related to cleaning verification

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CER504-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CER504-Non-member Rate

503-Leak Testing

503-Leak Testing

Learning Objectives: 1) Explain the purpose of leak testing and identify the risks when leak testing is not performed; 2) Identify common errors in leak testing processes; 3) Describe the basic steps in leak testing; 4) Explain steps to take if a leak is detected in a flexible endoscope

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CER503-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CER503-Non-member Rate

502-The Importance of Point-of-Use Cleaning and Handling

502-The Importance of Point-of-Use Cleaning and Handling

Learning Objectives: 1) Explain the importance of point-of-use cleaning and handling; 2) Describe the steps in point-of-use cleaning and handling; 3) Identify common errors in point-of-use cleaning and handling, and explain the risks of each; 4) Identify proper procedures for soiled endoscope transport; 5) List methods to enhance point-of-use cleaning

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CER502-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CER502-Non-member Rate

373-Benefits of Departmental Connectivity

373-Benefits of Departmental Connectivity

Learning Objectives: 1) Identify the benefits of connectivity in the Central Service/Sterile Processing department as it pertains to operational readiness; 2) Explain how connectivity drives compliance and standard work to support departmental quality management systems; 3) Discuss the importance and benefits of a single platform to streamline workflow and simplify troubleshooting issues

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CHL373-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CHL373-Non-member Rate

372-The Importance of Delegation for the CS/SP Leader

372-The Importance of Delegation for the CS/SP Leader

Learning Objectives: 1) Review the reasons delegation is important for effective leadership; 2) Describe the basic steps to delegate effectively; 3) Outline the levels of delegation

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CHL372-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CHL372-Non-member Rate

371-Periodic Product Quality Assurance Testing as Part of a Quality Management System

371-Periodic Product Quality Assurance Testing as Part of a Quality Management System

Learning Objectives: 1) Identify the guidelines and standards for periodic product quality assurance testing; 2) Review the reasons for performing periodic product quality assurance testing; 3) Describe the process for periodic product quality assurance testing

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CHL371-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CHL371-Non-member Rate

370-Mitigating Risk by Establishing a Risk Management Process

370-Mitigating Risk by Establishing a Risk Management Process

Learning Objectives: 1) Explain risk and the importance of identifying it; 2) Identify the elements for assessing risk; 3) Review risk exposure techniques and tools for identifying and analyzing risk

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CHL370-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CHL370-Non-member Rate

369-Communication Skills: Having Difficult Conversations

369-Communication Skills: Having Difficult Conversations

Learning Objectives: 1) Discuss why difficult conversations are necessary; 2) Review strategies to prepare for difficult conversations; 3) Discuss communication skills that are needed to handle difficult conversations; 4) Review the place of difficult conversations in a conflict resolution plan

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CHL369-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CHL369-Non-member Rate

368-Establishing a CS/SP Department Public Relation Plan

368-Establishing a CS/SP Department Public Relation Plan

Learning Objectives: 1) Explain the importance of establishing communication channels with stakeholders; 2) Describe the elements for effective public relations; 3) Identify methods to raise awareness and build credibility

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CHL368-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CHL368-Non-member Rate

367-Ethics for the Central Service Leader

367-Ethics for the Central Service Leader

Learning Objectives: 1) Understand differences between ethics and integrity; 2)Discuss examples of ethical breaches and conflicts of interest; 3) Review the appropriate method of reporting ethical breaches; 4) Discuss the impact an ethical culture can have on a healthcare facility

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CHL367-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CHL367-Non-member Rate

366-Implementing a Departmental Education, Training and Competency Program

366-Implementing a Departmental Education, Training and Competency Program

Learning Objectives: 1) Explain the importance of establishing a departmental education, training and competency program; 2) Identify the necessary elements for effective training; 3) Identify methods to confirm return on knowledge post-training

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CHL366-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CHL366-Non-member Rate

365-Adopting New Technologies by Using a Multidisciplinary Risk Assessment

365-Adopting New Technologies by Using a Multidisciplinary Risk Assessment

Learning Objectives: 1) Discuss issues and concern with adopting new technology; 2) Describe how to perform a multidisciplinary risk assessment for adopting new technology; 3) Develop a checklist for conducting a multidisciplinary risk assessment

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CHL365-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CHL365-Non-member Rate

364-Employee Engagement and the Challenges with Difficult Employees

364-Employee Engagement and the Challenges with Difficult Employees

Learning Objectives: 1) Explain the importance of employee engagement; 2) Identify the most effective ways to manage a difficult employee; 3) Identify ways Central Service leaders can motivate and demotivate employees

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CHL364-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CHL364-Non-member Rate

363-Investing in Your Greatest Asset: Employee Retention Strategies

363-Investing in Your Greatest Asset: Employee Retention Strategies

Learning Objectives: 1) Explain the importance of having a defined and documented strategy for employee retention; 2) Describe the elements within resource management as they apply to a quality management system; 3) Identify actions to be taken to improve staff retention in the Central Service/Sterile Processing department

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CHL363-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CHL362-Non-member Rate

362-Implementing a Workflow Management and Traceability System for Medical Device Processing

362-Implementing a Workflow Management and Traceability System for Medical Device Processing

Learning Objectives: 1) Review the benefits of a workflow management system for medical device processing; 2) Define important attributes when considering a workflow management system; 3) Explain how electronic workflow management assists Central Service and the Operating Room with competence as it applies to requirements set forth in a department’s quality management system

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CHL362-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CHL362-Non-member Rate

361-Implementing an Effective Departmental Education Program

361-Implementing an Effective Departmental Education Program

Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the history, basic fundamentals, and objectives of adult learning; 2) Identify primary learning styles and the effect they have on the development of training programs; 3) Explain the importance of education, training and competencies as it applies to Resource Management in support of the department’s quality management system

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CHL361-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CHL361-Non-member Rate

360-Implementing a Water Quality Program in the CS Department

360-Implementing a Water Quality Program in the CS Department

Learning Objectives: 1) Explain the importance of maintaining water quality and an effective water treatment program; 2) Address leadership responsibility for ensuring the necessary equipment is functioning and meets current industry recommended guidelines; 3) Review specifications and criteria supporting periodic assessments of a department’s water quality program

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CHL360-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CHL360-Non-member Rate

359-Safety in Central Service: Management Responsibility

359-Safety in Central Service: Management Responsibility

Learning Objectives: 1) Identify safety resources that support leadership and management responsibility in the Central Service department; 2) Review three common workplace hazards: chemical sterilant inhalation, skin contact and eye contact; 3) Explain the importance of maintaining a safe work environment within the Central Service department

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CHL359-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CHL359-Non-member Rate

358-Management Responsibility

358-Management Responsibility

Learning Objectives: 1) Identify industry standards and resources that support leadership and management responsibility in the Central Service Department; 2) Explain the important role leadership plays in empowering Central Service technicians on the outcome of product quality; 3) Demonstrate documentation that supports communication with customers and transparency within the Central Service Department

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CHL358-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CHL358-Non-member Rate

357-Periodic Device Testing: A Vital Part of Equipment Performance Qualifications

357-Periodic Device Testing: A Vital Part of Equipment Performance Qualifications

Learning Objectives: 1) Identify industry standards and resources that support periodic device testing for steam sterilization, and learn factors that contribute to moisture events; 2) Explain the methods and attributes used to identify product families; 3) Demonstrate how documentation supports equipment performance qualifications as a part of good quality management systems; 4) Learn how the use of checklists can prevent process missteps and support a periodic device testing program

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CHL357-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CHL357-Non-member Rate

356-Bullying in the Workplace

356-Bullying in the Workplace

Learning Objectives: 1) Define bullying; 2) List examples of workplace bullying; 3) Address the impact that bullying can have on employees; 4) Address the impact bullying can have on work group, department and facility; 5) List common causes of bullying behaviors; 6) Identify strategies to eliminate unacceptable behaviors

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CHL356-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CHL356-Non-member Rate

355-Developing a Successful Mentoring Program

355-Developing a Successful Mentoring Program

Learning Objectives: 1) Explain the differences between mentoring, coaching and training; 2) Address the benefits of a departmental mentoring program; 3) Identify the steps in planning and implementing a mentoring program; 4) Explain the need for a program evaluation process

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CHL355-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CHL355-Non-member Rate

354-Some Second Thoughts: Lessons About People, Places and Things

354-Some Second Thoughts: Lessons About People, Places and Things

Learning Objectives: 1) Provide examples of situations that suggest the broad-scale application of basic management principles can be of benefit to leaders and managers as they make decisions and address problems

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CHL354-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CHL354-Non-member Rate

273-Transitioning from High-Level Disinfection to Sterilization for Semi-Critical Devices

273-Transitioning from High-Level Disinfection to Sterilization for Semi-Critical Devices

Learning Objectives: 1) Discuss the reason behind transitioning from high-level disinfection to sterilization; 2) Describe how to successfully transition from high-level disinfection to sterilization; 3) Identify key steps involved in product verification testing and product reviews

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CIS273-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CIS273-Non-member Rate

272-Ophthalmic Surgical Instruments

272-Ophthalmic Surgical Instruments

Learning Objectives: 1) Identify common eye instruments used during an eye muscle procedure; 2) Review toxic anterior segment syndrome and ways to avoid the postoperative inflammatory reaction; 3) Discuss the function of eye instrumentation during an eye muscle procedure

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CIS272-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CIS272-Non-member Rate

271-Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy Instrumentation

271-Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy Instrumentation

Learning Objectives: 1) Identify common instruments found in a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy tray; 2) Review the key inspection areas for instruments in a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy tray; 3) Discuss the function of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy instrumentation during a procedure

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CIS271-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CIS271-Non-member Rate

270-Teamwork in the Central Service Department

270-Teamwork in the Central Service Department

Learning Objectives: 1) Define teamwork as it relates to the Central Service/Sterile Processing department; 2) Discuss the importance of teamwork and servant leadership; 3) Identify the three key components of a successful team

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CIS270-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CIS270-Non-member Rate

269-Transitioning into a Leadership Role

269-Transitioning into a Leadership Role

Learning Objectives: 1) Discuss leadership traits that can be developed on the job; 2) Discuss types of leadership roles available within Central Service/Sterile Processing; 3) Review the challenges of transitioning to a leadership role; 4) Review ways to transition into a leadership role

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CIS269-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CIS269-Non-member Rate

268-General Instrumentation

268-General Instrumentation

Learning Objectives: 1) Discuss the most common metals used to manufacture general instruments, and the importance of proper instrument care and handling; 2) Review the categories of general instrumentation; 3) Review the decontamination and assembly processes for general instruments

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CIS268-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CIS268-Non-member Rate

267-Total Joint Arthroplasty of the Hip and Knee

267-Total Joint Arthroplasty of the Hip and Knee

Learning Objectives: 1) Discuss the basic procedures and instrumentation for total hip arthroplasty; 2) Discuss the basic procedures and instrumentation for total knee arthroplasty; 3) Review the reprocessing of total joint instrumentation

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CIS267-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CIS267-Non-member Rate

266-CIS Prioritization in Central Service

266-CIS Prioritization in Central Service

Learning Objectives: 1) Define prioritization; 2) Identify factors that are essential to prioritization and developing new processes; 3) Discuss how to apply prioritization using the Eisenhower matrix; 4) Discuss an effective method for prioritizing instrumentation using a multidisciplinary approach

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CIS266-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CIS266-Non-member Rate

265-Safe Reprocessing of Robotic Instruments

265-Safe Reprocessing of Robotic Instruments

Learning Objectives: 1) Discuss the importance of point-of-use cleaning of robotic instruments; 2) Review the fundamentals of the decontamination of robotic instruments; 3) Discuss the specialized procedures involved in the inspection of robotic instrumentation

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CIS265-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CIS265-Non-member Rate

264-Off-Site Instrument Transport

264-Off-Site Instrument Transport

Learning Objectives: 1) Define off-site transport and identify its advantages for healthcare facilities; 2) Review voluntary and regulatory standards related to off-site transport of sterile and contaminated medical devices; 3) Describe the proper way to prepare sterile and/or contaminated medical devices for transport; 4) Describe the training and competencies recommended for transporting medical devices

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CIS264-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CIS264-Non-member Rate

263-Preparing for an Accreditation Survey

263-Preparing for an Accreditation Survey

Learning Objectives: 1) Review Accreditation Organizations; 2) Discuss Central Service professionals’ involvement in the survey process; 3) Explain the surveyors’ focus during the survey process

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CIS263-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CIS263-Non-member Rate

262-Internal Communication

262-Internal Communication

Learning Objectives: 1) Discuss how to create awareness of communication; 2) Recognize different types of communications; 3) Discuss diversity and how to communicate with a diverse team

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CIS262-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CIS262-Non-member Rate

261-Human Factors That Impact Sterilization

261-Human Factors That Impact Sterilization

Learning Objectives: 1) Review general human factors that impact the sterilization process; 2) Discuss the factors that may interfere with the sterilization process in the decontamination area; 3) Discuss the factors that may interfere with the sterilization process in the preparation and packaging area; 4) Discuss the factors that may interfere with the sterilization process in the sterilization area

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CIS261-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CIS261-Non-member Rate

260-Confidentiality: Electronic Devices and Social Media in the Workplace

260-Confidentiality: Electronic Devices and Social Media in the Workplace

Learning Objectives: 1) Address social media and cell phone dependence; 2) Identify electronic use problems in the healthcare setting; 3) Explain the ramifications of social media and cell phone use in Central Service

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CIS260-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CIS260-Non-member Rate

259-Laparoscopic Instrumentation

259-Laparoscopic Instrumentation

Learning Objectives: 1) Define minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and identify the different types of procedures; 2) Discuss the basic types of laparoscopic instruments/equipment; 3) Review the care and handling processes for laparoscopic instruments

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CIS259-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CIS259-Non-member Rate

258-Thoracic Surgery and Instrumentation

258-Thoracic Surgery and Instrumentation

Learning Objectives: 1) Review the anatomy of the thoracic cavity; 2) List common diseases and thoracic procedures; 3) Identify thoracic instruments and their function; 4) Explain processing procedures for thoracic instrumentation

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CIS258-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CIS258-Non-member Rate

257-Career Growth for Instrument Technicians

257-Career Growth for Instrument Technicians

Learning Objectives: 1) Identify educational opportunities for the Central Service technician role; 2) Identify educational opportunities for advancement to an educator role; 3) Identify educational opportunities for advancement into a Central Service leadership role; 4) Identify educational opportunities for advancement into a Central Service management role

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CIS257-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CIS257-Non-member Rate

256-Obstetrics and Gynecology Instrumentation

256-Obstetrics and Gynecology Instrumentation

Learning Objectives: 1) Define the terms Obstetrics (OB) and Gynecology (GYN), and explain the difference between the two specialties; 2) Review common procedures performed in the OB and GYN specialties and review some of the instrumentation used in these procedures; 3) Identify challenges associated with instrumentation used in OB and GYN procedures

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CIS256-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CIS256-Non-member Rate

255-ENT Instrumentation

255-ENT Instrumentation

Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the basic ear, nose and throat instruments and their use; 2) Identify the cleaning process for ear, nose and throat instrumentation; 3) Describe the process for ear, nose and throat instrument inspection and assembly; 4) Address the sterilization process for ear, nose and throat instruments

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CIS255-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CIS255-Non-member Rate

254-Powered Surgical Instruments

254-Powered Surgical Instruments

Learning Objectives: 1) List common types of powered surgical instruments; 2) Review powered surgical instrument accessories; 3) Identify cleaning principles for powered surgical instruments; 4) Review preparation and sterilization principles for powered surgical instruments

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CIS254-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CIS254-Non-member Rate

1-The Dangers of Dirty Flexible Endoscopes

1-The Dangers of Dirty Flexible Endoscopes

Learning Objectives: 1) Review the basic configuration of flexible endoscopes; 2) Identify challenges to cleaning flexible endoscopes; 3) Discuss the prevalence of dirty flexible endoscopes

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CER1-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CER1-Non-member Rate

166-Chemical Indicators from A to Z

166-Chemical Indicators from A to Z

Learning Objectives: 1) Define critical variables, end point and stated values in the context of chemical indicator performance; 2) Describe the typical use of the six types of chemical indicators described in International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards; 3) Discuss the use of chemical indicators in hospital sterilization quality control procedures.

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST166-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST166-Non-member Rate

165-Sterilization Process Monitoring: Are Your Practices Current?

165-Sterilization Process Monitoring: Are Your Practices Current?

Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the tools used to monitor sterilization processes; 2) Discuss the recommended steam sterilization quality assurance practices provided in ANSI/AAMI ST79 and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses' Guideline for Sterilization; 3) Discuss the recommended low-temperature sterilization quality assurance practices provided in Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation and Association of periOperative Registered Nurses standards; 4) Review sterilization documentation best practices; 5) Review accreditation considerations related to sterilization process monitoring

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST165-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST165-Non-member Rate

164-Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilization

164-Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilization

Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the change in complexity of vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization in healthcare facilities since its inaugural use in the early 1990s; 2) Recognize significant variables that effect vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization in healthcare facilities; 3) Identify clinical practices that can adversely affect the outcome of vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization in healthcare facilities; 4) Discuss best practices for the successful use of vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization in healthcare facilities

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST164-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST164-Non-member Rate

163-Maintaining an Effective Workstation

163-Maintaining an Effective Workstation

Learning Objectives: 1) Review the importance of maintaining an effective workstation; 2) Review the process for maintaining decontamination workstations; 3) Identify the steps needed to effectively maintain preparation area workstations; 4) Identify the steps needed to effectively maintain workstations in the sterilization and storage areas

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST163-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST163-Non-member Rate

162-Validation and Verification

162-Validation and Verification

Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the validation process performed by medical device manufacturers; 2) Discuss the importance of medical device compatibility testing; 3) Introduce product families, master products and their role in the validation process; 4) Describe how verification testing is performed in healthcare facilities

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST162-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST162-Non-member Rate

161-Tools for Identifying Hazards and Improving Workplace Safety in Central Service

161-Tools for Identifying Hazards and Improving Workplace Safety in Central Service

Learning Objectives: 1) Explain the link between the work environment and providing safe patient care; 2) Identify common injuries associated with physical, chemical and biological hazard categories; 3) Identify resources to help improve workplace safety

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST161-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST161-Non-member Rate

160-Manual Cleaning

160-Manual Cleaning

Learning Objectives: 1) Discuss the need and importance of manual cleaning; 2) Describe the appropriate cleaning solution and cleaning implements for the manual cleaning process; 3) Describe manual cleaning techniques

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST160-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST160-Non-member Rate

159-Microorganisms

159-Microorganisms

Learning Objectives: 1) Describe different types of infection causing bacteria; 2) Describe biofilms and antibiotic-resistant viruses, and their impacts on Central Service; 3) Explain how following best practices keeps Central Service professionals and patients protected from infectious agents

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST159-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST159-Non-member Rate

158-Understanding and Preventing Cross Contamination

158-Understanding and Preventing Cross Contamination

Learning Objectives: 1) Discuss the importance of preventing cross contamination; 2) Discuss the transmission of infection; 3) Identify vulnerable areas for cross contamination in Central Service; 4) Review processes that can help reduce cross contamination

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST158-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST158-Non-member Rate

157-Expiration Dating

157-Expiration Dating

Learning Objectives: 1) Define the terms used in the expiration date process; 2) Describe how an expiration date is determined; 3) Discuss event-related sterility dating; 4) Discuss packaging materials’ impact on event-related sterility and identify staff responsibility in maintaining package

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST157-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST157-Non-member Rate

156-Dress Code Considerations for Central Service

156-Dress Code Considerations for Central Service

Learning Objectives: 1) Explain the relationship between Central Service department attire and patient and personal safety; 2) Address considerations pertaining to workplace attire and cultural/religious beliefs that impact personal attire; 3) Review challenges that may impact implementation of proper Central Service department attire

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST156-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST156-Non-member Rate

155-Preventing Wet Packs

155-Preventing Wet Packs

Learning Objectives: 1) Learn how to identify wet packs; 2) Review the effect wet packs have on patient care; 3) Identify the more common cause of wet packs; 4) Identify strategies to prevent wet packs

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST155-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST155-Non-member Rate

154-Brushes and Brushing Technique

154-Brushes and Brushing Technique

Learning Objectives: 1) Discuss the anatomy of cleaning brushes; 2) Review the criteria for selecting the cleaning brush; 3) Discuss the industry guidelines for brush selection; 4) Review the basic techniques for proper brushing

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST154-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST154-Non-member Rate

153-Basics of Ultrasonic Cleaning

153-Basics of Ultrasonic Cleaning

a. Learning Objectives: 1) Understand the importance of ultrasonic cleaning; 2) Learn how to prepare the ultrasonic unit for cleaning; 3) Learn how to prepare instruments for ultrasonic cleaning; 4) Understand the safety measures that apply to ultrasonic cleaning

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST153-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST153-Non-member Rate

152-Basics of Embracing Change

152-Basics of Embracing Change

Learning Objectives: 1) Define changes; 2) Describe why change is necessary; 3) Understand reactions to change; 4) Identify ways to embrace change

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST152-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST152-Non-member Rate

151-Handling and Storage of Sterile Packages

151-Handling and Storage of Sterile Packages

Learning Objectives: 1) Discuss proper handling temperatures of sterilized items; 2) Identify conditions in the storage area that can be detrimental for sterilized items; 3) Understand recall and reporting processes

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST151-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST151-Non-member Rate

150-The Manual Cleaning Process

150-The Manual Cleaning Process

Learning Objectives: 1) Define manual cleaning; 2) Outline the importance of manual cleaning to prevent healthcare associated infections and promote employee safety; 3) Review the manual cleaning process; 4) Address the need for quality assurance testing

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST150-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST150-Non-member Rate

149-Preventing Ergonomic Injuries in Central Service

149-Preventing Ergonomic Injuries in Central Service

Learning Objectives: 1) Discuss potential ergonomic injury risks in Central Service; 2) List strategies to prevent acute injuries; 3) List strategies to prevent chronic injuries; 4) Identify solutions to prevent ergonomic injuries

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST149-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST149-Non-member Rate

148-Microbiology for Central Service

148-Microbiology for Central Service

Learning Objectives: 1) Define microbiology and explain its importance to Central Service technicians; 2) Describe the history of microbiology; 3) Identify and classify microorganisms; 4) Explain the environmental conditions necessary for the growth, survival and destruction of microbes; 5) Address the transmission of microorganisms in the Central Service department; 6) Review basic procedures to control and kill microorganisms

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST148-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST148-Non-member Rate

147-Steam Sterilization

147-Steam Sterilization

Learning Objectives: 1) Identify the different types of steam sterilization cycles used in healthcare facilities; 2) Describe steam sterilization load configuration to assure sterilization; 3) Address proper steam sterilization load release; 4) Outline the unloading process to prevent load contamination

$5.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST147-Member Rate
$10.00 - Lesson Plan CRCST147-Non-member Rate

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