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IMPORTANT! Click here for brief tutorial (click to collapse)

IAHCSMM now has the ability to grade any of our lesson plans online for a nominal fee. And not only will grading be instantaneous, but your score will be immediately sent to IAHCSMM headquarters and applied toward your account.

The more lesson plans you complete online, the less paperwork you’ll have to submit with your annual dues. So whether you want to tackle all of your points at once or you want to take your time throughout the coming months, you now have an easy, convenient and FAST option to re-certify.

  • Lesson Plans can be graded online using only your name and membership number
  • Purchase a Single Lesson Plan, a Bundle of Six Lesson Plans, or choose one of our complete renewal packages (dues payment included with your lesson plan purchases) at www.iahcsmm.org/ecommerce/store.php
  • Lesson Plans are worth 2 (two) points each and cost $10 per grading attempt or
    • Bundled packages:
      • Purchase 6 stand alone lesson plans as one package: $50 (worth 12 points if all quizzes are successfully passed with a score of 70% or higher) SAVE $10!
      • Purchase a CRCST renewal package: $90 (includes your certification renewal payment, plus six lesson plans worth 12 points if all quizzes are successfully passed with a score of 70% or higher) or include membership renewal for an additional $10.
      • Purchase a CRCST/CIS or CRCST/CHL renewal package: $110 (includes your certification renewal payment plus nine lesson plans worth 18 points if all quizzes are successfully passed with a score of 70% or higher) or include membership renewal for an additional $10.
      • Purchase a CRCST/CIS/CHL renewal package: $130 (includes your certification renewal payment plus twelve lesson plans worth 24 points if all quizzes are successfully passed with a score of 70% or higher) or include membership renewal for an additional $10.

Make your choice below, picking the appropriate Lesson Plan for your certification. Lesson Plans are shown with most recent first. Have your copy of Communique open to the article or click on the link next to the Lesson Plan to open the article in a separate browser window.

To activate a quiz:

Members:

  • Click the Quiz icon for the appropriate quiz you wish to take and have graded
  • Enter your first and last name plus your membership ID number
  • The Quiz will open and you can proceed to answer all of the quizzes
  • Choose Submit at the end of the quiz and it will be immediately graded (a score sheet will appear as soon as grading has been completed)

Non-Members:

  • Click the Quiz icon for the appropriate quiz you wish to take and have graded
  • Enter your first and last name plus an activation code provided at time of purchase (note: activation codes are only valid for one attempt; please retain your receipt for reference of which codes you have used)
  • The Quiz will open and you can proceed to answer all of the quizzes
  • Choose Submit at the end of the quiz and it will be immediately graded (a score sheet will appear as soon as grading has been completed)

If you fail the quiz (minimum of 70% to receive credit as a passing grade), you will need to attempt another exam grading to receive credit.

Scores for members are immediately updated in your account electronically. You can reference these scores at any time within the Member Portal of the IAHCSMM website. You do not need to submit any paper printouts of your scores when renewing your certification.

Credit is only given once per successful passing of a quiz (if you have successfully passed a quiz with a score of 70% or higher, you will not receive additional credit for that quiz if you repeat it at a later time).

Choose your Lesson Plan:

CRCST
  CRCST - Technical Continuing Education (TCE) Lesson Plans
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Lesson Plan
 Topic (click to open article in separate window)
Click to take quiz
CRCST 135
Benchmarking
(March/April 2014)
CRCST 134
Lean Management Practices in Central Service Departments
(January/February 2014)
CRCST 133
Understanding Biofilm
(November/December 2013)
CRCST 132
Central Packaging Systems for Central Service Operations
(September/October 2013)
CRCST 131
Central Service Equipment and Product Testing Procedures
(July/August 2013)
CRCST 130
Laparoscopic Instruments: Cleaning and Testing Methods
(May/June 2013)
CRCST 129

Role of Human Factors in Medical Device Design (March/April 2013)

CRCST 128

Critical Thinking Skills for Central Service Managers (January/February 2013)

CRCST 127

Benchmarking Dashboards: Useful Tools for Central Sterile Supply Departments (November/December 2012)

CRCST 126

Basics of Central Sterile Supply Orientation
(September/October 2012)

CRCST 125

Central Sterile Supply Department Safety Practices
(July/August 2012)

CRCST 124

Regulations, Voluntary Standards and Recommended Practices (May/June 2012)

CRCST 123
Developing and Utilizing Core Competencies (March/April 2012)
CRCST 122
The Joint Commission: CSSD Surveys (January/February 2012)
CRCST 121
Product Testing (November/December 2011)
CRCST 120
Basic Laparoscopic Instruments (September/October 2011)
CRCST 119
Validation and Verification (July/August 2011)
CRCST 118
Challenges of Extended Cycle Times (May/June 2011)
CRCST 117
Handling, Processing and Caring for Flexible Scopes (March/April 2011)
CRCST 116
Loaner Instrumentation (January/February 2011)
CRCST 115
Promoting Efficiency in the Central Sterile Supply Departments
(November/December 2010)
CRCST 114
Legal Aspects of Standards and Recommended Practices
(September/October 2010)
CRCST 113
Record-keeping for Central Sterile Supply Departments
(July/August 2010)
CRCST 112
Regulations and Standards Impact Safe Instrument Processing (May/June 2010)
CRCST 111
Improving Communication with Operating Room Personnel (March/April 2010)
CRCST 110
Medical Device Recall Procedures (January/February 2010)

 

 

   
CRCST 409
Reprocessing Surgical Drapes and Gowns
CRCST 408
Central Service Department Process Verification Procedures: Part 2
CRCST 407
Central Service Department Process Verification Procedures: Part 1
(May/June 2013)
CRCST 406
Tracking Errors: In Pursuit of Perfection
CRCST 405
Ozone Sterilization
CRCST 404
Joint Commission Standards Impact Central Service
CRCST 403
Microbiology and Infection Control
CRCST 402
Diverse Competencies Are Required for Central Service Success

 

CIS
  CIS - Instrument Continuing Education (ICE) Lesson Plans
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Lesson Plan
 Topic (click to open article in separate window)
Click to take quiz
CIS 242
Hospital Acquired Infections
(March/April 2014)
CIS 241
Customer Service Basics for Central Service Departments
(January/February 2014)
CIS 240
Responding to Urological Emergencies
(November/December 2013)
CIS 239
Urology Overview - Part II: Cystoscope Processing and Handling Procedures
(September/October 2013)
CIS 238
Urology Overview - Part I: Common Procedures and Terminology
(July/August 2013)
CIS 237
Impact of Magnetism on Surgical Instrument Processing
(May/June 2013)
CIS 236

Instrument Surface and Functionality Changes, Part II
(March/April 2013)

CIS 235

Instrument Surface and Functionality Changes, Part I
(January/February 2013)

CIS 234

Non-Traditional Tissue Closures
(November/December 2012)

CIS 233

Checklists for Central Sterile Supply Departments
(September/October 2012)

CIS 232

Computerized Instrument Tracking Systems
(July/August 2012)

CIS 231

TASS Prevention: Processing of Intraocular Surgical Instruments (May/June 2012)

CIS 230

Surgical Support: Suture Materials(March/April 2012)

CIS 229

Instrument Marking Systems
(January/February 2012)

CIS 228

Titanium Instruments (November/December 2011)

CIS 227

Surgical Instrument Maintenance Services
(September/October 2011)

CIS 226

Operating Room Scheduling Systems
(July/August 2011)

CIS 225
Vascular and Cardiovascular Surgical Instruments
(May/June 2011)
CIS 224
CSSD Safety Practices: (Part III)
(March/April 2011)
CIS 223
Safety in Central Sterile Supply Department Operations (Part II)
(January/February 2011)
CIS 222
Safety in Central Sterile Supply Department Operations (Part I) (November/December 2010)
CIS 221
Rigid Container Systems, Part II (September/October 2010)
CIS 220
Rigid Container Systems, Part I (July/August 2010)
CIS 219
Instrument Selection for Surgical Sets (May/June 2010)
CIS 218
Managing Instrument Set Weights and Densities (March/April 2010)
CIS 217
Otolaryngological Instrumentation (January/February 2010)
     
CIS 500
Suture Materials

 

CHL
  CHL - Supervision Continuing Education (SCE) Lesson Plans Steris
Lesson Plan
 Topic (click to open article in separate window)
Click to take quiz

CHL 342

Training Evaluation: Part I
(March/April 2014)

CHL 341

Promoting Effective Work Performance: Part III
(January/February 2014)

CHL 340

Promoting Effective Work Performance: Part II
(November/December 2013)

CHL 339

Promoting Effective Work Performance: Part I
(September/October 2013)

CHL 338

Lessons in Central Service Leadership: Part III
(July/August 2013)

CHL 337

Lessons in Central Service Leadership: Part II
(May/June 2013)

CHL 336

Lessons in Central Service Leadership: Part I
(March/April 2013)

CHL 335

A Management Foundation for CS Leaders: Part II
(November/December 2012)

CHL 334

A Management Foundation for CS Leaders: Part I
(November/December 2012)

CHL 333

CSSD Leaders Must Manage Time: Part II
(September/October 2012)

CHL 332

CSSD Leaders Must Manage Time: Part I
(July/August 2012)
CHL 331
Integrative Leadership for Central Sterile Supply Departments: Part II (May/June 2012)
CHL 330
Integrative Leadership for Central Sterile Supply Departments: Part I (March/April 2012)
CHL 329
CSSD Leaders are Effective Coaches: Part II
(January/February 2012)
CHL 328
CSSD Leaders are Effective Coaches: Part I
(November/December 2011)
CHL 327
The Challenge of Change and How to Manage It: Part III
(September/October 2011)
CHL 326
The Challenge of Change and How to Manage It: Part II
(July/August 2011)
CHL 325
The Challenge of Change and How to Manage It: Part I
(May/June 2011)
CHL 324
Essential Business Writing Skills for CSSD Managers: (Part II)
(March/April 2011)
CHL 323
Essential Business Writing Skills for CSSD Managers: (Part I)
(Jannuary/February 2011)
CHL 322
Progressive Discipline Programs for Central Sterile Supply Departments (November/December 2010)
CHL 321
Off to the Best Start: Employee Onboarding, Part II (September/October 2010)
CHL 320
Off to the Best Start: Employee Onboarding, Part I (July/August 2010)
CHL 319
Do Basic Management Principles Change? (May/Junel 2010)
CHL 318
Facilitating Formal Work Team Performance (March/April 2010)
CHL 317
Managing Feedback from Group Decision-Making and Problem- Solving Meetings(January/February 2010)

CRCST
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Lesson Plan
 Topic (click to open article in separate window)
Click to take quiz

Nursing 603

Documentation for Instrument and Equipment Reprocessing
(January/February 2014)

Nursing 602

Legal Implications of Standards and Recommended
Practices for CS Departments
(November/December 2013)

Nursing 601

Regulations and Standards Impact Safe Instrument Processing
(September/October 2013)