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About IAHCSMM

The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) is the premier association representing healthcare Central Service (CS) professionals worldwide. Because CS professionals are responsible for cleaning, decontaminating, sterilizing, and distributing medical and surgical instrumentation, they are among the most vital contributors to the delivery of safe, high-quality patient care. For more than 50 years, IAHCSMM has been providing these professionals with the broadest range of certification and continuing education offerings available, along with the unsurpassed support that only a full-service membership organization can bring.

This commitment to advancing CS knowledge, skill sets and professionalism is why over 21,000 members and certificants rely on IAHCSMM to keep them sharp, focused and abreast of the very latest standards, best practices and technological advancements impacting the CS profession.

Quality patient care and positive outcomes: It all starts with CS.

Before a surgeon can make that initial incision, a team of skilled Central Service professionals has worked diligently to ensure that each and every instrument is properly decontaminated, sterilized, well-functioning, and available when needed.  The critical role CS plays in the delivery of safe, top quality patient care is the theme of IAHCSMM's video, Central Sterile Supply Department: It All Starts Here offering an eye-opening glimpse into the exciting, fast-paced - and critically important - world of CS.