Virginia Association of Central Service
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Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
Norfolk, VA 23507
Virginia Association of Central Services came into being as a means of identifying and unifying Central Services personnel professionally within the Commonwealth of Virginia.
VACS' goal is to work as an advocate for the promotion of educational and professional growth to members and associates.
Our Mission: to identify and unify Central Services personnel professionally within the Commonwealth. To promote personal education and provide guidelines for professional growth.
During the year, we offer seminars and vendor fairs with continuing educational value to Central Service personnel. We strive to meet the needs of Central Service professionals to promote their status as technical professionals in a rapidly evolving field of health care. Please take this opportunity to learn about us as an association and of upcoming events. We hope you will find our services beneficial to your personnel professional needs.
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Larry S. Womack
The Virginia Association of Central Services annual spring meeting was held on April 14th, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, VA. There were approximately 100 attendees. The theme for this program was “Knowing Your Steam in 2018”. The speakers for the day were Pamela Carter, Martha Paige, and Carol Hooks. Pamela and Martha are Clinic Education Specialists for Steris Corporation and Carol is the SPD Manager at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughter in Norfolk, Newport News, and Virginia Beach.
In the morning attendees heard from Pam and Martha whose presentations were Sterilization Choices (Pam), Gaming Your Knowledge of High Temperature Sterilization (Pam), ST58: Chemical Sterilization and High Level Disinfection in Healthcare Facilities (Martha), and Gaming Your Knowledge ANSI/AAMI ST58 (Martha). Attendees then enjoyed a boxed lunch from Chick-Fil-A. After lunch attendees heard from Carol whose presentations included Solving Problems/Root Cause Analysis and a Round Table discussion on solving problems/root cause analysis. Attendees were awarded 6 credit hours through IAHCSMM and 5.75 credit hours through CBSPD.
We would also like to congratulate Bart Conlon III from Augusta Health. Bart was the winner of our 50/50 raffle. Congratulations Bart!Read More
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