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Kentuckiana Chapter

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Karen Owens
PRN
Jewish Hospital
Louisville, KY
502.338.7991

About Us:

Mission

To advocate for professionalism within the Sterile Processing industry in Kentucky and Southern Indiana by:

  • Pooling the knowledge and experience of members for the purpose of providing the best service possible to all departments of the hospitals;
  • Discussing and attempting to solve problems submitted by fellow members;
  • Stimulating interest in CSSD improvements through presentation of new techniques and products; and
  • Promoting and improving processes and techniques through collaboration and networking within the Kentuckiana region and across the country.

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President:

Karen Owens, RN, MSN, CRCST, CIS, CHL, FCS

Vice President:

Irvin Francis Kyle III, DMin, ThM, MDiv, BA, CRCST, CIS, CHL

Treasurer:

Joseph Martin, BA, CRCST, CIS, CHL

Secretary:

Vacant

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Chapter News:

August 5, 2017: Baptist Health Paducah in Paducah, Ky., served as host as our newly revived (April 2016) Kentucky/Southern Indiana chapter seeks to continue to offer educational opportunities outside of the metro Louisville area. A total of 5.75 CEU's were available to attendees who listened to and interacted with veteran healthcare workers Stephen Sayers (Missouri) and Joan Spear (Maryland) of Aesculap Academy. With “Hot Topics in Sterile Processing” as the theme, an AAMI update, performing routine instrument quality checks, tips on reusable rigid sterilization containers, and IAHCSMM’s “loaner” position were all expertly covered. The meeting concluded with a question-and-answer session, the giving away of IAHCSMM gift card door prizes, and in time for some local site-seeing by some of the out-of-town attendees to historic and artsy Paducah, a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art and home to the National Quilt Museum. An optional tour of the host hospital was offered by its sterile processing manager Larry Parsons. Larry serves on the national IAHCSMM executive board and has been a great help and encouragement to our new chapter. Also at the meeting, Joseph Martin, B.A., CRCST, CIS, CHL, was voted in as our new chapter treasurer. Joseph is the Instrument Coordinator at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

April 8, 2017: The recently revived (April 2016) Kentuckiana IAHCSMM chapter held its first 2017 meeting and annual vendor fair on Saturday, April 8. Louisville’s Jewish Hospital served as host. Guest speaker Chris Nelson of Key Surgical spoke on “Manual Cleaning: Instrument Cleaning Brushes” and “Communication is Key: Bridging the Gap Between OR and SPD” (total 2 CEUs). We thank our vendor fair participants for their presence and support: Halyard Health, Healthmark, Key Surgical, Progressive Medical Instrumentation, Preston and Associates Manufacturers Representatives and ReadySet Surgical.

December 3, 2016: Norton Hospital, Louisville, Ky. Speaker Peggy Prinz Luebbert, Consulting Educator, Halyard Health. "How Do You Know If A Sterilized Package Remains Sterile?" (1 CE). And Kelly Walker, Account Manager, Halyard Health. "The Efficacy of Various Containers" (1 CE). Plus, a "Hot Topics" question-and-answer session about particular issues and concerns members had at their own facilities, thereby learning what others may have done to address a similar concern at their facility.

October 15, 2016: Jewish Hospital, Louisville, Ky. Speaker Martha Page, Clinical Education Specialist, STERIS: "Verification of Clean: How Do You Know Your Instruments Are Ready To Be Sterilized?" and "Sterility Maintenance Concepts" (total 2 CE). And speaker Karen Owens, Senior Professional Services Consultant, STERIS: "Using Lean Methodology: Demystifying Real Applications for CS" (total 1.5 CE).

August 13, 2016: St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center, Evansville, Ind. Speaker Joan M. Spear, independent sterile processing consultant with JMS Consulting, and Group Director, Clinical Services, Aesculap: "Testing, Validation, IFU and UDI: What Do They Mean?", "Rigid Sterilization Containers" and "AAMI 2014 and IAHCSMM: Loaned Critical and Semi-Critical Medical Devices" (total 4 CE).

June 25, 2016: Jewish Hospital, Louisville, Ky. Summer Seminar and Vendor Fair. Speaker Don Garrison of Prezio Health: "Safety in the CSPD/OR: How Safe is Your Sterile Processing Department?" and "TEE Probe Care and Handling" (total 2 CE).

April 2, 2016: Jewish Hospital, Louisville, Ky. Inaugural meeting to create a new regional chapter after the former chapter disbanded years prior. New officers elected.

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Upcoming Meetings:

Saturday, April 14, 2018

8:00am - 2:30pm

Jewish Hospital
Fixed Auditorium
Louisville, KY

FREE

Coffee, light breakfast, snacks and drinks provided

5.5 total CEs provided

Sterile processing veteran speakers:
-Rose Seavey (President/CEO, Seavey Healthcare Consulting, Colorado)
-David Jagrosse (IAHCSMM President 2015-2016, IAHCSMM Past President 2016-2017, SPD Manager and Consultant, Conneticut)

  • 7:30–8:00 am Registration & Coffee/Light Breakfast
  • 8:00–9:30 am Session 1: Speaker Rose Seavey
    SPD Accreditation Surveys: Are you at Ready? (CE 1.5 hr)
  • 9:30–10:30 am Session 2: Speaker Rose Seavey
    The Wild, Wild West of SPD! (CE 1 hr)
  • 10:30–10:45 am Break
  • 10:45 am–12:15 pm Session 3: Speaker David Jagrosse
    Teamwork & Communication throughout CSSD/SPD and Beyond (CE 1.5 hr)
  • 12:15–1:45 pm Session 4: Speaker David Jagrosse
    Wet Packs: Time to Reprocess (CE 1.5 hr)
  • 1:45–2:00 pm Brief chapter meeting

If you have not renewed your dues for this year, or would like to join our chapter, please bring your $10 fee. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

Use the Contact Form tab to email the chapter officers any questions or comments.

Throughout the year we will be hosting a number of additional events, such as vendor roundtables, industry speakers, educational seminars, professional development/networking opportunities and much more. Make it a point to join us and help our chapter push this industry forward in Kentuckiana (Kentucky and southern Indiana)!

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