Produced by Envision, Inc. in partnership with IAHCSMM, this DVD Series applies best practices and guidance established by IAHCSMM, AAMI, OSHA, CDC, FDA, AORN, CMS and other leading healthcare organizations. Packed with hands-on tips, practical examples and helpful insights, each program in this 17-part series provides visual demonstrations by real CS and OR professionals.
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Each program features a short, 10-15 minute visual presentation, 10 Question Post Test with Answer Key, Glossary of Terms, and Certificate of Completion Template. Plus, each program is approved by IAHCSMM for 1 hour of Continuing Education. This means that all staff who participate can earn CE credits at no additional cost!
These programs are ideal for new employee orientation, general staff education, refreshers for seasoned employees, and remedial training.
All programs are offered to IAHCSMM members at a significant discount. Purchase programs individually, or stretch your education budget by purchasing multiple programs in the series at substantial discounts.Order Form
Choose From 19 Essential Topics to Provide Targeted Education
10 Essential Steps for Reprocessing Flexible Endoscopes
There are more outbreaks of healthcare associated infections related to flexible endoscopes than with any other medical device! These complex medical devices are difficult to clean, and their Instructions for Use are detailed, lengthy, and must be followed every time. The goal of this program is to educate, and remind reprocessing professionals of the essential steps necessary to make them safe for patient use. Cost $225. IAHCSMM Discount $175 (22% savings).
The fact is, every time a patient undergoes a procedure in a healthcare facility they run the risk of infection. The good news is...proper high-level disinfection practices can reduce that risk! In this program we discuss the best practices to meet these reprocessing challenges. Cost $225. IAHCSMM Discount $175 (22% savings).
CS professionals operate within the requirements of many professional organizations, accreditation and government agencies, and manufacturer instructions for us. It’s a lot to juggle. The goal of this program is to help staff interpret and thereby comply with the constantly changing Guidelines, Standards and IFUs that define our industry. Cost $225. IAHCSMM Discount $175 (22% savings).
Monitoring and documentation are the means by which we determine the effectiveness of our work. Monitoring utilizes tools, for the most part, to observe and evaluate the conditions in which CS work is performed. And documentation provides records to show that requirements are met, and a trail to determine where a process failed so that it can be corrected. In this program, we'll break down the requirements for monitoring and documentation, and reveal why they are both... Of Critical Importance. Cost $225. IAHCSMM Discount $175 (22% savings).
Powered surgical instruments are expensive to purchase, repair and replace, and require skill and knowledge in order to process them correctly. In this program, we explore the three different types of powered surgical instruments - Electric, Compressed Gas, and Battery - and the general guidelines for their care and maintenance. Packed with hands-on tips, practical examples and helpful insights, this short and concise program benefits all technicians who process powered surgical instruments. Cost $225. IAHCSMM Discount $175 (22% savings).
Cleaning Protocols for Medical Instruments and Devices
As part of the Central Service Workflow, cleaning is the first and most critical step in breaking the chain of disease transmission; it can also be the most challenging. To ensure success, procedures, protocols and regulations must be strictly followed! Cost $225. IAHCSMM Discount $175 (22% savings).
The fact of the matter is good communication skills are just as important as good technical skills. Tension and stress can be reduced when there is a sense of teamwork and trust, and that is the result of open and honest communication. Cost $225. IAHCSMM Discount $175 (22% savings).
10 Steps for Proper Management of Loaner Instruments
It has become increasingly important that CSSD follow a comprehensive program to process and monitor loaner instruments and implants in order to fight HAI’s, and comply with accreditation standards. Staff responsible for the management of loaner instruments and implants must be trained and knowledgeable on all aspects of the process. Cost $225. IAHCSMM Discount $175 (22% savings).
Instrument inspection is a vital process that ensures that the many instruments and medical devices that are used every day function properly and are thoroughly cleaned so they may be sterilized effectively. Packed with hands-on tips, practical examples and helpful insights, this short and concise program benefits all Central Service personnel. Cost $225. IAHCSMM Discount $175 (22% savings).
To ensure successful sterilization, storage, transport and aseptic presentation of instruments, CS technicians must select the appropriate packaging for the sterilization method as well as the items being sterilized. Cost $225. IAHCSMM Discount $175 (22% savings).
CSSD staff must become familiar with applicable accreditation standards, and the critical role staff play in the accreditation process. Facilities accredited by organizations such as The Joint Commission, AAAHC and AAASF will benefit from this program. Cost $225. IAHCSMM Discount $175 (22% savings).
Wet packs are frustrating for many reasons, including the potential danger a wet pack poses to a patient, service delays, and the work required to reprocess items. Cost $225. IAHCSMM Discount $175 (22% savings).
Previously known as Flash Sterilization, many facilities perform Immediate-Use Steam Sterilization in order to turn instruments around quickly. However, its use has been implicated in increasing a patient's risk of infection. To guarantee successful sterilization, professionals must incorporate evidence-based practices and comply with accreditation standards to improve patient care. Cost $225. IAHCSMM Discount $175 (22% savings).
Infection Prevention Strategies for Environmental Management of the CSSD
For every healthcare facility, the need to prevent the growth and transmission of infectious organisms is paramount to patient safety. This program introduces simple microbiological concepts to help understand how pathogens are spread, and how CSSD can create an environment that does not promote bacterial growth and cross-contamination. Cost $225. IAHCSMM Discount $175 (22% savings).
The Role of Central Service in Infection Prevention
The primary goal of the Central Service department is to prevent the spread of microorganisms that can cause disease by ensuring all medical devices and instruments used in procedures are properly cleaned, disinfected or sterilized. Cost $225. IAHCSMM Discount $175 (22% savings).
Sterilization is vital to ensure that critical devices and instruments used on patients are free from all microorganisms that may cause harm. Because there are many important steps in making sure an item is sterilized properly, this work requires a great deal of training, skill and attention to detail. Cost $225. IAHCSMM Discount $175 (22% savings).
For healthcare organizations, sustainability means integrating practices into the way that hospitals do business that lead to healthier people, healthier communities and a healthier planet. Each member of the CSSD team can participate. Cost $225. IAHCSMM Discount $175 (22% savings).
Instruments should look the same when they arrive in the user department, no matter who assembled them. End users should be able to count on accuracy and completeness of set, and to count on each tray having a familiar appearance. Cost $225. IAHCSMM Discount $175 (22% savings).
The use of robots in surgery is a reality. As more and more hospitals purchase these expensive and complicated robotic systems for their operating rooms, they are also faced with the challenge of training staff; not just the OR team on their use, but also training CSSD on cleaning and sterilization protocols for processing the robot’s complex components. Cost $225. IAHCSMM Discount $175 (22% savings).
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