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Online Lesson Plans

Obtain your Continuing Education Credits Through IAHCSMM's Online Lesson Plans Today

You may choose from the CRCST, CIS, CHL, or Nursing lesson plans - picking the appropriate Lesson Plan for your certification. The lesson plan article is available either online, or printed in your copy of Communiqué.  You may either read online or have your Communiqué open to the appropriate article and quiz.  Once you've studied the article, simply choose take the quiz and you will be prompted to log-in.  You must have pre-paid credits available to successfully open a quiz.  Upon passing, you will receive 2 continuing education credits per quiz.  Credit is only given once per successful passing of a quiz; if you are not successful in passing the quiz with a score of 70% or higher, you may repeat the quiz but please note, each quiz attempt will use one of your pre-paid credits, pass or fail.

Written Lesson Plans

Obtain your Continuing Education Credits Through Purdue's Correspondence Lesson Plans Today

You may choose from the CRCST, or CIS lesson plans - picking the appropriate Lesson Plan for your certification. The lesson plan article is provided either with your copy of Communiqué or mailed as part of a subscription series with Purdue.   Upon passing, you will receive 2 continuing education credits per quiz.  Credit is only given once per successful passing of a quiz; and Purdue will provide you with a transcript of completed scores to return with your renewal.  Learn More...

Available IAHCSMM Lesson Plans and Quizzes

CRCST LESSON PLANS  

This series of self-study lessons on Central Service topics was developed by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM). The lessons concentrate on the technical aspects of Central Service, with topics ranging from safety, regulations, policies and procedures to instrumentation, benchmarking goals and CS basics.  These CRCST lesson plans offer continuing education for CRCST and CCSVP renewals. Click here to view available CRCST/CCSVP quizzes.

CIS LESSON PLANS

This series of self-study lessons on Central Service topics was developed by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM).  The lessons concentrate on more focused aspects of Central Service dealing with instrumentation, with topics ranging from urology, instrument marking/tracking systems, and suture issues to TASS, robotic instrumentation and proper decontamination.  These CIS lesson plans offer continuing education for CRCST and CIS renewals. Click here to view available CIS quizzes.

CHL LESSON PLANS

This series of self-study lessons on Central Service topics was developed by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM).  The lessons concentrate on the information and advancements of Central Service from a managerial and supervisory role, with topics ranging from leadership and work performance to coaching and training evaluations.  These CHL lesson plans offer continuing education for CHL renewals. Click here to view available CHL quizzes.

NURSING LESSON PLANS

This series of self-study lessons on Central Service topics was developed by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM).  The lessons concentrate on the technical aspects of Central Service with a much more in-depth approach to the subject, with topics ranging from legal implications and regulations to ethics and proper documentation.  These Nursing lesson plans offer continuing education for CRCST renewals, with nursing credits also available through Pfeidler Enterprises. Click here to view available Nursing quizzes.

IAHCSMM offers only online grading for any of the lesson plan varieties.  Mailed submissions to IAHCSMM will not be graded and will not be granted a point value.  Purdue University offers a subscription series for the CRCST and CIS Lesson Plans (available online or through correspondence paper/pencil grading).  Quizzes may be graded by a manager/supervisor as an in-service worth 1 continuing education credit per quiz passed with a 70% or higher (proper documentation of the in-service is required for re-certification, and IAHCSMM does not provide answer keys for any of the lesson plans).

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