IAHCSMM Annual Conference & Expo
Get Inspired Through Networking, Collaborating and Learning from Industry Leaders Join IAHCSMM in Phoenix, AZ, April 29 - May 2, 2018

Session Descriptions

Attendees of the 2018 IAHCSMM Annual Conference and Expo can earn credits toward recertification of your CRCST, CIS, CHL or CCSVP designation.  

Additional credits may be earned by attending other educational sessions at the Annual Conference, including the Educators Forum or sessions held by Vendors in the Expo Hall.

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(T) = Technical Track; (M) = Management Track; (HT) = Hot Topics Track

(*Pre-Conference Events, Keynote Speakers and Early Bird Concurrent Sessionas are not part of any designated track.)

Saturday, April 28, 2018

7am - 5pmRegistration/Information Desk
(open daily)
8am - 1pmEndoscope Reprocessing Workshop
(separate fees apply)
9am - 4:30pmHands-On Labs & Workshops
12pm - 5pmEndoscope Reprocessing Workshop
(separate fees apply)
&
Educators Forum; sponsored by STERISa STERIS
(separate fees apply)
4:30pmBoard of Directors Meeting and Dinner; sponsored by STERISa STERIS
(invited guests only)

Sunday, April 29, 2018

8am - 9amConference Opening Remarks
9am - 10amOpening Keynote Speaker: Leeza Gibbons
10:15am - 11:15amGeneral Session: Endoscope Reprocessing - Only as Good as the Weakest Link! (HT)
11:30am - 12:45pmWelcome Lunch; co-sponsored by Mobile Instrumentb Mobile Instrument
1pm - 2pmGeneral Session: The Grand Canyon of Certification Legislation (HT)
2:15pm - 3:15pmConcurrent Sessions:
-Dirty Surgical Instruments: What the Data Tells Us (T)
-Environmental Cleaning (T)

-Quality Management Systems in SPD (M)
-I'm Getting Too Old for This: Benefitting from Generational Differences in the Workplace (M)
-How Are We Supposed to Process Those Ultrasound Proves Anyway? (HT)
-Low Temperature Sterilization: Creating the Compliant, Risk-Focused CSSD (HT)
3:30pm - 4:30pmConcurrent Sessions:
-We ARE the Champions (HT)
-Environmental Cleaning (T)
-Quality Management Systems in SPD (M)
-I'm Getting Too Old for This: Benefitting from Generational Differences in the Workplace (M)
-How Are We Supposed to Process Those Ultrasound Proves Anyway? (HT)
-Low Temperature Sterilization: Creating the Compliant, Risk-Focused CSSD (HT)
4:30pm - 5:30pmMembership Meeting
6:30pmOpening Reception

Monday, April 30, 2018

7am - 8amEarly Bird Concurrent Session
-AAMI Roundtable
-How to Build a Better SPD: Insights and Lessons Learned
-Managing Social Media in the CS Department
-Using AAMI Standards and AORN Guidelines
8:15am - 9:15amGeneral Session: The Dirty Truth About Cleaning (HT)
9:30am - 10:30amConcurrent Sessions:
-Bullying 2018 (HT)
-The Challenges of Steam Sterilization (T)
-The Importance of Maintaining Sterile Instruments (T); sponsored by Cardinal Health
-Implementing a Culture of Safety (M); sponsored by Cardinal Health
-LEAN CSPD: Continued Improvement Cycles and LEAN in Daily Work (HT)
-Work Makes Me Tired: Work Fatigue (HT)
10:45am - 11:45amConcurrent Sessions:
-AAMI Standards Update (T)
-The Challenges of Steam Sterilization (T)
-The Importance of Maintaining Sterile Instruments (T); sponsored by Cardinal Health
-Implementing a Culture of Safety (M); sponsored by Cardinal Health
-LEAN CSPD: Continued Improvement Cycles and LEAN in Daily Work (HT)
-Work Makes Me Tired: Work Fatigue (HT)
11:45am - 12:45pmAttendee Lunch
1pm - 5pmVendor Exposition
6:30pmCocktail Reception; sponsored by Healthmarka Healthmark Industries

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

7am - 8amEarly Bird Concurrent Session
-AAMI Roundtable
-Transforming Your SPD for the Betterment of Your Patients, People and Profits
-Flexible Endoscopes: Centralizing the Process
8am - 12pmVendor Exposition
12:15pm - 1:15pmBoxed Lunches/Lunch on Own
1:30pm - 2:30pmGeneral Session: Sterile Processing Standards and Accreditation Issues (M)
2:45pm - 3:45pmConcurrent Sessions
-A Bird's IP View: What the Infection Preventionist is Looking for in Sterile Processing (T)
-The Realm of Decontamination From A to Z (T)
-Implementing Standard Operation Procedures in Your Practice (M)
-Establishing Working Relationships with the OR Staff (M); sponsored by Cardinal Health
-Disaster Response: Mass Casualty Situations (HT)
-To Sterilize or Not to Sterilize Flexible Endoscopes: That IS the Question (HT)
4pm - 5pmConcurrent Sessions
-ERCP and Superbugs: Interactive Perspectives on Best Practices (HT)
-The Realm of Decontamination From A to Z (T)
-Implementing Standard Operation Procedures in Your Practice (M)
-Establishing Working Relationships with the OR Staff (M); sponsored by Cardinal Health
-Disaster Response: Mass Casualty Situations (HT)
-To Sterilize or Not to Sterilize Flexible Endoscopes: That IS the Question (HT)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

8:30am - 9:30amGeneral Session: The Future of Sterile Processing (HT)
9:45am - 10:45amGeneral Session: Building Quality in Endoscope Reprocessing (HT)
11am - 12pmClosing Keynote Speaker: Tami Evans
12pm - 12:30pmConference Closing Remarks

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