This course is designed to educate central sterile supply department personnel on the principles of healthcare ethics as they apply to their roles and strategies for resolving ethical conflicts.
This in-service has been Approved by the CBSPD, Inc. for 1.0000 CEUs.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Ethics, Patient Rights, and Legal and Voluntary Standards
The Basis for Ethical Principles in Healthcare
Principles of Healthcare Ethics
Patient’s Bill of Rights
Legal vs. Ethical Standards
Legal and Voluntary Standards
Regulatory Agencies Relevant to the CSSD
Voluntary Standards Relevant to the CSSD
Section 3: Ethical Implications of Reprocessing Single-Use Devices
Studies of Reprocessed Single-Use Devices
An Ethical Dilemma
Section 4: Conclusion
Instructor: Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN
Sherry Hughes CRCST, CHL, CIS. Sherry has 36 years of experience in healthcare, 35 of which have been at Wilson Health in the sterile processing department. Since 2011, she has been a team lead and supervisor. She has a love and passion for the challenging, rewarding, and always changing field of sterile processing. During her tenure in the field, she has developed an effective SP tech training and orientation program and has organized and implemented a sterile processing networking forum for SP professionals from area hospitals to gather and participate in educational presentations and round table discussions. Sherry serves on several hospital committees, including employee health and infection control, the department of surgical services, and quality assurance and performance improvement. She has earned several certifications from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management, including CRCST (Certified Registered Central Service Technician), CHL (Certification in Healthcare Leadership), and CIS (Certified Instrument Specialist). She is very self-driven and finds great satisfaction using her knowledge, skills, and due diligence as a part of every surgical procedure performed in her local hospital to keep patients safe and facilitate the best possible outcomes.Disclosure: Sherry Hughes CRCST, CHL, CIS has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN, has experience across multiple healthcare settings including: rural and urban acute care hospitals, public health, ambulatory surgery, higher education, and commercial healthcare learning organizations. Her roles have included: medical/surgical, ED, and OR Staff and Charge Nurse; Director of School Health Services/School Nurse; Public Health Epidemiology and Bioterrorism Preparedness Specialist; Infection Control Practitioner; Quality Management Specialist; Organizational Development Specialist and Educator. Prior to joining Relias as an acute care SME Writer in 2017 and Curriculum Designer in 2021, she provided consultation to Swank Healthcare and was the Director of Education Services for Health.edu, a division of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Rebecca earned a diploma in nursing from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas in 1989 and an MBA from Wayland Baptist University in 2010 with an emphasis in healthcare administration.Disclosure: Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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