Infection Prevention in the Central Sterile Processing Role

Infection Prevention in the Central Sterile Processing Role 

Infection control and prevention practices are fundamental to the role of CSSD personnel. This course is intended to educate central sterile supply department personnel about infection control and prevention principles and strategies applicable in their role. 

The content in this course is applicable to central sterile supply department personnel.



$15.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-ACU-0-IPCSPR

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc.

1.0 HOURS


This in-service has been Approved by the CBSPD, Inc. for 1.00 CEUs.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ACU-0-IPCSPR
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Identify 5 objectives of surgical infection prevention in the central sterile supply department.
Identify 3 infection prevention challenges in the central sterile supply department.
Identify and describe the 5 principles of asepsis in the central sterile supply department.
Explain the chain of infection and practices in the central sterile processing department intended to break this chain.
Identify 3 infection-related hazards for personnel working in the central sterile supply department.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Importance of Infection Prevention Strategies in the Central Sterile Supply Department

Surgical Site Infections

5 Objectives for Surgical Infection Prevention in the CSSD Department

Infection Prevention Challenges in the CSSD

Chain of Infection

Principles of Asepsis

Review

Summary

Section 3: Standard Precautions, Personal Hygiene, and Environmental Controls

Standard Precautions

Hand Hygiene

Attire and Personal Protective Equipment in the CSSD

Respiratory Hygiene and Cough Etiquette

Sharps Safety

Environmental Controls

Review

Summary

Section 4: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

References

Congratulations!

Expert Reviewer: Sherry Hughes CRCST, CHL, CIS

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 declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN, has extensive experience across a wide spectrum of 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 a SME writer, she provided healthcare learning and development 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 and an MBA from Wayland Baptist University.  Disclosure: Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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