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Dealing With Manufacturer’s Instructions for Use (IFUs) - 0.5 CE (for Central Sterile Techs)

The Food and Drug Administration requires that medical device manufacturers provide end-users in healthcare facilities with specific instructions for use (otherwise known as IFU) on how to clean and sterilize their products. This information should be obtained for every device processed at the...


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CJD – the Hidden Danger - 0.6 CE (for Central Sterile Techs)

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is caused by a proteinaceous infectious agent, or prion. The term “prion” arose from the words “protein” and “infectious. It causes microscopic vacuoles in the neurons of the brain.The brain becomes and appears “sponge like”. This course is offered through our...


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Best Practices for Processing Ophthalmic Instruments - 0.6 CE (for Central Sterile Techs)

Over the past 15 years, the time to perform a cataract procedure has decreased from 2.5 hours to 15-20 minutes. The cost for a set of cataract instruments can range from $6,000 to $8,000 or more. Due to the short amount of time between cases, there is an urgency to turn the instruments around...


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Best Practices for Loaner Surgical Instruments - 0.6 CE (for Central Sterile Techs)

This course will discuss the best practices for loaner surgical instruments. Loaner surgical instruments are instruments that the facility did not purchase. They are often used for specialty type surgery. This course is offered through our partnership with course creator Nancy Chobin RN, AAS,...


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Are you Ready for a Sterilization Recall - 1.0 CE (for Central Sterile Techs)

This course will discuss preparedness for a departmental policies and where the recall protocols start. This course is offered through our partnership with course creator Nancy Chobin RN, AAS, ACSP, CFER, CSPM, who created this module for Sterile Processing University. CBSPD APPROVAL CODE: #...


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Are Your Instruments Really Clean - 1.0 CE (for Central Sterile Techs)

This course will discuss the best practices for decontamination. This course is offered through our partnership with course creator Nancy Chobin RN, AAS, ACSP, CFER, CSPM, who created this module for Sterile Processing University. CBSPD APPROVAL CODE: # 2800AJWCOR19; Valid through: 4/1/2024 |...


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Accountability for Surgical Instrument Processing - 1.0 CE (for Central Sterile Techs)

This course will discuss surgical instrument processing from the OR to the SPD and back to the OR. This course is offered through our partnership with course creator Nancy Chobin RN, AAS, ACSP, CFER, CSPM, who created this module for Sterile Processing University. CBSPD APPROVAL CODE: #...


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Best Practices for High Level Disinfection - 1.0 CE (for Central Sterile Techs)

This course will describe the best practices for high level disinfection. This course is offered through our partnership with course creator Nancy Chobin RN, AAS, ACSP, CFER, CSPM, who created this module for Sterile Processing University. CBSPD APPROVAL CODE: # 2803AJWCOR19; Valid through: 4...


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The Critical Role of the Sterile Processing Department Staff - 1.0 CE (for Nurses and Central Sterile Techs)

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the entire instrument life cycle and the critical importance of central sterile technicians. While the goal is to eliminate 99.999% of pathogens, prions, and bacteria, only a meticulous approach will do. Most take for granted that the instruments...


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Packaging to Facilitate Sterilization and Sterility Maintenance - 1.0 CE (for Nurses and Central Sterile Techs)

Two of the many steps in instrument processing are selection and use of packaging systems and storage of packaged devices in a manner that maintains sterility. Rigid sterilization containers, peel pouches, and non-woven synthetic wraps are all appropriate for packaging items to be sterilized....