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Operationalizing Your Lab

To achieve sustainable cost control, lab managers and directors may benefit from understanding initiatives that Supply Chain have already implemented or are considering implementing across the rest of the healthcare system. Materials Management is likely already making operational enhancements...


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Getting the Most from your Clinical Laboratory

Clinical laboratories guide 60-80% of medical decisions within acute care settings and, due to this, are experiencing an increased demand for testing. However, they are simultaneously facing a myriad of challenges to meet these demands such as staff shortages and tightening budgets. In this...


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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...