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Helping Hand - July 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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instruments and instruments with lumens must be flushed and brushed at the point of use and in the decontamination area. After manual washing is finished, we rinse the instruments to remove the enzymatic. 3 Each reprocessing tech must demonstrate the instrument cleaning process. It's one thing to think you know something. It's quite another to demonstrate that you actually do. The SPD leader personally evaluated each reprocessing tech throughout the entire decontamination process for a rotating selection of instruments every 3 months and provided additional training on areas identified as weaknesses. We called this mandatory competency evaluation and verification. SPD staff also provided one-on-one competency verifica- J U L Y 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 0 5 An unwavering commitment to advancing Central Service/Sterile Processing (CS/SP) knowledge, skill sets and professionalism is why over 30,000 members and certified professionals rely on IAHCSMM to keep them sharp, focused and abreast of the very latest standards, best practices and technological advancements impacting the CS/SP profession. MEMBERSHIP: Becoming a member of IAHCSMM gives you direct access to education, networking opportunities, local and national educational conferences, scholarships and professional recognition. CERTIFICATION: IAHCSMM certifications are recognized throughout the healthcare industry for their quality and comprehensiveness. • Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) • Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS) • Certified Endoscope Reprossesor (CER) • Certified Healthcare Leader (CHL) • Certified Central Service Vendor Partner (CCSVP) EDUCATION: IAHCSMM is dedicated to providing comprehensive educational resources, tools and offerings—each developed to help CS/SP professionals reach their unique professional goals. MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATION EDUCATION WWW.IAHCSMM.ORG

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