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Of Critical Importance: Infection Prevention Strategies for Environmental Management of the CSSD

For every healthcare facility, the need to prevent the growth and transmission of infectious organisms is paramount to patient safety. This program introduces simple microbiological concepts to help understand how pathogens are spread, and how CSSD can create an environment that does not promote bacterial growth and cross-contamination.

Program Highlights

  • Introduction to Infection Prevention and Standard Precautions

  • Personal hygiene, attire, and proper use of PPE according to level of contamination

  • Environment control, including work area design and workflow, traffic control, and CSSD’s environmental services responsibilities

  • Procedures for each specific work area (decontamination, prep and packaging, sterile processing, sterile storage), as well as transportation

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Learning Objective

To educate CSSD on how pathogens are spread, and how the CS department and its technicians need to create an environment that inhibits bacterial growth and cross-contamination

Program Includes
  • Bonus Resource CD
  • Approved for Continuing Education
  • 10 Question Post Test with Answer Key
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Study Points

Clinical Advisors

  • Natalie Lind, CRCST, CHL, FCS, IAHCSMM Educational Director

  • IAHCSMM Education Review Committee

This program is offered at a discount for members of: