February 23, 2023 at 1pm ET (12pm CT | 11am MT | 10am PT)
To mail or not to mail? That is the question when it comes to biological indicator (BI) testing in many clinical settings around the country — physician offices, dental clinics, and veterinary services. What is the best option for sterilization monitoring for your facility? What are the pros and cons of mail-in BI testing versus on-site incubation and monitoring? This presentation will address these questions and provide insight for clinic managers and technicians to make informed decisions regarding this critical aspect of quality management.
- Discuss the purpose & function of biological indicator monitoring for steam sterilization.
- Compare the processes of mail-in biological indicator monitoring and on-site incubation and monitoring.
- Describe the key quality management considerations in favor of on-site incubation.
- Provide insights to hardwire training, competence, and compliance regarding your biological monitoring process.
The Ultimate Guide to Onboarding SPD Techs and Leaders
Staff turnover and new employee orientation are constant challenges to Sterile Processing Departments. Whether a new employee is experienced or new to the field, there is always new material to learn in Sterile Processing. With the growing complexity of medical devices and department processes, a department’s onboarding training program is one of the most important aspects of its success. Bring your manager and department educator along for this CE presentation as we walk you through the ultimate guide for onboarding SPD techs and leaders!
- Introduce onboarding in Sterile Processing and its critical role in the success of the department.
- Identify roles leaders and preceptors play in developing and implementing an effective Sterile Processing onboarding program.
- Outline the essential resources and processes that make an effective Sterile Processing onboarding program.
- Detail key considerations for onboarding Sterile Processing leaders.
Conversations with Sterile Processing Technicians in Business
Interview 1: Jamie Terran and Selendra Brown
Topic: Starting a Content Sharing Platform and NonProfit organization
- Discuss how to make an impact on your Community.
- Understand how to step out of the box and do a thing you don’t know how to do.
- Learn how to get support for education, even when you can’t afford it.
Interview 2: Jamie Terran and Dannie O. Smith
Topic: How Attending a Conference Can Launch a New Phase In Your Career
- Learn how to use the skills you already have to improve your field.
- Discuss how to become more involved in your local professional organizations.
Interview 3: Jamie Terran and Melanie Perry
Topic: How To Start a Blog to Share Your Experiences and Build a Community
- Learn how to start a blog to share your experiences and connect with people in your field with similar experiences.
- Why it matters to have a community of people in your field.
Interview 4: Jamie Terran and Johanne Benoit
Topic: Balancing Entrepreneurship and Working as a Tech: Variety at Work
- Discuss Sterile Processing Entrepreneurship in Dentistry.
- Talk about the SP Hosted Clubhouse Community and the impact it makes.
Interview 5: Jamie Terran and Jhmeid Billingslea
Topic: Transitioning from Being a Technician to Working for a Company
- Discuss how and why you might want to work for a company rather than a healthcare facility.
- Discuss the challenges healthcare facilities commonly face, which consultants help to correct.
This course is approved to receive 1.25 CE from HSPA.