Beyond the visual: The importance of quality cleaning verification programs

Patient safety issues have led to the development of numerous tools to help technicians determine whether or not a medical device is verifiably clean and ready for high-level disinfection or sterilization.

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CBSPD approved through December 31, 2027.

HSPA approved through December 9, 2025.


  1. Identify testing types that are available for cleaning verification and discuss how they work.
  2. Explain the technician’s role and responsibilities for cleaning verification
  3. Discuss the elements of a cleaning verification quality program.

About the Instructor

Michele McKinley

Senior Clinical Education Specialist

Not Enrolled

Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 1 Test
  • Course Certificate

    The CBSPD (Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution) has pre-approved this in-service for one (1) contact hour for a period of five (5) years from the date of original publication. Successful completion of the lesson and post test must be documented by facility management and those records maintained by the individual until re-certification is required.


    For additional information regarding certification contact CBSPD – 148 Main Street, Suite C-1, Lebanon, NJ 08833


    HSPA (Healthcare Sterile Processing Association) has pre-approved this in-service for 1.0 Continuing Education Credits for a period of three years.

    For more information, direct any questions to Healthcare Purchasing News (941) 259-0832.