Breaking the chain of infection

Preventing infections requires an all-hands-on-deck approach to breaking the chain of events that can lead to them. In addition to the infection prevention policies, procedures and practices operating throughout a healthcare facility, the work of the sterile processing department is a critical infection prevention function. 

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CBSPD approved through June 30, 2025

HSPA approved through May 29, 2023


  1. Name the three factors required to spread infection
  2. Discuss the transmission pathways
  3. Explain ways to break the chain of infection in the SPD

About the Instructor

Arthur Henderson

Senior Clinical Education Specialist, STERIS

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.