Breaking the chain of infection- Sterilization options for the SPD

Sterilization of instruments is critical to infection prevention and patient safety.

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CBSPD approved through September 30, 2025

HSPA approved through September 4, 2023

Learning Objectives

  1. Examine the goals of sterilization and options for the sterile processing department
  2. Compare and contrast steam and vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization processes
  3. Review quality control tools and procedures for sterilization processes in healthcare facilities 

About the Author

About Instructor

Craig Wallace

President, Wallace Sterilization Consulting, LLC

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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.