Brushing up on brushes

Despite the critical importance of brushes as an infection prevention tool, little published guidance has been directed towards them. It’s important to know how to assess their associated risks and to develop risk-reducing procedures for proper use and maintenance.


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CBSPD approved through June 30, 2024.

HSPA approved through June 6, 2022.

Learning Objectives:

  1. List the types of cleaning brushes used in sterile processing departments.
  2. Perform a brush risk assessment.
  3. Describe how to assess and mitigate potential harms associated with cleaning brush use. 

About the Instructors:

Janet Strong

Instructor, STERIS

Tamara Behm

Clinical education specialist, STERIS

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 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.