Can you afford to ignore obsolescence?

Obsolescence has many hidden costs, but depending on the type, obsolescence can also yield benefits.

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CBSPD approved through December 31, 2026.

HSPA approved through December 8, 2024.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define five types of obsolescence in sterile processing departments
  2. Discuss the potential benefits that can be derived from obsoleting equipment
  3. Understand how to develop a department obsolescence plan

About the Instructor

Heide Ames

Product Manager, 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.