CSSD/SPD process improvement projects

As Sterile Processing & Distribution (SPD) departments all over the world evolve as one of the most key areas of hospitals and surgery centers, how we manage our data and true facts of the many processes performed have become paramount.

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CBSPD approved through May 31, 2026.

HSPA approved through May 10, 2024.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe what a process improvement plan is and how it can successfully be implemented in SPD.
  2. Discuss the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) project completed in an SPD.
  3. Describe an actual process improvement project.

About the Author

About Instructor

Sharon Greene-Golden

Manager, Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center

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Course Includes

  • 2 Lessons
  • 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.