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CBSPD approved through March 31, 2028.
HSPA approved through March 06, 2026.
Being certain that specific criteria and job skills are met consistently is part of the SP department’s quality management system. This is done both formally and informally by SP and operating room leadership, department culture, and even the longest standing team members. Department workflow is determined through standard operating procedures, standard works, and best practices. To ensure that “how we’ve always done it” is actually creating the outcome the patient must have, competencies come into play.
- Review the meaning of “competency” and how technical application is measured against quality expectations.
- Explain the responsibility of Sterile Processing professionals to assess department processes and proficiencies.
- Identify when remediation is necessary, and which evaluation categories can be used to create a remediation plan.