Education nation: Creating Sterile Processing Department SOPs

The tone and attitude that we use within our department reflects our standard operating procedures (SOPs). SOPs allow for the department and its professionals to work together because everyone knows what goals they are working towards.

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CBSPD approved through November 30, 2027.

HSPA approved through November 4, 2025.

Learning Objectives
1. Determine the foundations for sound quality management systems.
2. Understand the relationship between quality assurance and efficiency.
3. Execute effective quality management strategy planning sessions.

About the Authors

Sarah B. Cruz

CS Education Coordinator for The Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital

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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.