The basics of risk mitigation for the SPD

Risk assessments are simply a tool used to help ensure the safety of staff and patients. They identify, help reduce and manage the risks associated with reusable medical device processing.

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CBSPD approved through August 31, 2024.

HSPA approved through August 9, 2022.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the elements of a risk assessment.
  2. List three ways to reduce SPD risks.
  3. Explain how to mitigate risks associated with extended steam sterilization cycles.

About the Instructor:

Chasity Seymour

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.