What do you mean we don’t have any water?! Managing a water crisis

Water crises are often not top-of-mind for hospital leaders or sterile processing managers. Yet when water is not available or can’t be used, instrument processing must come to a halt, which dramatically impacts the hospital’s surgical schedule.


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CBSPD approved through June 30, 2026

HSPA approved through June 4, 2024

  1. Define potable water
  2. Identify areas within SPD impacted by a water crisis
  3. Describe actions to take during and after a mandated boil advisory
  4. Develop an emergency water supply plan

About the instructor

Robert Williams

Certified Sterile Processing Technician, CBSPD

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.