2107 What do you mean we don’t have any water?! Managing a water crisis




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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.

  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

HSPA (Healthcare Sterile Processing Association) has pre-approved this in-service for 1.0 Continuing Education Credits for a period of three years, until June 4, 2024. The approval number for this lesson is STERIS-HPN 210406.