Discussing quality in Sterile Processing may seem vague and overwhelming. However, you do not have to be an industrial engineer to learn the ropes and jargon to develop, implement and participate in a successful quality management program.
HSPA (Healthcare Sterile Processing Association) has pre-approved this in-service for 1.0 Continuing Education Credits for a period of three years, until July 12, 2024. The approval number for this lesson is 3M-HPN 211207.
- Review the importance of quality management to sterile processing technicians, the operating room (OR) team, surgeons and patients.
- Examine quality guidelines in evidence-based standards.
- Discuss policies for record keeping.
- Discuss key performance indicators for Sterile Processing’s critical business functions and how to record them.