May Virtual Event
For Central Service/Sterile Processing Professionals
FREE for members!
Saturday, May 21, 2022
CCSA Member = FREE
(Cost below includes 1 year membership)
Non-member = $25
Student = $15
10 to 11am – Session 1
11 to 11:15am - Halftime
11:15am to 12:30pm – Session 2
Continuing Education Credits
HSPA = 2 CE Credits
CBSPD = 2 CE Credits
See Something? Say Something! Avoiding Human/Workplace Errors
The stakes are high in today’s sterile processing department. We are serving more departments, clinics, and off-site locations in addition to busy Operating Rooms. Patients are more acutely ill, and pathogens are becoming more and more resistant to our antibiotic therapies. The increasing complexity of surgical instruments and more rigorous demands of the manufacturer’s IFUs are adding additional challenges to our work. One mistake in a sterile processing department could lead to a potentially fatal outcome for the patients that we serve. That is why it is so important to foster a culture that promotes safety. We must promote safety to the point where our team feels empowered, safe, and encouraged to say something when they see something.
- Discuss the common issues impacting safety in the SPD today.
- Review principles that promote safety in the workplace.
- Discuss action steps that can help create that culture of safety that leads to improved trust and outcomes for our customers.
Kevin Anderson, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, CRCST, CHL, CIS, CER
Clinical Education Specialist - Healthmark Industries Company
Kevin Anderson is a Clinical Education Coordinator for Healthmark Industries. He is a registered nurse (BSN) with multiple certifications including CNOR, CSSM, CRCST, CHL, CIS and CER. Before joining Healthmark Industries, Kevin worked for 18 years in the acute care setting serving in various clinical and leadership capacities including clinical coordinator of general surgery, operating room manager and manager of sterile processing and endoscopy services. His sterile processing team was recognized with IAHCSMM’s Confidence Builder Award for their outstanding quality improvement in 2018. Kevin is a published author with articles featured in Outpatient Surgery and the AORN Executive Newsletter. He also enjoys producing his own written content and presenting at industry conferences, using his experiences to improve quality, education and integrity within the field of sterile processing. He is also an active member of AORN and sits on multiple working groups for AAMI.
My Way or the Highway? Setting Boundaries Without Building Walls
A fresh take on avoiding personal and professional burnout by learning what healthy boundaries look and feel like between employees, leaders, and entities. Formal and informal rules, laws, and expectations color the corporate landscape but how to we know when to color in the lines or be creative? When to be self-assertive or to follow the team? No relationship is one size fits all so let’s learn who to build a personal vison of healthy boundaries and balance, establishing consistency in personal and professional care. Finally, with established expectations in place, obtain tools to navigate conversations or situations that need course correction.
Gain a functional knowledge of the formal and informal boundaries required for healthy work relationships for leaders and employees.
Explore how to establish your vision of work life balance.
Discuss remediation vs. escalation techniques during corrective conversations.
Alessandra Nicholson, CRCST, CHL, CIS
Founder and Lead Educator - The Candray Institute
Alessandra Nicholson is a Sterile Processing professional of 14 years who specializes in operations management, team-building, and executive coaching. She recently began working as a podcast co-host of The Process with Deannard Esnard, a conversational guide to all things SPD, and Behind the Red Line with Rebecca Peplau, a deeper look at mental health for the corporate employee. Alessandra’s dedication to advocacy and resourcing of the sterile processing industry demonstrates her love for all things healthcare safety and her drive for personal excellence. Additionally, as founder and lead educator of The Candray Institute, Alessandra provides culturally competent certification training and career coaching, allowing members of marginalized communities to thrive in a traditional corporate environment.