Continuing Education Units: IAHCSMM

TitleDescriptionIAHCSMM UnitsPricePurchase
Leadership Units
Building a Successful Team Participants will learn how to set peak-performance measures and identify strategies to maintain the momentum within a team. Participants will gain an understanding of the six components needed to build a successful team. 1.5 $4.00 Purchase
How Does Six Sigma Differ From Other Programs Through this module, participants will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of Six Sigma and the essential role that employees play in the process. 2 $8.00 Purchase
S.M.A.R.T Goals: Setting Performance Goals and Expectations Participants will learn effective ways to set goals using the measurable variables to map out the process in which the goal will be obtained.  Participants will be able to set and use S.M.A.R.T goals for their personal and professional lives. 1.5 $6.00 Purchase
Succeeding as Supervisor This module introduces key principles for managing work performance and handling employee-related issues in a professional and proactive manner. 2 $8.00 Purchase
Sterile Processing Units
Basics of Effective Communication Participants will gain an understanding of effective interpersonal skills by addressing self-awareness, conflict resolution, and team building. Participants will become familiar with the basics of communication theories and the fundamentals of interpersonal, written, and oral communication. 1 $4.00 Purchase
Factors Influencing The Sterilization Process This module gives participants a thorough understanding of the steps involved in the before and after stages of the sterilization process. 1 $4.00 Purchase
Instrument Cleaning and Decontamination This module explains the importance of proper cleaning and decontamination practices. Participants will be able to identify the "enemies" of surgical instruments and common issues to consider when cleaning instruments. 1 $4.00 Purchase
Instrument Identification This unit is designed to enable students to recognize common surgical instruments and describe basic cleaning and inspection guidelines. 2 $8.00 Purchase
Instrument Inspection and Assembly This module teaches the importance of safely completing and ensuring functional instrument sets within the sterilization process. Participants will become familiar with the instrument inspection technique, and learn best practices used when assembling instrument sets. 1 $4.00 Purchase
Introduction To Surgical Instruments This module focuses on the role of the Sterile Processing Department, and the importance of surgical instruments. 1 $4.00 Purchase
Instrument Tracking and Information Systems This module covers the importance of instrument tracking systems, and why departments must use such systems to manage surgical instruments within the department's workflow. 1 $4.00 Purchase
Instrument Quality Assurance This module identifies the purpose of instrument quality assurance systems and the impact that training and education have on instrument quality. 1 $4.00 Purchase
Managing Negative People Participants will learn techniques to help them personally when dealing with negative team members. 2 $8.00 Purchase
Managing Stress This module focuses on work-related stress and how it can affect the department. 1 $4.00 Purchase
Motivating Staff This module introduces several strategies to motivate team members to achieve their goals and sustain focused energy over time. 1.5 $6.00 Purchase
Safety for Instrument Technicians This module covers employee safety when in the CS/SP department. Participants will learn the importance of using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 1 $4.00 Purchase
SP/CS Impact on Patient Safety Through this module, participants will gain a thorough understanding of how the CS/SP and OR departments work hand in hand to be successful in meeting the needs of the patient. 1 $4.00 Purchase
Specialty Instruments Decontamination This module explains the importance of proper cleaning and decontamination practices for specialty instruments. 1 $4.00 Purchase
The Art of Customer Service This module is designed to give participants techniques that can be used to help make customers feel valued, nurtured, and satisfied. Participants will learn ways to tailor specific services to help meet customer's needs. 1 $4.00 Purchase
The Human Side of the Instrument System This module teaches participants the importance of communication in the workplace and identifies common causes of communication breakdown between work groups. 1 $4.00 Purchase
The Role of the User in Instrument Care This module teaches participants skills and techniques needed to build strong customer relationships. 1 $4.00 Purchase
Time Management This module focuses on time management and techniques that can help improve productivity and efficiency within the department. 1 $4.00 Purchase