Generosity Plants Seeds
Sterile Processing (SP) professionals are responsible for cleaning, decontaminating, sterilizing and distributing medical and surgical instrumentation in healthcare facilities. Because of this critical role, they are among the most vital contributors to the delivery of safe, high-quality patient care. In fact, without SP professionals, the Operating Room and other patient care centers of a healthcare facility simply could not function.
Performing SP-related duties safely, consistently and in accordance with industry standards, guidelines, best practices, internal policies and procedures, and manufacturers' instructions for use requires competent, well-trained and skilled SP technicians. Not only must these professionals commit to continuing education and professional development, they must also remain focused on delivering consistent, high-quality customer service, and doing what's right in the name of patient safety—for each and every instrument, surgical case and patient.
Your support provides the foundation to help these professionals continue their education and development, through education, training and scholarships.
- Providing professional development grants for SP professionals to attend the HSPA Annual Conference
- Providing scholarships for SP professionals to obtain CRCST, CIS and CHL certifications
- Developing patient safety training tools, webinars and seminars
- Funding industry research to improve patient safety, infection prevention and SP-related practices