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The HSPA Foundation
To help advance patient safety, the Healthcare Sterile Processing Association created the HSPA Foundation, the Association’s 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization. The HSPA Foundation’s primary mission is to provide valuable support to SP professionals through educational initiatives, research, scholarships, professional development grants, and awards.
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 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 SP professionals commit to continuing education and professional development, they must remain focused on delivering consistent, high-quality customer service, and doing what’s right in the name of patient safety—for every instrument, surgical case and patient.
Your support creates opportunities for SP professionals to continue their development and advance their careers through education, training and scholarships by:
- Providing grants for SP professionals to attend the HSPA Annual Conference
- Providing scholarships for SP professionals to obtain CRCST, CER, 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
The HSPA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation. Your donation may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution.
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