Advanced Accreditation Series - How to avoid Central Sterile Processing from becoming the focus of your regulatory survey

July 24, 2023

This activity will provide the participants an opportunity to learn from experts in the field. The series will provide examples of the challenges, successful implementation and mitigation strategies for regulatory / accreditation rules and standards as well as how to drill down to uncover the barriers to being successful and how to maintain the gains.

Target Audience

  • Healthcare Executives
  • Healthcare Quality Professionals
  • Nurses
  • Other Healthcare Professionals

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
 
  • Describe how addressing the regulatory / accreditation issues using a recommended strategy positions an organization for effective and reliable delivery of safe, high quality patient care.
  • Identify the intent of central sterile processing regulatory/accreditation requirements.
  • Effectively describe a current process to meet the intent of central sterile processing regulatory / accreditation requirements.
  • Develop recommended compliance and mitigation strategies for central sterile processing regulatory/accreditation issues presented.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 ACHE
  • 1.50 ANCC
  • 1.50 CBRN
  • 1.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
  • 1.50 General CE – Attendance
Course opens: 
12/20/2022
Course expires: 
09/07/2023
Event starts: 
07/24/2023 - 10:00am CDT
Event ends: 
07/24/2023 - 11:30am CDT
Faculty & Planners
Planning Committee 
Natalie Webb, MHA, RN, CPHQ (Course Director)    
Accreditation Director, Vizient, Inc.
Robert Durkee, MHA, RN, FACHE
Senior Director Accreditation Advisory Services, Vizient, Inc.
Diana Scott, MHA, RN, CPHQ
Principle Accreditation Advisory Services, Vizient, Inc.
 
Faculty
Ahnna Parker, MSN, RNBC, CIC           
Advisor, Accreditation, Vizient, Inc.
 
Tanvi Desai, MD, MBA     
Physician Advisor, Accreditation
 

Identification, Mitigation, and Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

As an accredited provider of continuing education, Vizient, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring this activity presents learners with only accurate, balanced, scientifically justified recommendations, and is free from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all planners, faculty, and others in control of the educational content have disclosed the absence or existence of all financial relationships (of any dollar amount) with ineligible companies within the past 24 months.

It is Vizient’s policy that owners and employees of ineligible companies, and any individuals who refuse to disclose the absence or existence of financial relationships with any ineligible companies are disqualified from participating as planners or faculty.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships
 
Absence of Relevant Financial Relationships
 
Vizient, Inc., Jointly Accredited for Interprofessional Continuing Education, defines companies to be ineligible as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
 
An individual is considered to have a relevant financial relationship if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.
 
  • No one in a position to control the content of this educational activity have relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.
 

Statement of Content Validity

Vizient, Inc. educational activities are intended to assist healthcare teams advance their professional responsibilities in accordance with the definition of continuing education. It is the policy of Vizient, Inc. to review and ensure that all content and recommendations for patient care within accredited CE is evidenced-based, based on current science and clinical reasoning while ensuring the content is fair and balanced. All recommendations must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Vizient, Inc. does not permit accredited continuing education if it advocates for unscientific approaches to diagnosis or therapy, or if the education promotes recommendations, treatment, or manners of practicing healthcare that are determined to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or are known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients.

FDA off-label/unapproved usage

Faculty/Presenters are required to identify any new and evolving topics for which there is a lower/absence of evidence base. This is to ensure that our content does not advocate for, or promote, practices that are not, or not yet adequately based on current science, evidence, and clinical reasoning. Faculty/Presenters are required to disclose any discussion of (1) off-label/unapproved or investigational uses of FDA approved commercial products or devices and/or (2) products or devices not yet approved in the United States.

Disclaimer

The education provided through this activity is for continuing education purposes only. The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty/presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of Vizient, Inc.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

 

Credit Designation Statement(s)

Healthcare Executives

By attending Surveyors just arrived in the ED, what do we need to know? offered by Vizient, Inc., participants may earn up to 1.50 ACHE Qualified Education Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation.

All attendees must self-report their attendance in order for this credit to be applied toward their advancement or recertification as Fellows of ACHE.

Healthcare Quality Professionals
This program has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for a maximum of 1.50 CPHQ continuing education credits for this event.
 
Nurses
This activity is designated for 1.50 contact hours.
 
Vizient, Inc. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP12580, for 1.50 contact hours.
 
 
Other Healthcare Professionals
Vizient, Inc. will award all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.
 
Various state license boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 ACHE
  • 1.50 ANCC
  • 1.50 CBRN
  • 1.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
  • 1.50 General CE – Attendance
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