About IAHCSMM

Education

An ongoing commitment to education and knowledge advancement lies at the very heart of any quality-focused Central Service professional.  Whether you're new to the CS profession or are a seasoned veteran (or fall somewhere in-between), and are looking for educational resources to elevate your knowledge, stay current on industry standards and best practices, brush up on the basics, or sharpen your technical or managerial acumen, IAHCSMM has you covered. Ranging from textbooks for building your standards library to educational videos for enhanced training, IAHCSMM provides access to a wide array of learning options.

Publications

IAHCSMM is the CS profession's leader for high-quality, comprehensive and informative textbooks - encouraging you to succeed and grow in the CS profession.  These resources inspire you to be passionate with training, education, and certification, and to have a deeper understanding of the strides you're making in assuring appropriate patient care. IAHCSMM textbooks provide you the necessary answers right at your fingertips.

Lesson Plans

With IAHCSMM's online lesson plans, obtaining your continuing education credits is fast and easy.  Your lesson plans will be graded immediately and your scores will automatically be submitted to IAHCSMM headquarters and applied toward your re-certification.   So, whether you want to tackle all of your points at once or if you want to take your time throughout the coming months, you now have an easy, convenient and FAST option to obtain credits and re-certify.

Webinars

Educational webinars are available complimentary to IAHCSMM members (with a small fee for non-members). These webinars cover diverse topics and are separated into three learning tracks: Employee Training, Employee Enrichment and Management. They can be used for general Sterile Processing learning or Continuing Education (CE) for certification renewals. Completion of any IAHCSMM webinar provides 1 CE hour.

Podcasts

Check out IAHCSMM's PROCESS THIS! podcast, coming to you each month on the 1st and 15th. Join host Jon Wood for sessions including "What's On My Mind," "Mailbox Mania," and new guest speakers monthly.

Distance Learning Courses

IAHCSMM is proud to have partnered with Purdue University to bring you technical and leadership self-study training correspondence courses, developed to introduce future Sterile Processing professionals to the fast-paced, ever-evolving field of SP, and to train experienced leaders in SP for managerial or supervisory roles.

Additional Educational Resources

Explore innovative new ways to learn pertinent continuing education with one of IAHCSMM’s affiliate educational offerings. IAHCSMM has partnered with Envision, Inc. for a DVD Series which applies best practices and guidance established by IAHCSMM, AAMI, OSHA, CDC, FDA, AORN, CMS and other leading healthcare organizations. Packed with hands-on tips, practical examples and helpful insights, each program in this 17-part series provides visual demonstrations by real SP and OR professionals.