Sterilization and Decontamination (CSSD) Conference: IAHCSMM Regional Meeting

Sterilization and Decontamination Conference

Led by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM)–Florida chapter, this three-day scientific meeting on management of sterilization and decontamination departments will feature techniques and
methods to improve services and performance of CSSD professionals, and will feature regional experts to discuss operational practices to achieve excellence in CSSD.

Benefits of attending:

  • Appraise new architectural designs of CSSD to decrease risk of contamination, increase efficiency and reduce cost of handling
  • Review international accreditation requirements to keep CS departments functioning at peak performance
  • Identify sources of sterilization failures and develop risk management to control errors
  • Review basics on microbial destruction, sterility sampling, sterility assurance, and sterilization cycle development to improve infection control
  • Identify challenges in setting up new CSSD

Key topics:

  • Guidelines for disinfection and sterilisation of instruments in healthcare facilities
  • Cleaning standards, sterilisation practices and infection control      
  • Logistics of processed items in hospitals    
  • Updates in the CSSD workflow  

Who should attend:

  • Laboratory professionals
  • Biomedical engineers
  • Clinical professionals