Education, Collaboration, and Relationships @ IAHCSMM 2019

Feel the Energy!

The approach of the IAHCSMM Annual Conference is always an exciting time of year. You might remember your first time attending, see photos of your colleagues on the conference website, or be making the last few arrangements to allow you to be away from the department for a few days. There’s a special energy generated when passionate people work together on improving practices and advancing their profession—through education, collaboration, and relationships.

Education is central to the mission of IAHCSMM, so in that spirit, we are offering two courses with CE credits available throughout exhibit hours. Plan to visit the Case Medical booth #435 to take part in these two engaging programs, each providing 0.5 CEU.

  • $100,000 SPD Pyramid - Join us for this high-energy game format that will test your knowledge of basic SPD concepts, equipment, standards, job performance expectations, and common problems that arise during an average day in the SPD. The experience will help prepare you to think quickly--and not panic!--when you are asked questions during the next regulatory survey in your facility.
  • Best Practices for Processing Endoscopes - It's been several years since awareness of Endoscope Reprocessing concerns broke through to mainstream news and public awareness. And there is more to learn and progress yet to be made. Join us to review basic terms and definitions for endoscope reprocessing, understand the underlying issues and challenges, learn best practices, and identify key considerations for Risk Assessment and Quality Assurance.

Beyond the education, there is tremendous value is connecting with others in the industry. From the pre-conference workshops to social events to the exhibit floor, you have the chance to engage in conversations, strike up a new friendship, and search for creative solutions to make your facility a better place to work and a safer place for patients who need medical care or surgery. That’s the real benefit of taking time from your usual responsibilities. And keep up the energy year-round by participating in your local IAHCSMM chapter, engaging in online learning, or starting a networking group.