MONDAY 3:15-4:15 PM • 1 CE CREDIT
Upgrading Central Sterile Service Standards – Five Essential Requirements
Barry R. Highsted, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRCST
This session will give an overview of strategies to upgrade and maintain central sterile processing standards. It will include:
- Methods to ensure CS staff engagement.
- How to develop methods to improve communication with end users.
- Describe how to improve and sustain CS quality.
- How to develop a work plan to improve daily department management.
Barry has over 30 years of experience in perioperative clinical nursing and nursing leadership. Barry’s career began in the UK and he served as a clinical nurse manager at The Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, and, at the Islington Health Authority in London, Barry served as the Theatre Manager and acting General Manager of Patient Services.
Since leaving the UK, Barry has worked in the United States health system for over 25 years. Most recently, he has held the position of Director, Perioperative Nursing (Consultant) for Surgical Directions where he served as a Sterile Processing subject matter expert. He has also held the positions of Director of Maternal-Child Health and Perioperative Services, Administrative Director of Surgical Services, and as Service Line Administrator (AVP) of Surgical Services. Barry has been involved with the management of Sterile Processing his entire career.
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