Immediate - Use Steam Sterilization Program

An interactive course that provides staff with the initial base knowledge of “the how” and “the why” for re-processing instruments.

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$ 79 per individual license

Class Use: This course is for surgical technologist, nurses and Sterile processing technicians who prepare instruments at the point of use and for transportation.

Time and Delivery: Start Immediately

Estimated Completion Time: One Hour

Qualifications: • Operative Services that would like to prepare staff for an audit and provide education competencies.
• New employees
• Existing staff to develop uniform processing skills

Other Requirements: All documentation and testing provided in course. Certificate of Completion Provided


The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) is the premier association representing healthcare Central Service (CS) professionals worldwide. Because CS professionals are responsible for cleaning, decontaminating, sterilizing, and distributing medical and surgical instrumentation, they are among the most vital contributors to the delivery of safe, high-quality patient care. For more than 50 years, IAHCSMM has been providing these professionals with the broadest range of certification and continuing education offerings available, along with the unsurpassed support that only a full-service membership organization can bring.

This commitment to advancing CS knowledge, skill sets and professionalism is why over 26,000 members and certificants rely on IAHCSMM to keep them sharp, focused and abreast of the very latest standards, best practices and technological advancements impacting the CS profession.


Creates a strong base of knowledge for those who need to know the correct methods of processing instruments in a decontamination area specific for “turn over”.
Results in cost savings for your department by:
Staff learn the proper care of equipment and instruments
Reduces expenses related to instrument replacement/repair
Reduces exposure to infections by demonstrating the proper methods of processing at each point of sterilization.
Establishes standard of care for staff, co-workers, patients and community. Each module of the Flash Program stresses the prevention of cross contamination and protecting the community as a whole.
Creates a knowledge base of uniform care.
Reduces risk exposures
Documents the increased knowledge base of Operating Room staff by providing a spread sheet of all participation and activity
Each staff member participating will receive a certificate of completion


Instrument sterilization practices beginning at the point of use:

Point of Use Decontamination
Transporting dirty instruments to decontamination area
Decontamination process in manual wash sink and in mechanical washer
Inspection of instruments
Correct placement in mesh tray for single wrapped tray, closed metal container and FlashPak
Operating sterilizer for gravity and prevac cycles
Testing sterilizer for operation testing of each sterilization cycle
Transportation and delivery of sterile instruments to sterile field
Documentation of each sterilization cycle and load to include patient tracking

How It Works:

This program was created in response to the lack of time the OR management have to train and lack of time to schedule in-service training for OR staff. Participants will spend 90 minutes on the Flash Program which will include the following components:

This course consists of
timed videos
2 written lectures - You can download
2 online multiple choices exams

A Competency training report issued to management with a participating grade.
Class participants will receive their own username and password

Registered participants will have access to all video demonstrations and video classroom lectures, workbook lectures, testing modules and certificates of completion.
The On-line Program will take each participant step by step through the sterilization processes: from the point of use to when the instrument is delivered back to the OR suite.

Participants will:

Watch the training video demonstrations – (THE HOW TO)
Perform a post – demonstration to the facilitator
View, read and study the workbook lecture segment
Test ( passing grade set at 70 or higher)
Evaluation of Training Outcomes:

Management will be able to review participants’ progress and grade using a password with a Competency Tracking Report. Documentation is critical for the tracking of training accomplishments.
Site facilitators and the Advantage educator will receive emailed results of each participant’s progress and score. The results will then be entered into the participants’ competency tracking document or education file.
Facilitators can sign – off on modules that have been completed to insure the professional has acquired the appropriate mastery level. This will also note re-training needs for staff and process evaluations.
Your managers will have documented participant competencies, and annual review competencies in place.