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Jack Ninemeier, PhD, Editor
Appropriate training for new Central Sterile Supply Department professionals is a must for ensuring that technicians have the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage their daily responsibilities. It’s also important that CSSD managers, supervisors and trainers recognize the critical role that a well-planned and –implemented orientation program plays in employee preparedness, professional development and staff retention.
The new Central Sterile Supply Department Orientation Guide was written to help managers and supervisors take the guesswork out of the process and develop an effective orientation program that resonates with staff, helps prepare employees for their new role in the CSSD, and puts new technicians on the path to lasting success. Now in its third edition, the Orientation Guide is content-rich, offering effective and informative material in a reader-friendly format that allows busy manager to make the most effective use of their time.
The Orientation Guide features a wealth of information for those planning new employee orientation programs – content that managers may easily cross-reference with the IAHCSMM’s new Central Service Leadership Manual for additional support. The Orientation Guide also features a new section that addresses employment laws that impact the employer and employee after employee hire, during the orientation process, and onward throughout the employee’s tenure within the facility. Finally, the Guide provides an extensive listing of specific CSSD-related policy topics; examples of several CSSD policies have also been added to the policy development section.
In addition to serving as an effective orientation resource, the Guide may also serve other valuable purposes, including:
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