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True Grit, True

At Censis, we embrace the team experience by understanding that through nurturing the individual you provide for the community. This is why we’ve launched the Censis Continuing Education Series, True Grit, True You.

Powered by Beyond Clean, you’ll hear from healthcare professionals, surgical tracking experts, and other diverse industry experts to keep you current on what’s trending, as well as keep you in compliance with your yearly recertification credits.

Beginning with you, we can continue to learn, grow, and rise to meet the changing tides. True grit, true you, true we.

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For the next four months, join us in creating a community dedicated to celebrating the spirit of True Grit.

What will you find on the Censis True Grit App?

  • On-demand CE-accredited content
  • Industry-leading discussion boards facilitated by certified healthcare professionals
  • Opportunities to connect with other sterile processing professionals
  • Educational content to inspire you and your department

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Decemeber Presentations

Thursday, December 3rd |

2:00 PM EST

Adjacency and the Future of Sterile Processing

Presenter: Peter Nichol, MD, PhD

Tune in and learn about the roadmap for changing our industry and preparing for the opportunities that lie ahead from one of the leading disruptors in healthcare. Whether you are a frontline technician, department leader, or industry advocate, this discussion will give you key insights into what is really right & wrong with our industry -- along with encouragement for how to improve today, tomorrow, and beyond.

Objectives:

  1. Define the three major areas within a healthcare facility that are losing money.
  2. Apply fundamental rates of human error to healthcare tasks based on the level of complexity.   
  3. Identify the one task performed by Sterile Processing Technicians that has the greatest risk of variability and error.

Credits: 1 CE

Accredited for IAHCSMM, CBSPD, CNOR, CSSM, and CNS-CP

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This program is approved for 1 contact hour by CCI, 2170 South Parker Road, Suite 120, Denver, Colorado 80231. Provider approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider #CEP 15613. Activities approved by CCI are recognized as continuing education for registered nurses.

Thursday, November 5th |

9:00 AM EST

Education is Changing: The Need for Lifelong Learning

Presenter: Jim Stobinski, Ph.D. RN CNOR CSSM (E)

A renewed emphasis on skills and competency assessment has forced a reassessment of education and training efforts in health professions. Regulatory bodies, accreditation agencies and certification boards are among the stakeholders affected by these changes and each has influence in this milieu. The need for lifelong learning among healthcare workers will be examined from a perspective of continuous professional development over the span of a career. This presentation will utilize examples from the fields of sterile processing and perioperative nursing to illustrate the practical implications of this evolution.

Objectives:

1. Describe the current state of workplace training.
2. Delineate one-factor affecting healthcare education.
3. Define the role of regulatory bodies in the education and training of healthcare workers.
4. Detail the influence of credentialing bodies on continuous professional development.

Credits: 1 CE

Accredited for IAHCSMM, CBSPD, CNOR, CSSM, and CNS-CP

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This program is approved for 1 contact hour by CCI, 2170 South Parker Road, Suite 120, Denver, Colorado 80231. Provider approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider #CEP 15613. Activities approved by CCI are recognized as continuing education for registered nurses.

Thursday, November 19th |

9:00 AM EST

Practiced Leadership: Concepts Translated into Practical Applications

Presenter: Lieutenant General Keith M. Huber

The most successful leaders optimize performance by establishing trust and motivating employees to contribute their best. In this unparalleled time of disruption, building resilient teams is crucial. What key skills do effective leaders need to understand and model to maximize the performance of employees, deliver on organizational goals and strategies, and improve bottom-line results?

Objectives:
1. Understanding effective leadership
2. Heightening self-awareness of role within the team
3. Applying leadership attributes to improve team performance

Credits: 1 CE

Accredited for IAHCSMM, CBSPD, CNOR, CSSM, and CNS-CP

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This program is approved for 1 contact hour by CCI, 2170 South Parker Road, Suite 120, Denver, Colorado 80231. Provider approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider #CEP 15613. Activities approved by CCI are recognized as continuing education for registered nurses.

Thursday, October 8th |

9:00 AM EST

The Importance of Effective Interdepartmental Relationships: SPD & OR

Presenter: J. Vincent Sanchez, CRCST

In the healthcare setting, working in siloed departments can be risky which is why it's so important to foster and maintain an effective and communicative relationship between the OR and Sterile Processing teams. This presentation will give you ideas on how to facilitate that relationship. Whether you have a great working relationship between these departments or have room for improvement, this is one conversation you won't want to miss.

Credits: 1 CE

Accredited for IAHCSMM, CBSPD, CNOR, CSSM, and CNS-CP

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This program is approved for 1 contact hour by CCI, 2170 South Parker Road, Suite 120, Denver, Colorado 80231. Provider approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider #CEP 15613. Activities approved by CCI are recognized as continuing education for registered nurses.

Thursday, October 22nd |

12:00 PM EST

Tracking Medical Devices Using The Unique Device Identifier(UDI)

Presenter: Jean Sargent, CMRP, FAHRMM, FCS

Why was UDI developed? What is its purpose and how does it integrate with the 21st Century CARES Act (previously known as Meaningful Use)? There are multiple government agencies driving compliance of the Unique Device Identifier and this presentation will bring you up to date on the current requirements.

Credits: 1 CE

Accredited for IAHCSMM, CBSPD, CNOR, CSSM, and CNS-CP

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This program is approved for 1 contact hour by CCI, 2170 South Parker Road, Suite 120, Denver, Colorado 80231. Provider approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider #CEP 15613. Activities approved by CCI are recognized as continuing education for registered nurses.

Thursday, September 10th |

2:00 PM EST

Quality and Compliance when Processing High-Level Disinfected Items

Presenter: Kelly Swails, MA, CRCST, CHL, CIS, CER, ST

High-level disinfecting (HLD) has many required steps and documenting these steps is an important and safe part of reprocessing. If you're not using proper documentation, how do you know those steps were completed? Proper documentation, quality audits, and analytics can ensure you are AAMI, AORN, SGNA, and TJC compliant and this presentation will explore ways in which this can be done in your department.

Credits: 1 CE

Accredited for IAHCSMM, CBSPD, CNOR, CSSM, and CNS-CP

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This program is approved for 1 contact hour by CCI, 2170 South Parker Road, Suite 120, Denver, Colorado 80231. Provider approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider #CEP 15613. Activities approved by CCI are recognized as continuing education for registered nurses.

Thursday, September 24th |

12:00 PM EST

Lean and Perioperative Services: The Perfect Patient Safety Partners

Presenter: Rachel Mandel, MD MHA and Robert Klym

These unique times require a focused, reliable, and proven approach to process improvement and patient safety. Lean is an evidence-based methodology that utilizes straightforward tools and principles that consistently result in improved quality, increased staff, and surgeon satisfaction as well as expense reduction. The creation of a continuous improvement culture with Lean will drive your Perioperative Services to a level of performance that can surpass your pre-pandemic state and support your journey to high reliability. No matter how challenging the COVID environment may be, you can survive and thrive with Lean.

Credits: 1.5 CE

Accredited for IAHCSMM, CBSPD, CNOR, CSSM, and CNS-CP

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This program is pending approval for 1 contact hour by CCI, 2170 South Parker Road, Suite 120, Denver, Colorado 80231. Provider approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider #CEP 15613. Activities approved by CCI are recognized as continuing education for registered nurses.

Thursday, August 27th |

1:00 PM EST

Leadership and Conflict Management: Dealing with Difficult People During Difficult Times

Presenter: Derek Murray, MSL

Dealing with conflict in the workplace can be a challenge to navigate for any leader.  This can be exacerbated during times of crisis, such as the worldwide pandemic, by which we all have been affected.  In this session, we will give leaders some strategies and solutions on how to navigate through conflict and crisis, as well as seeing conflict and crisis from a different perspective. Derek Murray, Masters in Leadership, guides us through this necessary conversation.

Credits: 1.5 CE

Accredited for IAHCSMM, CBSPD, CNOR, CSSM, and CNS-CP

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This program is approved for 1 contact hour by CCI, 2170 South Parker Road, Suite 120, Denver, Colorado 80231. Provider approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider #CEP 15613. Activities approved by CCI are recognized as continuing education for registered nurses.

Thursday, August 13th |

12 PM EST

Dirty Data: How to Clean and Optimize Your Department Data

Presenters: Amy Wooldridge, Sr. Business Analyst and Madeline Wooldridge, Business Analyst

Credits: 1 CE

Data is difficult - especially when you work in an environment where it's being collected with every move a person or instrument makes. So how do you keep track of all this data while keeping it 'clean'?  Because dirty data can do more harm to a department than good. Join Amy and Madeline as they explore and explain how “dirty data” impedes the efficiency of your team in the perioperative loop and the steps you can take to optimize your department data.

Accredited for IAHCSMM, CBSPD, CNOR, CSSM, and CNS-CP

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This program is approved for 1 contact hour by CCI, 2170 South Parker Road, Suite 120, Denver, Colorado 80231. Provider approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider #CEP 15613. Activities approved by CCI are recognized as continuing education for registered nurses.

Thursday, July 16th |

12 PM EST

How to Remain AAMI Compliant and Joint Commission Ready with an Electronic Tracking System

Presenters: Jacob Long, CCSVP and Jeff Rockett, CSSM, CNOR

Credits: 1.5 CE

To familiarize the audience with how tray tracking and analytics provide sterilization record documentation, auditing capabilities, and real-time reporting to ensure proper sterilization record keeping and ensure AAMI ST79 & ST90 compliance.

Accredited for IAHCSMM, CBSPD, CNOR, CSSM, and CNS-CP

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This program is approved for 1 contact hour by CCI, 2170 South Parker Road, Suite 120, Denver, Colorado 80231. Provider approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider #CEP 15613. Activities approved by CCI are recognized as continuing education for registered nurses.

Thursday, July 30th |

1:30 PM EST

Loaner Management: Getting the Most out of Loaner Management

Presenters: Susie Martin and Jason Blake

Learn how to assess and evaluate loaner management systems in order to maintain a healthy loaner environment.  Walking through the major stages of a loaner management system, attendees will walk away with the tools to successfully understand what a loaner management system is, it’s importance in a healthcare setting, and how to identify a system that best fits your needs.

Credits: 1 CE

Accredited for IAHCSMM, CBSPD, CNOR, CSSM, and CNS-CP

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This program is approved for 1 contact hour by CCI, 2170 South Parker Road, Suite 120, Denver, Colorado 80231. Provider approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider #CEP 15613. Activities approved by CCI are recognized as continuing education for registered nurses.

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The Six Core Values of True Grit

True grit starts with you. Igniting from small moments of struggle or setback, from case scheduling to managing inventory, your resilience and perseverance to get the job done, and get it done right, instinctively guide you to the next challenge to overcome.

Through grit, comes passion, courage, perseverance, resilience, conscientiousness, and leadership. All values you choose to learn, challenge and exemplify every day. But this self-development doesn’t grow in isolation, it grows through your surroundings, relationships, and embracement of the team experience.

Through you, come we.

Passion

What gets you out of bed and moving in the morning? Without heart, we’d be moving through life without meaning or purpose.  Your passion is what keeps you coming back, connecting with others, and doing the work that needs to be done.

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow."
― Anthony J. D'Angelo

Courage

Courage comes from the heart, it’s the fire within you that paves the way for something new. Going up against the “We’ve always done it this way” or “That’s just the way it is” beliefs and trying new processes to see change.  Courage is taking the chance on yourself and your team, not knowing what the outcomes will be, but believing that with courage can come great change.

Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” ― Brené Brown

Perseverance

Burn out. Fatigue. Failure. We may experience these throughout our life and that is natural, especially for healthcare professionals putting their lives on the line every day. But, perseverance isn’t about staying down, it’s the rise after the fall.  Through positive self-talk, a supportive network of friends and family, and identifying personal boundaries - you can rise to any event that comes your way.
"Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Leadership

Leadership is learned over time. Through consistent practice and experience, the example you set can instill trust in those you support and serve. Leadership isn’t glamorous, and it’s not easy. If anything, being a leader means being part of a community, a team, and nurturing the growth of those individuals to see better outcomes for all.

"The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails." -John Maxwell

Resilience

Failure is a fact. We’ll each experience falling and failing, and how you bounce back and react is what trains yourself, your team, and your hospital to continue on and recover faster than before. Whether you’re learning new software, teaching a new process, or donning PPE to take on the unknown – understanding the importance of a resilient mindset will keep you ready and prepared to provide support and service when life happens.

I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” - Maya Angelou

We

It starts with you and ends with us. In order for better days and improved patient care, we have to understand each other and work together in ways that increase accountability, productivity, and safety.  When you take time with your team to understand their needs and values and share your needs and values with them, a collective experience creates an environment where new processes can be upheld, ideas shared, and voices heard. True grit, true you, true we.

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else." – Booker T. Washington

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