32. Five States Now Require Certification For Sterile Processing Techs, What's Next? Interview With Tony Monaco artwork
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32. Five States Now Require Certification For Sterile Processing Techs, What's Next? Interview With Tony Monaco

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  • 24:50
  • December 3rd 2020

Pennsylvania has just made news with the passing of a law that will require sterile processing techs to have certification. This is great news of course! But where do we go from here? It has been twenty years since New Jersey became the first state to pass a similar law/regulation. How do we continue to elevate the level of education in the industry? In this interview, we speak with Tony Monaco, one of the leaders that led the charge for certification in New Jersey and learn from his insights on how we can move forward.

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Kevin Anderson
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Kevin Anderson is a Clinical Education Coordinator for Healthmark Industries. He is a registered nurse (BSN) with multiple certifications including CNOR, CSSM, CRCST, CHL, CIS and CER.

Before joining Healthmark Industries, Kevin worked for 18 years in the acute care setting serving in various clinical and leadership capacities including clinical coordinator of general surgery, operating room manager and manager of sterile processing and endoscopy services. His sterile processing team was recognized with IAHCSMM’s Confidence Builder Award for their outstanding quality improvement in 2018.