101. State Mandated Certification in Sterile Processing: A 20 Year Anniversary artwork
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101. State Mandated Certification in Sterile Processing: A 20 Year Anniversary

  • E101
  • 34:07
  • November 23rd 2023

It’s been 20 years since New Jersey and later New York were able to have legislation passed for mandatory certification in Sterile Processing. In those 20 years, only 3 other states have been successful at getting this type of legislation on the books. Why are so many others failing, where NJ & NY have succeeded? Is there hope for the future? In this episode, our guest host, Stephen Kovach poses these questions and more to Nancy Chobin, Tony Monaco, and Don Gordon, just some of the influential parties responsible for making mandatory certification possible in NJ & NY.

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Kevin Anderson
Clinical Education Specialist - Healthmark Industries

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.