The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) reminds those in the infection prevention profession that October 9-15, 2011, hospitals will be celebrating National Healthcare Central Service & Sterile Processing Week. Its a great opportunity to recognize the committed specialists that fill CS departments and make a difference in patient care throughout the United States.
IAHCSMM offers a few suggestions to say "thanks" to the professionals in your institution's CS/SPD department:
- Catered breakfast or lunch
- Potluck dinners
- Department tours
- Ice cream social
- Displays - bulletin boards with staff pictures and employment history
- Department "night out"
- Coffee and doughnuts
- Personal notes/cards to employees in department
- Department field trip
- Certificates, plaques, trophies
For more information, visit www.iahcsmm.org