Plan Now for National Healthcare Central Service & Sterile Processing Week

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

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