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Sep
14

Event Begins: Wed, Sep 14, 2022 | 9:00 AM

This webinar provides an update on the current status of the Monkeypox outbreak. Dr. Rodney Rohde will identify and list the ongoing challenges surrounding detection, surveillance, prevention, and treatment. Furthermore, Dr. Rohde covers the nature of monkeypox contamination of surfaces from an environmental services perspective.

Product Code: 324WB0922

Aug
31

Event Begins: Wed, Aug 31, 2022 | 8:00 AM

Using the train-the-trainer model, the Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) designation sets national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care. The CHEST curriculum is based on seven content domains that were identified as part of a robust and comprehensive national job and task analysis of health care environmental services frontline staff. Registration closes August 17, 2022, at 11:59 pm CT

Aug
17

Event Begins: Wed, Aug 17, 2022 | 12:00 AM

Memorial Health was a recipient of the Environmental Services Department of the Year award in 2018. Memorial Hospital emphasizes the intersection of training and retention, as they operate in tandem to build consistency and success throughout the health system.

Aug
15

Event Begins: Mon, Aug 15, 2022 | 8:00 AM

Learn how to use Lean to eliminate waste in Environmental Services processes, and to drive continuous quality improvement and employee job satisfaction.

Aug
9

Event Begins: Tue, Aug 09, 2022 | 8:30 AM

The Certificate in Non-acute Care Cleaning offers front-line cleaning and disinfection workers/technicians a thorough educational opportunity on cleaning in the healthcare environment outside of acute care settings. The registration closes July 19, 2022.

Jul
25

Event Begins: Mon, Jul 25, 2022 | 8:30 AM

Virtual Event

A Seat at the Table is a leadership development experience made specifically for EVS leaders in healthcare. It will empower you to take “a seat at the table” with other leaders by demonstrating your value to your partners, stakeholders, and other leaders. Registration closes August 1, 2022, at 11:59 pm CT.

Jul
13

Event Begins: Wed, Jul 13, 2022 | 9:00 AM

Please join us for an engaging and highly practical session with global Future of Work speaker, Kim Seeling Smith where she will share her proprietary model, based on over 5,000 exit interviews to help us understand what our employees really need to be motivated to stay and to do great work.

Jul
13

Event Begins: Wed, Jul 13, 2022 | 8:30 AM

Join other future CHESPs in this facilitated full-day course featuring extended math review and additional time for Q&A. Together, explore CHESPs seven core domains, and pinpoint areas of focus.

Jun
28

Event Begins: Tue, Jun 28, 2022 | 8:00 AM

In-Person Event

The CSCT program uses a train-the-train model to prepare trainers to conduct certification training for surgical cleaning technicians, ensuring they are knowledgeable, skilled and fully prepared for their role in the operating room. Registration for this program closes June 14, 2022.

Jun
22

Event Begins: Wed, Jun 22, 2022 | 9:00 PM

Webinar

In this series, we will highlight facilities that have won the Environmental Services Department of the Year award in recent years. As standouts in the EVS field, these thought leaders will discuss operational strategies and actions that have led to success within their respective facilities. The first facility featured is Northside Hospital.

Jun
21

Event Begins: Tue, Jun 21, 2022 | 10:16 AM

The course runs from Monday, June 6 - Sunday, August 14. The deadline to register for this course is Tuesday, June 21.

This ten-week course explores the range of foundational management practices in environmental services. The program is packed with essential content, covering topics such as environmental disinfection, infection control and prevention, staffing requirements and methodology, productivity indicators, effective communication and reporting, customer service excellence, and process improvement.

Jun
15

Event Begins: Wed, Jun 15, 2022 | 10:00 AM

Webinar

In this webinar, Cara Simaga will explain what waste segregation is. She will also review proper disposal techniques and discuss which containers are designated for certain types of waste.

Product Code: 324WBSP0622

Registration Information

This is a pre-recorded, on-demand webinar available at your convenience. On the webinar release date, you will receive an email with a link to the webinar. This webinar will remain available on-demand following the initial release date.


Speakers:

Jun
7

Event Begins: Tue, Jun 07, 2022 | 8:00 AM

Virtual Event

Using the train-the-trainer model, the Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) designation sets national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care. The CHEST curriculum is based on seven content domains that were identified as part of a robust and comprehensive national job and task analysis of health care environmental services frontline staff. A substantial amount of content will be covered; we expect that each day of the workshop will take a full 8 hours.

Jun
6

Event Begins: Mon, Jun 06, 2022 | 8:30 AM

Virtual Event

This ten-week course explores the range of foundational management practices in environmental services. The program is packed with essential content, covering topics such as environmental disinfection, infection control and prevention, staffing requirements and methodology, productivity indicators, effective communication and reporting, customer service excellence, and process improvement. Registration Deadline is Tuesday, June 21.

May
18

Event Begins: Wed, May 18, 2022 | 10:00 AM

Webinar

This is your opportunity to follow the journey of how Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health merged into CommonSpirit Health and formed the largest healthcare self operative Environmental Services Department in the Nation. CommonSpirit Health leveraged the expertise of Environmental Services professionals along with the knowledge of Clinical, Scientific, and Analytical partners to create a world-class program that could be duplicated and franchised across its nationwide hospital and healthcare system.  

Product Code: 324WB0422


Speakers:

May
9

Event Begins: Mon, May 09, 2022 | 8:30 AM

This course is closed and is no longer accepting registrations.

Apr
19

Event Begins: Tue, Apr 19, 2022 | 8:00 AM

The Certificate of Mastery in Infection Prevention for Environmental Services Professionals (CMIP) program cultivates and validates the knowledge required to coordinate and align efforts across the care team to implement infection prevention strategies and improve outcomes.

Please note that the CMIP program consists of 3 phases. 

Apr
12

Event Begins: Tue, Apr 12, 2022 | 8:30 AM

The Certificate in Non-acute Care Cleaning offers front-line cleaning and disinfection workers/technicians a thorough educational opportunity on cleaning in the healthcare environment outside of acute care settings.

Mar
22

Event Begins: Tue, Mar 22, 2022 | 8:30 AM

Using the train-the-trainer model, the Certified Surgical Cleaning Technician (CSCT) program prepares trainers to conduct certification training for surgical cleaning technicians, ensuring they are knowledgeable, skilled and fully prepared for their role in the operating room. Note that designated trainers are not tested; only technicians, leads or supervisors who go through the training provided by those who complete this program will take the certification exam.

Mar
1

Event Begins: Tue, Mar 01, 2022 | 8:30 AM

Using the train-the-trainer model, the Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) designation sets national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care. The CHEST curriculum is based on seven content domains that were identified as part of a robust and comprehensive national job and task analysis of health care environmental services frontline staff. A substantial amount of content will be covered; we expect that each day of the workshop will take a full 8 hours.

Feb
28

Event Begins: Mon, Feb 28, 2022 | 8:00 AM

Webinar

Having a strong team is the key to success in Environmental Services. As employee turnover continues to reach new highs, how can you make sure your staff is motivated, thorough, and content? In this session, you’ll learn major strategies to engage and support your staff that will help you create your own action plan to foster a successful team. We will discuss employee empowerment, effective training, standardization, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), incentives, both personal and professional support, and more.

Product Code: 324WB0222

Sponsored by PDI

Feb
17

Event Begins: Thu, Feb 17, 2022 | 8:30 AM

CHESP is a premier credential based on a sound assessment that provides distinction among healthcare environmental services professionals who demonstrate knowledge in the areas of regulatory compliance, design and construction, environmental sanitation operations, waste management operations, textile management operations, finance, and administration.

Dec
14

Event Begins: Tue, Dec 14, 2021 | 8:30 AM

The Certificate in Non-acute Care Cleaning offers front-line cleaning and disinfection workers/technicians a thorough educational opportunity on cleaning in the healthcare environment outside of acute care settings. This includes areas such as outpatient, long-term care and behavioral health facilities, and other situations, such as construction cleaning. 

Participants will get a solid foundation in infection prevention and control, including proper cleaning procedures and proper selection and use of cleaning and disinfecting agents. The full list of topics includes:

Dec
7

Event Begins: Tue, Dec 07, 2021 | 8:30 AM

Using the train-the-trainer model, the Certified Surgical Cleaning Technician (CSCT) program prepares trainers to conduct certification training for surgical cleaning technicians, ensuring they are knowledgeable, skilled and fully prepared for their role in the operating room.

Note that designated trainers are not tested; only technicians, leads or supervisors who go through the training provided by those who complete this program will take the certification exam. 

Nov
16

Event Begins: Tue, Nov 16, 2021 | 8:30 AM

 

Using the train-the-trainer model, the Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) designation sets national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care. The CHEST curriculum is based on seven content domains that were identified as part of a robust and comprehensive national job and task analysis of health care environmental services frontline staff. A substantial amount of content will be covered; we expect that each day of the workshop will take a full 8 hours.

Nov
15

Event Begins: Mon, Nov 15, 2021 | 8:30 AM

Virtual Event

Emerging infectious diseases, contag

Oct
12

Event Begins: Tue, Oct 12, 2021 | 8:30 AM

Using the train-the-trainer model, the Certified Surgical Cleaning Technician (CSCT) program prepares trainers to conduct certification training for surgical cleaning technicians, ensuring they are knowledgeable, skilled and fully prepared for their role in the operating room. Note that designated trainers are not tested; only technicians, leads or supervisors who go through the training provided by those who complete this program will take the certification exam.

Sep
29

Event Begins: Wed, Sep 29, 2021 | 12:00 PM

Webinar

In our rapidly-changing reality, we need strong leaders to keep our organizations running. With the challenges of COVID-19, colleagues experiencing burnout, and new technologies and processes to adapt to, how can you step up to this challenge to lead your team toward success?

Sep
15

Event Begins: Wed, Sep 15, 2021 | 12:00 PM

Infection Prevention and Environmental Services Cross Departmental Training Initiative (CDTI) is a collaborative built on four innovative measures and processes. The CDTI is designed to reinforce the facilities adoption in maintaining a patient center care environment while improving facility well-being, metrics, and front line team member development. This webinar will explore how Cohen Children’s Medical Health Center, Northwell Health’s EVS and IP departments successfully utilized CDTI to build a lasting partnership and the lessons they learned along the way.

Sep
14

Event Begins: Tue, Sep 14, 2021 | 8:30 AM

Using the train-the-trainer model, the Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) designation sets national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care. The CHEST curriculum is based on seven content domains that were identified as part of a robust and comprehensive national job and task analysis of health care environmental services frontline staff. A substantial amount of content will be covered; we expect that each day of the workshop will take a full 8 hours.

Aug
25

Event Begins: Wed, Aug 25, 2021 | 12:00 PM

The COVID-19 vaccines have prompted conversation about safety and effectiveness among health care workers around the world. In addition, families and friends of health care workers have relied upon them to share information and insight into vaccination decision-making. To meet this trust the public has placed in us, it is important that we stop and consider personal perspectives and biases that influence our actions and conversations.

Aug
3

Event Begins: Tue, Aug 03, 2021 | 8:30 AM

This event is sold out
Using the train-the-trainer model, the Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) designation sets national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care. The CHEST curriculum is based on seven content domains that were identified as part of a robust and comprehensive national job and task analysis of health care environmental services frontline staff. A substantial amount of content will be covered; we expect that each day of the workshop will take a full 8 hours.

Jul
27

Event Begins: Tue, Jul 27, 2021 | 8:30 AM

Registration closes July 7th at 11:59pm Central.

The Certificate in Non-acute Care Cleaning offers front-line cleaning and disinfection workers/technicians a thorough educational opportunity on cleaning in the healthcare environment outside of acute care settings. This includes areas such as outpatient, long-term care and behavioral health facilities, and other situations, such as construction cleaning. 

Jul
14

Event Begins: Wed, Jul 14, 2021 | 12:00 PM

Join Spartan Chemical’s team of experts as they debunk common myths related to infection control through environmental services. Topics include:

Jul
13

Event Begins: Tue, Jul 13, 2021 | 8:30 AM

Using the train-the-trainer model, the Certified Surgical Cleaning Technician (CSCT) program prepares trainers to conduct certification training for surgical cleaning technicians, ensuring they are knowledgeable, skilled and fully prepared for their role in the operating room.

Note that designated trainers are not tested; only technicians, leads or supervisors who go through the training provided by those who complete this program will take the certification exam. 

Jul
1

Event Begins: Thu, Jul 01, 2021 | 8:00 AM

Webinar

Even with light at the end of tunnel, this year has presented new and emerging challenges as we watch the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines and readjust to daily life. Gain meaningful insight on how your facility can use AHE Signature Programs to enhance patient experience, reduce infection rates, and achieve positive outcomes. 

Jun
23

Event Begins: Wed, Jun 23, 2021 | 12:00 PM

Sponsored Webinar Presented by R-Zero

The positions and comments made in this presentation do not reflect that of AHE, its current Practice Guidance and is does not imply endorsement of the product or its usage.

Avoiding routine and emergent healthcare concerns can be dangerous and life threatening. Regrettably, due to lack of confidence in disinfection protocols at ambulatory care centers, clinics, and other healthcare locations, many people have been doing exactly that.

Jun
21

Event Begins: Mon, Jun 21, 2021 | 8:00 AM

Live Virtual: 7/20-7/22 
Online: 6/19-8/08

The Certificate of Mastery in Infection Prevention (CMIP) is a robust certificate program which requires self-directed online pre-work and a live virtual training session, along with an optional post-session capstone project/assessment.

Registration closes 11:59pm central, June 18, 2021.

Jun
10

Event Begins: Thu, Jun 10, 2021 | 12:00 PM

During the COVID-19 pandemic leaders of organizations large and small, from the national to the local level, are confronted by a vast array of new and urgent questions.

Learning objectives include:

Jun
8

Event Begins: Tue, Jun 08, 2021 | 8:30 AM

Using the train-the-trainer model, the Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) designation sets national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care. The CHEST curriculum is based on seven content domains that were identified as part of a robust and comprehensive national job and task analysis of health care environmental services frontline staff. A substantial amount of content will be covered; we expect that each day of the workshop will take a full 8 hours.

Jun
7

Event Begins: Mon, Jun 07, 2021 | 12:00 AM

Summer Session

Delivering high-quality health care requires highly qualified people. This preparatory course is designed for professionals preparing for the comprehensive and challenging CHESP Certification Exam.

May
11

Event Begins: Tue, May 11, 2021 | 8:30 AM

Using the train-the-trainer model, the Certified Surgical Cleaning Technician (CSCT) program prepares trainers to conduct certification training for surgical cleaning technicians, ensuring they are knowledgeable, skilled and fully prepared for their role in the operating room.

Note that designated trainers are not tested; only technicians, leads or supervisors who go through the training provided by those who complete this program will take the certification exam. 

May
10

Event Begins: Mon, May 10, 2021 | 12:00 AM

This facilitated online course is for health care environmental services and textile care professionals. The course provides an introduction and overview of key linen management issues such as linen utilization, abuse and loss management, infection prevention in textiles (including a discussion focused on the science of antimicrobial textiles), effective laundry management options and operations, OSHA standards, and HLAC accreditation standards.

May
3

Event Begins: Mon, May 03, 2021 | 12:00 AM

Emerging infectious diseases, contagious viral strains, and antibiotic resistant ‘superbugs’ are major threats for health care institutions.

Apr
26

Event Begins: Mon, Apr 26, 2021 | 12:00 AM

The health care environment is rapidly changing, and health care facilities must adapt. To thrive in this ever-shifting work world, environmental services leaders must make employee engagement a priority.

Employee engagement equals the extent to which employees are emotionally connected and committed to their organization and their role, and their willingness to go the extra mile for their organization, department, or manager. Engaged employees are essential to an organization's long-term success. However, on average, only one in three employees is engaged.

Apr
21

Event Begins: Wed, Apr 21, 2021 | 12:00 PM

Webinar

12:00pm CST.

Apr
16

Event Begins: Fri, Apr 16, 2021 | 12:00 AM

Webinar

As the state of the pandemic continues to change, new terms and ideas are constantly being thrown at us. With news of variants, vaccines, and more coming every day, it can be overwhelming to think about, let alone process your role in, contributing to a safer next few months.

Apr
13

Event Begins: Tue, Apr 13, 2021 | 8:30 AM

Using the train-the-trainer model, the Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) designation sets national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care. The CHEST curriculum is based on seven content domains that were identified as part of a robust and comprehensive national job and task analysis of health care environmental services frontline staff. A substantial amount of content will be covered; we expect that each day of the workshop will take a full 8 hours.

Apr
12

Event Begins: Mon, Apr 12, 2021 | 12:00 AM

Spring Session

Delivering high-quality health care requires highly qualified people. This preparatory course is designed for professionals preparing for the comprehensive and challenging CHESP Certification Exam.

Mar
29

Event Begins: Mon, Mar 29, 2021 | 12:00 AM

Ever-increasing health care costs are a critical financial concern for health care facilities and the nation. How are today’s leading facilities managing costs effectively? What is their secret to success? Lean management techniques have proven to be a critical factor in the success of many organizations.

What can Lean do for you and your organization?

Mar
16

Event Begins: Tue, Mar 16, 2021 | 8:30 AM

Registration extended through March 4th at 11:59pm Central.

The Certificate in Non-acute Care Cleaning offers front-line cleaning and disinfection workers/technicians a thorough educational opportunity on cleaning in the healthcare environment outside of acute care settings. This includes areas such as outpatient, long-term care and behavioral health facilities, and other situations, such as construction cleaning. 

Mar
8

Event Begins: Mon, Mar 08, 2021 | 8:30 AM

Registration closes 11:59pm central, March 11, 2021.

Live Virtual: 4/06-4/08
Online: 3/8-5/19

The Certificate of Mastery in Infection Prevention (CMIP) is a robust certificate program which requires self-directed online pre-work and a live virtual training session, along with an optional post-session capstone project/assessment.

Mar
8

Event Begins: Mon, Mar 08, 2021 | 12:00 AM

Consider that patients may soon begin selecting hospitals based on HCAHPS scores. Are the HCAHPS scores for your facility above the 90th percentile? Are the scores of other, competing health care facilities above the 90th percentile? 

Mar
1

Event Begins: Mon, Mar 01, 2021 | 12:00 AM

Emerging infectious diseases, contagious viral strains, and antibiotic resistant ‘superbugs’ are major threats for health care institutions.

Feb
22

Event Begins: Mon, Feb 22, 2021 | 12:00 AM

To win in today’s challenging job market, you must distinguish yourself from the competition.  If you are a new manager or supervisor in environmental services, consider building your professional knowledge and developing critical skills through enrollment in the Foundations for Success in Environmental Services Management course. 

Feb
10

Event Begins: Wed, Feb 10, 2021 | 12:00 PM

Webinar

Author: Dr Dionne Dixon, SSBB, BCBA-c, CPHQ, Administrative Director, Clinical and Patient Care Operations and Logistics and Founder, DUTYLLC, Independent Living and Consulting Services


 

This educational webinar, presented by Dr. Dionne Dixon, SSBB, BCBA-c, CPHQ, discusses project management for Environmental Services leaders, including outlining the basics of project management; identifying some useful project management tools; and simulating project management scenarios in action.

Feb
8

Event Begins: Mon, Feb 08, 2021 | 12:00 AM

Winter Session

Delivering high-quality health care requires highly qualified people. This preparatory course is designed for professionals preparing for the comprehensive and challenging CHESP Certification Exam.

Jan
26

Event Begins: Tue, Jan 26, 2021 | 10:00 AM

Webinar

— An Open Forum and Q&A Event —
CDC | AHA | HRET | AHE

11:00 AM ET / 10:00 AM CT

Jan
14

Event Begins: Thu, Jan 14, 2021 | 12:00 AM

Webinar

PDI ON DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES


Author: Dr. Dionne Dixon, SSBB, BCBA-c, CPHQ, Administrative Director, Clinical and Patient Care Operations and Logistics and Founder, DUTYLLC, Independent Living and Consulting Services

Dec
10

Event Begins: Thu, Dec 10, 2020 | 3:00 PM

Webinar

Now Available On-Demand

Recorded Thursday, December 10 at 3 PM EST. 

Dec
8

Event Begins: Tue, Dec 08, 2020 | 8:30 AM

 

Using the train-the-trainer model, the Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) designation sets national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care. The CHEST curriculum is based on seven content domains that were identified as part of a robust and comprehensive national job and task analysis of health care environmental services frontline staff. A substantial amount of content will be covered; we expect that each day of the workshop will take a full 8 hours.

Dec
1

Event Begins: Tue, Dec 01, 2020 | 8:30 AM

In-Person Event

The Certified Surgical Cleaning Technician (CSCT) program prepares trainers to conduct certification training for surgical cleaning technicians, ensuring they are knowledgeable, skilled and fully prepared for their role in the operating room.

Note that designated trainers are not tested; only technicians, leads or supervisors who go through the training provided by those who complete this program will take the certification exam. 

Meals Served: Lunch will be served.

Dec
1

Event Begins: Tue, Dec 01, 2020 | 8:00 AM

Introductory pricing for 2020 is offered.  

Registration closes November 20th at 11:59pm Central.

The Certificate in Non-acute Care Cleaning offers front-line cleaning and disinfection workers/technicians a thorough educational opportunity on cleaning in the healthcare environment outside of acute care settings. This includes areas such as outpatient, long-term care and behavioral health facilities, and other situations, such as construction cleaning. 

Nov
17

Event Begins: Tue, Nov 17, 2020 | 8:30 AM

Using the train-the-trainer model, the Certified Surgical Cleaning Technician (CSCT) program prepares trainers to conduct certification training for surgical cleaning technicians, ensuring they are knowledgeable, skilled and fully prepared for their role in the operating room.

Note that designated trainers are not tested; only technicians, leads or supervisors who go through the training provided by those who complete this program will take the certification exam. 

Nov
10

Event Begins: Tue, Nov 10, 2020 | 8:30 AM

In-Person Event

Using the train-the-trainer model, the Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) designation sets national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care. The CHEST curriculum is based on seven content domains that were identified as part of a robust and comprehensive national job and task analysis of health care environmental services frontline staff. A substantial amount of content will be covered; we expect that each day of the workshop will take the full 8 hours.

Nov
5

Event Begins: Thu, Nov 05, 2020 | 3:00 PM

Webinar

Healthcare facilities have been dealing with an unprecedented number of challenges in recent months, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the importance of the patient experience and the need to address new concerns and expectations.

Join us for a 45-minute live webinar, “Putting the patient first – hygiene and healing go hand-in-hand” on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 10 AM EST.
 

Nov
5

Event Begins: Thu, Nov 05, 2020 | 10:00 AM

Healthcare facilities have been dealing with an unprecedented number of challenges in recent months, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the importance of the patient experience and the need to address new concerns and expectations.

Join us for a 45-minute live webinar, “Putting the patient first – hygiene and healing go hand-in-hand” on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 10 AM EST.
 

Nov
4

Event Begins: Wed, Nov 04, 2020 | 7:00 AM

Webinar

Cintas CHESP Leadership Webinar Series

During these times of unprecedented change, challenge, and uncertainty, it is easy to slip into a negative mindset and let fear, frustration, and anxiety take hold.  The secret to thriving in such difficult times is choosing to be Relentlessly Positive.  Relentless positivity is not about putting a false smile on your face or being cheerful on the outside while struggling on the inside.  Relentless Positivity is about genuine attitude adjustment in the face of difficulty. 

Oct
28

Event Begins: Wed, Oct 28, 2020 | 7:00 AM

Webinar

Cintas CHESP Leadership Webinar Series

During these times of unprecedented change, challenge, and uncertainty, it is easy to slip into a negative mindset and let fear, frustration, and anxiety take hold.  The secret to thriving in such difficult times is choosing to be Relentlessly Positive.  Relentless positivity is not about putting a false smile on your face or being cheerful on the outside while struggling on the inside.  Relentless Positivity is about genuine attitude adjustment in the face of difficulty. 

Oct
19

Event Begins: Mon, Oct 19, 2020 | 8:30 PM

Online course: September 21 - November 30

The Certificate of Mastery in Infection Prevention (CMIP) is a robust certificate program which requires online pre-work and an in-person training session, along with an optional post-session capstone project/assessment. 

Meals served: Coffee will be served in the morning and lunch will be served at noon.

Attire: Business Casual. We recommend wearing layers due to training rooms often being cool. 

Oct
13

Event Begins: Tue, Oct 13, 2020 | 8:30 AM

 

Using the train-the-trainer model, the Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) designation sets national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care. The CHEST curriculum is based on seven content domains that were identified as part of a robust and comprehensive national job and task analysis of health care environmental services frontline staff. A substantial amount of content will be covered; we expect that each day of the workshop will take a full 8 hours.

Oct
6

Event Begins: Tue, Oct 06, 2020 | 8:30 AM

In-Person Event

The Certified Surgical Cleaning Technician (CSCT) program prepares trainers to conduct certification training for surgical cleaning technicians, ensuring they are knowledgeable, skilled and fully prepared for their role in the operating room.

Note that designated trainers are not tested; only technicians, leads or supervisors who go through the training provided by those who complete this program will take the certification exam. 

Meals Served: Lunch will be served.

Sep
21

Event Begins: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 | 12:00 AM

New, CMIP: Infection Prevention Online-Only Learning Option
$199 for Members $399 for Nonmembers

Sep
17

Event Begins: Thu, Sep 17, 2020 | 1:00 PM

Webinar

Back by popular demand, AHE is hosting its 3rd COVID-19 open forum this year. Join your health care EVS peers to discuss the various approaches and innovative solutions you are taking to combat COVID-19 challenges. Whether you're in a state that is advancing to the next phase of reopening, or a state that is rolling back to the previous phase, we all have something to share or learn from one another.

Note: Central Time Zone

Sep
15

Event Begins: Tue, Sep 15, 2020 | 12:00 PM

As if the regular challenges weren’t enough! The year 2020 is trying everything it can to eat our lunch! Your teams are running on fumes. Heck, even more are running toward the door! Leader, in the face of uncertainty, stress, exhaustion, frustration, and under-appreciation, your best attitude and effort is needed more than ever! 

Aug
2

Event Begins: Sun, Aug 02, 2020 | 8:30 AM

In-Person Event

This full day extended review workshop offers extended math review and additional time for Q&A to help you prepare for the Certified Health Care Environmental Services Professional (CHESP) certification exam. Please note that registration to the review course does not include registration for the CHESP exam. You can register to take the exam at Exchange by filling out the registration form (coming soon) no later than July 31, 2020. 

You will receive training materials in class; no advance preparation is required.

Jul
15

Event Begins: Wed, Jul 15, 2020 | 12:00 PM

Webinar

AHE would like to continue the open dialogue centered on environmental services leaders challenges and responses to COVID-19. This discussion, once again moderated by Patti Costello, AHE’s executive director, provides you an opportunity to share additional and continued challenges and obstacles, hear from peers, and discuss the various approaches and innovative solutions you are taking to combat COVID-19.

Jul
6

Event Begins: Mon, Jul 06, 2020 | 2:45 PM

New, CMIP: Infection Prevention Online-Only Learning Option
$199 for Members $399 for Nonmembers

Jun
22

Event Begins: Mon, Jun 22, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Webinar

This year has brought more than the usual challenges to the operating room with the temporary closing or re-deployment of many surgical departments.  Do things need to be done differently going forward?  

In this presentation we will discuss unique considerations for environmental hygiene when ramping up surgical procedures during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  We will review the role of environmental contamination in the transmission of infections, including COVID-19.  

Jun
16

Event Begins: Tue, Jun 16, 2020 | 10:40 AM

In-Person Event

Canceled

Earn a Certificate of Mastery in Infection Prevention
Online course: March 23 - June 1
In-person: Aug 1-2, AHE Exchange preconference event, Chicago, IL

The Certificate of Mastery in Infection Prevention (CMIP) is a robust certificate program which requires online pre-work and an in-person training session, along with an optional post-session capstone project/assessment. 
 

Jun
16

Event Begins: Tue, Jun 16, 2020 | 10:28 AM

In-Person Event

Canceled

Using the train-the-trainer model, the Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) designation sets national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care. The CHEST curriculum is based on seven content domains that were identified as part of a robust and comprehensive national job and task analysis of health care environmental services frontline staff. A substantial amount of content will be covered; we expect that each day of the workshop will take the full 8 hours.

May
27

Event Begins: Wed, May 27, 2020 | 8:30 AM

In-Person Event

Cancelled
 

The Certified Surgical Cleaning Technician (CSCT) program prepares trainers to conduct certification training for surgical cleaning technicians, ensuring they are knowledgeable, skilled and fully prepared for their role in the operating room.

Note that designated trainers are not tested; only technicians, leads or supervisors who go through the training provided by those who complete this program will take the certification exam. 

Meals Served: Lunch will be served.

May
21

Event Begins: Thu, May 21, 2020 | 12:00 PM

Health care facilities across the country have begun to transition from COVID-19 crisis mode back to a normal, steady state of operations. Many operating rooms have already re-opened for certain elective procedures with disease progression. Meanwhile, facilities have outfitted rooms with special equipment, or converted space in order to care for COVID-19 patients. What do environmental services leaders need to do to ensure facilities return to their pre-crisis state?  What are the recommended critical cleaning protocols that need to be addressed and followed?

May
5

Event Begins: Tue, May 05, 2020 | 8:30 AM

In-Person Event

Cancelled

Using the train-the-trainer model, the Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) designation sets national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care. The CHEST curriculum is based on seven content domains that were identified as part of a robust and comprehensive national job and task analysis of health care environmental services frontline staff. A substantial amount of content will be covered; we expect that each day of the workshop will take the full 8 hours.

Apr
21

Event Begins: Tue, Apr 21, 2020 | 12:00 PM

In this live, Dr. Michael Bell, Deputy Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will provide an update to his previous discussion of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

He provides updates on:

  • estimated COVID-19 timeline in the U.S.
  • mode of transmission 
  • infection prevention and control strategies
  • protecting health care professionals working with or near COVID-19 patients

This program will conclude with a live Q&A. 

Mar
23

Event Begins: Mon, Mar 23, 2020 | 12:00 AM

New, CMIP: Infection Prevention Online-Only Learning Option
$199 for Members $399 for Nonmembers

Mar
18

Event Begins: Wed, Mar 18, 2020 | 1:00 PM

Webinar

Complimentary to AHA Professional Membership Groups
MEMBERS ONLY

In this one-hour webinar, Dr. Michael Bell, Deputy Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will discuss the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and explore its structure and possible zoonotic origin, mode of transmission, symptoms and disease process. He will provide updates on:

Mar
10

Event Begins: Tue, Mar 10, 2020 | 8:30 AM

In-Person Event

SOLD OUT


The Certified Surgical Cleaning Technician (CSCT) program prepares trainers to conduct certification training for surgical cleaning technicians, ensuring they are knowledgeable, skilled and fully prepared for their role in the operating room.

Note that designated trainers are not tested; only technicians, leads or supervisors who go through the training provided by those who complete this program will take the certification exam. 

Meals Served: Lunch will be served.

Feb
25

Event Begins: Tue, Feb 25, 2020 | 8:00 AM

In-Person Event

About CHEST

Using the train-the-trainer model, the Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) designation sets national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care. The CHEST curriculum is based on seven content domains that were identified as part of a robust and comprehensive national job and task analysis of health care environmental services frontline staff.

Dec
4

Event Begins: Wed, Dec 04, 2019 | 8:30 AM

In-Person Event

The Certified Surgical Cleaning Technician (CSCT) program prepares trainers to conduct certification training for surgical cleaning technicians, ensuring they are knowledgeable, skilled and fully prepared for their role in the operating room.

Note that designated trainers are not tested; only technicians, leads or supervisors who go through the training provided by those who complete this program will take the certification exam. 

Dec
4

Event Begins: Wed, Dec 04, 2019 | 7:30 AM

In-Person Event

December 4-6, 2019
8:30 AM - 1:45 PM  - Pacific Time

Dec
4

Event Begins: Wed, Dec 04, 2019 | 7:30 AM

In-Person Event

December 4-6, 2019
8:30 AM - 1:45 PM  - Pacific Time

Nov
19

Event Begins: Tue, Nov 19, 2019 | 8:30 AM

In-Person Event

SOLD OUT

Using the train-the-trainer model, the Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) designation sets national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care. The CHEST curriculum is based on seven content domains that were identified as part of a robust and comprehensive national job and task analysis of health care environmental services frontline staff. A substantial amount of content will be covered; we expect that each day of the workshop will take the full 8 hours.

Nov
5

Event Begins: Tue, Nov 05, 2019 | 8:30 AM

In-Person Event

Online course: September 15 - November 24

The Certificate of Mastery in Infection Prevention (CMIP) is a robust certificate program which requires online pre-work and an in-person training session, along with an optional post-session capstone project/assessment. 

Hotel: Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando — Group Code GRPAHE2019CMIP

Sep
10

Event Begins: Tue, Sep 10, 2019 | 8:30 AM

In-Person Event

SOLD OUT

Using the train-the-trainer model, the Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) designation sets national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care. The CHEST curriculum is based on seven content domains that were identified as part of a robust and comprehensive national job and task analysis of health care environmental services frontline staff. A substantial amount of content will be covered; we expect that each day of the workshop will take the full 8 hours.

Sep
10

Event Begins: Tue, Sep 10, 2019 | 7:30 AM

In-Person Event

September 10 - 12, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CT

Aug
21

Event Begins: Wed, Aug 21, 2019 | 7:30 AM

In-Person Event

Come together and Exchange ideas with over 500 health care professionals with a stake in the environmental of care. Join environmental services professionals, infection preventionists, content experts, academics, regulatory agencies and industry leaders at Exchange 2019.

Aug
21

Event Begins: Wed, Aug 21, 2019 | 7:30 AM

In-Person Event

August 21, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time

Aug
21

Event Begins: Wed, Aug 21, 2019 | 7:30 AM

In-Person Event

August 21, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM CT

Aug
20

Event Begins: Tue, Aug 20, 2019 | 8:30 AM

In-Person Event

AHE's Strategic Leadership Series' Value-based Product Evaluation and Implementation will help leaders in various disciplines set a new standard of excellence with respect to procurement and change management. This 2-day course helps you identify ways you can transform from a more tactical approach to purchasing and product/process/technology implementation to a highly-focused strategic one. After taking this program, leaders will be equipped to deliver value to their organizations by impacting clinical and financial outcomes.

Aug
20

Event Begins: Tue, Aug 20, 2019 | 8:30 AM

In-Person Event

Online Course: July 1 - September 8

The Certificate of Mastery in Infection Prevention (CMIP) is a robust certificate program which requires online pre-work and an in-person training session, along with an optional post-session capstone project/assessment. 

Meals served: Coffee will be served in the morning and lunch will be served at noon.

Attire: Business Casual. We recommend wearing layers due to training rooms often being cool. 

Aug
20

Event Begins: Tue, Aug 20, 2019 | 7:30 AM

In-Person Event

August 20 - 21, 2019
8:30 - 4:00 PM Central Time

Aug
20

Event Begins: Tue, Aug 20, 2019 | 7:15 AM

In-Person Event

The CMIP certificate program is a rigorous online and in-person certificate program designed to help environmental services leaders get in lockstep with infection prevention programs that fight HAIs. It also provides professionals with the requisite knowledge to meet the CMS requirements for a “trained” professional in infection prevention specific to the clinical environment of care.

May
29

Event Begins: Wed, May 29, 2019 | 7:30 AM

In-Person Event
May
14

Event Begins: Tue, May 14, 2019 | 7:00 AM

In-Person Event

May 14, 2019 - May 15, 2019
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM Central 

May
7

Event Begins: Tue, May 07, 2019 | 7:30 AM

In-Person Event

Environmental services technicians serve an important role on the care team. The CHEST training and certification program is a designation setting national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care. The program offers streamlined certification training through its train-the-trainer model. Intended to save organizations’ resources, CHEST workshops empower environmental services leaders and trainers to help technicians bridge the gap between their work and patient outcomes.

Apr
3

Event Begins: Wed, Apr 03, 2019 | 7:30 AM

In-Person Event

VPEI will help leaders in various disciplines set a new standard of excellence with respect to procurement and change management. This 2-day course helps you identify ways you can transform from a more tactical approach to purchasing and product/process/technology implementation to a highly-focused strategic one. After taking this program, leaders will be equipped to deliver value to their organizations by impacting clinical and financial outcomes. VPEI is a national certificate program for professionals making important decisions about products and services for their facility.

Mar
19

Event Begins: Tue, Mar 19, 2019 | 11:00 PM

Webinar

Environmental Services (ES) oftentimes partner with Pharmacy staff to oversee the clean room used for compounding prescription drugs. This webinar will discuss the partnership between ES and the pharmacy and what we need to know about USP797 and 800.

Mar
19

Event Begins: Tue, Mar 19, 2019 | 11:00 PM

Webinar

Environmental Services (ES) oftentimes partner with Pharmacy staff to oversee the clean room used for compounding prescription drugs. This webinar will discuss the partnership between ES and the pharmacy and what we need to know about USP797 and 800.

Mar
18

Event Begins: Mon, Mar 18, 2019 | 2:17 PM

Emerging infectious diseases, contagious viral strains, and antibiotic resistant ‘superbugs’ are major threats for health care institutions. Knowledge of the most current infection prevention measures, including evidenced-based environmental surface cleaning and disinfection practices, is of paramount importance.

Mar
5

Event Begins: Tue, Mar 05, 2019 | 11:00 PM

Each month AHE will launch short podcasts containing hot topics and emerging trends to bring you useable and valuable information and tips designed to help you learn, enhance your leadership skills, and jump-start your professional development.

Mar
5

Event Begins: Tue, Mar 05, 2019 | 11:00 PM

Each month AHE will launch short podcasts containing hot topics and emerging trends to bring you useable and valuable information and tips designed to help you learn, enhance your leadership skills, and jump-start your professional development.

Mar
5

Event Begins: Tue, Mar 05, 2019 | 7:30 AM

In-Person Event

AHE’s CSCT certification program sets a standard for surgical environmental services technicians responsible for cleaning and disinfecting operating rooms—an intense, fast-paced, high-stakes environment. The program is designed to set a level of expertise for managing pathogens and practicing innovative techniques specific to the operating room. The CSCT certification program offers streamlined training through a train-the-trainer model intended to save organizations’ resources.

Mar
4

Event Begins: Mon, Mar 04, 2019 | 11:00 PM

Each month AHE will launch short podcasts containing hot topics and emerging trends to bring you useable and valuable information and tips designed to help you learn, enhance your leadership skills, and jump-start your professional development.

Mar
3

Event Begins: Sun, Mar 03, 2019 | 11:00 PM

Learn how to use Lean to eliminate waste in Environmental Services processes and to drive continuous quality improvement.

Feb
24

Event Begins: Sun, Feb 24, 2019 | 11:00 PM

This online course examines the major factors, trends, and drivers of employee engagement and explores why engagement is vital to the department’s success.

Feb
20

Event Begins: Wed, Feb 20, 2019 | 7:30 AM

In-Person Event

Environmental services technicians serve an important role on the care team. The CHEST training and certification program is a designation setting national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care. The program offers streamlined certification training through its train-the-trainer model. Intended to save organizations’ resources, CHEST workshops empower environmental services leaders and trainers to help technicians bridge the gap between their work and patient outcomes.

Feb
19

Event Begins: Tue, Feb 19, 2019 | 11:00 PM

Webinar

Environmental Services (ES) departments are constantly being asked to do more with less. Oftentimes, ES leaders are left with tough decisions about how to work with slashed budgets, and aren’t aware of other potential strategies for reducing costs. This webinar will examine opportunities for overcoming budget cuts by standardizing spending, containing costs, or creating savings options for supplies, labor, operations, equipment, present value/future value, technology, chemicals, and leveraging partnerships with vendors and suppliers. 

Feb
11

Event Begins: Mon, Feb 11, 2019 | 11:00 PM

Each month AHE will launch short podcasts containing hot topics and emerging trends to bring you useable and valuable information and tips designed to help you learn, enhance your leadership skills, and jump-start your professional development.

Feb
11

Event Begins: Mon, Feb 11, 2019 | 11:00 PM

Each month AHE will launch short podcasts containing hot topics and emerging trends to bring you useable and valuable information and tips designed to help you learn, enhance your leadership skills, and jump-start your professional development.

Feb
10

Event Begins: Sun, Feb 10, 2019 | 11:00 PM

Learn the importance of HCAHPS data, value versus volume-based reimbursement, and what changes your organization may need to implement to improve the patient experience, HCAHPS scores, and reimbursement.

Jan
29

Event Begins: Tue, Jan 29, 2019 | 11:00 PM

Each month AHE will launch short podcasts containing hot topics and emerging trends to bring you useable and valuable information and tips designed to help you learn, enhance your leadership skills, and jump-start your professional development.

Jan
29

Event Begins: Tue, Jan 29, 2019 | 11:00 PM

Each month AHE will launch short podcasts containing hot topics and emerging trends to bring you usable and valuable information and tips designed to help you learn, enhance your leadership skills, and jump-start your professional development.

Jan
27

Event Begins: Sun, Jan 27, 2019 | 11:00 PM

Participants will study content areas by reviewing the electronic version of the CHESP Review Guide, 3rd Edition provided within the course. Students will also have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with other CHESP seekers to gain a more comprehensive perspective of the Environmental Services industry and better prepare for the Exam.

Jan
23

Event Begins: Wed, Jan 23, 2019 | 11:00 AM

Webinar

This webinar will review the building blocks to a successful ES career ladder, utilizing AHE’s CHEST and CSCT programs, thus improving metrics and increasing departmental performance to the next level.

Jan
13

Event Begins: Sun, Jan 13, 2019 | 11:00 PM

This ten-week course explores the range of foundational management practices in environmental services.

Nov
14

Event Begins: Wed, Nov 14, 2018 | 8:30 AM

Las Vegas Area Trainer Workshop

Dignity Health
St. Rose Dominican Hospital – Rose de Lima Campus

Oct
23

Event Begins: Tue, Oct 23, 2018 | 8:00 AM

In-Person Event

More information coming soon.

Sep
23

Event Begins: Sun, Sep 23, 2018 | 8:00 AM

In-Person Event

More information coming soon.

Sep
23

Event Begins: Sun, Sep 23, 2018 | 8:00 AM

In-Person Event

More information coming soon.

Sep
23

Event Begins: Sun, Sep 23, 2018 | 3:00 AM

Greater Columbus Conventions Center

Columbus, Ohio

Sep
22

Event Begins: Sat, Sep 22, 2018 | 8:30 AM

Sep
22

Event Begins: Sat, Sep 22, 2018 | 8:00 AM

More information coming soon.

Sep
22

Event Begins: Sat, Sep 22, 2018 | 8:00 AM

In-Person Event

More information coming soon.

Jun
26

Event Begins: Tue, Jun 26, 2018 | 8:00 AM

In-Person Event

American Hospital Association
155 North Wacker Drive 4th Floor Chicago, Illinois 60606
Please note: Each individual must be registered under their own AHE account. Transferring registrations between individuals or to another session will incur a $300 transfer fee. Please visit our CHEST site for the paper form to register your group.

Apr
4

Event Begins: Wed, Apr 04, 2018 | 8:00 AM

In-Person Event

Advanced Skills for Value Analysis and determining Total Cost of Ownership

VPEI is a national certificate program for professionals making important decisions about products and services for their facility. Propose change with confidence and learn to build your proposals tailored to the various needs and perspectives of key stakeholders.

San Antonio Marriott
Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Mar
27

Event Begins: Tue, Mar 27, 2018 | 8:30 AM

Baycare Health

2985 Drew Street
Clearwater, Florida
First Floor, Classroom 8

 

Mar
26

Event Begins: Mon, Mar 26, 2018 | 8:30 AM

Reno Workshop

  1. Pre-workshop Online Coursework: March 26
  2. In-Person Workshop: April 24-25 (Reno, NV)
  3. Post-workshop Online Coursework: April 26 –May 30

Renown Hometown Health
Classrooms 203A, 203B
10315 Professional Circle
Reno, Nevada

Jan
6

Event Begins: Sat, Jan 06, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Webinar
Dec
13

Event Begins: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Webinar
Dec
10

Event Begins: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Webinar
Nov
28

Event Begins: Tue, Nov 28, 2017 | 7:00 PM

In-Person Event
Nov
15

Event Begins: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Webinar
Nov
13

Event Begins: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 | 7:00 PM

In-Person Event
Nov
12

Event Begins: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Webinar
Nov
5

Event Begins: Sun, Nov 05, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Webinar
Oct
29

Event Begins: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Webinar