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Benjamin Kenyon will re-present his highly-rated presentation from Exchange23 on the topic of significant staffing challenges and increased workload EVS departments experience.

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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.

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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.

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The Bootcamp Training program provides trainers with an opportunity to refresh their proctoring skills and gain valuable tips to help them succeed as Signature Program trainers and facilitators.

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Conversation Circles are a chance to connect with other EVS peers who may be new to the profession or young in their careers. These complimentary virtual networking events provide the opportunity to meet other new members, ask questions, discuss hot topics and find solutions to current issues.

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The Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) designation sets national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care. With a 99% satisfaction rate, the train-the-trainer program prepares participants to share the CHEST with their staff.

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Algebra is a foundational skill that most EVS leaders will find themselves needing to utilize multiple times throughout their career. The CHESP certification exam requires knowledge of algebraic equation solving, and this webinar provides a quick refresher for those preparing to take the exam.

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Virtual Event

Conversation Circles are a chance to connect with other EVS peers who may be new to the profession or young in their careers. These complimentary virtual networking events provide the opportunity to meet other new members, ask questions, discuss hot topics and find solutions to current issues.

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The 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.

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The Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) designation sets national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care. With a 99% satisfaction rate, the train-the-trainer program prepares participants to share the CHEST with their staff.

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Virtual Event

Conversation Circles are a chance to connect with other EVS peers who may be new to the profession or young in their careers. These complimentary virtual networking events provide the opportunity to meet other new members, ask questions, discuss hot topics and find solutions to current issues.

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This presentation highlights some of the history and intent of High Reliability Organizations and explores how health care facilities  can glean and apply useful high reliability principles to help anticipate, identify, prevent and respond to systemic failure, and foster a culture of safety and quality.  

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Non-clinical workers can gain knowledge in epidemiology concepts, effective infection prevention and cleaning practices.

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This self-directed, interactive online course will use case studies and exercises to lay the foundation for creating a Lean health care organization through the application of Lean tools and concepts such as value stream mapping, 5S, mistake proofing, and more.

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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.

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This webinar covers preliminary actions that can lead to survey success, including the 10 C's ranging from Cleanliness to Compliance to Communication.

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Develop a deeper understanding of the CHEST curriculum and training techniques in the CHEST Essentials one-day refresher course.

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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.

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The Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) designation sets national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care. With a 99% satisfaction rate, the train-the-trainer program prepares participants to share the CHEST with their staff.

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Prepare for the comprehensive and challenging CHESP Certification Exam with peers. This study group helps environmental services professionals connect, learn and grow together.

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Knowledge of the most current infection prevention measures, including evidenced-based environmental surface cleaning and disinfection practices, is of paramount importance.

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Conversation Circles are a chance to connect with other EVS peers who may be new to the profession or young in their careers. These complimentary virtual networking events provide the opportunity to meet other new members, ask questions, discuss hot topics and find solutions to current issues.

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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.

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Virtual Event

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.

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Connect with EVS leaders and explore cutting-edge solutions and emerging best practices to prepare your organization for what comes next.

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This in-person workshop will run from 8:30am CT - 2:30pm CT on July 30th in Dallas, Texas at AHE's host hotel as a pre-conference event at Exchange 2023.

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CMIP is offered Saturday, July 29 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30p.m. CT and Sunday, July 30 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT on-site in Dallas, TX at AHE's host hotel as a pre-conference event at Exchange 2023.

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CHESP Extended Review offered July 29th, 2023, 8:30am - 3:30pm Central in Dallas, TX at AHE's host hotel as a pre-conference event at Exchange 2023.

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Webinar

Making budget reduction decisions is inevitable. Utilize other strategies to ensure a reduction in force is a last resort.

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The Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) designation sets national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care.

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Discover language patterns and conversation templates to make these crucial conversations more positive, more productive, less stressful and more likely to motivate lasting behavior change, performance improvement, and team effectiveness.

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This informative webinar will provide an opportunity to connect with experts, ask questions, and become more informed about the new CHEST testing process from the trainer's perspective. 

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This informative webinar will provide an opportunity to connect with experts, ask questions, and become more informed about the new CHEST testing process from the trainer's perspective. 

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Conversation Circles are a chance to connect with other EVS peers who may be new to the profession or young in their careers. These complimentary virtual networking events provide the opportunity to meet other new members, ask questions, discuss hot topics and find solutions to current issues.

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This webinar provides an exclusive look into how the components of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) can operate within an organization and create an environment of openness, support and fairness. Attend this relevant and insightful webinar to hear how to create and bolster DEI goals.

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Virtual Event

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.

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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.

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In-Person Event

The Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) designation sets national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care.

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Virtual Event

Demystify the steps needed to improve the patient experience and ultimately improve your HCAHPS scores. Learn how patients’ perceptions of quality health care differs from health care professionals’ and how this should influence patient care.

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Webinar

Relentlessly positive communicators and leaders are assertive. In this application rich program, discover what assertiveness is and what it is not. Learn to communicate assertively and watch productivity soar.

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This preparatory course is designed for professionals preparing for the comprehensive and challenging CHESP Certification Exam.

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The over-arching goal of this session is to educate EVS leaders about this urgent threat and to inform healthcare facilities on actions they should be taking now.

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A Seat at the Table is a leadership development experience made specifically for EVS leaders in health care.

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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.

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Join AHE's Emerging Leaders action team for our first Conversation Circles virtual meetup. Conversation Circles are a chance to connect with other EVS peers who may be new to the profession or young in their careers. These complimentary virtual networking events provide the opportunity to meet other new members, ask questions, discuss hot topics and find solutions to current issues.

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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.

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Lean management techniques have proven to be a critical factor in the success of many organizations. Learn how to use Lean to eliminate waste in Environmental Services processes, and to drive continuous quality improvement and employee job satisfaction.

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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.

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Virtual Event

The Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) designation sets national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care. With a 99% satisfaction rate, the train-the-trainer program prepares participants to share the CHEST with their staff.

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Virtual Event

The 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.

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This facilitated online course is for health care environmental services and textile care professionals.

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Webinar

AHE’s all-new, updated Staffing Methodologies Course and Calculator Bundle provides a deeper dive into the components needed for appropriate EVS staffing. Attend this webinar to hear how to use the Staffing Calculator as a tool to reach appropriate department staffing levels.

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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. Registration closes November 15, 2022.

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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 deadline is November 15, 2022

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Webinar

This webinar will cover the Healthcare Laundry Accrediting Council's new 2023 standards, effective January 1, 2023.

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Virtual Event

A Seat at the Table is a leadership development experience made specifically for EVS leaders in health care.

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Virtual Event

This one-day virtual course is happening Thursday, November 17 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT. 

The deadline to register is Wednesday, November 9. However, participants can register until Wednesday, November 16 and receive their course materials electronically. 

This one-day virtual course is designed for both new and experienced T-CHESTs. Participants are eligible for up 6 hours of CPEs. A CHEST Essentials Handbook will be shipped to registrants in advance of the workshop.

Participants will:

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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. Registration deadline is October 18, 2022

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This preparatory course is designed for professionals preparing for the comprehensive and challenging CHESP Certification Exam.

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The Association for the Health Care Environment is presenting a webinar series around the theme, “Profiles in Excellence”. This series highlights 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.  

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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.

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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.

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Attend the AHE Exchange Conference and get the information you need to elevate your environmental services department.

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In-Person Event

This preparatory course is designed for professionals preparing for the comprehensive and challenging CHESP Certification Exam.

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CMIP cultivates and validates the knowledge required to coordinate and align efforts across the care team to implement infection prevention strategies and improve outcomes.

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Learn about the best practices for planning and executing an effective training session – especially for a group of front-line workers.

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The Certification Training for Surgical Cleaning Technicians (CSCT) program empowers you to train your staff about working in the surgical environment.

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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A Seat at the Table is a leadership development experience made specifically for EVS leaders in health care. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.


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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.

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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


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This course is closed and is no longer accepting registrations.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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:

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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. 

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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.

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Virtual Event

Emerging infectious diseases, contag

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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

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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. 

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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. 

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Virtual Event

Learn how new disinfection technology and protocols can improve patient safety, reduce operating costs, and prevent infection risks in healthcare settings.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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

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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.

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Webinar

12:00pm CST.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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. 

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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.

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

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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

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Webinar

Now Available On-Demand

Recorded Thursday, December 10 at 3 PM EST. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Those who are unable to participate in the practicum in-person training session, can still enhance their knowledge of principles of epidemiology and infection prevention.

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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

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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! 

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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.

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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.

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Those who are unable to participate in the practicum in-person training session, can still enhance their knowledge of principles of epidemiology and infection prevention through participation in the online-only portion of CMIP.

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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.  

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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. 
 

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The CHEST curriculum is based on seven content domains that were identified as part of a robust and comprehensive national job and task analysis.

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The Certified Surgical Cleaning Technician (CSCT) program prepares trainers to conduct certification training for surgical cleaning technicians.

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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?

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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.

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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. 

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Those who are unable to participate in the practicum in-person training session, can still enhance their knowledge of principles of epidemiology and infection prevention.

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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:

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The Certified Surgical Cleaning Technician (CSCT) program prepares trainers to conduct certification training for surgical cleaning technicians.

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The CHEST curriculum is based on seven content domains that were identified as part of a robust and comprehensive national job and task analysis.

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The Certified Surgical Cleaning Technician (CSCT) program prepares trainers to conduct certification training for surgical cleaning technicians.

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

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

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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.

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The Certificate of Mastery in Infection Prevention (CMIP) is a robust certificate program.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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More information coming soon.

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The AHE Exchange 2018 will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

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More information coming soon.

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More information coming soon.

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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.

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