Foundation hosts Sterile Processing Certification Prep Class

Mary Olivera works with students during prep classes yesterday.

Washing your hands is only the beginning. The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation is in the midst of hosting a five-day Sterile Processing Certification Prep Class from May 13-17 at the Hurst Conference Center.

The class is being hosted by Patti Taylor, the director of quality and patient safety services at the DFWHC Foundation. More than 20 students currently working in a sterile processing department of a North Texas hospital are participating as they prepare to eventually pass the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) certification exam.

Mary Olivera, the chief executive officer of OSPECS Consulting, LLC, was flown in to serve as the main instructor for the classes.

“We have been thrilled by the number of students participating,” Taylor said. “This is a crucial prep class to provide information and knowledge these students will need to take the certification test. From regulations and standards to infection prevention, these classes are crucial to improving healthcare quality and patient safety in North Texas.”

For information, please contact Patti at