This wasn’t the year we planned for with the cancellation of most national conferences due to COVID-19. SPD Managers are challenged with budgetary issues each and every day. One of the most important line items, and one that is often the first to be cut, is money for training and continuing education.
Healthmark offers a unique frequent purchaser program called "Sterile Processing Dollars (SPDs)" that has been developed with these issues in mind. Your institution can earn SPD points with every purchase of a Healthmark product for your Sterile Processing Department (Central Supply, Central Service, Sterile Supply). These points can then be used to purchase educational materials for you and your staff. Healthmark has teamed up with IAHCSMM, CBSPD and AAMI to provide the most comprehensive educational materials and programs available for Sterile Processing/Central Supply Professionals and Technicians.
You can use your SPDs to cover the cost of your registration and books; you or your organization will only need to pay for travel, room and board expenses. If you can't make a national conference, use your SPDs on registration for a local IAHCSMM or CBSPD meeting (check with your local group to see if they are a participating partner in the SPD program). SPDs can be spent not only for meetings but on many CBSPD, IAHCSMM and AAMI educational materials including: textbooks, boxed course materials, publications and training kits.