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This 60-minute webinar will feature Elizabeth “Betsy” Vane, RN, MS, CNOR, CHL, CRCST, Health Science Teacher at Health Careers High School and Deborah Austin, RN, BSN MA, Health Department Coordinator at Health Careers High School, San Antonio, Texas. Maintaining certified/qualified sterile processing personnel is a challenge for today’s surgical team. It is time to move toward teaching high school students about this career field. Join Elizabeth and Deborah as they discuss the significant clinical and legal considerations for teaching high school students about the roles and functions of sterile processing personnel in an academic setting and within the hospital(s) in their community. School district support of a national certification process will be included.

About the Presenters: Elizabeth “Betsy” Vane, RN, MS, CNOR, CHL, CRCST, Health Science Teacher at Health Careers High School, San Antonio, Texas. Elizabeth served 30 years in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. She holds CNOR, CRCST and CHL certifications. Her master’s of science degree in nursing is from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Deborah Austin, RN, BSN MA, Health Department Coordinator at Health Careers High School, San Antonio, Texas. Deborah’s professional nursing experience includes 17 years in a variety of fields and teaching at the community college level. She has taught for the past 28 years at Health Careers High School where she organized and implemented an innovative sterile processing certification program, in conjunction with local hospitals, for high school students.

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This 60-minute webinar will feature Elizabeth “Betsy” Vane, RN, MS, CNOR, CHL, CRCST, Health Science Teacher at Health Careers High School and Deborah Austin, RN, BSN MA, Health Department Coordinator at Health Careers High School, San Antonio, Texas. Maintaining certified/qualified sterile processing personnel is a challenge for today’s surgical team. It is time to move toward teaching high school students about this career field. Join Elizabeth and Deborah as they discuss the significant clinical and legal considerations for teaching high school students about the roles and functions of sterile processing personnel in an academic setting and within the hospital(s) in their community. School district support of a national certification process will be included.

About the Presenters: Elizabeth “Betsy” Vane, RN, MS, CNOR, CHL, CRCST, Health Science Teacher at Health Careers High School, San Antonio, Texas. Elizabeth served 30 years in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. She holds CNOR, CRCST and CHL certifications. Her master’s of science degree in nursing is from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Deborah Austin, RN, BSN MA, Health Department Coordinator at Health Careers High School, San Antonio, Texas. Deborah’s professional nursing experience includes 17 years in a variety of fields and teaching at the community college level. She has taught for the past 28 years at Health Careers High School where she organized and implemented an innovative sterile processing certification program, in conjunction with local hospitals, for high school students.

 *MD Publishing takes every precaution to ensure accuracy of content; however, the information, opinions, and statements expressed in the webinars and advertisements herein are those of the writer and/or advertiser, and not those of our company. 

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OR Today would like to thank our sponsor, Microsystems! Microsystems delivers software solutions for managing the demands of the modern sterile processing department. Microsystems remains the industry leader and will bring actionable intelligence to your sterile processing operations. For more information visit www.mmmicrosystems.com.

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