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AHE NEWS & UPDATES
FELLOW OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE
HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT (FAHE)
NEW! CERTIFIED SURGICAL
Do you have what it take to become a Fellow of the Association for the
The designation of AHE Fellow (FAHE) recognizes current AHE members for reaching the highest level of education and achievement in both
the Association and in the environmental services field. Only presented
to Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Professionals (CHESP), FAHE
status is given to active members who have excelled in specific areas and
have submitted an acceptable, original, unpublished paper on a current
aspect of environmental services. For more information, visit www.ahe.org.
The Association for the Healthcare Environment
(AHE) is proud to the launch its Certified Surgical
Cleaning Technician (CSCT) program.
The intense, fast-paced OR environment is perhaps the most critical area in a healthcare setting.
And operating rooms are among the most infection-sensitive environments in a healthcare facility.
Surgical cleaning technicians play an essential role in
creating and maintaining a healthy environment and
in fighting infectious diseases; they are key members of the OR team, helping to ensure the surgical
environment is properly cleaned, disinfected and
safe for patients and staff. This certification program
trains and certifies surgical cleaning technicians,
ensuring they are knowledgeable, highly skilled
and fully prepared for their role in the healthcare
The program is a Train-the-Trainer (T3) Program.
Healthcare facilities send members of their team to
a T3 workshop to become designated trainers of the
program, called T-CSCTs (Trainer of the Certified
Surgical Cleaning Technician Program). Once these
T-CSCTs are trained themselves, they then can train
environmental services technicians, operating room
cleaning technicians, surgical cleaning technicians
and others who perform cleaning and disinfection
services in the OR. Note that trainers of the CSCT
program are not certified-they are designated
trainers. This means they do not take the CSCT exam.
Visit www.ahe.org for additional information.
CERTIFIED HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENTAL
SERVICES PROFESSIONAL (CHESP)
CHESP status provides both internal and external rewards. CHESPs enjoy
the pride of recognition of being among the elite in a critical field of healthcare. And CHESP is a premier credential based on a sound assessment that
provides distinction in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
If you are looking for that competitive edge, take one of our CHESP review
courses that are complimentary to our members. Visit www.ahe.org for
2017 ENGAGE EDUCATION CALENDAR
The 2017 education calendar is here. Sign up in advance for any of our
courses or webinars. They are complementary to our members. Secure your
spot today at www.ahe.org.
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
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CLEANING SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES
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