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Enroll in ASP University free CME programs to earn CRCST certification and CME credits.

 

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What is
ASP University?

As healthcare professionals, we strive to be better and do our best every day, to protect our patients, in their most critical moments.
While experience is our teacher, Continuous Medical Education (CME) is an inseparable part of performing well and doing an outstanding job in patient safety.
ASP University is your best teacher when it comes to CME in the field of patient safety, infection prevention, and sterilization of medical devices with low-temperature sterilization methods.
It is a community of healthcare professionals who share the same drive – to improve safety and excel at Medical Device (MD) reprocessing.



DON'T TAKE OUR WORD FOR GRANTED, SEE BELOW WHAT
HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS SAY ABOUT ASP UNIVERSITY

“It was a pleasure to collaborate with ASP on a webinar regarding Circular Economy in the Healthcare sector. The organisationwas very professional and I hope ASP will continue to incorporate sustainability in medical education.”

Lindsey Wuisan
Expert on Circular Economy and Environmental Policy
Circular Economy Lisbon, Portugal

“ASP university has created a multiprofessional platform where leading experts can share their knowledge and innovative ideas. Being part of this team is an honour, giving me the opportunity to contribute with my own insights while learning from others.”

Jonathan Hart
Head of Technological Innovation and Health Technology Assessment
Campus Bio-Medico University Hospital, Italy

“Covid held us bound to our hospitals and took away the possibility to meet and enlarge our knowledge by attending congresses and scientific meetings. On the other side online meetings, working and sharing information came into the picture. ASP University was able to set up a portal to bring together important information about reprocessing of medical devices and infection prevention. By providing scientific documents and organizing webinars with experts from the field they support us healthcare professionals in improving our daily practice.”

Wouter Meert
HOOFD CSA
UZ Leuven, Belgium

“Continual professional development plays an important role in an ever changing and demanding health sector. ASP University provide us with the best solutions, case studies and resources available which assist and support teaching and eLearning resources to all our healthcare professionals. This results in highly skilled staff, high staff retention and most importantly improves on our patient safety and quality improvements.”

Trevor Duffy
Decontamination Lead & CSSD Manager
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Ireland

“There is no substitute for education. ASP university is an excellent resource for all decontamination Managers in order to empower their staff with best knowledge to produce quality products and to understand the science behind their profession.”

Patrick Turner
Decontamination Manager
Beaumont Hospital, Ireland

“As a healthcare professional, I consider continuous training to be fundamental. Having a website available with updated information according to the state of the art is excellent. The site is visually pleasing, and the information provided is extremely important for our daily practice.”

Cristina Rato
CSSD & IPC Consultant
Hospital da Luz, Portugal

“Team effort is paramount to achieve best results specially for health workers. ASP academy helps bringing professionals together and sharing knowledge to reach the highest goals.”

Javier Valdes Hernandez
PhD in Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Spain

“I visited ASP University website. I found it very complete and enriching. The website is usable and responds to usability criteria so as surfing through is very easy and the icons are expressive and clear. What I found interesting is the bibliography link and eBooks. The website structure is also very intuitive and easily comprehensible. I am very proud to collaborate with ASP University for the opportunities it offers me to update my knowledge in the field of medical devices and be able to hear the opinions of very important experts and stakeholders. The organizational steps are carefully followed, and the expert is never let alone but assisted and guided along. The preparation of webinars is very encouraging and stimulates the authors to be competitive and precise. I feel that ASP combined scientifical expertise and technical excellence and offers an educational product of high quality and professionalism.”

Francesco Venneri
Clinical Risk Manager and Patient Safety Officer
Florence Healthcare System, Italy

“ASP University is a modern, simple and focused training and information platform on current issues in sterilization. Being accessible at the distance of a click, it allows its use in any context and from any device with a built-in internet browser. His future will be even more captivating, considering the modules under development.”

Manuel Valente
Supervising Nurse
Oporto Hospital Centre, Portugal

We live in unprecedented times of rapid technological and societal changes including massive advancement in healthcare. Decontamination of medical devices has developed from craft to full-fledged science. Education now plays huge role in ensuring safest patient care possible. As an educator I am delighted to see ASP making commendable effort in delivering free high quality content to healthcare professional across the world.

ASP University is a resource I am happy to recommend to my students and to anyone who wants to learn more about the best practice in decontamination and use of medical devices.

Olegs Rasheed Tucs
Application Specialist, ASP
Educator, Technological University Dublin.
WEBINARS
WEBINARS

Live and On-demand, all live webinars are recorded and registrants receive a replay link.

RENOWNED SPEAKERS
RENOWNED SPEAKERS

Distinguished Healthcare
practitioners,
professionals/professors and
decontamination experts that
partner with ASP

TAKEAWAYS
TAKEAWAYS

Factsheets with key messages;
Certificate of attendance;
CRCST Certification Program.

ALL FOR FREE
ALL FOR FREE

High quality CME knowledge
and skillset for assured
professional growth

Who is it for?
Healthcare professionals working in the field of:
  • Infection Preventions and Control
  • Central Services Sterilization Department (CSSD)
  • Biomedicine – Biomedical Engineers / Specialists
  • Surgeons and Nurses at the Operating Room
  • Health Technology Assessment
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Who is it for?
What's in it for me?
What's in it for me?

You will get lifelong access to CME webinars,
delivered by top notch healthcare professionals
on topics about sterilization of OT instruments
and the issues related to it.

ASP Webinars provide as well a deep dive
into specific challenges such as:

  • Endoscope reprocessing
  • Laparoscopic and robotic surgical instruments,
  • Other challenges in the decontamination process – in the field of bronchoscopy urology, ophthalmology, arthroscopy, and more fields that need proper instrument processing

We also cover the subjects of:

  • Health technology assessment
  • Infection Prevention Best practices
  • Rules of the Spaulding Classification for instrument safety
  • Circular economy in view of the latest series of webinars addressing the “Challenges of Medical Devices Reprocessing”
  • Upcoming series of live webinars addressing the importance of “Circular economy in Healthcare: a roadmap for new solutions”
  • Safety of Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic and afterward
  • Standards and guidelines for sterilization methods
  • Quality and Safety Standards in infection control
What's in it for me?

I WANT MORE INFORMATION

EACH YEAR, ASP UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES
NEW SERIES OF WEBINARS, COVERING THE TOPICS ABOVE.

All webinars are free of charge and can be watched on demand at your own pace at a
time convenient for you.

Your additional TAKEAWAYS

A FREE
FACTSHEET WITH
KEY TAKE-HOME
MESSAGES AFTER
EACH WEBINAR

A PERSONAL
CERTIFICATE
OF ATTENDANCE
BY ASP UNIVERSITY

CRCST
CERTIFICATION
AND RESPECTIVELY
CME CREDITS

You can earn your CRCST certification and respectively CME credits by enrolling in the HSPA/IAHCSMM program, which is being recommended by ASP University.

Make Sure

you register at
ASP University today.

  • You will not miss important announcements
    about the next webinar, topics and speakers
  • You will be part of the conversation, day by day
  • You can ask questions and learn from other
    members of the ASP University community
  • You can share the lessons learned from your
    experience in reprocessing of surgical instruments.

DO YOU NEED MORE REASONS TO REGISTER?
JOIN US AND BECOME A PART OF THE
COMMUNITY.

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Make Sure
Patient Safety
Patient Safety
and proper reprocessing.
WHY IS THE TOPIC SO IMPORTANT?

Every day, millions of surgeries are done throughout the world. Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) can complicate any type of surgery and are among the most prevalent healthcare associated infections (HAI)1.

According to the ECDC, 18,3% of all HAIs in Europe are SSIs.2

However, the reprocessing of the devices used in these procedures is challenging and requires appropriate techniques.

According to the last ECRI report, device cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization are on the top 10 of Patient Safety Concerns.3

 

Patient Safety
References:
  1. Global guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infection, second edition. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2018. (pag.27 3.1 Surgical site infection risk factors: epidemiology and burden worldwide). https://www.who.int/gpsc/ssi-prevention-guidelines/en/
  2. Prevalence of healthcare-associated infections, estimated incidence and composite antimicrobial resistance index in acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities: results from two European point prevalence surveys, 2016 to 2017 (Pag. 7, Table 3) https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.46.1800516
  3. Special Report Top 10 Patient Safety 2020 – Executive-Brief, ECRI, page 9, 5. Device Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization. https://www.ecri.org/landing-top-10-patient-safety-concerns-2020