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Visit the Crosstex YouTube Channel to watch videos on the 6 steps of instrument processing, including: Transport information, Cleaning and Inspection, Packaging, Sterilization, Storage & Delivery, Sterilization, Quality Assurance. Includes PPE videos on face mask selection and ASTM standards. Visit today...

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Speaker: Presenter: Chuck Hughes
Venue: Online CEU @ Crosstexlearning.com
CE Units: 1
Best Practices for High-Level Disinfection 
Presenter: Chuck Hughes   Credits: 1 CEU Release Date: 5/28/2014

Crosstex/SPSmedical proud to co-sponsor Best Practices for High-Level Disinfection. This CE webinar will educate participants on best practices for the high-level disinfection (HLD) of semi-critical devices by discussing in detail the Spaulding classification system, the importance of effective cleaning prior to HLD and commonly used HLD solutions. The CE webinar will also cover SGNA recommended steps for the HLD of flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes.

This CE webinar has been accredited for 1 CE for nurses through the California Board of Registered Nurses, as well as for certified sterile processing technicians through both IAHCSMM and CBSPD.  

Date: 01/23/15
Speaker: Ms. Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM
Venue: Online @ Crosstexlearning.com
CE Units: 1
Sterility Assurance: Begin with the End in Mind 
Presenter: Ms. Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM   Credits: 1 CEU Release Date: 12/11/2012

The adage, “what you can’t see won’t hurt you” can have disastrous consequences related to infection prevention. The ultimate goal of instrument processing is to provide sterile patient care items. This CE webinar will review the basic premise of sterility assurance including instrument packaging, sterilization, and biological monitoring processes.
Upon completion of this CE webinar, the student will be able to: Understand the basics behind sterilization, including sterility assurance in the form of instrument packaging, sterilization, and biological monitoring processes.  

 

Date: 01/23/15
Speaker: Mrs. Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM
Venue: Online Mask CE Course @ CrosstexLearning.com
CE Units: 1

Masks: Face the FactsPresenter: Ms. Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM    CE Credits: 1 CEU

The adage, “what you can’t see, won’t hurt you” can have disastrous consequences related to infection prevention.

Selecting the appropriate face mask is a key component to minimize the spread of potentially infectious diseases. Fit, filtration, materials, construction are all factors when considering personal protective equipment and this course provides a comprehensive overview of each. In addition, the appropriate barrier level of mask must be selected based on the anticipated level of risk during a given procedure. ASTMF2100-11 Performance Ratings will be outlined followed by demonstrative videos regarding fit for maximum safety.

Date: 03/04/15
Speaker: Chuck Hughes
Venue: Online CEU @ Crosstexlearning.com
CE Units: 1

This CE webinar reviews what’s new in instrument processing for both HLD and sterilization. AAMI standards and CDC guidelines for reprocessing instruments and reuseable devices are referenced with specific instructions for use (IFU) examples.

Upon completion of this CE webinar, participants will be able to
1. list national accreditation organizations and their new survey approach
2. identify recent updates in high-level disinfection (HLD) and sterilization national standards,
3. discuss specific examples of instrument manufacturer’s instructions for use (IFU)
4. explain ten (10) common practices versus best practices in processing dental instruments  

Certified as a NY State Health Education teacher, Chuck Hughes has worked over 25 years in the medical manufacturing industry in areas of Research & Development, Regulatory Affairs, Microbiology, Marketing and Sterilization Training. A corporate member of AAMI, AORN, AST, CSA, IAHCSMM, OSAP and SGNA; Chuck has extensive lecturing experience to medical device manufacturers and national healthcare organizations around the world including AORN, ASCA, ORNAC, IAHCSMM and OSAP. In 2004, he was awarded “Educator of the Year” by the Inland Empire Chapter of ASHCSP and in 2005 received the distinguished “Award of Honor” from IAHCSMM. In 2006, Chuck was inducted into the first-ever Who’s Who in Infection Prevention issue of Infection Control Today, and in 2008 was selected to the Who’s Who in the Ambulatory Surgery Industry. In 2009, he received “Speaker of the Year” from the California Central Service Association and an “Acknowledgement for Exceptional Service and Dedication to the Profession” award from IAHCSMM. In 2012, he received the “Robert Hilboldt Memorial Award” which is a lifetime achievement award presented by the Michigan Society for Healthcare Central Service Personnel and in 2013 received the “Industry Leadership Award” from The Massachusetts Chapter for Central Sterile Professionals.

Date: 04/30/15
Speaker: Ms. Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM
Venue: Online On Demand CE

This course consists of six individual classes that address the key issues related to maintaining sterility assurance protocols in your practice.

Date: 07/01/15
Speaker: Chuck Hughes
Venue: Online Resources

Free Audio Seminars, posters and more....

Date: 08/05/15 - 08/07/15
Venue: Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL

Now in its 25th year, the FIME Medical Trade Fair and Congress is the largest international medical event held in the US annually. More than 10,000 industry professionals visit the 500,000 square feet Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Florida to see one of the largest exhibit floors and view the latest in medical equipment, medical technology, medical services, and medical products and supplies.

Crosstex/SPSmedical Booth #1723

Date: 09/09/15 - 09/11/15
Venue: Grapevine (Dallas), TX

SPSmedical is attending and exhibiting at the HIDA 2015 Streamlining Healthcare Conference to network and engage with medical distributors and manufactures to explore strategies to accelerate health care cost reductions for hospitals and non-acute care facilities. In addition to exhibiting, we look forward to participating in the conference's distributor/manufacturer Business Exchange. HIDA, or the Health Industry Distributors Association, is the trade association representing medical products distributors and provides leadership in the healthcare distribution industry.

Date: 09/22/15 - 09/25/15

Crosstex Booth #A258

Date: 10/16/15 - 10/18/15
Venue: Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai

Welcome to the 7th Annual World Dental Show! We invite you to participate and become an integral part of Asia's biggest dental event being held at Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai. The annual event showcases all aspects of dental business world under one roof.

WDS is also a trade and knowledge sharing platform that delivers the latest technologies, cutting-edge research and dentistry techniques to meet the growing demands of the ever-evolving world of dental science. The event also acts as a meeting point uniting all relevant groups related to the world of dentistry from across the world.

Date: 10/21/15
Speaker: Ms. Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM
Venue: Online OnDemand CEU at CrosstexLearning.com
CE Units: 1

LIVE COURSE ON Wed 10/21/15 7:00 PM ET 4:00 PM PT
LIVE COURSE ON Wed 10/21/15 11:00 PM UTC
CE Credits: 1 Live, Interactive CEU
Providing clean, safe dental water is critical to implementing and maintaining effective infection control protocols. Challenges of basic equipment design and tubing contribute to the development of biofilm in dental unit waterlines. This CE webinar will include compliance with current guidelines related to microbiological water standards and protocol recommendations for best treatment of Dental Unit Waterline protocols to ensure patient and clinician safety.
Reserve Your Seat Now (no charge for this webinar)

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Date: 11/05/15 - 11/10/15
Date: 11/15/15 - 11/18/15
Venue: Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis, IN

The conference will feature four days of exciting speakers, hands-on sessions, social and networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall with valuable oral health vendors and partners. Obtain up to 25.5 ADA CERP credits! Multiple pre-sessions are available that require pre-registration. New this year is a special course exclusively for Health Center administrators (CEOs, COOs, CFOs, and practice administrators) on dental program sustainability titled, Your Oral Health Program – Strategies for Success.

Date: 11/16/15 - 11/19/15
Venue: Dusseldorf, Germany

MEDICA is the hub of the worldwide medical trade. Over 130,000 visitors from 120+ countries are expected to again obtain information on all the current and future trends in in-patient and out-patient care at this annual event. With its numerous special events, newly-restructured international conference and forum program, not to mention the largest and most comprehensive product display in the industry, MEDICA regularly features around 4,600 exhibitors from around the world displaying their OEM products and services over an exhibit area consisting of 19 halls and spanning nearly 1.3 million net square feet of exhibit space. With an expected 450+ exhibitors from the United States of America and Canada, North America will offer one of the leading foreign contingents of exhibitors represented at MEDICA 2015 - making it the strongest medical industry trade fair outside of the North American continent for U.S. and Canadian companies.

Date: 11/27/15 - 12/02/15
Venue: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Welcome to the 91st Annual Greater New York Dental Meeting! We invite you to participate in one of the largest Dental Congresses in the world. At our 2014 Meeting, we hosted over 53,000 health care professionals at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center featuring over 1,500 Technical Exhibits which demonstrated the newest technology for the dental profession. We are the only major Dental Meeting with NO PRE-REGISTRATION FEE! 

Date: 01/11/16 - 01/13/16
Venue: Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, Atlanta, GA

The OSAP Dental Infection Control "Boot Camp" is a core educational course covering all the basics in infection prevention and safety. The OSAP Boot Camp is a crucial building block for every dental professional with infection control responsibilities.

The course runs from Monday through Wednesday, January 11-13*, 2016 in Atlanta, GA and offers up to 24 hours of CE credit plus a comprehensive resource binder, checklists, tools and much more. 

Client Testimonials

Crosstex is a company that cares about education. They spend time and resources making sure that customers understand the products they are using and are using them correctly. Any company can make a sale, Crosstex makes lasting relationships.

Leslie Canham,
CDA, RDA Speaker/Consultant on Infection Prevention and Safety- lesliecanham.com
Client Testimonials

We are very pleased with both the service and the communication we receive from CrosstexBMS. The website is easy to use and it's great to have all of our test results available online anytime we need to see them. Thanks.

Maryjane L Bruning,
RDH, BS/UMKC-SOD
Client Testimonials

Crosstex has come out with a lot of amazing product that are focused on excellent patient care and accurate infection control. As well Crosstex is always thinking about how to keep the patient safe and comfortable in the dental chair.

April Slater,
Dental Assistant - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Client Testimonials

Innovation, Quality and Design are the 3 best words I can find to describe Crosstex Products.  Products like Sure-Check® Multi-Parameter Sterilization Pouches and the STEAMPlus™ Type 5 Integrators allow you to be on TOP of your game when it comes to optimal sterility. I love offering the entire Crosstex suite of products to my customers as they always have the patient in mind!

Carie Miskell,
CRDA / Dental Sales Director