Online Courses

Here is the suite of currently available online programs, which offer an opportunity to engage with course facilitators, as well as, other learners and practitioners. Together, participants delve into common work issues, as well as, more complex challenges to gain a more global understanding of how essential Environmental Services is to healthcare - and the role we play in saving lives.

2018 View Available Online Courses

NCRA 2014 Annual Conference DVDJoin the CHESP Study Group

This preparatory course is designed for professionals preparing for the comprehensive and challenging CHESP Certification Exam. For more information, click here

This six week, CHESP Study Group course is offered multiple times through out the year. Please select which "Section" of the course you would like to enroll in by selecting your start date of choice listed below:

                         AHE Members: Free      Non-members: $179.00

    

    CLOSED       January Section Starts - Wednesday, January 24, 2018 

    CLOSED       May Section Starts - Monday, May 14, 2018 

    CLOSED       August Section Starts - Monday, August 6, 2018 (You may enroll in this course now , but you will not be able to 'view' or 'start' until August 6)

    CLOSED       October Section Starts - Monday, October 15, 2018 (You may enroll in this course now , but you will not be able to 'view' or 'start' until October 15)


       

NCRA 2014 Annual Conference DVDFoundations for Success in Environmental Services Management

This ten-week course explores the range of foundational management practices in environmental services. The program is packed with essential content, covering topics such as environmental sanitation, infection control and prevention, staffing requirements and methodology, productivity indicators, effective communication and reporting, customer service excellence, and process improvement. For more information, click here

Continuing Professional Education Credits:
At the end of this course you will receive twelve (12) continuing professional education (CPE) credits towards your CHESP renewal.

                          AHE Members: Free      Non-members: $259.00

                                   

    CLOSED         February Section Starts - Monday, February 5, 2018

    CLOSED         July Section Starts - Friday, July 6, 2018 (You may enroll in this course now , but you will not be able to 'view' or 'start' until July 8)


NCRA 2014 Annual Conference DVDUltimate Scores for the Ultimate Experience: How Improving the Patien Experience Will Improve Your HCAHPS

This five-week course will provide the information and tools needed to guide your department, staff, and clinical teams to increase the quality of patient care and ways to increase patient satisfaction scores. The course provides the insight necessary to help you determine whether your organization is one that embraces and practices patient-centered care. For more information, click here

Continuing Professional Education Credits:
At the end of this course you will receive Six (6) continuing professional education (CPE) credits. 

                          AHE Members: Free      Non-members: $239.00

                                   

    CLOSED        February Section Starts - Monday, February 12, 2018 

    CLOSED       October Section Starts - Monday, October 1, 2018 (You may enroll in this course now , but you will not be able to 'view' or 'start' until October 1)


NCRA 2014 Annual Conference DVD    Employee Engagement: Going the Extra Mile

This twelve-week self-directed course for independent learners. 

As a manager, how do you cultivate an engaged workforce? This online course examines the major factors, trends, and drivers of employee engagement. It explores why engagement is so important, and how managers can boost engagement to position their department for success. In addition, the course is specifically designed to get you thinking about how altering or incorporating a few management practices can change the culture of your department, and get your employees to go that extra mile. For more information, click here

Continuing Professional Education Credits:
At the end of this course you will receive Four (4) continuing professional education (CPE) credits. 

                          AHE Members: Free      Non-members: $239.00

                                   

    CLOSED        March Section Starts - Monday, March 5, 2018 

    CLOSED        June Section Starts - Monday, June 25, 2018 (You may enroll in this course now , but you will not be able to 'view' or 'start' until June 25)


NCRA 2014 Annual Conference DVD   The Lean Management System in Healthcare

This six-week course will provide the information and tools needed to guide your department, staff, and clinical teams to increase the quality of patient care and eliminating waste from your organization. Environmental services professionals, infection preventionists, and clinical staff should use the information obtained in this course to: 

  • Discuss and implement the five lean principles within their organization
  • Incorporate various Lean and Kaizen concepts and tools needed to develop a continuous improvement organization
  • Implement brainstorming concepts to effectively lead team activities

For more information, click here

 Continuing Professional Education Credits:

At the end of this course you will receive Five(5) continuing professional education (CPE) credits. 

                          AHE Members: Free      Non-members: $239.00

                                   

     CLOSED         April Section Starts - Monday, April 9, 2018 

     CLOSED       November Section Starts - Monday, November 5, 2018 (You may enroll in this course now , but you will not be able to 'view' or 'start' until November 5)

 


NCRA 2014 Annual Conference DVD    Essentials of Infection Prevention and Environmental Hygiene

This ten-week course was designed for non-clinical staff in health care facilities. The content of this online program covers a wide spectrum of infection prevention topics – from a brief introduction to the microbiology of major organisms like MRSA and Clostridium difficile to transmission and prevention. The course also covers content on disease outbreaks, precautions, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), guidance documents from the CDC, and OSHA standards for Blood Borne Pathogens (BBP).

This course was designed to be a self-directed, but facilitated educational program for non-clinical health care employees. Individuals are responsible for logging on to the course and completing the assigned reading material and answering all questions for each week. Participants of this program will collaborate and interact online, review material, and ultimately, learn from the reading materials and each other’s knowledge and experiences.

For more informatin, click here

Continuing Professional Education Credits:
At the end of this course you will receive Ten (10) continuing professional education (CPE) credits. 

                          AHE Members: Free      Non-members: $259.00

                                   

    CLOSED        May Section Starts - Monday, May 7, 2018 (You may enroll in this course now, but you will not be able to 'view' or 'start' until May 7)

    CLOSED       October Section Starts - Monday, October 22, 2018 (You may enroll in this course now , but you will not be able to 'view' or 'start' until Oct 22)


NCRA 2014 Annual Conference DVD    Principles of Effective Linen Management

This five week online course is designed as a self-directed and facilitated educational program for healthcare environmental services and textile care professionals. The course provides an introduction and overview of key linen management issues and challenges including linen utilization, infection prevention in textiles including a discussion about the science of antimicrobial textiles, effective laundry management options and operations, OSHA standards, and HLAC accreditation standards. 

For more information, click here

Continuing Professional Education Credits:

At the end of this course you will receive Five (5) continuing professional education (CPE) credits. 

                          AHE Members: Free      Non-members: $179.00

                             

    CLOSED      June Section Starts - Monday, June 4, 2018 

    CLOSED       November Section Starts - Monday, November 12, 2018 

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