Kansas Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals

The Kansas Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals (KSHCSP) is an organization available to persons that work in the central service and/or sterile processing field. Their mission is to advance the improvement of Central Service through the development of efficient, effective and economical education and training programs for Central Service. Some of the current benefits offered to KSHCSP members are:

  • Networking opportunities;
  • Educational skill development;
  • Educational workshops (one that is free with membership); and
  • District support.

KSHCSP usually has their first educational workshop in the spring. The annual membership fee is $25. To learn more about KSHCSP or for more information of their educational program, contact Martha Ediger, president at (620) 896-7166.

Check out www.iahcsmm.org for the latest Kansas Chapter information or their Facebook page.


2013 IAHCSMM CRCST Certification Group
Currently Working on the IAHCSMM Exam
Front Row:
Rene' Ensz, Julie Janzen and Theresa Ross (not pictured)
Back Row:
Liz Botkin, Karen Paul, Mary Ewing, Carmen Perez, Alfredo Delgado,
Merry Williams

Upcoming Events

KSHCSP Workshop "Care & Handling of Endoscopes and Instrument Repair Management"
November 8, 2014
Hays Medical Center, Hays, KS


KSHCSP CRST Certification Class

The Kansas Society of Hospital Central Service Professionals (KSHCSP)would like to announce that the next CRCST (Certified Registered Central Service Technician) class will begin on December 7th and running for 23 consecutive weeks.  We will review 1 chapter per week so as not to cause information overload. This will be an online class that is scheduled for every Saturday from 11am to 1pm.  In order to receive the invitation to participate in this class, you must register with Thomas Forster.  The only cost to participate is the purchase of the book for the course.   To purchase the book, go to IAHCSMM.org and order the Central Service Boxed Set,  7th Edition.  This is an open class available to anyone in our field, not just KSHCSP members, so, feel free to pass this along to any of your co-workers.  We look forward to your participation!

Related Links and Downloads

For more information regarding this event, contact Michele Clark at mclark@khconline.org or (785) 235-0763.
The Kansas Hospital Association in cooperation with the Wisconsin Hospital Association is a hosting a four-part webinar series to help hospitals prepare. Hospital coders, coding supervisors and managers, and internal ICD-10 team leaders and members are encouraged to participate in this series as a team.
Join the Kansas Healthcare Communicators Society on Oct. 29, 2014 for their fall education conference. Download the brochure today for more information. Contact Jan Fenwick at (785) 233-7436 or jfenwick@kha-net.org for more info.
Improved coordination of care and sharing of public health data are two important requirements in Stage 2 Meaningful Use. Join KHA on Wed., Oct. 29 for a webinar from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
The Kansas Hospital Association in cooperation with the Nebraska Hospital Association will be hosting a webinar on Oct. 29 that will cover the challenges facing Critical Access Hospitals as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Paul Baumert, CPA, FHFMA and Julianne Kipple, CPA, CHFP with the Lutz Healthcare Practice Group will identify opportunities for cost savings, improvements in revenue cycle management and shifts in reimbursement.