Hospitals have a commitment to patient safety - by providing the safest and best quality care to patients

In most healthcare facilities, the Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) plays a critical role in providing the items required to deliver quality patient care. To support infection control within the healthcare facility, the CSSD staff members must be well-trained, competent and committed to "doing what's right" every step of the way. This means ensuring that shortcuts are not taken and that processes and practices are consistently followed. The consistent provision of quality disinfection and sterilization services can be a monumental task; however, it is a vital link in providing safer healthcare. To pursue these objectives, the Consortium of Accredited Hospitals Organization, India (CAHO) and 3M would like to invite you to participate in the CSSD Awards that recognize the excellence in CSSD Practices

What will be the criteria for winning?

Hospital CSSD that delivers quality disinfection and sterilization services by following the CAHO & 3M Sterilization Checklist. The audit process will help hospitals improve compliance towards best practices.

What are the award categories?

  1. Gold & Silver Award for Large Hospitals (Greater than 300 beds)
  2. Gold & Silver Award for Medium Hospitals (100 - 300 beds)
  3. Gold Award for Small Hospitals (Lesser than 100 beds)
  4. Gold Award for Public Hospitals (100+ beds)

What will the winning hospitals get?

Great Prizes like APSIC Conference Participation, IAHCSMM Certification Enrollment, AAMI Guideline Books & much more to be Won!

What is the process from start to finish going to be like?

  1. Hospitals register on the LMExchange website
  2. Hospitals submit self-assessment on the website by 15th Feb 2019
  3. Auditors pay audit visit to shortlisted CSSD finalists to evaluate the CSSD Practices
  4. Award Ceremony at CAHOCON 2019
Educational programs will be available for interested hospitals. More details will be shared with hospitals that register for the course.

How to get started?

  1. Click here to login to LMExchange. If you are new user, please click on the sign up for a new user account. Existing users can use their username and password to login and proceed.
  2. After signing up, you will be directed to the CSSD Awards Program. Click on the Register to CSSD Button to proceed to fill up the registration form.
  3. Click on Get Started to fill and submit the registration details.
  4. Once submitted, click on the start assessment button to start and submit your self assessment.