iLearning Recorded Webinar


It's Not Just a Checklist Anymore



The use of a task checklist in competency validation is traditional but fails to consider more complex issues of rationale and regulations. The purpose of this module is to provide information for the learner to be able to differentiate between education, in-servicing and competency. It will provide information to help participants identify resources needed to achieve the different types of learning and skills required to achieve competency. This one-hour continuing education program will provide information to help participants select appropriate activities and strategies to guide competency development. 

Target Audience

This CNE activity is intended primarily for RNs with a responsibility for or an interest in endoscope processing and ensuring safe patient care in the endoscopy suite. The presentation will also be of interest to allied healthcare personnel and MDs involved in endoscopy.

Learner Objectives

Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

    1. Identify training and education required in order for staff to achieve competency in processing medical devices
    2. Discuss activities and strategies that can be used by training personnel to measure and evaluate competence.
    3. Review documentation required for medical device reprocessing.


Teaching Methodology

Participants will complete the recorded webinar learning activity. They will view the presentation, then register to complete the evaluation and take the post-test on the website. They will submit the documentation as directed. A bibliographic reference is included for those wishing additional information.

Contact Hours

Upon successful completion of the entire online program and submission of required documentation, participants will be granted 1 contact hour. No partial credit will be granted.


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 08747, the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider Number 50-574, the Florida Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 50-574 and the Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider Number 50-574.

It is the responsibility of the licensee to verify acceptance of contact hours for relicensure.

This program has been pre-approved by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD).

This program has been approved by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM).

This program is acceptable for surgical technologist recertification by the National Center for Competency Testing.

  1. Successful completion: Participants must register, attend the entire program, including resulting Q & A, and submit required documentation.
  2. Conflict of interest: Planners disclose no conflict of interest. The speaker, as an employee of the commercial support entity, hereby discloses a conflict of interest. The speaker has signed a statement agreeing to present information fairly and without bias.
  3. Commercial company support: Fees are underwritten by education funding provided by CANTEL MEDICAL.
  4. Non-commercial company support: None.
  5. Alternative/Complementary therapy: None.
Certificate Issue / Replacement

Participants successfully completing the activity and submitting required documentation will be permitted to print a certificate of completion. Participants are advised to retain the certificate for eight years following activity completion.

Replacement of misplaced certificate is available from Educational Dimensions. There is a fee for this service. Request a replacement by contacting us.

Guide to Study

Detailed instructions for completing this eLearning activity

The following steps will assist you in your successful completion of this eLearning Activity.

  1. Read the content or view the recorded presentation. If you want contact hours at the completion of studying the eLearning material, you will be required to register, complete an evaluation and take a post-test prior to printing your Certificate of Completion. We urge you to complete the eLearning activity once you have started. However, if you do need to come back later, you can sign in with your email and eLearning ID.
  2. First Time Visitors will be asked to register using an email address as your User Name. Make a note which email address you have used. Then you will create an eLearning ID using a combination of at least 6-10 letters or numbers. Please make a note of your eLearning ID and if for some reason you forget, you may request that your eLearning ID be sent to you. The web site is secured by Trustwave.
  3. Return Visitors: If you have registered already you do not need to register again. Just Sign In using your email and eLearning ID.
  4. Evaluation Form: Once you have registered or signed in you will be asked to complete an evaluation form and submit it. This is required to obtain the Certificate of Completion.
  5. Post-test: A post-test, based on the content of the eLearning activity, will need to be taken. A passing score of 80% is required. This is required to obtain the Certificate of Completion.
  6. Printing Your Certificate of Completion: Once you have successfully passed the post-test you will be able to print your Certificate of Completion. You will be given an opportunity to verify the information that will be printed on your certificate. Please make sure your printer is ready to print. You will not have access to the certificate page on later visits unless you contact us. Once you choose to print the Certificate of Completion, it will not be possible to make corrections. To obtain a corrected certificate you will need to contact Educational Dimensions. Fees may apply.
  7. Browser recommendations: We require using an up-to-date browser with JavaScript enabled. You must enable cookies from this site in order to access the secure areas.
  8. If you encounter any technical problems during this eLearning activity, please contact us.

Recorded Webinar Video

Suggested Readings

Bergero, C., Hargreaves, L., & Nichols, A. (2012). Collaborative healthcare immersive learning dynamic, transitioning to simulation-based learning. Clinical Nurse Specialist,   42-47.


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Chan, W. F., Gond, T. G., & Adamson, B. (2015). Identifying core competencies of infection control nurse specialists in Hong Kong. Clinical Nurse Specialist,  E1-E9. DOI: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000174

Del Bueno, D. J. (1978). Competency based education. Nurse Educator,   10-14.

Del Bueno, D. J. (1980). Implementing a competency-based orientation program. Nurse Educator,   16-20.

Hawkins, M. A. (1998). Clinical integration across multiple hospitals: The agony, the ecstasy. Advanced Practice Nursing Quarterly, 4(1), 16-26.

Hicks, F. (2005). Assuring competency, privilege and obligation. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 19(5), 228-232.

Johnson, C. E., Kimble, L. P., Gunby S. S., & Davis, A. H. (2019). Using deliberate practice and simulation for psychomotor skill competency acquisition and retention. Nurse Educator, 00(0), 1-5. Doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000713

Minarik, P. A. (2005). Issue: Competence assessment and competency assurance of healthcare professionals. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 19(4), 180-183.

Payne, C., Ziegler, P., Baughman, D. M., & Jones, J. (2015). Implementation of mock competency skill assessments to improve student outcomes. Nurse Educator, 40(6), 281-284. Doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000173

Phelps, S. F., Hyde, L. & Wolf, J. P. (2015). Introducing information literacy competency standards for nursing. Nurse Educator, 40(6), 278-280. Doi:10.1097/NNE.0000000000000170



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