Johnson Re-Earns Certified Sterile Processing Management Credential

  • July 23, 2018
OR Central Sterile Reprocessing Supervisor Roxanne Johnson, RN
OR Central Sterile Reprocessing Supervisor Roxanne Johnson, RN

OR Central Sterile Reprocessing Supervisor Roxanne Johnson, RN, was recently re-credentialed as Certified Sterile Processing Management by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution.

As the central sterile reprocessing supervisor in the operating room, Johnson is responsible for providing leadership, education and management to the workflow activities of the sterile processing area. The sterile processing department ensures instrumentation and equipment used in medical and surgical procedures is properly cleaned, disinfected, inspected and sterilized prior to patient use. They are a critical component in delivering quality patient care, preventing infections, and ensuring each device functions well and is managed in a safe, consistent manner.

At Brookings Health System, the sterile processing department is responsible for cleaning and sterilizing instrumentation used throughout the hospital as well as Yorkshire Eye Clinic, White Medical Clinic, Volga Medial Clinic, Arlington Medical Center, the Avera clinics in Brookings, and The Neighborhoods at Brookview skilled nursing home.

To become re-certified, Johnson was required to have a minimum of 24 months of full-time experience as a hands-on sterile processing supervisor and accumulate 150 continuing education credits over a 5-year period.

Johnson holds a nursing degree from Presentation College in Aberdeen and has nearly 20 years of nursing experience in the operating room.

Brookings Health System’s surgical services offers a full range of inpatient, outpatient (same-day surgery), and emergency surgical treatments provided by skilled surgeons and professional support staff. To learn more about Brookings Health System’s surgical services, please visit www.brookingshealth.org/surgery.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.