Who We Are

A hospital’s sterile processing department is an integral part of surgical services and is critical to other areas within the healthcare organization. A sterile processing consulting engagement consists of a detailed analysis of current operational processes followed by recommendations that will ensure the delivery of instrumentation and equipment needed for patient care.

Our Services

Sterile Processing Management

A comprehensive Joint Commission readiness assessment is conducted, we identify areas of risk and provide industry best practice solutions.

  • Education and training
  • Competency development
  • Leadership mentoring
  • Workflows
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Facility and environment compliance
  • Policy and procedure reviews

Interim Management Solutions

Short-term or extended placement opportunities are available.

  • Assisting in recruiting and training the Sterile Processing staff
  • Assisting in departmental leadership recruitment
  • Overseeing all day-to-day departmental operations
  • Staff training and education
  • Scheduling and staffing
  • Developing critical quality indicators
  • Case carts
  • Instrument sets
  • Sterilization documentation
  • IUSS
  • First-case surgery delay frequency

Project Management Services

We can work with you to tailor custom solutions for your specific (SPD) projects

  • Construction projects
  • IT implementation
  • Leadership training & development
  • Developing policies and procedures
  • Developing quality data reports
  • Assessing staff competencies
  • Survey readiness assessments
  • Retainer solutions, the ability to have a consultant available to discuss any issue at any time


Consulting Experts

Harry joined the Navy in 1984 and served as a Hospital Corpsman in hospitals as well onboard a Fast Frigate ship. He began as a sterilization technician in April 1988. 20 years later, Harry received his first certification and earned a promotion to a supervisor position. Two years after that, he transferred to the Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center to take over as the Department Administrator. He retired at the end of 2011. The total amount of certified members as of 2020 is 33,756.  There are a total of 4 certifications available through HSPA (IAHCSMM). Harry Mullen 1 of 226 members to hold all 4 certifications. Harry joined the California Central Service Association as a regional director in the LA, Ventura, and Santa Barbara areas. He was the President of CCSA in 2017 & 2018. In 2011, Harry started Central Sterilization Solutions with the idea of changing the culture of Sterile Processing one student at a time. CSS upon opening had students passing the CRCST exam at a rate of 65% and within a few years was able to raise that to an average of 90-95%. Harry holds a Bachelor’s and Masters in business from Canterbury University through their distance learning program.

Pernel Husband, Course InstructorPernell Husband: He is Central Sterilization Solution’s lead consultant.

As a United States Navy-trained Surgical Technician, Pernell is no stranger to the dynamic world of surgery and surgical instrumentation.  He has practiced his craft in a variety of scenarios.  Whether it be at sea, in the field with Marines, in a conflict zone, or at the Navy’s flagship medical facility, Naval Hospital San Diego.

Pernell Husband is currently a subject matter expert consultant, specializing in the intersection between surgery and sterile processing.  Pernell’s area of focus is to work with clients, to achieve synergies that unleash a confident and well-trained workforce. Effective communication, enhanced productivity and regulatory compliance are areas of focus.

Pernell received his Central Service Technical Training from Purdue University on May 5th, 2002.  He was certified by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management (CRCST) on March 8th, 2012

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