The AHA’s Association for the Healthcare Environment is developing a certification curriculum for environmental services technicians that hospitals and other health care facilities can use to train their technicians. AHE will teach hospital and other health care personnel to conduct the Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Technician program at their facilities. The program will focus on critical thinking, ethics and technical skills, and include a behavioral assessment as well as a written component. “Given the importance of infection control, environmental services professionals play a strategic role in providing excellent patient care,” said AHE Executive Director Patti Costello. “The new CHEST program will help both new health care environmental service professionals and hospitals provide the best care for patients from the first day of hire.” For more information, see the AHE press release.