May 20, 2020
Not that long ago, Healthcare organizations were reluctant to “invest” in their Sterile Processing Departments.
May 12, 2020
As Perioperative Healthcare Leaders, we can all agree that these are unprecedented times. Staffing and supply resources have rightfully been diverted to care of COVID 19 patients.
December 5, 2019
Where does the decontamination process begin in sterile processing? First, we have to understand what decontamination is and how important decontamination is to the patient …
November 8, 2019
During my tenure as a surgical technician, I never gave a second thought to where my surgical instruments came from. The instruments were always sterilized and placed on the correct case carts ready …
October 15, 2019
This week begins the International Sterile Processing Professionals Appreciation Week. Take time this week to personally appreciate each of your professionals in Sterile Processing.
September 16, 2019
Sterile processing has a direct and significant effect on surgeon satisfaction, risk, patient safety, revenue, and cost. Disruptions in sterile processing or improper sterilization …
August 7, 2019
High turnover rates of SPD directors and managers, educators, supervisors and technicians can have a significant effect on the OR and elsewhere in a healthcare institution. […]
February 28, 2019
Here are three things you can do to advance your career and be more marketable in sterile processing from those guys that do nothing but hire […]
February 21, 2019
Are you having trouble hiring and retaining Sterile Processing Technicians? Or, are you considering a career as a sterile processing technician? If so, you might be […]
February 14, 2019
Sterile techs play a critical role in surgical outcomes. They sterilize surgical instrumentation and medical devices, and prepare the supplies needed for each surgery. Without them, […]
February 7, 2019
Sterile Processing Department Staffing is a challenge for most facilities. The work is hard, and the pay is poor. The turnover and vacancy rates are high. […]
January 23, 2019
It’s easy to underestimate the importance of the role of sterilization technicians behind the scenes in the operating room. But the many years of education and […]