November 7, 2020
Sterile Processing Departments are often called the “Heart of the Hospital.” SPD is the area in a hospital or surgery center where cleaning and sterilization[..]
November 7, 2020
Education in all stages of life is invaluable. Continuous education in our work lives is critical.With our rapidly changing world, the ability to continually educate ourselves is necessary to maintain the edge in our chosen fields.
September 17, 2020
If you have managed SPD, you know the drill: Monday morning, dirty trays are at a minimum and things are generally “caught up”. Each day thereafter, the quantity of dirty
August 21, 2020
I cannot think of any two departments in healthcare that depend on each other and require teamwork more than the Operating Room and Sterile Processing Departments. So why is it so common to see an “us versus them” mentality?
May 20, 2020
Not that long ago, Healthcare organizations were reluctant to “invest” in their Sterile Processing Departments. Critical infrastructure and human capital needs were tabled while funding was being utilized [..]
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 …
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
3 Ways to Increase Retention in Your Sterile Processing Department High turnover rates of SPD directors and managers, educators, supervisors, and technicians can have a significant […]