In our healthcare facilities, the telephone is a life-saving instrument. It is the primary means of communication between the nurses in procedural areas and the technicians in SPD.
Sterile Processing Outsourcing…. sounds like a great idea, but is it? Some facilities have tried it with a mixed bag of success;
In 2020 we faced shortages in PPE, supplies and toilet paper due to the Covid 19 epidemic.
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 [..]
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.
Sterile processing has a direct and significant effect on surgeon satisfaction, risk, patient safety, revenue, and cost. Disruptions in sterile processing or improper sterilization …
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 effect on the OR and elsewhere in a healthcare institution. Total hospital turnover rates across the nation are 19.1 percent, according to the 2019 National Health Care Retention…
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. As a result, hiring managers often compromise standards[..]
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 experience[..]
Trained, vetted sterilization technicians are essential to the success of your healthcare facility. You need them to keep your patients safe, your surgeons happy and your[..]
Most surgeons have a choice on where they practice. That’s why most choose to work in hospitals where they have confidence that [..]