by Steve Flowers, RN
Sterile Processing Outsourcing…. sounds like a great idea, but is it? Some facilities have tried it with a mixed bag of success; however, for many others, it just didn’t work. Our objective with this blog is to unwrap opposing philosophies on this fascinating concept. In Part A we will explore “WHAT” motivates organizations to wave the white flag and hire a third party to manage their Sterile Processing Departments. Part B offers some insight into “WHY” they sometimes fail.
Why do Healthcare Organizations Consider SPD Outsourcing? Here are the top 3 reasons why:
SPD Outsourcing Sounds like a great idea so why do they sometimes fail? Ironically, 2 of the top 3 reasons why organizations and hospitals outsource, often contribute to their failure.
SPD Outsourcing is a BIG decision with long-term implications. There are certain situations in which Sterile Processing outsourcing is an effective strategy; however, it’s not ideal for everyone. Our advice is to take some time and explore your unique “motivations” while weighing the potential pros and cons of your decision. Our position is that SPD Outsourcing should be your last resort.
We are here to help! Please call if you want to discuss your situation and options. Moab Healthcare provides “Traveler” Sterile Processing Technicians to support your production needs. ALL our technicians have a CBSPD and/or IAHCSMM certification and have a minimum of 2 years of relevant Sterile Processing experience and can be deployed as rapidly as needed.