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The Field


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 because they simply need to rapidly increase productivity.   Before you fill your next opening in SPD and OR with a “warm body”, please consider this:


  1. Patient Safety:

    Sterile Processing Technicians can have a direct impact on Surgical Site Infection Rates.  Technicians that do not care, understand, or follow established reprocessing guidelines compromise patient safety and increase the risk of Surgical Site Infections (SSI).   


  1. Regulatory Citations:

    Worried about that next TJC visit?  Common citations related to Sterile Processing Technicians include: insufficient training in sterilization and HLD, recommended protocols undermined by “shortcuts”, and lack of leadership/ oversight.


  1. Unwanted Local & National, and Social Media Attention:

    Several prominent healthcare organizations have had negative press related to sterile processing.   Reputation management is critical in this social media driven world we live in.  


Don’t hire just a “warm body” for SPD and OR!

MOAB Healthcare provides trained and vetted sterile processing Technicians.  Contact us today or call 1-833-SPD-TECH.

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SPD Challenges: Unprocessed Trays at 0700. The Dirty Truth

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
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4 Strategies to Improve OR-Sterile Processing Department Teamwork & Culture

4 Strategies to Improve OR-Sterile Processing Department Teamwork & Culture I cannot think of any two departments in healthcare that depend on each other and require […]
May 20, 2020

Improving the Sterile Processing Department

Not that long ago, Healthcare organizations were reluctant to “invest” in their Sterile Processing Departments.

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