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CIM: A Recurring Short-term Staffing Problem Equals a Long-Term ProblemThe ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused overwhelming challenges in providing patient care and resulted in significant staffing shortages. However, the short-term staffing problem posed a concern before the pandemic started. Many hospitals work with a staffing agency, but these engagements...
Gregory Agoston Featured in November HPN EditionRecently, many sterile processing departments (SPDs) have implemented disposable/single-use-only endoscopic devices. There has been media buzz surrounding the development of these new instruments, and many people believe that it’s leading to more infections. Although endoscopes are challenging to disinfect and...
How Fairfield Medical Center Tackles Sterile ProcessingFairfield Medical Center's Sterile Processing Department recently discussed the realm of sterile processing, everyday responsibilities, the impact that sterile processing has on patients, and achieving surgeon satisfaction. Scope of Focus External processing focuses on providing hospitals and other medical facilities...
How to Handle the Post-Pandemic Challenges of the Sterile Processing DepartmentHow to Handle the Post-Pandemic Challenges of the Sterile Processing Department Like all hospital departments, the sterile processing department (SPD) was forced to adapt to the obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the pandemic isn’t entirely in our rear...
Which Competencies Should Your SPD Have?It’s a primary goal for sterile processing departments to operate at peak efficiency while maintaining the highest level of patient safety. Technicians must possess adequate knowledge and understanding of the sterile processing environment while demonstrating a solid understanding of performing...
The Top 5 Ways to Eliminate Surgical DelaysSterile processing is one of the most critical departments within any healthcare facility. However, it often gets overlooked. Sterile processing departments should center their focus on three primary goals: ensuring correct instruments and supplies, being readily available when needed, and...
How Sterile Is Your Processing?Sterile processing is a critical component in ensuring the safest patient care before, during, and after surgical procedures. The healthcare industry is constantly changing. Medical practices are becoming more complex, and technology is ever-evolving. Therefore, sterile processing departments (SPD) must...
Managing Disposable Consignment InventoryA common theme across many hospitals is unused inventory. Hospitals heavily stock their shelves with perfusion supplies and equipment, much of which is rarely ever used. This can be an immense financial drain for hospitals and pose safety and liability...
Turn Your “Cost Center” SPD into a Revenue Generator
An underperforming sterile processing department (SPD) can be the source of dramatic hidden costs, both financially and in terms of patient outcomes. The sterile processing department is always viewed as a cost center, but the truth is that it holds…
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