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SPD ASSESSMENTS AND CONSULTING

Sterile processing is a mission critical function in every facility that provides surgical services.

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SPECIALTYCARE’S SPD CONSULTING SERVICES

SPD’s primary functions are to ensure that instruments are available, functional, and safe for use with every patient. SPD production is dependent upon the number of staff, their proficiency, equipment, and the efficiency in which the staff work.  Gaps in any of these factors lead to expensive surgical delays, staff frustrations, and the potential for patient harm.

Customers trust SpecialtyCare for patient critical services – including Perfusion, IONM, and Autotransfusion. Our team has the expertise to solve your challenges in SPD.

Unlike the OR where surgeons and nursing staff can specialize in a particular-surgical specialty, sterile processing technicians in most hospitals are generalists. Technicians from the least to most experienced are expected to know every instrument the hospital owns, plus instruments on loan, and be able to follow the manufacturers’ “Instructions for Use” on how to disassemble, clean, reassemble, and test the instruments for function. Given the growing number and complexity of surgical instruments, combined with the challenges of attracting and retaining qualified SPD staff, too often these expectations are not met.

The end result is often considerable variation in the availability, quality, and safety of the instruments delivered to the OR, which negatively affects surgeon efficiency, satisfaction, and patient safety.

Our team of experts, led by Marcy Konja and Gregory Agoston, will provide a thorough review of your SPD.  Using Lean Six Sigma principles, we look for solutions that address the root cause of the problems.

Marcy Konja CRCST, CSPDT, CIS, CER, CHL, CSPDM, Vice President, Sterile Processing Solutions, has 30+ years of experience in healthcare and industrial settings for sterile processing and is a voting member on multiple committees of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). She holds multiple certifications with HSPA (formerly IAHCSMM) – Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS), Certification in Healthcare Leadership (CHL), Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST), and Certified Endoscope Re-processor (CER). She’s also an Approved Instructor.

Gregg Agoston, B.S., MBA, CCSVP, Lean Six Sigma Certified, Vice President, Business Development, has 35+ years of experience in healthcare working for Astra Zeneca, Cardinal Health, Karl Storz, and Stryker. He is certified in Lean Six Sigma through the University of Michigan. Gregg has presented at the HSPA (formerly IAHCSMM) national and state level meetings multiple times on Lean Processes and the Care and Handling of Complex Surgical Instruments. He authored Chapter 11, “Complex Surgical Instruments” in the Central Service Technician Manual 8th edition and contributed to the creation of the Endoscope Reprocessing Manual 1st edition. Gregg has a passion for helping sterile processing professionals improve their services.

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CAREERS IN SPD CONSULTING

SpecialtyCare continues to grow and we would love for you to grow with us. Check out the full listing of employment opportunities nationwide.

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SPD CONSULTING RESEARCH & DATA

SpecialtyCare is on the cutting edge of SPD Consulting data and research.