clinical intelligence for supply chain leadership

Supply Chain can fuel doctor-patient relationships, organizational health

Depending on the healthcare organization, and professional and personal attitudes, physicians and surgeons can be a boon or bane to supply chain operations. Those physicians...

PPE is smarter than ever. How smart are you?

Personal protective equipment technology is progressing while knowledge about how to identify and use it properly is still lags among many healthcare workers.


Healthmark Industries VP Ralph Basile explains what kinds of PPE CS/SPD staff must wear and why, what the biggest concerns are, and how to address them.

Defending the dermis

HPN explores innovative solutions for preventing and treating surgical-site incisions, chronic, hard-to-heal wounds, and other skin care challenges.

Your CS/SPD staff is certifiable

HPN spotlights CS/SPD departments with robust certification and training programs and the various resources these facilities are using to grow and nurture capable, knowledgeable teams.

Vendor resources for CS/SPD certification and training success

These vendor resources assist CS/SPD pros with training, certification and continuing education and keep SPD employees on top of their game.

An update from IAHCSMM on certification and training

IAHCSMM provides an update on sterile processing education and certification including plans to launch a new Certified Endoscope Reprocessor (CER) recognition.

Critical thinking

CBSPD Expiration: July 31, 2022
IAHCSMM Expiration: July 6, 2020

Combining similar instruments with different IFUs; lining sterilizer racks; mixing sterilization...

Ray Taurasi advises on how to handle and combine sets with differing IFUs, best practices for lining sterilization racks, and mixing containers.

Networking essential for sharing challenges, solutions, best practices

When CS staff taps the power of networking and info sharing, they won’t have to navigate those day-to-day challenges alone.
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