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Sterile Processing

Sterile Processing

CS/SPD wants R-E-S-P-E-C-T

The average annual salary for CS/SPD pros dropped slightly – down $1,269 from 2016 to 2017 – according to the results of the 2017 Healthcare Purchasing News CS/SPD Salary Survey.

Sink ergonomics in the SPD

MARCH2017
CBSPD Expiration: February 28, 2022
IAHCSMM Expiration: January 31, 2020

Proper use of chemical and biological indicators; SPD ceiling requirements

Sterile processing expert Ray Taurasi eliminates confusion about biological and chemical indicators and discusses the importance of having safe, AMMI-complaint ceilings in sterile processing areas, including storage areas.

2017 IAHCSMM Annual Conference sets stage for education in Nashville

The IAHCSMM 2017 Annual Conference & Expo will feature a variety educational sessions, hands-on labs and workshops to improve attendees’ sterile processing skills.

Building strong collaboration between SPD and the OR

Breakdowns in communication are the single largest cause of sentinel events within healthcare each year per The Joint Commission. In fact, it is estimated...

The full scope of instrument care

While sterile processing follows a logical series of steps — decontamination, cleaning and sterilization — so only safe and effective instruments reach the hands...

Instrument care tips

Preventative maintenance program tips Janice Reed CRCST, Interim SPD Manager for B.E. Smith, offers the following tips to CS/SPD professionals when implementing a preventative maintenance...

Daily keynote speakers set to inspire at 2017 IAHCSMM Annual Conference

For the first time, the IAHCSMM Annual Conference will feature an inspiring and insightful keynote speaker for each day of the conference. These four...

Hydrogen peroxide sterilization in healthcare facilities today

FEBRUARY 2017
CBSPD Expiration: January 31, 2022
IAHCSMM Expiration: January 9, 2020

Decontaminating open sets; separating sharps; ultrasonic testing variables

Submit your questions email: editor@hpnonline.com phone: (941) 927-9345 ext. 202 Visit the Archives Q If you have to open a sterilized instrument set in SPD to check for...
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