clinical intelligence for supply chain leadership

Advocate Christ’s dream team pursues SPD quality, ‘March to Zero’ defects

2018 CS/SPD Department of the Year Five years ago, during construction of the Outpatient Pavilion at Advocate Christ Medical Center in the southwestern Chicago suburb...

SPD-OR teamwork calls for personal engagement

Advocate Christ Medical Center’s Sterile Processing team regards teamwork as an essential element of its — and any SPD department’s success. “Each day our team...

Elevating the SPD profession

To evaluate SPD Department of the Year nominations, Healthcare Purchasing News recruits a variety of staff members, editorial advisory board members that also are...

Critical caring

HPN examines trends in critical care medicine and new products designed to support healthcare’s changing needs.

(Almost) everything’s coming up ro$es

HPN’s annual infection prevention salary survey reveals the figures and job functions of IPs working in healthcare facilities across the country.

All things optimal

Sterile processing experts weigh in on how to improve cooperation between SPD and OR and some of the best products and services for process improvement, compliance and safety.

Washing instruments in the scrub sink; proper prion removal

Ray Taurasi fields questions from sterile processing professionals about where and how to clean instruments properly and the removal of prions before sterilization.

New Duodenoscope Surveillance Sampling & Culturing protocols released

Sterile processing expert Susan Klacik reviews new duodenoscope surveillance sampling & culturing protocols.

Nine years is enough!

Conquering flexible scope reprocessing issues
May 2018
CBSPD Expiration: April 30, 2023
IAHCSMM Expiration: March 31, 2021

Supply Chain must confab with the Lab

When it comes to cost management processes and supply chain issues, the Laboratory most likely needs some help, whether they know it, acknowledge it or even want it.