Sterile Processing

Photos courtesy Datyon Children’s Hospital and LeeSar
Tech loading scopes into automatic reprocessor (left), Tech manually cleaning scope (right)
Tech loading scopes into automatic reprocessor (left), Tech manually cleaning scope (right)
Tech loading scopes into automatic reprocessor (left), Tech manually cleaning scope (right)
Tech loading scopes into automatic reprocessor (left), Tech manually cleaning scope (right)
Tech loading scopes into automatic reprocessor (left), Tech manually cleaning scope (right)
Sterile Processing

Best Practices Beat Fast Processes Every Time

Aug. 25, 2023
Manual Versus Automated Device/Instrument Cleaning
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Sterile Processing

Competency, Part 3: Why Certification is Important for MDRPs

Dec. 27, 2023
Q: November’s Part I article asked: “We just had a staff meeting and our manager told us that ‘Results from a recent survey of the department stated we need ...
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Key Considerations for SPD Construction or Renovation

Dec. 27, 2023
Building a new Sterile Processing department (SPD) or endoscopy center—or renovating an existing one—can be fraught with complexities and unforeseen pitfalls. Thankfully...
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Meaningful Partnerships Drive Reprocessing Workflow Improvements

Dec. 27, 2023
According to Merriam Webster, perioperative is defined as “the period around the time of a surgical operation.” When the topic of perioperative processes arises, most...
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Validated IFUs vs. Visual Inspection

Dec. 15, 2023
A critical patient safety issue that should be part of SPD and infection prevention programs
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Aligning on aeration, drying, storage and transport standards

Nov. 28, 2023
As if the work of sterile processing (SP) professionals wasn’t complex enough, advances in medical and surgical technologies continue to present them with additional challenges...