Sterile Processing

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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

Sterile Processing

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Sterile Processing

Qualities of Strong, Effective, Quality-Focused SPD Leaders

April 23, 2024
Sterile Processing (SP) leaders, like business leaders in other segments, must possess many skills—and know how to apply them consistently and effectively to be successful...
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Bone Cement and Black Light Detection - Part 2

April 23, 2024
Q: The original question from last month: “Recently, I read some posting on the Internet that one can use black lights to detect residual bone cement. Is that true,1 and...
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Educational Session at HSPA Conference Covers Data and Analytics in Sterile Processing

April 22, 2024
John Erickson and Alison Sonstelie presented a session at the 2024 annual Healthcare Sterile Processing Association conference on leveraging data and analytics.
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Penn Medicine Spearheads Several Sustainability Measures to Reduce Environmental Footprint

April 1, 2024
Recycling single-use devices, going paperless, and using products unfit for patient use for trainings have taken off in their facilities
Hall of Fame

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Awarded 2024 SPD of the Year

March 26, 2024
HPN’s annual Sterile Processing Department of the Year award is featured in April’s edition