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Salary Survey shows CS/SPD education, certification keys to growth

Salary survey results are in: Most CS/SPD professionals are earning more money, their jobs are stable, educational opportunities are growing and certification remains a top priority.

Abolishing bugs

Clinical teams working in healthcare organizations across the country are taking a variety of steps to keep patients infection-free and on their way to a better healing experience.

Keeping Murphy’s law out of the SPD

Experts discuss important factors that influence instrument cleaning and offer their advice for addressing the many variables involved.

Single-use endoscopes: Pop fly or home run in cleaning, sterilization?

Disposable or single-use only endoscopes: Either direction carries a set of consequences – the good, the bad and sometimes the ugly – that can be obvious (playing the short ball) and not-so-obvious (playing the long ball).

Reusable endoscopes: Tried and true for cleaning

Call it a case of status quo or sacred cows, but Surgical Services and Sterile Processing professionals both need more supportive evidence before they agree to take the plunge into the pre-packaged world.

Tips, tools and tricks for inspecting properly cleaned endoscopes

Call it a case of status quo or sacred cows, but Surgical Services and Sterile Processing professionals both need more supportive evidence before they agree to take the plunge into the pre-packaged world.

Consistently clean

Coupling automated room disinfection with surface cleaning is a powerful one-two punch that can result in improved outcomes across the board.

Makeover undertaking

Four healthcare organizations share their CS/SPD makeover experiences, each with their own priorities, approach, design and equipment.

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Having a certified and thoroughly trained sterile processing staff is no longer just desirable but mandatory at a growing number of healthcare facilities.

Off-site need not be off-putting

Sterile processing professionals and industry experts show how to manage instruments off-site successfully with key considerations, best practices and insightful tips.