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May 23, 2024

On this CE-approved re-release of Articles On-The-Go, tune in for leadership insights on handling annual reviews in your Sterile Processing department: "As with everything else you do as a leader, you are always teaching with your actions. You are either teaching your team that you believe in them and want them to...


May 16, 2024

In this CE-approved Beyond Clean Articles On-The-Go episode, Hank Balch explores how smart home technologies can be adapted to improve Sterile Processing department workflows, communication, and asset protection. -- "While many of us are outfitting our homes with the latest smart devices on the market, large numbers of...


May 9, 2024

In this CE-approved Beyond Clean Articles On-The-Go episode, Hank Balch tackles the challenge of surgeon-specific surgical trays and the need for optimization and standardization of surgical instrumentation across service lines. -- "While surgeon-specific instrument trays are still common practice today, there are...


May 2, 2024

In this CE-approved Beyond Clean Articles On-The-Go episode, Hank Balch discusses the shortcomings of traditional Sterile Processing productivity metrics and proposes a new approach called usable units of service (UUOS) -- "A shift to a model of usable units of service (UUOS) for the Sterile Processing industry would...


Apr 25, 2024

On this CE-approved re-release of Articles On-The-Go, tune in for a game plan for excelling as an SPD Traveler AND a department who hires them: "When a new traveler arrives to begin a contract at your facility, don't forget these folks are not robots. They may be highly trained and highly experienced technicians, but...