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Jun 17, 2021

Why are Sterile Processing groups on Facebook so popular?  What makes us as an industry so hungry for community & connection?  In this episode of Articles-On-The-Go, Hank Balch answers those questions and add some perspective of his own: "Ultimately, Sterile Processing Facebook groups have done what countless team...


Jun 10, 2021

On this episode of Articles-On-The-Go, Hank examines the reasons, risks, and potential reward of the Sterile Processing traveling/agency dynamics in departments across the US: "Sterile Processing departments across the country are struggling to recruit and retain high quality, experienced, and certified...


Jun 3, 2021

On this episode of Articles-On-The-Go, Hank Balch examines what it's like to be on the "other" side of the instrument, and to experience surgery as a patient..."Ultimately, I was confronted with only one choice -- trust the process. I had to hope and believe that this Sterile Processing team had it together, that they...


May 27, 2021

On this episode of Articles-On-The-Go, listen as Hank Balch spells out the lessons that should be learned from headline grabbing quality breakdowns such as what happened at Porter Adventist Hospital in 2018. Could your facility be the next Porter? "We have learned the dangers are real and the damages to our patient...


May 20, 2021

What can Uber teach the Sterile Processing Industry?  You might be surprised... On this Article-On-The-Go, Hank looks at the connections that we make in SPD and how technology can use our natural inclination toward social interaction to fuel innovation and interaction. "...In the world of SPD, I believe one of...