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May 27, 2020

How do you get your Sterile Processing department's successes, updates, and requests in front of your hospital CEO, CNO, CFO, surgeons, Operating Room leadership, nurses, surgical technicians, and SPD staff? On this episode of Fighting Dirty, Hank talks about how to leverage the power of a department newsletter to shine...


May 6, 2020

If you want to light a fuse under a Sterile Processing technician, call them a "glorified dishwasher." Few things seem to get under our skin quicker than this one phrase that has been weaponized by frustrated healthcare workers who don't value how CRITICAL we actually are to patient care, and how complex our jobs really...


Apr 15, 2020

Have you noticed the growing wave of Sterile Processing social media content coming out over the last few years? Are you following the conversations or still trying to catch up? On this episode of Fighting Dirty, Hank puts a spotlight on the #SterileProcessing hashtag and discusses how to use this tool to help you...


Oct 1, 2019

How many of your departments have an Instrument Coordinator position? How many of you want one? And how many of you have no idea what we're talking about? On this episode of Fighting Dirty, Hank makes an argument for creating a role on your Sterile Processing team whose primary focus is all things surgical instrument...


Sep 24, 2019

Here we go again, on another one of those "but there's no rule that says I have to!" On this episode of Fighting Dirty, Hank talks about the common sense reasons you should be testing the sharpness of your scissors, every tray, every time. This isn't about being compliant, it's about being smart -- and being safe. After...