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Oct 28, 2020

What does it take to host successful in-department education for your Sterile Processing team? Are you tapping into all the available tools and resources out there to take your SPD training to the next level? On this episode of Fighting Dirty, Hank sits down with Justin to discuss inservices, podcast, and...


Oct 7, 2020

It's not rocket science and yet many hospital administrators just don't get it -- Sterile Processing departments need SUPERVISORS! AAMI ST79:2017 recommends it, ECRI makes it a point to spotlight, and the Joint Commission expects it. Plus there's something called common sense that tells us that constant interruptions of...


Sep 9, 2020

Moment of truth here: Do you have any rusty instruments in your surgical trays? No, let's be honest. And if you have seen rusty instruments, what is stopping you from taking them out? On this episode of Fighting Dirty, Hank brings the skeleton out of the Sterile Processing closet and gives an argument for...


Aug 19, 2020

Is that presentation CE approved? How many continuing education credits is it worth? Why on earth are these the first questions for so many of us in the Sterile Processing industry when confronted with education options? If all the potential industry education in the world were poured into the ocean, the portion that...


Jul 29, 2020

How do you respond to hospital administrators or surgical leaders who brush aside your Sterile Processing requests or recommendations because your facility has "low surgical site infection (SSI) rates"? Is this a helpful measurement when department leaders are still voicing equipment, staffing, and other resource...