Building a culture of continuous improvement in your CSSD is contingent upon many factors—one of those being auditing education....

When it comes to purchasing an instrument tracking software here are five questions to ask before signing....

Keeping track of individual instruments is critical to your organizational health. The old process of only tracking trays of instruments isn’t good enough. You need the data management that comes from...

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Improve the Quality of Surgical Instrument Set Assembly in CSSD

Looking back at my experience managing a Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD), many of the errors found by the OR ...
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Staying On Top of Staff Competencies

Staying On Top of Staff Competencies

Based on data collected during surveys and reviews from January 1 – June 30, 2016, The Joint Commission identified the ...
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3 Tips for an Effective Central Sterile Supply Department

3 Tips for an Effective Central Sterile Supply Department

It’s no secret that a continuous quality improvement (CQI) program is a critical responsibility of managing the Central Sterile Supply ...
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Test Your Knowledge: Surgical Site Infection Quiz

Test Your Knowledge: Surgical Site Infection Quiz

Everyday, the Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) works diligently to ensure that surgical instruments and assets are delivered to the ...
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tray management

Tray Management Part 2: Potential Cost of Overstocked Surgical Trays

As Central Sterile Supply Departments (CSSD’s), and OR’s look for cost saving opportunities, understanding the impact of reprocessing instruments and ...
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instrument tracking system

Instrument Tracking: Does It Really Work?

Considering the jump to automated instrument tracking often requires a lot of thoughtful research and analysis. Before making a decision, ...
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AAMI Speaks Out on Scope Reprocessing

AAMI Speaks Out on Scope Reprocessing

In April 2015, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation released AAMI ST 91 which covers the entire gamut ...
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sterile processing

5 Common Decontamination Mistakes

Failure to follow the appropriate sterile processing standards results in infections, so we put together a list of the five ...
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3 Essential SPD Training Strategies

Valuable recommendations to help keep your non-compliance rates down.

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