Making the decision to invest in and onboard a new tray and trace software at your facility is no small feat. What do you do when you realize that the software you poured so much time and resources in...

How will the Unique Device Identifier Program impact a hospital's Central Sterile and Perioperative? Jean Sargent, UDI expert looks in-depth....

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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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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