Lazurite a Reseller of LG Surgical Monitors

Medical device and technology company Lazurite Holdings LLC announced that it is working with LG Electronics USA as a reseller of LG’s high-performance surgical display monitors. “We’re delighted to announce that we are working with LG Electronics USA as a reseller of...

Lazurite, Minnetronix Medical Make New Wireless Surgical Camera a Reality

Lazurite and Minnetronix Medical have announced that the ArthroFree Wireless Surgical Camera System has achieved its final major milestone on the way to market: its first successful human use and the completion of its transfer to manufacturing. ArthroFree is the first...

Henry Schein Medical Helps Amplify Value of ASCs

Henry Schein Medical, the U.S. medical business of Henry Schein Inc., is helping to amplify the value ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) bring to patients, providers and the health care ecosystem overall. The company recently featured key learnings and viewpoints from...

Encompass Presents New Patient Warming Blanket

Encompass Group LLC is showcasing Nova – the patented next generation patient warming blanket at The Georgia Council of perioperative Registered Nurses conference. “Years of research and development have led us to this innovative patient warming system,” says Michelle...

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Train and Gain: Are SPD Professionals Learning Most Effectively?

HSPA Conference & Expo Delivers Education, Networking

Following a two-year, pandemic-related hiatus of the Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA) in-person annual conference, this year’s event brought more than 900 attendees together for five days of top-quality education and networking in San Antonio, Texas. The expansive and technologically advanced Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center housed the conference and expo. It provided an ample and inviting space for attendees to learn, grow, share best practices, and engage with peers, renowned industry experts and leading product and service vendors in the sterile processing (SP) space. 

Train and Gain: Are SPD Professionals Learning Most Effectively?

Tips to Boost Sterile Processing Technician Training & Outcomes

Sterile processing (SP) professionals are in high demand these days due to a mix of retirement, transitioning to other career fields and the so called “Great Resignation” that was largely spurred by the pandemic. It’s an eye-opening development and one that should make every health care organization take notice because of an essential fact: the critically important work that takes place in the sterile processing department (SPD) remains and must be performed by well-trained, qualified and dedicated professionals. 

Train and Gain: Are SPD Professionals Learning Most Effectively?

A New Standard for Water Management

The Joint Commission (TJC) released a new water management standard (EC.02.05.02. EPs 1-4), which took effect on January 1, 2022. Water quality is a very important component of medical device processing. While this new standard is designed to improve the quality and safety of care provided to immunocompromised hospital patients, it also contains water management measures that impact medical device processing. 

Train and Gain: Are SPD Professionals Learning Most Effectively?

Keen Focus on Competencies Spurs SP Quality, Safety

Competency is a term that relates to performance improvement, and professionals are expected to attain and cultivate it through experience and a desire to learn, grow and advance in their knowledge and skillsets. In the sterile processing (SP) environment, it’s important to examine how competencies are valued and applied. Are they viewed as a necessary evil or do SP professionals embrace the opportunities competencies can provide?

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