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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. 

What’s on the Horizon for HDO Sterilization Guidance?

This increased transport distance brings up new concerns and issues that are not already addressed in the transport section of ST79. The goal of this new TIR is to introduce best practice guidance for transporting clean, disinfected, sterilized, and soiled devices across longer distances, including addressing requirements for the transport vehicles used to transport the devices. For regular updates about this developing technical information report, check aami.org.

ASCA Recognizes Physicians for Outstanding Service

During ASCA’s annual conference in Dallas this year, the association recognized two physicians with its 2022 Nap Gary Award for Lifetime Achievement in the ASC Community: Thomas M. Deas Jr., MD, and Peter Daly, MD. Both men exemplify the long-standing dedication to the ASC community, leadership qualities and high moral and ethical standards the award was created to recognize. Each also contributed in unique ways to advancing the ASC care model.

Take Steps Toward a Healthier Lifestyle

Improving your diet, exercising regularly, taking a daily supplement and getting enough restorative sleep are all important steps to overall wellness. Work to incorporate each step into your daily routine until you reach your goal of good health, and find more health-conscious tips at eLivingToday.com. 

december, 2017

07dec2:00 pmOR Utilization Guidelines - Block Scheduling

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The 60-minute webinar will feature Rachel LeMahieu, MSN, RNFA, CNOR, Director of Surgical Services, Cath Labs and Specials at Henderson Hospital in Nevada. Rachel will be discussing enhancing OR use with modified block scheduling techniques, policy revision for block scheduling, capturing surgeon buy in for block optimization and using your resources for sustaining change in block allocation and utilization.

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About the Presenter: Rachel LeMahieu, MSN, RNFA, CNOR, is the Director of Surgical Services, Cath Lab, and Specials at Henderson Hospital in Henderson, Nevada. Rachel received her BSN from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her MSN at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Rachel is responsible for the clinical, financial, and administrative functions of the operating room, pre-admit testing center, recovery room, pre-operative area, anesthesia, lithotripsy, sterile processing department, cath/specials lab, and endoscopy. Rachel has 17 years of experience in the Operating Room ranging from circulator, scrub, RNFA, educator, charge nurse, manager, and director. She has lead Lean processes and Surgical Site Infection Bundle implementations at her facilities. Rachel was the team lead for the SUSP program at Spring Valley Hospital. Her latest project was the opening of Henderson Hospital Outpatient Surgery Department  in the innovative medical community of Union Village.

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