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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. 

november, 2014

20nov2:00 pmCleaning's Role in Reducing SWIs

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The 75 minute webinar will feature Darrel Hicks, author of Infection Prevention for Dummies. Darrel is a Registered Executive Housekeeper (REH) and has 3 years of managing the housekeeping services in hospitals ranging from 120-650 beds.

Darrel’s presentation will define the potential problem/risk of improperly cleaned environmental surfaces; Describe 4 Checklists that build in accountability and identify responsibilities for cleaning equipment and surfaces; Explore the Competency Assessment; Briefly describe the “Observation” checklist; Finally, present the Hygiene Specialist Certificate of training. By using the AORN recommended “Checklists” for the cleaning of the OR, listeners will have a greater appreciation for cleaning’s role in preventing surgical wound infections.

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