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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. 

october, 2014

16oct2:00 pmIssues Surrounding Accreditation Compliance

Event Details

The 75 minute webinar will feature Raymond E. Grundman, MSN, MPA, FNP-BC, CASC, Vice President & General Manager, Ambulatory Accreditation Operations

Ray Grundman, MSN, MPA, FNP-BC, CASC, has been involved in ambulatory health care for 30 years in a variety of roles, as a clinician, administrator, educator; as a consultant practicing as a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, medical group practice administrator, and founder and Executive Director of several surgery centers. He is currently Vice President and General Manager, Ambulatory Operations and an active surveyor and member of the surveyor training faculty for AAAHC.

In this presentation Ray will help you understand the accreditation process and prepare your ASC for its next accreditation survey. This program will review compliance tips and discuss the most common challenges that ASCs encounter staying prepared for re-accreditation. This program will be helpful for both ASCs undergoing accreditation for the first time and ASCs preparing for re-accreditation.

OR Today would like to thank our sponsor, AAAHC! The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1979.AAAHC is the leader in developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality care, and value for ambulatory health care through peer-based accreditation processes, education, and research. AAAHC accredits almost 6,000 health care organizations in the US and internationally. A certificate of accreditation is awarded to organizations that are found to be in compliance with AAAHC Standards.

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