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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. 

Total Scope Deluxe EndoCart

Total Scope Deluxe EndoCart

The Total Scope selection of Endocarts were developed by GI nurses as the safest and most efficient travel system. The Deluxe EndoCart is one of three fully customizable models that Total Scope offers and is an industry-preferred endoscopy cart. The lightweight carts have a zero-turn radius, allowing it to travel with ease. Total Scope also offers a motorized deluxe option that eliminates the burden of manually pushing the cart from location to location. All of Total Scope’s endocarts, including its wide variety of accessories, are made in the USA and are easy to sanitize and maintain. Each cart goes through a 27-point inspection to ensure the highest quality. Plus, when working with Total Scope, customers are dealing directly with the manufacturer, which means they can provide repair services and replacement parts as needed.

For more information, visit endocart.com.

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