CE CREDIT HUB | Conference of Champions
surgery starts here
Communicating the Real Value of SPD - 1 CE
How can your Sterile Processing department move a directionless group of people with ineffective processes and a shortage of reprocessed instruments to a team that collaborates and communicates with the Operating Room on a regular basis? What practices or tools are necessary to improve communication between both departments, and within the SPD itself? On this week's Beyond Clean special release, we're sharing an exclusive interview from the 2014 HPN SPD Department of the Year award winner, SPD Manager at Jim Tyrell SPD Manager at Silver Cross Hospital, from our "Conference of Champions" event earlier this year.
Join us to hear from Jim and Marybeth Antone, Procedural Care Unit Administrative Director, about how they expanded the scope of their SPD responsibilities and how their team improved through internal process-improvement programs to build an award-winning department.
THE EPICENTER OF EXCELLENCE
Sterile Processing Centralization - 1 CE
Is it possible for one Sterile Processing department to support the daily decontamination, assembly, and sterilization needs of an entire healthcare system? Does centralizing instrument reprocessing still render the same quality and service as an in-house SPD? On this week's Beyond Clean special release, we're sharing an exclusive interview from the 2020 HPN SPD Department of the Year award winner, M Health Fairview's Lori Ferrer, from our "Conference of Champions" event earlier this year.
No one knows how to meet centralized surgical instrumentation needs quite like Lori Ferrer and her team of Sterile Processing technicians at M Health Fairview’s Central Sterile Services Department (CSSD). Through a system-wide standardization of surgical trays and a detailed instrument tracking process, this department is equipped with the tools necessary to streamline all steps in their reprocessing cycle. Tune in to find out how this Central Sterile Services Department successfully reprocesses a whopping four million surgical instruments annually!
marching to zero
Leadership, Vision, & SPD Success - 1 CE
How many unsterile trays are waiting for you every morning when you arrive in Sterile Processing? Do you feel like you’re always playing catch-up, but constantly falling further behind? On this week's Beyond Clean special release, we're sharing an exclusive interview from the 2018 HPN SPD Department of the Year award winner, SPD Manager at Advocate Aurora Christ Medical Center, from our "Conference of Champions" event earlier this year. Theodule knows the feeling of overcoming unprocessed trays very well. When faced with an average of 650 unsterile trays every morning, shockingly high IUSS rates, incomplete trays, missing instruments, and a skyrocketing employee turnover rate, Theodule and the team at ACMC developed and implemented an interventional plan to improve operations and service quality for reprocessing instruments and trays. How? By embracing the concepts of process improvement and lean methodology. They used process flow mapping, spaghetti diagrams, and time studies to reorganize the department into an efficient and safe work area.
Join us to hear from Yves and Katie Sikora, MSN, RN, CNOR Executive Director of Surgical and Endoscopy Services to find out how they put this plan in place and began their “March to Zero” to improve the crucial work being done in their Sterile Processing department.
Connections & quality
The Power of SPD Partnerships - 1 CE
What is the power of creating partnerships in the perioperative setting? How do these partnerships impact Sterile Processing success and quality of patient care? On this week's Beyond Clean special release, we're sharing an exclusive interview from the 2022 HPN SPD Department of the Year award winners, NorthShore University Health, from our "Conference of Champions" event earlier this year.
If you ask NorthShore University Health System’s Director of Sterile Processing, Courtney Mace Davis, she will tell you the value of establishing “perioperative partnerships” in healthcare settings is indispensable. How do you establish these partnerships you may ask? In their opinion it all starts and ends with RESPECT! Join Courtney, along with Embry Alavarez & Caryn Moore to hear how thier SPD team learned how to engender respect for their role through cross-departmental partnerships, accountability, and automation. Gather your favorite perioperative co-workers and tune in!
Accountable for change
Collaborating between Supply Chain & SPD - 1 CE
In many healthcare facilities, Sterile Processing departments fall under the reporting structure of perioperative services. The same cannot be said at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The Central Processing department at this facility broke the mold when it joined forces with Supply Chain and created a new reporting structure within their surgical services. On this week's Beyond Clean special release, we're sharing an exclusive interview from the 2019 HPN SPD Department of the Year award winner, CHOP's Robert Silverstein, Senior Director, Central Processing and High-Level Disinfection/Sterilization, from our "Conference of Champions" event earlier this year.
Join us for this interview as we hear from Robert about the benefits his department has experienced since making this structural change to report to & through Supply Chain. From the optimization of preference cards and supply chain management to the significant improvement to OR “On Time” starts, this reporting structure is certainly proven to be effective. Gather around with your favorite inventory specialist and tune in for this collaborative discussion!