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CE CREDIT HUB | Season 19

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need it now

Understanding Trauma Surgery & Instrument Needs - 1 CE

How does Sterile Processing remove the drama from trauma? Whether it is locating that one-of-a-kind set or turning over trays on the tightest timelines, trauma cases can spark chaos for both the operating room and central sterile. On this Season 19 episode of "The Surgeons We Serve," a season focused on spotlighting the intersection of surgeons & surgical instruments, we are joined by Dr. Derek Donegan, Orthopaedic Trauma surgeon, to discuss the best way to provide exceptional patient care in unexpected circumstances. Dr. Donegan shares unique insights on how a surgeon’s educational background can impact your inventory needs and walks us through the collaborative efforts that happen behind the drape. If you’ve ever wondered why every instrument, and the kitchen sink, are called for in trauma cases, this is the episode for you. Join us as we discuss creative ways to overcome inventory shortages, how to leverage your vendor partnerships for the optimal outcome, and what data points are necessary for successful demand planning. It’s a new era in trauma surgery, with partnership between surgeons and Sterile Processing professionals taking our trauma capacity to the next level! 

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the art & science of surgery

Confronting the Burden of Perfection - 1 CE

What's going on in the minds of our surgeons when the patient rolls in, and they take hold of the scalpel for their first incision? If we better understand the burdens of life & death they bear with each procedure, will that help how our Sterile Processing teams can effectively serve them? On this Season 19 premiere of "The Surgeons We Serve," a season focused on spotlighting the intersection of surgeons & surgical instruments, we sit down with Dr. Bryan Sagray, DPM FACFAS, foot & ankle surgeon, artist, and writer, to dive into his insights on the art & science of surgery. Tune in as we discuss the creative side of surgery, confronting the reality of surgical complications, and the need for greater understanding among all members of the perioperative team. For many of you this may be the first time you've ever heard a surgeon directly speak about Sterile Processing, so if you want to hear more, make sure to connect with Dr. Sagray directly on LinkedIn to let him know what you thought.  We hope you enjoy the show!

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Teaching the future surgeon

Learning to Love Instruments - 1 CE

Ever heard the phrase, "It takes one to know one?" Well, in the case of Dr. George Cybulski, Associate Professor Of Surgery at St. George's University, "It takes one to teach one." You see, Dr. Cybulski isn't your average neurosurgeon and medical school professor -- he also happens to hold his Sterile Processing CSPDT certification. 

On this Season 19 episode of "The Surgeons We Serve," a season focused on spotlighting the intersection of surgeons & surgical instruments, we got to sit down with "Dr. George" to hear how our surgeons get introduced to and come to learn about the surgical instruments we are so familiar with in Sterile Processing.  Dr. George highlights the process young surgeons go through during their training, speaks to the tremendous insight he's gained on reprocessing through pursuing his certification, and provides practical takeaways for how to get your own surgeons more involved in education surrounding your surgical trays. We hope you can tune in to this unique episode!

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tiny lives, tiny instruments

The Pediatric Perspective - 1 CE

When tiny lives are in the Operating Room, the superhero partnership between Sterile Processing and pediatric surgery makes a truly lifelong difference. On this Season 19 episode of "The Surgeons We Serve," a season focused on spotlighting the intersection of surgeons & surgical instruments, we are joined by Dr. Erik Pearson MD FACS, Pediatric Surgeon and founder of CITIZENSURGEON, to discuss the guardianship that comes from providing care in a patient’s first moments. Dr. Pearson describes how surgeons form partnerships with both parents and patients, explains how the accuracy of tray assembly saves lives, and highlights how pediatric surgery energizes the professionals in our industry. In this impactful episode, we connect the unique nature of pediatric surgery with moments that have defined our careers. This is one conversation that, for the sake of the kids, will inspire you to take your knowledge and skills to the next level. Make sure to check out and subscribe to Dr. Pearson's CITIZENSURGEON on YouTube. Or you can connect with him directly on LinkedIn.

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