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Sterile Processing and Perioperative Efficiency with Paul Wafer

Beyond Clean Podcast

Release Date: 05/25/2020

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In a perfect world, vendors & manufacturers would consult with both Sterile Processing & Operating Room professionals as they build their products. This would ensure that any products put in place would help solve the chaotic nature of these departments rather than add to it. What if you were to learn that there is a solution that has taken this approach? On this week’s release of the Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight Series, we speak with Chris Stewart & Jeff Wertz from Surgio Health.

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On this week’s release of the Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight Series, we speak with Barbara Ann Harmer about the maze that is instructions for use to help people understand which IFUs to use under which circumstances. How do validation and user verification work together to help you make the right decision and focus on best practices that result in patient safety? If you've ever debated this issue in your department, you're not going to want to miss this Vendor Spotlight episode so tune in now!

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How do you respond to hospital administrators or surgical leaders who brush aside your Sterile Processing requests or recommendations because your facility has "low surgical site infection (SSI) rates"? Is this a helpful measurement when department leaders are still voicing equipment, staffing, and other resource concerns? In this episode of Fighting Dirty, Hank lays out a challenge for anyone trying to deny your department requests based on SSI rates alone...

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Leadership insights on handling annual reviews in your Sterile Processing department: "As with everything else you do as a leader, you are always teaching with your actions. You are either teaching your team that you believe in them and want them to succeed, or you are teaching them that their success is none of your concern.

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Often times the most obvious ways to improve are the hardest to see. That's why teams of all sizes, in all industries, can benefit from an outside perspective. On this week's episode, Hank and Justin speak with longtime perioperative consultant, Paul Wafer, about the importance of efficiency and communication within a surgical service team. Paul's unique approach has benefited thousands of hospital and surgery center teams through enacting simple changes that increase case accuracy and flow, ultimately providing a cohesive toolkit for Sterile Processing staff success. By increasing intentional communication and accountability between sterile processing and perioperative staff, Paul and the staff at Alpha Consulting Group are bringing proven tactics that the entire industry will benefit from. Tune in to this insightful interview with one of the field's leading minds on such a critical, if not the most critical, issue we all face!
 

Season 8 is now available for CE Credit! CLICK HERE to access all 8 episodes and the associated quiz and download your CE certificate.

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