Official Press Release: Data-Driven Approach to Reducing Quality Events

Official Press Release: Data-Driven Approach to Reducing Quality Events

Ascendco + Prisma Health Collaborative Partnership The downstream effects of compromised packaging can hamper operational efficiencies in surgical services departments. They can cause delays or…

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New Year, New Department!

New Year, New Department!

Start fresh this year with clean count sheets! When we say clean we mean complete with accurate part number and supplier information, correct substitutions, high-quality…

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Maintenance Matters

Maintenance Matters

The main message from last month was: a well-structured software system is a must-have. But that is only part of the puzzle. You need to…

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Garbage In, Garbage Out

Garbage In, Garbage Out

Dirty data is a problem! Calling your data dirty is another way of saying it is incomplete, improperly structured, or otherwise flawed. If you are…

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Happy SPD Week: Expressing Gratitude

Happy SPD Week: Expressing Gratitude

Happy Sterile Processing Week! In preparation for this exciting week, we spoke with a variety of leaders in sterile processing departments across the country. We…

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Quiz: Industry Acronyms

Quiz: Industry Acronyms

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Staffing: Present Proof

Staffing: Present Proof

Most (if not all) SPDs have experienced the need for additional resources, but they’re not always prepared to justify that need to finance and leadership….

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How much time are you spending looking for back up instruments?

How much time are you spending looking for back up instruments?

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Communication: Play like you Practice

Communication: Play like you Practice

There is a saying: “You play like you practice”. The point is to focus on what you do leading up to the game, so you…

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Monitoring: The Ultimate Cure for Sterile Processing

Monitoring: The Ultimate Cure for Sterile Processing

When discussing software, something that needs to be understood is: Software in itself is not a solution. Software is only as good as the quality…

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Benchmark Series: Surgical Instrument Trays

Benchmark Series: Surgical Instrument Trays

Optimization and standardization are all about simplifying your inventory and getting rid of instruments that you’re not using. Not to toot our own horn but……

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The Complications of Quality

The Complications of Quality

Quality is a complex and multifaceted subject that means different things to different people. It can seem daunting and complicated when discussing the consequences of…

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