Sterile processing demystified — How to maximize performance of this critical (yet overlooked) function 

Monday, October 23rd, 2023 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CT

Sterile processing is an incredibly complex yet critical function for healthcare organizations. Despite its vital role in ensuring medical and surgical supplies are properly sterilized and managed to keep patients safe and operations running smoothly, most leaders don't have a full view into what these departments need to carry out their goals. 

In this session, we'll discuss staff apathy, facility leadership indifference, and lack of understanding from the healthcare community about what sterile processing departments do and what they need to operate successfully. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of how to address these challenges in their own organizations.

Learning points: 
  • Discuss the major issues plaguing SPD today 
  • How to get staff "buy-in" to support organizational goals
  • Strategies for obtaining the necessary staffing and tools needed for effective sterile processing




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Adam Okada, CRCST, CIS, CER, CHL

Clinical Education Specialist, Healthmark Industries