Fighting Dirty: The Simple Reasons your SPD Needs a Supervisor

It’s not rocket science and yet many hospital administrators just don’t get it — Sterile Processing departments need SUPERVISORS! AAMI ST79:2017 recommends it, ECRI makes it a point to spotlight, and the Joint Commission expects it. Plus there’s something called common sense that tells us that constant interruptions of frontline staff to deal with “supervisory duties” takes these technician’s minds and focus away from the detailed tasks in front of them. Supervisors are able to guard their teams from ancillary issues and enable their technicians to focus on getting the work done right and on time. Don’t feel pressured by hospital leadership to make due without a department leader in SPD — your team and your patients deserve better…

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