Need it Now: Understanding Trauma Surgery & Instrument Needs

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. Dr. Donegan is available directly at   Season 19 episodes are individually approved for 1 CE, so once you finish this interview, you can download your CE certificate immediately by passing the short quiz linked below each week.    For access to this CE quiz and over 300 other free CE credits, visit our CE Credit Hub:



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