The Epicenter of Excellence: Sterile Processing Centralization (Conference of Champions Special Release)

Is it possible for one Sterile Processing department to support the daily decontamination, assembly, and sterilization needs of an entire healthcare system? Does centralizing instrument reprocessing still render the same quality and service as an in-house SPD? On this week’s Beyond Clean special release, we’re sharing an exclusive interview from the 2020 HPN SPD Department of the Year award winner, M Health Fairview’s Lori Ferrer, from our “Conference of Champions” event earlier this year.    No one knows how to meet centralized surgical instrumentation needs quite like Lori Ferrer and her team of Sterile Processing technicians at M Health Fairview’s Central Sterile Services Department (CSSD). Through a system-wide standardization of surgical trays and a detailed instrument tracking process, this department is equipped with the tools necessary to streamline all steps in their reprocessing cycle. Tune in to find out how this Central Sterile Services Department successfully reprocesses a whopping four million surgical instruments annually!  

Each “Conference of Champions” special release episode is 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. 

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