The Price is (Not Always) Right: PPE Purchasing for SPD

Let’s get down to business! What would it look like if the person responsible for purchasing your PPE knew firsthand how vital these supplies are to protecting Sterile Processing staff? 

Season 20 of the Beyond Clean podcast, “Armed & (Compliantly) Dangerous,” is all about personal protective equipment (PPE), and in this episode, Matthew Frederick, Perioperative Business Manager AND Sterile Processing Manager in Kentucky walks us behind the scenes of purchasing PPE. In a post-pandemic world, supply chain is at the center of an ever-changing landscape, and getting the right price for the right equipment is Matthew’s area of expertise.  Using data, knowledge of the business side of healthcare, and frontline sterile processing experience, his organization is able to do right by both technicians, and the budget. 

So “come on down” as this week we dive into Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs), backorders, and the delicate balancing act for facilities between quality and making sure “The Price is Right.” In a world that tries to stretch a dollar out of fifteen cents this is an episode that pulls back the business curtain and may even shine a spotlight on new career options for sterile processing team members.  

Season 20 of Beyond Clean released under the 1 Episode = 1 CE delivery model, so once you finish this interview, you can get your 1 CE credit immediately by passing the short quiz linked below each week.


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