SPD Consulting Based On Decades Of Experience
Our sterile processing consultants leverage the 100 years of our staff’s combined experience within the sterile processing industry. Our sterile processing consultants are well-versed in regulatory guidelines, and with our comprehensive checklist, we can assess your department and offer real-world solutions to get compliant with The Joint Commission, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as well as most state and federal requirements.
Overview Of Our Sterile Processing Department (SPD) Consulting
Led by Adam Okada, Sterile Processing Manager and founder of the Central California Chapter of IAHCSMM, our SPD consultants examine all focus areas of your sterile processing department program to identify opportunities to improve and recommend practical implementations.
Our consultation services offer on-demand expertise of experienced SPD educators and SPD managers who audit and assess your department according to safety and quality benchmarks. This includes sterilization procedures, tool organization, equipment storage, and tray management.
About Our Sterile Processing Consultants
Our sterile processing consulting is designed to improve SPD staff performance, minimize infection and lost instruments, and allow for reliable patient care. From your sterile processing department to the rest of your hospital, Sterile Education provides sterile processing education for staff training and recommends process improvements so you can stay compliant and efficient.
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Common questions about our sterile processing consultations
Sterile processing consultants work closely with the leadership team in a hospital or similar organization to examine sterilization practices, assess whether staff and implemented methods are compliant with regulations and recommended workflows.
The concept of healthcare consulting is often familiar to business leaders since a business consultant will engage with companies to suggest innovation opportunities, determine ways to lower costs, and recommend resources for getting more customers.
A sterile processing consultant advises SPD managers on how to improve operational efficiencies and ensures that SPD staff have the knowledge and training certifications necessary to follow the best procedures for sterilizing and maintaining surgical tools and medical equipment.
Many problems and challenges that arise in a sterile processing department are born out of a lack of operational efficiency and insufficient training for either staff or management. Improper cleaning of surgical instruments and poor organization of surgical tools endanger patient safety, as does “flashing” and other risky sterilization practices.
Ultimately, the goal of sterile processing department consultations is to improve patient outcomes in the OR by reducing the risk of infection and ensure that staff is properly trained to clean, sterilize, and maintain the equipment and tools in the hospital sterile processing department.
Often, the topic of sterile processing management isn’t discussed among healthcare leaders until there’s been a fine or penalty for non-compliance or poor sterile processing management.
Traditionally, the sterile processing department is tucked away, both in location and in mind. Many executives are more passionate about hospital construction projects or new medical technology advancements than improving their SPD department. However, the sterile processing department remains a foundational aspect of improving patient outcomes for hospital sites and ensuring that surgical services are carried out without compromising patient safety.
With over a decade of experience as a sterile processing manager, Adam Okada, Founder of Sterile Education, firmly believes that sterile processing consulting is a worthy investment for any organization with an ongoing commitment to success and improved quality of care for patients.
For health organizations with an authentic commitment to innovation and dedication to improving the quality of care, our consultations are critical to protecting the health of patients and reducing the chance of penalties due to poor SPD management or non-compliant staff.
Regardless of which city you’re in, or how many locations you have, our consulting services offer you the assistance and guidance of SPD experts so you can confidently focus on improving efficiency, quality, and technology adoption (if necessary) within your department. Our SPD experts serve as valuable resources, from helping you find a practical solution to a recurring problem to ensuring critical staff training on medical technology and equipment. Either way, when it comes to consulting, you can trust Sterile Education’s consulting services!