Tag: SPD staff

New borescope training model improves SPD personnel knowledge, complex skills

Editor's Note This pilot study by epidemiologist Cori L. Ofstead, MSPH, and colleagues finds that a new borescope training model improves sterile processing department (SPD) personnel mastery and retention of complex skills. A total of nine certified SPD personnel were involved in the study. Training focused on borescope visual inspection…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 23, 2023

State of perioperative workforce in 2023: Part 2

healthcare nurse staff

Takeaways Perianesthesia and sterile processing leaders are feeling the pain of staffing shortages. Strategies to recruit and retain staff include raising pay, establishing clinical ladders, training programs, and a positive work environment. A 2022 study found that Certified Post Anesthesia nurses are more satisfied with their jobs than noncertified nurses.…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
April 24, 2023

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