February 27, 2024

Why OR leaders should revisit sterile processing basics

Sterile Processing Department (SPD) managers and technicians know a thing or two about pressure. In a recent webinar covering sterile processing basics, Cori L. Ofstead, MSPH, president and CEO of Ofstead & Associates, Inc, and Abby Smart, MPH, research associate, cited the example of a 480-bed hospital that performed 13,650 procedures in 1 year and used an estimated 1.6 million individual instruments. That equates to cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing about 4,400 instruments per day.

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