Consultation

A hospital sterile processing department is an integral part of surgical services and is critical to other areas within the healthcare organization.
A sterile processing consulting engagement consists of a detailed analysis of current operational processes followed by recommendations that will ensure the delivery of instrumentation and equipment needed for patient care. Some focus areas of sterile processing department operations include:

Staffing

Time Management
Downtime Utilization
Skill Mix
Training Programs
Staff Education
Work Utilization

Regulatory Compliance

Joint Commission
Standards of Practice
AAMI
AORN
OSHA

Special Projects/Events

Strategic Program Planning
Analysis of Area Design
Facility Layout
Staff Work Flow and Productivity
Staff Development
Program Assistance
IT Implementation
OR Needs to Instrument Resource Availability
Consignment/Vendor Tray Organization

Policies & Procedures

Infection Control Practices
Case Cart System
Case Preparation
Instrument and Equipment Inventory
Work Flow
Staff Safety

Instrument Processing

Decontamination & Sterilization Practices
Instrument Availability
Proper Inventory
Preventative Maintenance
Set assembly