OR Efficiencies hospital consultants are skilled at improving sterile processing operations. We can assess your program, identify opportunity, and implement improvements; provide management and staff training and education and interim SPD management; and install state-of-the-art instrument management systems.
Sterile Process Department Program Assessment
The SPD Program Assessment is appropriate for the hospital needing assistance to help create a vision, to identify opportunities for improvement, or to gain an outside perspective about the quality, effectiveness, and service orientation of their sterile processing function. Recommendations are provided for proposed changes in the organizational structure, sterile processing training and education, communication, quality assurance, workflow, and equipment.
SPD Staffing Analysis
The SPD Staffing Analysis is appropriate for the hospital that requires a determination of appropriate staffing to meet regulatory compliance and customer demand. This analysis is performed in conjunction with the hospital’s SPD manager in order to gain acceptance and transfer understanding of the methodology utilized. The analysis determines the FTE budget and appropriate staffing pattern (by shift, time of day, and work station) and gives the manager a tool for future assessment of FTE needs as program demand changes.
Sterile Processing Training and Education Assistance
Training and Education Assistance helps support the critical education needs of the hospital for SPD management and staff:
Sterile Process Department management training/mentoring;
Competency-based education program development and deployment;
Staff training and preparation for certification.
On-Site Implementation Assistance
On-site Implementation Assistance is often provided in conjunction with or following a program assessment. This type of assistance is appropriate for the hospital/health system seeking both Sterile Process Department management team mentoring and project management of improvement initiatives. Implementation activities are organized through an OR/SPD Action Committee, which becomes the group responsible for initial project objectives and ongoing quality assurance. Tools and the development of an implementation plan are included.
Interim Sterile Process Department Management
Interim Management is appropriate for the hospital that has an open sterile processing department leadership position or needs assistance mentoring an existing manager.