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Running on Empty - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - August 2019

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A U G U S T 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 7 B esides the occasional complaint about incomplete sets or late-arriving trays, how can an OR manager grade the sterile processing department's performance? We've got you covered with 10 simple-to-measure benchmarks your SPD should hit. Total cycle times There's no better way to measure the speed and productivity of SPD workflow than total cycle times. This metric tracks the time it takes a surgical tray to go from the first scan into the decontamina- 1 10 Sterile Processing Benchmarks Measure your department's performance with these key indicators. Infection Prevention Hank Balch, CRCST, CER, CIS, CHL • REPROCESSING QUALITY Is your sterile processing department hitting these 10 benchmarks?

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