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W hy do so many instrument techs and scrub techs have rocky relationships? "It's often like they're in a bad marriage and in need of counseling," says Rose Seavey, RN, BSN, MBA, CNOR, CRCST, CSPDT, president and CEO of Seavey Healthcare Consulting in Arvado, Colo. It doesn't help that the OR and SPD are usually located in different parts of the facility, sterile processing almost always banished to the basement. Or that OR personnel aren't quite sure what goes on in SPD — despite the vital role instrument techs play in the success of the OR. Just as instrument techs in sterile processing don't appreciate what it's like to stand in front of a surgeon who's wondering why his tools 6 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6 Where's the Love? Where's the Love? Where's the Love? St. Cloud Hospital • HIGH VOLUME Staff in the OR should appreciate how many instrument sets reprocessing techs handle in a day. How to nurture a healthy central sterile supply-OR relationship. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor

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