Prevent Surgery Program Disruption

Updated: May 23, 2018

Is Sterile Processing Disrupting Your Surgery Program?

Sterile Processing (SPD) is increasingly an area of regulatory focus. SPD's that lack effective strategy to efficiently reprocess and sterilize surgical instrumentation fail to meet the demands of the surgical suite.

A poorly run Sterile Processing Department can result in increased inventory and operational expenses, higher risk of Hospital Acquired Infection, and eventually, global service line failure.

 Signs of Sterile Processing Department Failure: • Surgeon and OR dissatisfaction • Case delays/scheduling conflicts • Reliance on IUSS “flash sterilization” to meet surgery demand • Unprocessed trays at 7:00 a.m. • TJC / CMS conditional findings • High SPD staff turn-over.


When Sterile Processing is in Sync,

Surgery Performs it's Best


DCCS Surgery Management Improvement Group can assist with: 

  • Developing quality, regulatory compliant processes

  • Alignment of staffing model to work demand

  • Optimizing Instrument reprocessing cycle time 

  • Effective equipment utilization 

  • Team performance by fostering a positive, interactive, supportive culture will yields dividends in every other category.

Surgery Management Improvement Group

Our team of highly experienced Peri-operative consultants deliver realistic and sustainable solutions for our clients. DCCS helps to reduce cost and increase efficiencies while delivering excellence in surgical care. 

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