11/9/2020 9:45 – 10:45 AM
A sterile processing department (SPD) handles thousands of surgical instruments and supplies daily. A well-planned SPD not only improves the efficiency and outcomes of surgery but also plays an essential role in the delivery of safe patient care. However, as a support department, the importance of SPD planning has often been overlooked. This panel will share the data-driven tools available for rightsizing SPD planning based on surgical volume, explore the impact of multidepartment sterile processing systems on operations and design in large facilities, investigate operational impacts in SPD renovation projects, and share lessons learned with case studies.