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     Consulting Core Competencies


Design

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    • Department analysis
    • Work area design and functional workflow
    • Department physical design including architectural recommendations for remodel and new facilities (SPD, OR, and ambulatory surgery centers)
    • Sterile Storage
    • Distribution
    • SPD equipment assessment and capacity planning
    • Bottleneck and inefficiency identification

Policy and Procedures

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    • Policy and procedure review
    • Packaging, preparation and sterilization
    • Packaging configuration and preparation
    • Instrument tray design
    • Loading and unloading sterilizers
    • Sterilization parameters
    • Monitoring sterilization cycles
    • Documentation/Record keeping
    • Standards and recommended practices (AAMI, AORN, APIC, IAHCSMM, CDC, and SGNA)
    • Quality assurance/improvement indicators and measurement systems

Personnel

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    • Competencies & certifications
    • Qualifications
    • Training and education
    • Proper attire
    • Staffing recommendations
    • Education evaluation
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • OR/SPD coordination – interdepartmental relationships
    • Building and maintaining relationships with OR

Process Improvement

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    • Instrument cleaning and other decontamination processes
    • Case cart system design and organization
    • SPD information systems for tracking and productivity
    • Problem analysis and assistance with resolution

Equipment

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    • Equipment and product evaluation and selection
    • Instrument and equipment tracking

Other

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    • Publication of articles in trade journals covering all aspects of SPD 
    • Expert witness
    • Vast professional network of industry colleagues
    • Quality assurance/improvement indicators, measurement systems
    • Evidence based practices
    • Implementation assistance
    • Educational presentations