In response to demand for sterile processing process improvement support, SterilTek, Inc. has launched a web-based resource for healthcare administrators; the SterilTek SPD Triage Center. The site provides administrators with access to information and tools that help them identify improvement opportunities for their sterile processing functions.
“Administrators must be more thorough and innovative than ever before to help their facilities improve productivity and stay viable and strong,” states George Godfrey, director of project and process design management at SterilTek’s parent company, STERIS Corporation. “They are looking for experienced industry experts who can innovate and help. STERIS has been providing process improvement services for decades.”
The new SPD Triage Center provides Customers with checklists and other information-gathering tools they can use to work towards becoming high-performance SPDs. The SterilTek process improvement triage process includes four stages; assessing the current situation, initiating improvements, measuring productivity and success, and sustaining the changes. To help with that initial assessment, the new site offers interactive sections to help customers identify some of the most common challenges they face: how to identify workflow bottlenecks, determine how to best use their staff, determine staff education levels, measure the effectiveness of the current SPD, evaluate existing equipment, or simply to determine where they need to start.
“SterilTek process improvement services help to ensure that a hospital’s SPD, the engine that drives its surgical productivity, is running at the highest possible RPM (in terms of productivity and quality) with its existing staff, infrastructure and equipment,” says Godfrey.