May 1st, 2013
Spectrum Surgical will provide a range of educational opportunities, products and services at the 2013 IACHSMM Annual Conference and Expo, May 5-8 in San Diego, CA for attending Central Service professionals.
Attendees will be presented with valuable hands-on learning experiences from educational panels, instrument care and handling demonstrations and the company’s On-Location Repair Vehicle that will be available for tours. Visit Booth #101 and vehicle display #1.
April 24th, 2013
Featured in a recent article on Healthcare Purchasing News, Derek Lashua, Marketing Director for Spectrum Surgical Instruments/STERIS Specialty Services, addresses how healthcare facilities can increase savings through preventive maintenance.
Lashua explains the benefits of adopting a proactive versus a reactive approach is key and outweighs the expenses associated to instrument failure and replacements.
Ongoing staff education is vital to a successful preventive maintenance program. Healthcare facility staff should understand the surgical instrument repair process, instrument testing standards, key points of inspection, proper cleaning techniques and interdepartmental communication.
“A comprehensive preventive maintenance program coupled with vendor-provided instrument education programs can fortify a well-educated staff to prevent and identify problem areas before they reach the operating room,” said Lashua. The bottom line is that through combined education and training on the repair process— and through educating the Sterile Processing and Surgery departments on preventive maintenance techniques, patient safety will improve and costs will decrease as minor repairs are discovered before instruments break or create potential liability issues.”
A preventive maintenance program can assist CS and OR staff in ensuring that surgical instruments and equipment are functioning properly and readily available for greater process efficiency, safer patients and more satisfied surgeons.
Spectrum Surgical offers educational opportunities, lectures, literature and more. Contact us for more information.
April 10th, 2013
VaproQuip™ Decontamination Room may be used as part of a cleaning and decontamination program to destroy pathogens on environmental surfaces such as equipment, furniture and other environmental surfaces.
VaproQuip™ Decontamination Room Features:
- Key-locked Vaprox Sterilant Storage
- Status Lights (system ready, cycle in progress, alarm/abort)
- H2O2 Monitor
- Leak-proof Panel Construction
- On-board Aeration
- Emergency Stop Button
- Meets UL 61010
Contact us for more information.
March 29th, 2013
Looking to tune-up your sterile processing or create a complete comprehensive redesign?
PRYCE consulting services combine experience with practical solutions to the ever-changing environment in OR’s (operating rooms).
Consulting services include:
- Facility design for department renovation
- OR supply chain management
- Case cart system implementation
- Surgical instrument tracking system implementation
- Sterile processing education programs
- Interim management
- Surgical instrument set standardization and utilization
Contact us today to schedule an on-site assessment.
March 27th, 2013
STERIS Pathogon™ UV Disinfection System is used for furniture, rooms and environmental surfaces to prevent infections from bacteria.
The mobile system has a germicidal ultraviolet light to neutralize pathogens on environment surfaces.
The Pathogon™ UV Disinfection System is effective against bacterial spores and vegetative bacteria.
Contact us today to learn more.