Eye On Sterile Processing Department
By Selendea Barefield
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Eye On Sterile Processing DepartmentDec 02, 2022
Short Staffed? I have 11 Tips
Short Staffed? I have 11 Tips
Are you ready for the next natural disaster?
I created a checklist that will help get you and your family prepared.
You can find the checklist in the document section of my Facebook Group: Sterile Processing Grapevine
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#eyeonspd #disaster #emergency
Low Pay, Stop Crying
Please stop crying about the fact you don't make enough money. What value do you bring? What skills have you acquired? Stop crying and start acting. #eyeonspd #value #sterileprocessing
What is the Interviewer Really Asking You?
Job's Report: Gig Economy in Healthcare? Bid on the Job You Want
Job Report: Interviews
Is it necessary to memorize interview questions? Are you familiar with different interviewing styles? I will offer you great tips and ideas to land you, your dream job. For more information and resources go to Eye On SPD and scroll down to Interview Skills. Please share and comment. Join our Facebook Group: SPD Grapevine or Checkout our Facebook Page: Eye On SPD
Job Report: Are You Safe in Sterile Processing?
Do you remember the 2018 shooting in a Sterile Processing Department? Are you safe in your department? Have you done your own safety assessment? Today I will offer you actions steps that you can start today to make sure that you are safe at work.
Check out our Facebook group for updated information: Sterile Processing Grapevine
Check out our Website: Eye On SPD
Job's Report: Travel Pay Reduction and Relocating for Work
Job's Report: SPD to Vendor?
After leaving the HSPA conference, I noticed that vendors are solving problems that we have in SPD. I believe that we can solve our own problems. In this episode I will get your creative juicies flowing. This audio has a video component that you can find on YouTube: Eye On SPD or my Facebook group: Sterile Processing Grapevine.
#hspa #sterileprocessing #sidehustle #eyeonspd
Traveling to the HSPA 2022 Conference
I'm heading to the HSPA Conference in San Antonio, TX. In this episode I will breakdown the cost, tips on saving money and places to eat and visit while in San Antonio.
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Facebook: Sterile Processing Grapevine
S.M.A.R.T & Strenghts
What’s in it for you? I will give you tools and ideas to organize and execute on your goals so that you can plan for your news house, get out of debt, buy a new car, pay off your college debt or plan a vacation. You will accomplish your goals and go after the things you want and deserve in your professional and personal life.
What you will learn? You will learn about S.M.A.R.T goals and the S.W.O.T assessment. We will identify the important skills that you have or need to develop in Sterile Processing.
Mindset: The World of Sterile Processing
We sometimes have to change our mindset to move forward in life. Are you ready to change your mindset and change your life? We can do it together, you bite at a time.
The SPD Family
I started my podcast to showcase Sterile Processing Professionals. I present to you Sterile Processing.
SPD in Pakistan: Meet Ghulam Mossa Kazam
Arm Yourself with Knowledge Meet: Tiffany
Tiffany has trained and educated Doctors, Nurses, and Scrub Technicians about the importance of what we do. Tiffany takes pride in going above and beyond to deliver exceptional services and products. She continues to educate new Technicians in the field by providing study aides to help them thrive in their department. Tiffiany has her CBSPD, CRCST, CIS, CER and currently working on her CHL.
We Give You the Tools to Thrive: Meet My Manager T.J.
Thomas Brown profile
Eye On SPD Website
From Technician to Instructor: Meet Dannie O. Smith
Dannie volunteered to get his 400 hours but to his surprise, volunteering didn't count. Listen to Dannie as he walks us through his life of "What's Next".
Connect with Dannie on LinkedIn: Dannie
For more resources, check us out at Eye On SPD
400 Gone Wrong
Many departments are happy to have free labor, while others do not have time to train students. Students are not engaged or prepared for their 400 hours. I have a couple of ideas and a few stories.
Holiday Pay & Juneteenth
Did you know that employers' are not required to pay you Holiday pay? Well, except Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Juneteenth represents freedom. Are you free?
Pride Celebration: Medtronics, Laws and You
Organizations around the world are celebration Pride month. Are you? I have never witness the LGBTQ+ community being represented in Sterile Processing. How can be celebrate? What laws protect employees? Is there discrimination in healthcare?
Annual Review & You= Pay
Don't wait to prepare for your annual review. Start now. I will give you tips that will prepare you for your annual review, and get you more.
Your List Before You Travel or Move for Work
I have moved many, many times. I moved for personal reasons, work and adventure. There are a few things that I find myself always forgetting. In this episode I will hand deliver you a list, so that you will be prepared. Good luck on your travels.
Task Rotation: Should it be fair?
We can add value to the department outside of normal task rotation. I have a soft spot for people that can't work like they used to but love their department. I have an eye for those that have more to offer outside of being rotated to decon or not. In this episode I offer a few ideas. Thanks for listening.
I had 10 Interviews 8 Job Offers: It's My Mindset
Dear Side Hustler the Sterile Processing Technician,
Do you have an EIN number, Business Bank Account, Website or Process Payment System? Did you know the government has grants available for small businesses? I will give you information on this and more.
Sterile Processing Techs: Out The Box Career Path
I will give you three levels of career paths that you can use to take action today! Dare to be great!
AAMI and U.S. Department of Labor https://pressroom.aami.org/posts/pressreleases/no-student-debt-us-gov-approves-biomedical-eq
OSHA complete online safety training by osha authorized provider
Board of Certified Safety Professionals:
OSHA 30 Training https://www.osha.gov/training
Infections Preventionist Certificate https://www.cbic.org/CBIC/Get-Certified/Get-Started.htm
EPA Certification Programs https://www.epa.gov/home/teaser-listing/156963/790401?field_channel_tid_op=or&field_type_tid_op=or&web_area_op=%3D&web_area=&title_op=word&title=certification&field_description_value_op=%3D&field_description_value=&field_keywords_tid=×tamp=&contenttype%5Bpage%5D=page&sort_by=timestamp&sort_order=DESC&page=1
Water Quality https://wqa.org/profcert
Hazardous Drugs Management Certificate https://www.ptcb.org/credentials/hazardous-drug-management-certificate
Indoor Air Quality Certificate https://ww2.epatest.com/iaq/
The American Council for Accredited Certification
If you have a degree in biology etc. American Board of Industrial Hygienist.
Minimum Wage Increased but Nothing for YOU
Organizations are increasing the minimum wage for new employees but they are leaving out their tenured staff. What will you do if you don't get a wage increase? Will you leave? Will you negotiate for a higher pay? In this episode, I will give you tools, resources and ideas that will help you navigate your decision.
Increase Your Value, Grow Your Brand
You are a Brand. You can take several steps everyday at work to increase your knowledge, skills and value. You don't have to be a supervisor to think like one. Start imagining the things you can do, to cut cost or time, and increase workflow. Listen today for 29 minutes worth of tips. Please share.
Frontline Techs: Your First Six Months. Sunshine & Michael
Her first week of work, she was called into the office, and asked if this was the job for her. Michael inspired his team and manager to get certified, creating a career ladder.
Black History: Race Based Healthcare, Medical Experiments & Disparities
Frontline Technicians: Anthony & Alain
From new to the industry to certified. Anthony has a background in marketing and Alain has a background in food production and hospitality. COVID-19 had a big impact on their industry, but luckily for them they have a network of friends in Healthcare. Their friend Danny extended his hand and the rest is history.
SIPS was instrumental in them accomplishing their certification.
Choosing A Sterile Processing Program with Warren Nist
Warren Nist has over 38 years of Sterile Processing experience with 31 of those years in management. He is also the founder of Evolved Sterile Processing LLC Consulting. Warren is a subject matter expert for IAHCSMM, Six Sigma trained, and he is an approved instructor for the CRCST program by IAHCSMM.
Emergency Contact: Is it you?
Do you know what to do if you are listed as an emergency contact, and you get a phone call from the hospital's E.R.? In this episode I share a personal story with you.
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Frontline Technician: Sarah B. Cruz
Nurses were like Sterile Processing Technicians
Frontline Technician: Dawn Rowley
Dawn is a dynamic Sterile Processing that was inspired to obtain a degree in Biology after falling in love with Sterile Processing. She went on to get her CRCST, CIS and CER. She is now in school for Ex-Ray Technician. I want you to listen to her passion for the industry.
If you are passion about Sterile Processing, and want to tell your story, contact us.
Resume Part II
We will get deeper into the resume building process. The information in this podcast will build on the information in the last podcast. If you enjoy please share this episode.
Building Your Resume
We are dynamic because we have many transferable skills. We are negotiators, trouble shooters, problem solvers, time managers, researchers, and so much more. Let's build a resume that reflects our many skills and talents.
SELF-MANGEMENT SKILLS: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/self-management-skills
10 COMMUNICATION SKILLS: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/resumes-cover-letters/communication-skills
SAVE MILLIONS IN INVENTORY: https://go.beckershospitalreview.com/how-steward-health-care-prevented-16-million-worth-of-inventory-from-expiration-in-six-months?utm_campaign=Z5_Inventory_Webinar_2.2.2021&utm_source=email&utm_content=etextad&oly_enc_id=1027H0636890A6F
ASC INCREASE SURGERIES: https://blog.surgicaldirections.com/the-patience-of-asc-owners-is-about-to-be-rewarded-are-you-ready?utm_campaign=Surgical%20Directions%20Blog&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=107206100&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_MC2OD03TNPZdwMdVAF_VDrDDUoouUb1iGb4ccKaiKtsGgy7kY5zUQZGyQDLVpd0q9bveHZAdCf46eHkSudhhAg6nkWw&utm_content=107206100&utm_source=hs_email
SUPPLY CHAIN NEWS: https://www.beckersdental.com/supply-chain/36292-11-companies-hiring-dental-supply-chain-talent.html?origin=DentalE&utm_source=DentalE&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter&oly_enc_id=1027H0636890A6F
NUVASIVE LAWSUIT: https://www.beckersspine.com/spine/item/50952-spine-surgeon-inventor-files-patent-infringement-suit-against-nuvasive.html?origin=SpineE&utm_source=SpineE&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter&oly_enc_id=1027H0636890A6F
It is time for change and it begins with us.
Movin On Up: From Tech to the Top
My guest Jardin, will give you valuable tools that can help you move up from your position in Sterile Processing to your next accomplishment. Move up, Move on, Just keep Moving.
The music is from the old 70's show, The Jeffersons.
I Quit!: Retention, Turnover & Pay
My department just lost two techs; they just quit. Why is turnover so damn high? What can we do? I have a few tips.
Bullies in Sterile Processing
We have a demanding, stressful job. The uncertainty of COVID 19 has added more stress to our job. Our co-workers are being bullied.
Sterile Processing Is Not For You- Job Hack
If you sit in the parking lot before you go to work and pray you don't loose control at work, this job may not be for you. If you think about being somewhere else 90% of the time while you are at work, this job is not for you. We have skills that are ignored. It is time for us to capitalize on our skills, and make moves that satisfy our personal development as Sterile Processing Technicians.
SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS MARKET PROJECTION
LIST OF PERSONALITY/ SKILLS TEST
ONE STOP EXPLORE CAREERS
ONES TOP SKILLS ASSESSMENTS, VALUE ASSESSMENT AND MORE
ASSIGN THE RIGHT JOB FOR THE RIGHT SKILLS
Retirement: Get Your Money or Die Trying
Sterile Processing Techs are under paid but that does not mean we can't get the most out of the benefits our facility offers.
No PPE, Who Protects SPD?
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Us vs. Them & Unhealthy Agreements
Us vs. them mentality, is a great way to divide people. We have more in common than we realize. Unhealthy agreements are dangerous because people do not stand up for what is right. Many times they are afraid of being labeled the bad guy/girl.
UNHEALTHY AGREEMENTS: https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/team-building-proven/9780787988937/ch08.html
PROJECT IMPLICIT: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/selectatest.html
PERSONALITY TEST: https://www.16personalities.com/
STRUCTURAL RACISM AFFECTS HEALTHCARE: https://www.medpagetoday.com/blogs/kevinmd/84362
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION: https://newsroom.heart.org/news/racial-disparities-continue-for-black-women-seeking-heart-health-care
Racism In Surgery? 9 Things That Drives Me Crazy!
Did you know the Sims retractor was created from Dr. Sims experimenting on slaves? Did you know more women of color have C-Sections? If we are all in this together, why do tech do things that are counterproductive to our department?
- 9TIPS: https://9tips.carrd.co/
- CENTRAL SERVICE STUDY MATERIAL: https://centralservice.carrd.co/
- ENDOSCOPIC VIDEOS: https://eyeonspd2.carrd.co/
- ENDOSCOPE STUDY MATERIAL: https://eyeonspd.com/
- DR. SIMS: http://usslave.blogspot.com/2011/05/dr-j-marion-sims-medical-experiments-on.html
- DR. SIMS STATUE REMOVED: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/04/why-a-statue-of-the-father-of-gynecology-had-to-come-down/558311/
- C-SECTION CALCULATOR 1. VBAC: https://www.mdcalc.com/vbac-risk-score-successful-vaginal-delivery-flamm-model
- C-SECTION CALCULATOR 2. VBAC: https://mfmunetwork.bsc.gwu.edu/PublicBSC/MFMU/VGBirthCalc/vagbirth.html
- SIMS PHOTO IN EPISODE ART: https://www.teleflexsurgicalcatalog.com/pilling/product/212241-sims-retractor
Ready To Return To Work?
We take risk every time we put on our scrubs and get to work in Sterile Processing. We take risk when we leave the house. SPT are taking risk when they reprocess N95 mask. I want to talk about risk at work and risk at home and a few tools to use to help techs make better decision. Also check out our website https://spdcovid19.carrd.co/ for resources.
RELATED FIELDS: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9093.00
ELECTIVE SURGERIES AT SURGERY CENTERS OPENING: https://www.beckersspine.com/spine/item/48852-elective-outpatient-surgery-begin-to-return-insights-for-spine-surgeons.html?oly_enc_id=1027H0636890A6F
HOSPITALS HIT THE HARDEST: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-management-administration/65-hospital-leaders-in-10-states-hit-hardest-by-covid-19-offer-advice-to-colleagues-if-you-do-nothing-else-at-least-do-this.html?origin=BHRE&utm_source=BHRE&utm_medium=email&oly_enc_id=1027H0636890A6F
STATE FEDERAL AID FOR COVID19 CASES: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/state-by-state-breakdown-of-federal-aid-per-covid-19-case.html?origin=BHRE&utm_source=BHRE&utm_medium=email&oly_enc_id=1027H0636890A6F