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Sterile Processing Economics with Mark Copeland: Unveiling the Value of Sterile Processing Departments”

Sterile Processing Departments

In the latest episode of the ConCensis Podcast, host Vanessa Canvanaugh dives into a compelling discussion with Mark Copeland, Vice President of Sales at 3T Medical  Systems, exploring the transformative power of Sterile Processing Departments (SPDs) in healthcare facilities. This conversation highlights the critical role SPDs play beyond their traditional view as cost centers, […]

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Locking Down Your Data: Censis Technologies Pioneers with HITRUST Cybersecurity Certification

How does achieving a HITRUST cybersecurity certification redefine the security posture and customer trust for companies like Censis Technologies and their clients? In this insightful episode of the ConCensis podcast, host Vanessa Cavanaugh engages with Brandi Guest, a Security Operations Engineer at Censis, and Myles Templin, an Associate Manager at A-LIGN, delving into the […]

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Bay Pines VA Triumphs with 2023 Ron Hesch Award for Healthcare Innovation and Excellence in Sterile Processing and Patient Care

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System has emerged as a beacon of healthcare innovation, particularly in the realm of sterile processing, setting new benchmarks in healthcare efficiency and patient safety. Their journey, marked by significant achievements and culminating in the prestigious 2023 Ron Hesch Award, reflects a deep commitment to advancing healthcare practices. In an industry […]

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Label it All: Kem Medical is Made for Sterile Processing

This episode of the ConCensis podcast looks into the critical world of sterile processing with CtUC 2023 platinum sponsor Kem Medical Products Corp. Host Vanessa Cavanaugh and guest Mark Ebenstein, VP of Products and Services at Kem Medical, discuss the tools and strategies that ensure safety in healthcare environments. Together, they explore Kem Medical’s integral […]

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CtUC 2023 Change Maker Award Winner Alina Easley Shapes a Future Beyond the Conventional in Surgical Instrument Management

When it comes to handling change, look no further than Censis’ CtUC 2023 Change Maker Award winner Alina Easley for advice. With its rapidly evolving technological advancements, the healthcare sector aims to streamline operations and improve patient care. This transformation often requires a marriage of technical skills and change management to ensure that healthcare […]

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Using Efficiency Tasks and Maintenance Logs to Optimize SPD Operations

Kelly Swails, Clinical Business Manager at Censis, and Desiree Acedo, Supervisor Sterile Processing Department at Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center, discuss the complex requirements of a surgical task and how efficiency tasks (EFTs) support the role.

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Instrument Management Standardization in Multiple Facilities Shouldn’t Require a Paper Trail

Creating an instrument management standardization program for multiple facilities shouldn’t be a hassle and shouldn’t require mountains of physical paperwork. In today’s digital age, reliance on paper processes in healthcare institutions is outdated and wasteful. According to recent data, American healthcare institutions waste more than five million tons of paper annually. This environmental degradation […]

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Listen Carefully, Respond Creatively
April 12, 2024

In this captivating episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, delves into the transformative business philosophy of “listen carefully, respond creatively.” This approach has not only skyrocketed the Savannah Bananas to fame but also serves as a universal blueprint for revolutionizing customer service and engagement across all sectors. […]

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Bold Measures are Needed to Improve Investment in Higher Education
April 12, 2024

The stakes for higher education have never been higher as the educational landscape sees rapid evolution. As universities and colleges grapple with the dual challenges of technological disruption and increasing demands for accessible, quality education, the question of how best to implement investment in higher education becomes a priority. This debate has been ignited […]

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Hey, it’s 9 am… Wake up Healthy with 9amHealth!
April 12, 2024

Healthcare Rethink host Brian Urban explores ways to wake up healthy and stay healthy with his guest, Dr. Avantika Waring, MD, the Chief Medical Officer, at 9amHealth. This episode delves into the transformative approach to healthcare delivery championed by 9amHealth. Dr. Waring’s journey from a humanities student with a love for French to a […]

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Strengthen Public Safety and Security: Modernize Radio Communication for Better Field Response
April 11, 2024

The importance of radio communication within public safety and security operations remains unbeaten in an era dominated by digital transformation. This medium, essential for over a century, continues to be the lifeline for responders on the front lines. From ensuring the safety of field agents to facilitating real-time critical information flow and enhancing situational […]

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The Upcoming Censis Technologies Users Conference: It’s Time to Get Connected Again
August 29, 2023

Despite its rapid technological advancements, the Sterile Processing industry faces a challenge: professionals often feel disconnected. The upcoming Censis Technologies Users Conference (CtUC) Connect 2023, scheduled from September 10-12 at the Omni Nashville Hotel, seeks to address this issue. A recent survey highlighted that 80% of professionals believe in-person conferences, like CtUC 2023, are […]

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The Dream Team: Recruiting, Developing, and Retaining Amazing Staff in SPD
July 25, 2023

With the world continuing to grapple with the aftermath of COVID-19, healthcare facilities are finding it harder than ever to recruit and retain qualified staff. The high cost of living, economic uncertainty, and an increasingly competitive job market have created a perfect storm, leading to a whopping 77 percent of employers struggling to fill positions, […]

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Censis Technologies, Power Panel: Quality vs. Productivity, the Sterile Processing Battle Royale
June 29, 2023

Get your CE certificate here There is a long-standing debate in sterile processing of quality vs. productivity. It’s a pivotal juncture, fueled by technological advancements and stricter regulatory measures. Approximately 0.5% to 3% of patients undergoing surgery experiences an infection at or adjacent to the surgical incision site, highlighting the critical need for effective […]

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Overcoming Data Challenges: Perspectives of Healthcare Leaders on Informed Decision-Making
May 4, 2023

Leaders within the healthcare industry discuss the challenges they face in making informed decisions due to data availability and distribution. One leader highlights that, as a director, there’s an expectation to have comprehensive knowledge, but data doesn’t always flow effectively. The situation is unique, with one leader overseeing a single large site and the other […]

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Using Quality Data for Education and Training
April 18, 2023

Sterile processing departments are persistently understaffed with high turnover which leads to higher defect rates. These defects have serious impacts on patient safety and are the third leading cause of operating room delays. So how can SPD leadership get actionable data they need to make impactful changes that will significantly improve sterile processing outcomes and […]

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Go Paperless: Moving from a Manual to Electronic Tracking System
March 29, 2023

Many medical instruments are reusable, which has made tracking them through the sterilization process very important. These instruments often require inspection, maintenance, and sterilization to ensure maximum patient safety. Some healthcare facilities still track their instruments with paper and pen, exposing them to human error, credibility, time-consuming recalls, and boxes of archives that need to be stored. […]

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Overcoming Challenges in Perioperative Services and SPD Management: Insights from Brian Dawson of CommonSpirit Health
March 21, 2023

The healthcare sector suffered a major setback due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Providing high-quality services to patients is a priority. However, for healthcare facilities to run properly, managers or directors must make operational and strategic decisions, especially in the perioperative setting. Efficient operating room (OR) management involves maintaining equilibrium between optimal OR capacity, allocation of ORs […]

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Part 3: State of the Union for Sterile Processing and Technology
December 27, 2022

Creating Sterile Processing Department schedules that make the most of a staff’s time requires a complete understanding and visibility of the demands of a particular healthcare facility. And to gain that big picture, a department needs data and lots of it. Still, more than that, a Sterile Processing Department needs a platform solution that provides […]

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Part 2: State of the Union for Sterile Processing and Technology
December 21, 2022

There are an estimated 51.4 million inpatient surgeries performed in the U.S. on an annual basis. That’s a lot of reusable instruments that require sterile processing. It’s no wonder Sterile Processing Departments (SPDs) have their hands full. Labor shortages, mainly since the pandemic, put tremendous strain on already taxed SPDs. Censis creates solutions to give […]

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