SMI Group hospital consultants are highly skilled at improving sterile processing operations with a proven, result based track record. We can assess your program, identify opportunity, and implement best practice improvements; provide interim SPD management and staff training and education; recommend optimal equipment, design and renovation solutions, install state-of-the-art instrument management systems, prepare your team for regulatory audits and create or update policies and procedures. We can help you increase SPD capacity, which will provide your OR with added scheduling flexibility and volume potential. Our expertise also includes Endoscopic Reprocessing.
The SPD Program Assessment is appropriate for the hospital needing assistance to help create a vision, to identify opportunities for improvement, or to gain an outside perspective about the quality, effectiveness, and service orientation of their sterile processing function. Recommendations are provided for proposed changes in the organizational structure, training and education, equipment and design options, workflow, communication, and quality assurance.
Policies and Procedures: Current policies and procedures that match practice are vital for regulatory reviews, best performance and patient safety. We can review your current portfolio and suggest revisions, updates and additions or create new ones. We can also in-service your staff on those changes.
SPD Staffing Analysis: The SPD Staffing Analysis is appropriate for the hospital that requires a determination of appropriate staffing to meet regulatory compliance and customer demand. This analysis is performed in conjunction with the hospital’s SPD manager in order to gain acceptance and transfer understanding of the methodology utilized. The analysis determines the FTE budget and appropriate staffing pattern (by shift, time of day, and work station) and gives the manager a tool for future assessment of FTE needs as program demand changes.
Training and Education Assistance
Training and Education Assistance helps support the critical education needs of the hospital for SPD management and staff: