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JANUARY
2024
Volume 40
Number 1
Education and information for OR decision makers
REGULATIONS
IN THIS ISSUE
INDUSTRY BEATS
Hybrid OR: Continued
advancement in diagnostic,
surgical care ................................5
Taking a hands-on approach:
A day in the OR manager role ........8
Award winners stress
collaboration, flexibility, asking
for help .....................................10
Reader's choice: OR am top
read stories ...............................13
SPECIALTY STORIES
STAFFING
Role of data in surgical, patient
preparedness for MSK cases ......27
The issue of fake nursing
diplomas in the healthcare
workforce ..................................30
IMPORTANT
DATES
Jan 9 - Advanced rate deadline
for OR Business Management
Conference
Feb 5 - OR Business
Management Conference
pre-conference workshop
Feb 6 - OR Business Management
Conference opens
eaders of sterile processing departments
(SPDs) face unique
challenges compared to their
counterparts in other perioperative settings.
" The main challenge is a lack
of understanding of the actual job requirements,
not only by people in other
departments but by healthcare as a
whole, " says Anthony Bondon, CRCST,
CHL, BSM, AAS, SME, LSSYB, central
sterile manager at HSHS St. John's
Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. During
the pandemic, for example, HR personnel
and administrators thought it would
be easy to move someone from another
department, such as environmental services,
to reprocess instruments.
This knowledge deficit of the field
can hamper SPD leaders. For instance,
L
BY CYNTHIA SAVER
Meeting the SPD staffing challenge
Bondon says that in a
budget crunch, an organization
may prioritize
a nursing position over
an SPD position, even
though SPD has the
greater need, because,
he says, " They don't
understand what we do
and the importance of
the quality of work that
we have to put out. "
he Joint Commission
standards
and Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid
Services (CMS) regulations
are updated annually
to reflect new practices
concerning quality
and safety care in ORs
T
John Rosing,
MHA, FACHE
and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs)
nationwide. At the 2023 OR Manager
Conference, John Rosing, MHA, FACHE,
executive vice president and principal at
Patton Healthcare Consulting, an affiliate
of HBS in Langhorne, Pennsylvania,
shared updates and changes in this
year's requirements. He also provided a
mock inspection walkthrough, highlighting
questions to ask staff and potential
issues that could fail a survey.
New in 2023: Deleted, revised
EPs
The Joint Commission eliminated 56
Elements of Performance (EPs). Over
the years, many EPs have become standard
practice and no longer need to
Continued on page 15
BY UYEN VO
Mastering surveys in 2024 by The Joint
Commission and CMS
Anthony
Bondon, CRCST,
CHL, BSM,
AAS, SME,
LSSYB
Bondon, who is president-elect of the
Healthcare Sterile Processing Association
(HSPA), says executives, administrators,
and clinicians outside the SPD
need to better understand the complexity
of the field.
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