10/28/2021

Competency Saves Lives: Why the Hard Work of SPD Competency Paperwork Can't be Ignored

In this episode of Articles-On-The-Go, Hank Balch relates how documented competencies for Sterile Processing Technicians is a matter of life and death -- "Facilities and leaders who are willing to short-circuit employee competency checks are showing that they actually do not believe the work being done in the SPD is all that complex or even important. Actions speak louder than words, and inconsistent or shallow competency checks in sterile processing say we aren’t really serious about patient safety in our departments."

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