Sterile Processing Audit Form – What, Why, and How?
Sterile Education on 03/22/2021

Sterile Processing Audit Form – What, Why, and How?

by Adam OkadaIntroduction – Why Perform Quality Audits?One of my favorite Sterile Processing educators used to say, “Sterile Processing is a quality assurance department more than anything else”. Having spent 15 years in the industry, I completely agree with that statement. There are quality assu

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Sterile Processing Consulting: Benefits and Tips to Know
Sterile Education on 03/06/2021

Sterile Processing Consulting: Benefits and Tips to Know

by Adam OkadaIntroductionMost sterile processing leaders that I know would never think to hire outside sterile processing consulting. As a former manager myself, the thought of bringing in an outside consultant never really crossed my mind.It was only when I became a consultant myself that I saw th

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Sterile Processing Education: An Ultimate Guide To Success
Sterile Education on 03/03/2021

Sterile Processing Education: An Ultimate Guide To Success

If there is one role that could be said to support the work of the various staff within a hospital or clinic, it would be that of central service technicians. This sterile processing education guide will show you everything you need to know to succeed within the SPD industry.Known within the medical

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Sterile Processing Certification: Why it Matters
Sterile Education on 03/02/2021

Sterile Processing Certification: Why it Matters

I’ve heard a lot of prospective students ask me why they need a sterile processing certification to work in the Sterile Processing Department. They’ve seen online Facebook groups where technicians brag about working in Sterile Processing for 30 years without certification, or they hear a story about

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Sterile Processing Consulting: Benefits and Tips to Know
Sterile Education on 02/23/2021

Sterile Processing Consulting: Benefits and Tips to Know

by Adam OkadaIntroductionMost sterile processing leaders that I know would never think to hire an outside sterile processing consultant. As a former manager myself, the thought of bringing in sterile processing consulting services never really crossed my mind.It was only when I became a consultant

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Sterile Processing Week: Gifts & Ideas for CS Week
Sterile Education on 02/16/2021

Sterile Processing Week: Gifts & Ideas for CS Week

By Adam OkadaIntroductionAre you looking for Sterile Processing Week gifts and party game ideas? Well search no further, because we have plenty of gift ideas, as well as party games, to make your Sterile Processing Week the best week ever!Gift Ideas:Sterile Processing Pins – Brown IndustriesOne gre

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Sterile Processing Jobs: Where to Look and How to Find Them
Sterile Education on 02/15/2021

Sterile Processing Jobs: Where to Look and How to Find Them

by Adam OkadaIntroductionFinding sterile processing jobs can be a frustrating task. Endless searching on job boards, applying online using time consuming application processes, with usually, very few results. I know I get that twinge of disappointment every time I get that form email stating, “We’

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6 Tips for Traveling Sterile Processing Techs
Sterile Education on 02/15/2021

6 Tips for Traveling Sterile Processing Techs

by Adam OkadaIntroJoining the ranks of the Traveling Sterile Processing Technician is a bold and brave step for any Sterile Processing Professional. Traveling around the country performing your craft can be a scary proposition for some, so I’m here to help you navigate through the pros and cons and

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Sterile Processing Job Interview Questions & Answers
Sterile Education on 02/15/2021

Sterile Processing Job Interview Questions & Answers

By Adam OkadaIntroductionFirst of all, congratulations! Getting ready for an interview with Sterile Processing Department leadership can be a daunting prospect, especially if it’s your first time interviewing for SPD jobs, but it’s no small feat to get your foot in that door. I have personally int

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Sterile Processing Technician Cover Letter: Tips & Examples
Sterile Education on 01/21/2021

Sterile Processing Technician Cover Letter: Tips & Examples

By Adam OkadaIntroductionOne tip I always give to my students before applying into a technician position within the Sterile Processing Department is the importance of a cover letter. A Sterile Processing Technician cover letter is essentially a message to the Recruiter and Hiring Manager at the fa

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Sterile Processing Technician Schools: How to Choose the Best Fit
Sterile Education on 01/20/2021

Sterile Processing Technician Schools: How to Choose the Best Fit

By Adam OkadaIntroductionChoosing the correct training program for obtaining your certification in Sterile Processing is the first step to becoming a Sterile Processing Technician. This article will give you guidance through that decision making process, and give you several questions to ask prospe

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7 Reasons to Become a Sterile Processing Technician
Sterile Education on 01/15/2021

7 Reasons to Become a Sterile Processing Technician

By Adam OkadaSterile Processing is a rapidly evolving field which continues to gain prominence within the healthcare industry due to an increasing focus from hospital surveyors. As more surveyors focus on the processes of the Sterile Processing Department (SPD), sterile processing technicians becom

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Sterile Processing Technician Salary: Examples and Considerations
Sterile Education on 01/14/2021

Sterile Processing Technician Salary: Examples and Considerations

By Adam OkadaBefore embarking on a career in Sterile Processing, most people like to search for “sterile processing technician salary”, to see if it would be worth their while to explore this particular career path. Unfortunately, there are no easy answers to the question, “How much do Sterile Proc

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What is Sterile Processing? A Guide for SPD Newcomers
Sterile Education on 01/14/2021

What is Sterile Processing? A Guide for SPD Newcomers

By Adam OkadaUnless you have worked inside of a medical facility, it’s very likely that you’ve never heard of the Sterile Processing Department (SPD). Heck, even some people that DO work inside the medical facility have never heard of us.But Sterile Processing is vital to the operation and success

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Finally! A Sterile Processing School in Fresno, CA!
Sterile Education on 01/05/2021

Finally! A Sterile Processing School in Fresno, CA!

The Sterile Education ClassroomAs a hiring manager for multiple sterile processing departments all over California, one thing that I noticed about applicants here in the Central Valley (Fresno and surrounding counties), is that most of the certified techs in the area were attending classes 90-120 mi

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Getting Started in Sterile Processing
Sterile Education on 02/13/2018

Getting Started in Sterile Processing

A step-by-step guideby Adam OkadaBefore you begin:Sterile Processing is a fast-paced, constantly changing, and at times, stress-provoking area. Make sure you have most, if not all, of the following traits before you embark on your Sterile Processing journey: Compassion for the patient as a human bei

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5 Easy Ways to Improve Quality Assurance in Sterile Processing
Sterile Education on 01/08/2018

5 Easy Ways to Improve Quality Assurance in Sterile Processing

The first (and most important) job of a Sterile Processing Manager or Educator, is maintaining a high level of quality in their department. Unlike other “processing” fields which work on a batch or assembly line, Sterile Processing is a Quality Assurance department before anything else. Patient sa

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Welcome to SterileEducation.com!
Sterile Education on 03/18/2016

Welcome to SterileEducation.com!

Welcome to SterileEducation.com!Our goal is simple: We want to be a resource for you, the Sterile Processing Professional. Combined, our staff have almost 100 years of Sterile Processing experience as SPD Techs, Surgical Techs, SPD Leads, Supervisors, Managers, & Educators. So we understand the bu

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