Top 5 Essential Requirements to Upgrade Central Sterile Service Standards

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Central sterile departments continue to be a source of headaches for many hospitals. With the risk posed to patients along with delays created in ORs, elevating central sterile service standards is a necessary focus area. Join this webinar to learn about the top five essential requirements that high-performing central sterile departments should have and ways to ensure they are part of your hospital operations.

From key metrics, to staff certifications, to daily huddles and more, Barry Highsted, director of perioperative nursing at Surgical Directions, will walk you through a handful of tactics you can employ now to improve your central sterile operations. Learn the essential requirements to save time and money as well as how to mitigate the risk of poor patient outcomes. Don’t miss this must-see webinar!

What You Will Learn:

  • Five essential operational elements of successful central sterile departments
  • Ideas on how to operationalize those elements
  • The benefits of implementing the elements

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Thought Leaders

Barry Highstead, MSN, RN, CNOR, CLHP
Director of Perioperative Nursing
Surgical Directions
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Barry serves as a director of Perioperative Nursing for Surgical Directions. He has over 30 years of experience in perioperative clinical nursing and nursing leadership. Barry started as a charge nurse with the Charing Cross Hospital, as well as The Royal Free Hospital in London. Since leaving the UK, Barry has worked in the United States healthcare system for 25 years. Most recently, he has held the position of director of Maternal-Child Health and Perioperative Services, administrative director of Surgical Services and service line administrator (AVP) of Surgical Services.