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Central Sterile Processing Optimization

Create a High-Performing Central Sterile Processing Department

The Central Sterile Processing Department (CSPD) is a critical part of surgical services with a direct impact on operating room efficiency and quality outcomes. Yet it is often overlooked and undervalued. Our experienced team of clinical and business experts works to develop the department by enhancing relationships and collaboration with the OR department to instill infection control protocols, improve facility efficiency, and increase compliance standards.

We can also assist in designing proper central sterile logistics for department remodeling or rebuilding.

Central Sterile Processing Optimization

Create superior outcomes through streamlined processes, effective scheduling, and enhanced communication.

Clinician-driven consulting

Diagnose: Understanding Central Sterile Processing Challenges

Surgical Directions does not deliver one-size-fits-all solutions; however, we do follow the same nationally tested processes when we evaluate a facility or department to uncover improvement pathways.

Understanding: This begins with a tour of the facility and observations, including:

Central Sterile SupplyEquipment & Instrument Rooms
Procedure RoomsPreoperative Clinic
Materials ManagementScheduling Desk

Listening: We also conduct interviews with all key stakeholders, including the entire CSP team, from leadership to clinicians and staff.

Uncovering Sterile Processing solutions

Once we understand where a client’s CSPD is today, we outline solutions that fit the client’s specific needs including:

Regulatory readinessTechnology & dashboard reporting
Policies & procedures that align with cases & surgeons’ needsStaffing recommendations
Quality reviews & feedback toolsAuditing programs
Layout & process improvementsTraining & education programs including current AAMI, AORN & CMS Standards

Implement: Improving Your Sterile Processing Department

Whether you need to create a department from the ground up or remodel an existing department, our knowledge in this area is extensive. Our consultants work with nationally renowned healthcare systems to improve safety, efficiency, and satisfaction in a range of healthcare areas, including central sterile processing.

Measure & Manage: Generate Lasting Results

To produce ongoing and lasting results, we assist in measuring and managing a client’s CSPD through the following approaches:

  • Staff productivity, which is supported by recruiting & retaining experienced professionals
  • Usage, which considers throughput & same-day turnaround needs
  • Quality, which examines the level of safety & error-free output
  • Process improvement, which ensures optimal inventory management

Tailored CSPD Solutions

Depending on a client’s level of need, we have various solutions, including but not limited to:


Identify & prioritize challenges & make changes


Coaching for managers & staff


Interim staffing with decades of experience

Case Study: How Bayhealth System Transformed its Central Sterile Department

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