Organizations around the world are celebration Pride month. Are you? I have never witness the LGBTQ+ community being represented in Sterile Processing. How can be celebrate? What laws protect employees? Is there discrimination in healthcare?
LGBTQ+ Health Clinics by State
Local Non-discrimination Ordinance
10 Tips for Caring for LGBTQIA+ Patients
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I have moved many, many times. I moved for personal reasons, work and adventure. There are a few things that I find myself always forgetting. In this episode I will hand deliver you a list, so that you will be prepared. Good luck on your travels.
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We can add value to the department outside of normal task rotation. I have a soft spot for people that can't work like they used to but love their department. I have an eye for those that have more to offer outside of being rotated to decon or not. In this episode I offer a few ideas. Thanks for listening.
Applicants study interview questions hoping to land a job, but what happens when the interviewer doesn't ask any of the typical questions? Can you pitch yourself in 30 seconds or less?
SPD Interview: https://spdinterview.carrd.co/
SPD Resume: https://spdready.carrd.co/
Do you have an EIN number, Business Bank Account, Website or Process Payment System? Did you know the government has grants available for small businesses? I will give you information on this and more.
I will give you three levels of career paths that you can use to take action today! Dare to be great!
Quizlet Regulatory and Professional Agencies
Hospital Jobs with Little Schooling
Health Care Careers for those with a certificate or diploma
AAMI and U.S. Department of Labor https://pressroom.aami.org/posts/pressreleases/no-student-debt-us-gov-approves-biomedical-eq
OSHA complete online safety training by osha authorized provider
Board of Certified Safety Professionals:
OSHA 30 Training https://www.osha.gov/training
Infections Preventionist Certificate https://www.cbic.org/CBIC/Get-Certified/Get-Started.htm
EPA Certification Programs https://www.epa.gov/home/teaser-listing/156963/790401?field_channel_tid_op=or&field_type_tid_op=or&web_area_op=%3D&web_area=&title_op=word&title=certification&field_description_value_op=%3D&field_description_value=&field_keywords_tid=×tamp=&contenttype%5Bpage%5D=page&sort_by=timestamp&sort_order=DESC&page=1
Water Quality https://wqa.org/profcert
Hazardous Drugs Management Certificate https://www.ptcb.org/credentials/hazardous-drug-management-certificate
Indoor Air Quality Certificate https://ww2.epatest.com/iaq/
The American Council for Accredited Certification
If you have a degree in biology etc. American Board of Industrial Hygienist.
Organizations are increasing the minimum wage for new employees but they are leaving out their tenured staff. What will you do if you don't get a wage increase? Will you leave? Will you negotiate for a higher pay? In this episode, I will give you tools, resources and ideas that will help you navigate your decision.
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You are a Brand. You can take several steps everyday at work to increase your knowledge, skills and value. You don't have to be a supervisor to think like one. Start imagining the things you can do, to cut cost or time, and increase workflow. Listen today for 29 minutes worth of tips. Please share.
MIND MAPPING FOR CREATING PROCESSES
Her first week of work, she was called into the office, and asked if this was the job for her. Michael inspired his team and manager to get certified, creating a career ladder.
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DOCTORS CHARGED WITH OPOIOD DEATHS
STERILE PROCESSING UNCLEANED INSTRUTMENTS: COLORADO
Did you know that if you identify as being African American you may not be referred to a specialist? Listen to this episode to find out.
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From new to the industry to certified. Anthony has a background in marketing and Alain has a background in food production and hospitality. COVID-19 had a big impact on their industry, but luckily for them they have a network of friends in Healthcare. Their friend Danny extended his hand and the rest is history.
SIPS was instrumental in them accomplishing their certification.
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Warren Nist has over 38 years of Sterile Processing experience with 31 of those years in management. He is also the founder of Evolved Sterile Processing LLC Consulting. Warren is a subject matter expert for IAHCSMM, Six Sigma trained, and he is an approved instructor for the CRCST program by IAHCSMM.
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Do you know what to do if you are listed as an emergency contact, and you get a phone call from the hospital's E.R.? In this episode I share a personal story with you.
Build Your Emergency Kit
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Sarah is an educator, entrepreneur, and Sterile Processing/ Central Service extraordinaire. She encourages Sterile Processing Technicians to move from the "job" mentality to the "career" mentality in SP/CS.
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Nurses were trained on the job just like Sterile Processing Techs. It took a long time before they received the formal education, and recognition that they receive today.
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history of nurses
Dawn is a dynamic Sterile Processing that was inspired to obtain a degree in Biology after falling in love with Sterile Processing. She went on to get her CRCST, CIS and CER. She is now in school for Ex-Ray Technician. I want you to listen to her passion for the industry.
If you are passion about Sterile Processing, and want to tell your story, contact us.
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We will get deeper into the resume building process. The information in this podcast will build on the information in the last podcast. If you enjoy please share this episode.
SPT Detailed Profile
Resume Building Tools
Eye On SPD Website
Dr. Stole COVID Vaccines
Pharmacist Spoils COVID Vaccines
Dentist and Sexual Harassment
We are dynamic because we have many transferable skills. We are negotiators, trouble shooters, problem solvers, time managers, researchers, and so much more. Let's build a resume that reflects our many skills and talents.
SELF-MANGEMENT SKILLS: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/self-management-skills
10 COMMUNICATION SKILLS: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/resumes-cover-letters/communication-skills
SAVE MILLIONS IN INVENTORY: https://go.beckershospitalreview.com/how-steward-health-care-prevented-16-million-worth-of-inventory-from-expiration-in-six-months?utm_campaign=Z5_Inventory_Webinar_2.2.2021&utm_source=email&utm_content=etextad&oly_enc_id=1027H0636890A6F
ASC INCREASE SURGERIES: https://blog.surgicaldirections.com/the-patience-of-asc-owners-is-about-to-be-rewarded-are-you-ready?utm_campaign=Surgical%20Directions%20Blog&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=107206100&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_MC2OD03TNPZdwMdVAF_VDrDDUoouUb1iGb4ccKaiKtsGgy7kY5zUQZGyQDLVpd0q9bveHZAdCf46eHkSudhhAg6nkWw&utm_content=107206100&utm_source=hs_email
SUPPLY CHAIN NEWS: https://www.beckersdental.com/supply-chain/36292-11-companies-hiring-dental-supply-chain-talent.html?origin=DentalE&utm_source=DentalE&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter&oly_enc_id=1027H0636890A6F
NUVASIVE LAWSUIT: https://www.beckersspine.com/spine/item/50952-spine-surgeon-inventor-files-patent-infringement-suit-against-nuvasive.html?origin=SpineE&utm_source=SpineE&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter&oly_enc_id=1027H0636890A6F
My guest Jardin, will give you valuable tools that can help you move up from your position in Sterile Processing to your next accomplishment. Move up, Move on, Just keep Moving.
The music is from the old 70's show, The Jeffersons.
My department just lost two techs; they just quit. Why is turnover so damn high? What can we do? I have a few tips.
We have a demanding, stressful job. The uncertainty of COVID 19 has added more stress to our job. Our co-workers are being bullied.
CLIP ART: Photo by Timothy Eberly on Unsplash
If you sit in the parking lot before you go to work and pray you don't loose control at work, this job may not be for you. If you think about being somewhere else 90% of the time while you are at work, this job is not for you. We have skills that are ignored. It is time for us to capitalize on our skills, and make moves that satisfy our personal development as Sterile Processing Technicians.
SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS MARKET PROJECTION
LIST OF PERSONALITY/ SKILLS TEST
ONE STOP EXPLORE CAREERS
ONES TOP SKILLS ASSESSMENTS, VALUE ASSESSMENT AND MORE
ASSIGN THE RIGHT JOB FOR THE RIGHT SKILLS
We deserve to be protected while working with Blood Borne Pathogens and COVID19. We MUST fight for our health and safety. Reach out to me and share your story, we are IN THIS TOGETHER.
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Us vs. them mentality, is a great way to divide people. We have more in common than we realize. Unhealthy agreements are dangerous because people do not stand up for what is right. Many times they are afraid of being labeled the bad guy/girl.
UNHEALTHY AGREEMENTS: https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/team-building-proven/9780787988937/ch08.html
PROJECT IMPLICIT: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/selectatest.html
PERSONALITY TEST: https://www.16personalities.com/
STRUCTURAL RACISM AFFECTS HEALTHCARE: https://www.medpagetoday.com/blogs/kevinmd/84362
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION: https://newsroom.heart.org/news/racial-disparities-continue-for-black-women-seeking-heart-health-care
Did you know the Sims retractor was created from Dr. Sims experimenting on slaves? Did you know more women of color have C-Sections? If we are all in this together, why do tech do things that are counterproductive to our department?
CENTRAL SERVICE STUDY MATERIAL: https://centralservice.carrd.co/
ENDOSCOPIC VIDEOS: https://eyeonspd2.carrd.co/
ENDOSCOPE STUDY MATERIAL: https://eyeonspd.com/
DR. SIMS: http://usslave.blogspot.com/2011/05/dr-j-marion-sims-medical-experiments-on.html
DR. SIMS STATUE REMOVED: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/04/why-a-statue-of-the-father-of-gynecology-had-to-come-down/558311/
C-SECTION CALCULATOR 1. VBAC: https://www.mdcalc.com/vbac-risk-score-successful-vaginal-delivery-flamm-model
C-SECTION CALCULATOR 2. VBAC: https://mfmunetwork.bsc.gwu.edu/PublicBSC/MFMU/VGBirthCalc/vagbirth.html
SIMS PHOTO IN EPISODE ART: https://www.teleflexsurgicalcatalog.com/pilling/product/212241-sims-retractor
Some people say they are ready to return to work, while others say, "hell no". In this episode I want to talk about the things that we should think about before we return to work and national organizations that deal with workplace safety (not OSHA) in the healthcare environment.
Check out my website for study aides and resources: https://eyeonspd.com/. Resource information about hospitals, agencies, pay-rates, lodging and more https://spdtravel.carrd.co/
DOL and OSHA: list of safety organizations related to the medical field: https://www.osha.gov/dts/oom/clinicians/index.html
Robotic surgeries article: https://www.beckersspine.com/robotics/item/48918-robotics-in-spine-surgery-18-things-to-know.html?origin=&utm_source=&utm_medium=email&oly_enc_id=1027H0636890A6F
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We take risk every time we put on our scrubs and get to work in Sterile Processing. We take risk when we leave the house. SPT are taking risk when they reprocess N95 mask. I want to talk about risk at work and risk at home and a few tools to use to help techs make better decision. Also check out our website https://spdcovid19.carrd.co/ for resources.
RELATED FIELDS: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9093.00
INSTRUMENT 510 (K) CLEARANCE: https://www.beckersspine.com/orthopedic-a-spine-device-a-implant-news/item/48848-19-spine-devices-receive-fda-510-k-clearance-in-march.html?oly_enc_id=1027H0636890A6F
ELECTIVE SURGERIES AT SURGERY CENTERS OPENING: https://www.beckersspine.com/spine/item/48852-elective-outpatient-surgery-begin-to-return-insights-for-spine-surgeons.html?oly_enc_id=1027H0636890A6F
HOSPITALS HIT THE HARDEST: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-management-administration/65-hospital-leaders-in-10-states-hit-hardest-by-covid-19-offer-advice-to-colleagues-if-you-do-nothing-else-at-least-do-this.html?origin=BHRE&utm_source=BHRE&utm_medium=email&oly_enc_id=1027H0636890A6F
STATE FEDERAL AID FOR COVID19 CASES: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/state-by-state-breakdown-of-federal-aid-per-covid-19-case.html?origin=BHRE&utm_source=BHRE&utm_medium=email&oly_enc_id=1027H0636890A6F
CMS AND ELECTIVE SURGERIES: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/public-health/cms-calls-for-gradual-return-to-elective-procedures-6-national-covid-19-updates.html?oly_enc_id=1027H0636890A6F
Many of us are loosing money not being able to work. We will have to get a second job once the lock-down ends. It is important to have our resume, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles ready. While we wait to return to work, we have rent or a mortgage to pay. Some states and or counties have Eviction Moratoriums and some do not, I have a link to check where you live. AORN is having a Townhall about Covid-19, Kai Nexus is having a webinar for quarantined kids and the podcast Checks and Balances has information that can help build interviewing and resume skills. Also, some fear that we are running out of food, are we?
SPD TRAVEL RESOURCE: https://spdtravel.carrd.co/
EVICTION MORATORIUM: https://www.fool.com/millionacres/real-estate-market/articles/cities-and-states-that-have-paused-evictions-due-to-covid-19/
AORN TOWNHALL REGISTRATION: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uoiLsiKyTRSLFw84OXeBJQ
KIDS IN QUARANTINE: https://www.kainexus.com/webinars
PPE BEING FLOWN IN FROM CHINA: https://khn.org/news/hospital-suppliers-take-to-the-skies-to-combat-dire-shortages-of-covid-19-gear/?utm_campaign=KHN%3A%20First%20Edition&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=85295010&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_xOQJGIvi04MZEDEG2EdZGfv0WXzj4e5UFesX8bRoromAkmsDlNLamajfAsnE_y7-XGLo81SNUC22HAtNWOT6d2qXFHA&_hsmi=85295010
RECRUITER: TED MERKIN @ MEDICAL SOLUTIONS: 513-544-4960 (personal cell phone).
PODCAST: PAYCHECKS AND BALANCES: https://open.spotify.com/show/540JZnlAqq1Gj8D0DOQ7r8
PODCAST: MAKE ME SMART WITH KAI AND MOLLY: https://www.marketplace.org/shows/make-me-smart-with-kai-and-molly/
Sterile Processing is expected to produce clean, disinfected or sterilize products. How are we able to do that when our department is not being properly disinfectant? Now that the Corona Virus is in the news, everyone is interested in disinfecting their workplaces, home and public spaces.
NPR AUDIO ABOUT CORONA: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/13/815307842/research-coronavirus-can-live-for-a-long-time-in-air-on-surfaces
KAISER NEWS, EVERYBODY'S DISINFECTING: https://khn.org/news/ships-planes-trains-scooters-all-need-a-virus-wipe-but-what-does-a-deep-clean-mean/?utm_campaign=KHN%3A%20First%20Edition&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=84831735&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9v3pGevsoti0r7Ng3rFNdnHt8IYwITivpWqrqWa_fzkZr8BrGx3UUt10FS-58CWfg3zXapfo-Rf84dNlnun5azKsM0XA&_hsmi=84831735
EPA CHECK YOUR DISINFECTANT REGISTRATION: https://iaspub.epa.gov/apex/pesticides/f?p=PPLS:1
EPA REGISTERED ANTIMICROBIAL PRODUCTS: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/selected-epa-registered-disinfectants
WHAT IS ATP?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJx9K6_kgeI
(PDF) ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANING IN SPD: www.ormanager.com › download.
BACTERIA AND VIRUS ON SURFACES: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1564025/
BACTERIA AND VIRUS OUTSIDE THE BODY: https://www.idealresponse.co.uk/blog/how-long-do-6-common-bacteria-and-viruses-last-outside-the-body/
Are we really protected in the Decontamination room? Are the hand washed items sent through the window safe to handle without gloves?
I had a talk with a Sterile Processing Technician that is serious about infection Control and her name is Tiffany.
INFECTION CONTROL TODAY: https://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/personal-protective-equipment/understanding-barrier-level-protection-medical-gowns
MOLD AT HOSPITAL: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/infection-control/a-timeline-of-all-mold-related-events-at-seattle-children-s-hospital.html?origin=BHRE&utm_source=BHRE&utm_medium=email&oly_enc_id=1027H0636890A6F
OSHA BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS: https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1910/1910.1030
I posted a Facebook question trying to find out how many Techs are Side Huslters or have a small business. I was surprised to see so many creative unique individuals. This episode I wanted to share some of the things I have learned about the fist steps in starting a business, like getting your EIN#.
LLC BY FORMATION BY STATE: (SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION) https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/launch-your-business/register-your-business#section-header-6
DUN & BRADSTREET: https://www.dnb.com/duns-number/get-a-duns.html
AZLO BANK: https://azlo.com/
GOOGLE VOICE: https://voice.google.com/
ONE PAGE WEBSITE: https://carrd.co/
SELL DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL PRODUCTS: https://www.sendowl.com/
BUSINESS CARDS AND MORE: https://www.vistaprint.com/?couponAutoload=1&GP=02%2f28%2f2020+10%3a17%3a21&GPS=5630902183&GNF=0
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I have had the opportunity to have jobs in different fields. The one thing I have found that a horrible boss can make the job hard. On this episode I share two stories from the internet that I thought were interesting, a couple of audios and my own personal experience. Please hit me up with your personal stories.
Employee Teaches Boss A Lesson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrVNTZ6ORm8
How Do I Deal With a Toxic Boss? https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/18/this-is-the-worst-kind-of-bad-boss-according-to-28000-workers.html
Hospital Compare. https://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/About/Hospital-Info.html
CMS Hospital 5 Star. https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/the-407-hospitals-with-5-stars-from-cms.html?origin=SpineE&utm_source=SpineE&utm_medium=email&oly_enc_id=1027H0636890A6F
Transplant Gone Missing. https://khn.org/news/how-lifesaving-organs-for-transplant-go-missing-in-transit/?utm_campaign=KHN%3A%20First%20Edition&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=83118162&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--cWd-x6bvjwiT4JUvZlppUGR4t57macsy2MO-uLYUWMxAkLC4sMXiLJmGiRcqs5JVZ0IWAJBnYPIKYjZ5nbC4rKqBgBQ&_hsmi=83118162
Podcast: Reveal "Transplantation" https://www.open.spotify.com/episode/79Jk6HkATmn388N66mqveE?si=LjXZVA7jRJOhSWHZQN_5zA
When we travel as technicians there are a lot of things that we have to think about. I wanted to make the gathering of information easy by putting together this podcast and a website. I hope you find this information valuable.