Process This Episode 28: Shifting the Decontamination Stigma

In episode 28, we explore the challenges and common negative perception of the Sterile Processing decontamination area. Our featured guest, Megan Pietura, explains how teamwork, interdepartmental partnerships and peer-to-peer recognition can be used to champion the cause of altering the Decontam stigma. She also identifies critical areas that can be improved in Decontam areas now.

In the “What’s on My Mind” segment, host Jon Wood celebrates Kyree Thomas, the IAHCSMM Foundation’s 2020 Betty Hanna Scholarship recipient. For “Mailbox Mania,” Jon reviews PROCESS magazine articles that focus on ultrasound probes and waste in Sterile Processing.

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