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Central Sterilization: When Moving Off-Site Makes Sense


Mar 24, 2020 8:15am ‐ Mar 24, 2020 9:15am


Credits: None available.

Description

The decision and opportunity to move central sterile supply operations off campus can present many challenges, but when done correctly it can optimize efficiency and save money for a health care system. The design team and owner who collaborated on such a facility for the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics (UIHC) will present a case study on their project – one of only a handful of off-campus CSS facilities in the nation. The project engineer, architect, health care process consultant and owner will share their perspectives on the challenges, solutions, and process of designing and constructing a successful, consolidated off-campus CSS.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the key decision points when evaluating whether to have your central sterile department on campus or to relocate to an off-site location
  • Explain how to determine the optimum flow and process for an off-site central sterile department
  • Describe the transportation, logistics, contingency planning and redundancies needed for an off-site CSS
  • List central sterile design solutions to meet current needs with the flexibility to achieve future surgical forecasts

Speaker(s):

  • Joshua Heacock, PE, Associate Principal/Healthcare Client Executive, IMEG Corp.
  • Phillip Boothby, Executive Director, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC)
  • Brian Crichton, AIA, Principal Architect, Cannon Moss Brygger Architects
  • Eric Short, CHC, Senior Project Manager, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Credits

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