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Recently Jill Sweeney, Censis Clinical Educator, traveled to Landstuhl, Germany to conduct the first annual CensiTrac ServicePlus Assessment and Training at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) as part of their new ServicePlus subscription.
Captain Lienhop, Jill, and SSgt Lin
CensiTrac: A to Z
While onsite, refresher training was provided to all SPD staff in many different CensiTrac modules to include Administration, Sterilization, Decontam, Quality Feedback, and Inventory. Staff were eager to learn more efficient and effective ways to perform their jobs.
“As a direct result of the first in-person onsite assessment and training since implementation in 2018, Landstuhl is making significant changes that will seriously improve the quality of service we provide to our patients and surgical team as well as TJC readiness and workflow efficiency,” stated Captain Adam Lienhop about the assessment and training process.
Utilizing The Loaner Module
The Loaner Module was not being utilized at LRMC prior to the visit and was implemented during the week of onsite training in SPD. Mrs. Jessica Jungwirth and SSgt Korrie Johnson both stated that they are eager to utilize CensiTrac to gain better trackability of loaned inventory and for better management of vendor sets from when they arrive at the facility for surgical cases throughout the perioperative loop.
Upgrading Scope Tracking from Paper to Electronic
The Endoscopy area was tracking their scope inventory and disinfection process on paper prior to our onsite visit. At the beginning of the training week, a demo of the Scope Processing Module was scheduled. After seeing the possibilities in reduced paper tracking, more accurate record keeping coupled with the reporting capabilities that CensiTrac offers, the Endo Department was onboard. While onsite, Jill worked with Major Sayjai Boonmee and Mr. Art Ancheta to create their AERs as reprocessing machines and enter all their scopes into their scope inventory. Endo leadership was trained in processing scopes and will be training all staff to process scopes beginning at the bedside/Point-of-Use.
A Lot of Sterile Processing Work, But Still Time for Fun!
Over the weekend, Jill was able to do some sightseeing around Germany. She took the train from Landstuhl to Munich to visit with family and see the amazing Christmas Markets. Munich, typically mild with daytime highs in the 40s and very little snow, had a big surprise in store. Over the weekend, 40+ cm (16 inches) of snow shut down the city. Jill wasn’t a quitter however, and still ventured out to five Christmas Markets. A lot of great sights were seen, beautiful architecture admired, German eats and drinks were enjoyed, and amazing souvenirs were purchased. Jill was barely able to navigate her way back to Landstuhl as all trains were cancelled and delayed several hours due to the snowy weather.
Auf Wiedersehen (for now)
As their time together drew to a close, it was amazing to look back on the skills learned and improved upon by all staff at LRMC. Staff Sergeant Stefan Lin (SSG Lin) stated “It was such a pleasure working with and learning from Jill Sweeney. We can’t wait to plan our next onsite ServicePlus engagement.”
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