The Principles of a Lean SPD

Robert Leenan,    CRCST, CIS, CCSVP, Senior Professional Consultant, STERIS Instrument Management Services

Robert Leenan, CRCST, CIS, CCSVP, Senior Professional Consultant, STERIS Instrument Management Services

This presentation will discuss the fundamentals of creating continuously improving operations using lean initiatives. From correctly evaluating all the major areas of your department, such as clinical preparedness, staff scheduling to accommodate the incoming workload, understanding the equipment capacities ability to handle volume of work to engaging a cross-functional team to implement and ultimately sustain the improvements. With this type of information and available data priorities can be set on how to systematically go about a process improvement initiative. Leenan will discuss how leadership routines, metrics, and standard work instructions 


Robert Leenan has over 25 years experience in the sterile processing field, 10 years as an SPD technician and over 15 years in leadership positions. He has managed a multitude of health systems and academic centers around the country.