The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) offers the Sterile Processing Benchmarks tool to help sterile processing departments measure their performance against similar departments across the country.

The new Web-based resource helps managers gather accurate data that can be used for process improvement. The tool tracks 130 benchmarking measures and metrics from topics such as staffing; budgeting; productivity levels; error rates; and performance monitoring in decontamination, preparation and packaging, and sterilization. After submitting responses, department managers can review and compare results with similar facilities.

It is available by annual subscription, and you can purchase it for a $600 introductory rate for AAMI members and $700 for nonmembers until June 30.

For more information on the resource, click here.