2017 Sterile Processing State of the Industry Report

April 25, 2017

This year's state of the industry report on sterile processing, with data provided through an online survey of ICT readers who work in sterile processing departments (SPDs) and central sterile supply departments (CSSDs), is designed to offer a snapshot of the key issues and challenges relating to budgets, resourcing and workloads, as well as human factor-related issues.

Report Summary

The 2017 Sterile Processing State of the Industry Report synthesizes findings from an online survey of sterile processing professionals with the latest trends and studies addressing key issues of reprocessing performance, patient-safety issues and inadequate techniques to ensure that endoscopes are free of residual bioburden.

Editor's Take

ICT's survey of sterile processing professionals indicates that most personnel seek an improved respect for their profession, additional resources that would help them perform their tasks more efficiently, as well as salaries that match their level of responsibility on the job.

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Discover the results of ICT's survey of sterile processing personnel

  • Review the major issues facing SPD/CSSD professionals

  • Learn about potential solutions to the challenges


Since 1969, Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. has developed and marketed innovative infection control solutions to aid healthcare facilities in their delivery of surgical instruments and other life saving medical devices to patients. These solutions include: Products for the effective cleaning, validation and verification of the cleaning process; Packaging and other accessories for the proper sterilization, storage and delivery of surgical instruments; Tools to identify and secure emergency and other lifesaving supplies and equipment.