Archive for December, 2010

Surgical Instrument Sterilization — Spectrum Surgical Congratulates Matt Rudolph on CCSVP Certification

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Spectrum Surgical’s own Matt Rudolph, Chief Customer Advocate and Vice President, was the first to earn the new Certified Central Service Vendor Partner (CCSVP) certification.

The CCSVP certification program was developed by International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM). Certified sales representatives will help solve obstacles that vendors face daily. The certification program also equips participants with time-saving techniques in reaching departmental solutions.

In a recent article featured in Communique Rudolph states,

“Spectrum has always been focused on education. The CCSVP program challenged me to know more than just the product I am selling.

The in-hospital training allowed me to spend valuable time with my customers while learning and working in the Sterile Processing Department.”

Congratulations again to Matt Rudolph on your CCSVP certification.

Shop online at the Spectrum Surgical website for your surgical instrument sterilization supplies.

Surgical Instrument Care — Learning Never Ends

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

In a recent article in IAHCSMM, Editor and Media Relations Manager Julie Williamson discussed the continuous cycle of learning and the different resources available.

Download Spectrum Surgical’s complimentary guides on surgical instrument care.

Williamson mentions how education comes in many forms. Meetings and lesson plans not only raise awareness, but it can provide a source for educational reminders of basic information we could have forgotten along the way of our careers.

A few publications Williamson suggests for daily digest is Central Source, IAHCSMM’s Communique, myriad healthcare trade magazines and journals. The publications include best practices, success stories and areas of improvement for different departments.

Williamson also notes to include the ‘Health’ section of newspapers. This will help you keep up-to-date with current industry news and happenings.

As our careers and skills develop, it’s important to acknowledge the mentors and “teachers” that helped us along the way. In the end, we are all students with no graduation or education “end point.”

Check out Spectrum Surgical’s educational guides on surgical instruments. Download the complimentary guides instantly!

Surgical Instrument Care — Spectrum Releases Free Laparoscopic Guide

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Spectrum Surgical extends its collection of free guides.Laparoscopic Guide

You can now instantly download the How to Test & Inspect Laparoscopic Instruments Guide.

The guide is full of tips and information on your laparoscopic  instruments, as well as directions on how to properly test and inspect your surgical instrument for any repairs or replacements needed.

Go to the Spectrum Surgical website to download your Laparoscopic Guide.

Be sure to also check out Spectrum’s other complimentary surgical instrument care guides that are available:

Shop Online today for your surgical instruments.

Surgical Instrument Sales — Director of Inside Sales

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
Director of Inside Sales Rick Nobbe

Director of Inside Sales Rick Nobbe

Get to Know Spectrum Surgical’s Director of Inside Sales.

Spectrum Surgical’s Director of Inside Sales Richard Nobbe, has a strong sales background in the health care  industry. He has developed several skills and knowledge from his past experiences.

Acquired Skills and Area Experience:

  • Sales & Marketing
  • Business Unit Management
  • E-commerce
  • Sourcing
  • Budget and Forecast Preparation
  • More

As VP/General Manager of a health care supply division, Nobbe increased business more than 30% through acquisitions and referral contacts with major manufacturers and received accreditation from American Commission for Healthcare (ACHC).

Nobbe also increased the annual business unit revenue and gross profits more than 30%. He developed sales and marketing plans, improved operational efficiencies by leading, mentoring and motivating standards of performance for functional teams.

Nobbe is a retired Major from the United States Army Reserve and earned his bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University and MBA from Baldwin Wallace College.

Learn more about Spectrum Surgical’s Director of surgical instrument repairs.

Shop Online today at the Spectrum Surgical website for the surgical instrument sales, exclusive deal ends Feb. 28, 2011!