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Joanna Litchfield Dodson

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Infection Control

Posted by Joanna Litchfield Dodson on Feb 10, 2020 6:30:00 AM

INFECTION CONTROL USING SKLARS' EPA REGISTERED DISINFECTANT.

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Topics: Care & Cleaning, virus outbreak control, infection control

Transporting Instruments For Processing

Posted by Joanna Litchfield Dodson on Jan 30, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Within the last 3 years, JCAHO regulation states that all clinics that are under a Hospital or IDN system need to have a Clean room and a Decontamination room. If a clinic does not have both rooms, instruments will need to be transported to the closest hospital for processing. Instruments should be sprayed with enzymatic cleaner after the procedure and kept moist.  A foaming enzymatic will work well to attack the bio-burden and cover the instruments for transport.

Read more about the challenges and lessons in Building a New Central Sterile Processing Department in this article from Infection Control Today, written by William DeLuca Challenges & Lessons in Building a New Sterile Processing Dept

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Topics: Sterile Processing, Care & Cleaning, Sterile Disposables, Microbial Surface Contamination, Surgical Instruments, Patient Safety

Why is the Healthcare Industry Moving to Sterile Single-Use Solutions?

Posted by Joanna Litchfield Dodson on Dec 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Over the last few decades, the rate of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) has caused great safety and quality of care concern and placed infection prevention at the forefront of healthcare initiatives.

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Topics: Care & Cleaning, Sterile Disposables, econo-sterile, HAI compliance

Try the Pencil Eraser Test to determine stain or rust on your surgical instruments.

Posted by Joanna Litchfield Dodson on Dec 19, 2019 2:21:00 PM

SKLAR TIP: Try the Pencil Eraser Test to determine stain or rust.

The next time you see a brown-orange color appear on an instrument, follow this tip on how to tell if it’s rust or a stain: use a standard pencil eraser to determine the source of discoloration. Rub the eraser into the mark, and take note of what happens next.

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Topics: Care & Cleaning, Surgical Instruments, rust stains, pencil eraser test, instrument stain

Cleaning Care of Box Joint, Screw & Ring Joint Instruments

Posted by Joanna Litchfield Dodson on Dec 12, 2019 12:51:09 PM

Cleaning Care of Box Joint and Screw Joint Instruments. When cleaned before sterilization instruments, box joint (e.g. Halstead mosquito hemostats, Kelly’s or Crile’s) and screw joint instruments (Mayo scissors, Iris scissors, Metzenbaum scissors) need to be opened to remove any bio burden from these areas.

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Topics: Care & Cleaning, Sterile Disposables, Surgical Instruments

SKLAR ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE HIRE

Posted by Joanna Litchfield Dodson on Apr 5, 2019 9:24:48 AM

April 5th, 2019. West Chester, PA: Sklar Instruments is proud to announce that Philander Kelsey, formerly President, North America of Amsino International, California is joining Sklar Instruments as Senior Vice President of Sales.

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Topics: Insider, Sklar, Press Release