Sklar Research, Reports & Articles

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

5 Most Popular Catalogs (Infographic)

Posted by Jessica Chiappelli on Apr 19, 2018 9:13:00 AM

Sklar’s Surgical Instrument and medical supply catalogs are excellent sources for specifications on our surgical instruments and supplies. They provide supplementary information on care, cleaning, and new innovations. Because the healthcare industry evolves frequently, we update our catalogs to reflect changes in surgical instruments in order to provide facilities with the best and most effective instruments.

Discover which catalog is perfect for your facility by reading our infographic on the top five most popular Sklar catalogs!
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Topics: Sklar, Sterile Disposables, Surgical Instruments

Rise of Biopsy Punches

Posted by Jessica Chiappelli on Apr 5, 2018 8:43:00 AM

Biopsy punches serve many purposes in the global healthcare industry – including utility in diagnostic, therapeutic, and cosmetic procedures. Their simplicity as a surgical tool belies their tremendous impact as one of the first instruments to perform skin biopsy procedures successfully with minimal healing time. 

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Topics: Research, Biopsy Punch, Surgical Instruments

Brushes: Everything You Need to Know for Care & Cleaning (Infographic)

Posted by Jessica Chiappelli on Feb 9, 2018 1:43:09 PM

Cleaning instruments is an important investment. A thorough care and cleaning regimen is essential in maintaining all of your surgical instruments. Keep up to date on care and cleaning guidelines for instrument brushes by reviewing this brief and fun infographic:

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Topics: Care & Cleaning, Surgical Instruments

5 Steps for Purchasing Surgical Instruments

Posted by Jessica Chiappelli on Jan 30, 2018 8:47:00 AM

 

Purchasing surgical instruments for your healthcare facility? Here are the five steps that reveal how purchasing high quality instruments will drive productivity, quality patient care, cost savings, and surgeon satisfaction.

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Topics: Insider, Research, Surgical Instruments