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4 Sterile Processing Problems to Reevaluate in 2016

Posted by Craig Heineman on Feb 22, 2016 9:24:06 AM

The prevention and reduction of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) is a top priority in hospitals, surgery centers, and physician’s offices today. Increased vigilance toward instrument reprocessing procedures and improved personnel efficiency enhances both patient outcomes and lowers costs.

This calls to attention the “human factors” involved in cleaning and sterilizing of surgical instruments. It has also created the necessity for well trained and competent staff in the reprocessing areas, to reassess and improve upon current best practices.

Sterile processing procedures that need to be reevaluated immediately include:

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Topics: Sterile Processing, Care & Cleaning, Sterile Disposables