Proper sterilization of surgical instruments is critical to infection prevention and patient safety. The sterilization process breaks the chain of infection by preventing transmission of pathogens between patients. Hospitals today can choose between different sterilization processes to accommodate the broad array of medical device designs and materials. Rigorous sterilization quality control programs help ensure that the devices are safe and ready for patient use.
Understanding when to use disposable and reusable items in sterile processing applications.
The influence of planning sessions on creating an effective plan through necessary actions for anticipated or needed outcomes.
Sterile processing technicians handle medical instruments contaminated with potentially pathogenic microorganisms. Many instruments include sharp edges and points that could cut or puncture technicians. Staying safe when manually cleaning requires attention to potential safety hazards both in and out of the sink.
How do we bridge the gap between the required procedures in our industries and helping our Sterile Processing staff apply them effectively?