Most medical devices that go through sterile processing departments spend time in mechanical cleaning. Dirty medical devices enter, and clean ones leave. Many assume all the safety hazards are found on the dirty side of operation, but mechanical cleaning safety is truly a tale of two sides.
- List hazards found in decontamination when using automated cleaning equipment
- List hazards found on the clean side when using automated cleaning equipment
About the Authors
Cody McElroy is the manager of sterile processing and high-level disinfection at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.
Heide Ames, BS, CCSVP, CSPDT is a product manager with 28 years of healthcare and/or laboratory experience.