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Decontam is in the details

New guidance documents are on the horizon that will impact decontamination processes in central CS/SPD departments – and new products too.

Optimizing reprocessing

CS/SPD departments that have successfully improved their reprocessing turnover shared the practices, tools and services they use to achieve their goals.

Team LeeSar puts customers, patients first via Lean staff

The right motivation and philosophy, Lean-trained staff, well-designed processes, and best tools earned LeeSar HPN’s 2017 SPD Department of the Year award.

Validated? It’s complicated

The sterile processing community considers proposed efforts to standardize manufacturer IFUs for ease of use, to drive more effective cleaning/sterilization, and improve patient safety.

The full scope of instrument care

While sterile processing follows a logical series of steps — decontamination, cleaning and sterilization — so only safe and effective instruments reach the hands...

In pursuit of clean

It is common knowledge that a dirty surgical instrument cannot be sterilized. But effectively cleaning them prior to sterilization is no easy task. Failure...

Transporting clean instruments in biohazard-labeled containers; Using ultraviolet disinfection in the...

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The correlation between the clinical environment of care and HAIs

The contaminated clinical environment of care (CEOC) has been proven to play a role in the transmission of multidrug-resistant pathogens such as Methicillin Resistant...

Sterile Processing intersects cost, quality and outcomes

Mince no words: Sterile Processing is essential to assuring and ensuring high-quality healthcare delivery. In fact, one may argue successfully that the sterile processing...

Manufacturer IFUs can stray from validation

The most misunderstood and overlooked aspect of any reusable device manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing their product is whether those IFUs have...