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Sterilizer maintenance; protecting the sterile field; establishing internal...

Ray Taurasi offers advice on sterilizer maintenance, sterile field best practices, and working productively with OR staff.

Proper use of marking tape; gravity v. vacuum;...

Ray Taurasi offers advice on the proper use of instrument marking tape, the difference between gravity and vacuum sterilizers, and placement of a new ultrasonic washer.

Passing eyewasher inspections; creating a suitable space for...

Ray Taurasi offers advice on how to set up a safe, compliant eyewasher station and what’s needed to create a suitable space for processing endoscopes.

Washer testing; washer disinfector inspections

Ray offers advice on proper washer testing and disinfector inspections to sterile processing professionals.

Sharps safety; putting baby blankets in trays

Ray offers advice on setting up a sharps safety policy in the SPD and why placing baby blankets in case trays are not a good idea.

Combining similar instruments with different IFUs; lining sterilizer...

Ray Taurasi advises on how to handle and combine sets with differing IFUs, best practices for lining sterilization racks, and mixing containers.

Cleaning the SPD; sterilizing bone tissue; retaining count...

Sterile processing expert Ray Taurasi fields questions about Cleaning the SPD; sterilizing bone tissue; retaining count sheets; incomplete IFUs

Handling explants; inspecting insulated instruments

Sterile processing expert Ray Taurasi fields questions about explants, insulated instrument care.  

Appropriate air for drying scopes; reprocessing hazards still...

Appropriate air for drying scopes; reprocessing hazards still rate high

Selecting suitable storage and shelving; long sleeves in...

Sterile processing expert Ray Taurasi answers questions about selecting the right storage and shelving and whether techs should wear long-sleeved shirts in the SPD.
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