Sterile Processing Week, celebrated annually during the second week of October, is supported by International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) to honor Central Service/Sterile Processing (CS/SP) professionals across the country and the world.
Considered to be the heart of hospital operations, there are over 50,000 central service/sterile processing technicians in the US alone. These dedicated professionals work 24/7 to support hospital ORs, surgical centers, and clinics by processing thousands of surgical instruments and reusable devices daily to ensure safe, high-quality patient care.
Belimed recognizes the mission-critical role that these professionals play within the sterile processing department and we are honored to provide the equipment, consumables, and services that help them prevent healthcare-associated infections. Without proper decontamination, inspection, testing, sterilization, packaging, and distribution of surgical instruments, patients could be at risk.
In today’s healthcare environment there has never been a more important time to honor their continued training, leadership, and advocacy on behalf of the patients they serve.
Please join us this week, and year-round in recognizing, celebrating, and thanking these patient-care professionals responsible for front-line prevention and infection control.