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Inclusion collusion

Industry experts suggest how to design kits and procedure trays to enhance and support clinical and workflow effectiveness and efficiency.

Getting a handle on instrument storage

There is no shortage of options when it comes to keeping instruments protected and free of contaminates during storage and transport.

Loaner tray solutions

The CS/SPD at Eisenhower Army Medical Center grapples with instruments storage and tight quarters.

Review your Redo

Renovation success stories show how cutting edge products and best practices make the SPD safe, efficient and staff-friendly.

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.

Can using custom trays reduce instrument repairs?

Altru Hospital’s CS department switches to custom sterilization trays in an effort to reduce instrument damage and repair costs.

Sterile processing gears up for quality performance

What are SPDs using to get their instruments squeaky clean, sterilized and ready for the surgical team? HPN’s annual guide features products, services, expert tips and advice.

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...