With the widespread use of automated washers/disinfectors (WD), a lot can go wrong without a procedure in place to routinely monitor effectiveness of your WD cleaning cycle parameters. That concern le...

Having an automated tool for tracking surgical instruments doesn’t just make the lives and jobs of SPD technicians easier; it also makes work smoother for OR teams....

Compliance for robotics in instrument tracking systems and maintenance of robotic arms becomes ever more important, both from a liability and a cost-saving perspective....

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3 Tips for an Effective Central Sterile Supply Department

3 Tips for an Effective Central Sterile Supply Department

It’s no secret that a continuous quality improvement (CQI) program is a critical responsibility of managing the Central Sterile Supply ...
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Test Your Knowledge: Surgical Site Infection Quiz

Test Your Knowledge: Surgical Site Infection Quiz

Everyday, the Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) works diligently to ensure that surgical instruments and assets are delivered to the ...
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tray management

Tray Management Part 2: Potential Cost of Overstocked Surgical Trays

As Central Sterile Supply Departments (CSSD’s), and OR’s look for cost saving opportunities, understanding the impact of reprocessing instruments and ...
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instrument tracking system

Instrument Tracking: Does It Really Work?

Considering the jump to automated instrument tracking often requires a lot of thoughtful research and analysis. Before making a decision, ...
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AAMI Speaks Out on Scope Reprocessing

AAMI Speaks Out on Scope Reprocessing

In April 2015, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation released AAMI ST 91 which covers the entire gamut ...
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sterile processing

5 Common Decontamination Mistakes

Failure to follow the appropriate sterile processing standards results in infections, so we put together a list of the five ...
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3 Essential SPD Training Strategies

Valuable recommendations to help keep your non-compliance rates down.

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