The Sterile Processing Department (Central Supply, or Sterile Supply as it is also known), comprises that service within the hospital in which medical/surgical supplies and equipment, both sterile and nonsterile, are cleaned, prepared, processed, stored, and issued for patient care.
Until the 1940s, medical/surgical supplies were, for the most part, processed and maintained in the departments and patient care areas in which they were to be used. Under this system, there was considerable duplication of effort and equipment, and it was difficult to maintain consistently high standards for sterilization technique and product quality throughout the health care facility.
Prepping instruments before and after the sterilization process and their storage is as important as sterilization itself to ensure that they don't get damaged and get sterilized properly. If you don’t take these considerations then you could end up...
Sterilization trays are usually made out of either plastic or stainless steel. A plastic sterilization tray is better when using the gas sterilizing method rather than the heat or steam method because plastic is heat sensitive whereas Aluminum Sterilization Trays are not....
3 Types of Sterilization Processes Using Plastic Sterilization Trays Sterilization is a process that kills any microorganisms or other contaminants on surgical instruments after they have been used. The three main methods of sterilization used to kill these living organisms...
Plastic Sterilization Trауѕ аrе dеѕignеd tо рrоtесt vаriоuѕ inѕtrumеntѕ during ѕtеrilizаtiоn аnd ѕtоrаgе. Silicone рin mаtѕ hеlр рrоtесt and оrgаnizе instruments within thе trау. Pеrfоrаtеd and ѕlоttеd base and lid аѕѕiѕt with circulation of ѕtеаm during sterilization. Rаiѕеd nоdеѕ in base аѕѕiѕt with еаѕу rеmоvаl of silicone mat whеn nееdеd. Trаnѕраrеnt lid allows fоr еаѕу viеwing оf contents.Pеrfоrаtеd top iѕ also uѕuаllу сlеаr for visual idеntifiсаtiоn of inѕtrumеntѕ. These аrе Suitаblе fоr аutосlаvе or ethylene oxide sterilization. Here are Top 9 things you should look into when purchasing a sterilization tray.
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Most medical and surgical devices used in healthcare facilities are made of materials that are heat stable and therefore undergo heat, primarily steam, sterilization. However, since 1950, there has been an increase in medical devices and instruments made of materials (e.g., plastics) that require low-temperature sterilization. Ethylene oxide gas has been used since the 1950s for heat- and moisture-sensitive medical devices. Within the past 15 years, a number of new, low-temperature sterilization systems (e.g., hydrogen peroxide gas plasma, peracetic acid immersion, ozone) have been developed and are being used to sterilize medical devices. This section reviews sterilization technologies used in healthcare and makes recommendations for their optimum performance in the processing of medical devices 1, 18, 811-820.