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Sterility Assurance Compliance

Sterility Assurance Compliance

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Following established protocols for instrument reprocessing is a pivotal aspect of modern healthcare as it helps to minimize the patient's risk for infection of the surgical site. Compliance protects your reputation, your revenue, and shows proper accountability for public safety.

 


Four Sterility Assurance Compliance Contributors:

Contributor #1: Best practice tip for Sterilization Pouches- Single, light weight items, (e.g. scissors, forceps, etc.) should be packaged in sterilization pouch.

 
Maxima™ Multiparameter Features Benefits for Compliance
Increased Compliance Pre-printed internal multi-variable indicator assists healthcare practices in complying with ANSI, AAMI, and ISO standards
Superior Performance Wet strength treated, virgin medical grade paper meets/exceeds medical pouch standards, assisting in the elimination of paper tears.

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Contributor #2: Best practice tip for Class 5 integrators- This product supports eliminating the release of nonsterile instruments into circulation, and therefore should be included in every pouch, wrapped tray and rigid container.

 
MaxiTest® Class 5 Integrator Features Benefits for Compliance
Performance equivalent to Biological indicator FDA clearance assures OR staff that instruments are sterile
4" Strip Length Twice as large as the market leader. Easier for OR staff to locate in trays
Pass/Fail Larger window is easier to interpret results
Moving front wicking indicator Reduces user errors caused by interpreting color change indicators
Performance equivalent to Biological indicator FDA clearance assures OR staff that instruments are sterile

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Contributor #3: Best practice tip for Sterilization Wrap- The advent of nonwoven technology as an excellent microbial barrier coupled with wrap fabricated to execute simultaneous wrapping has produced a product that saves time and money while preserving compliance.

 
Cardinal™ Sterilization Wrap Features Benefits for Compliance
Dual Layer Saves time with required double wrapping
Color by Grade Allows visual identification by basis weight
"Cross-Stitch" Bond Pattern Clear, visual feedback of breaches that may occur during handling, storage, and/or sterilization.
Two Color Blue and green layers aids fast and easy tray differentiation, identification, and inspection
SMS polypropylene, non-woven Strong, nonlinting material meets ANSI/AAMI standards for sterility maintenance.

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Contributor #4: Best practice tip for Sterilization Tape- Steam Indicator Tape is just one of the visual gages verifying that steam sterilization has occurred.

 

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In the News:

Frequent reports of infection prevention breaches have filled the headlines. To see the effect of noncompliant practices: Click on the articles below »



Read UCLA article


Read Timonium article


Read Huntington Hospital article


Read Seattle's Children article

 

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Prep and Transport:

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Decontamination:

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Sterilization:

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