Instrument Maintenance: Proactivity Matters
As clinical professionals working in the sterile processing department, we have a direct impact on the quality of life of others. The instrumentation that we process must be clean, decontaminated and sterilized before it can be used on the next patient. The way we maintain the surgical instruments that we clean, inspect and package for use can have a profound impact on the outcome of any patient procedure. With this in mind, our professional integrity challenges us to find ways to promote patient safety.