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Donna Ostrofsky
We use metal containers as well as packaging materials to sterilize our instrument trays.  With regard to storage ...
Wrapped trays should not be stacked on of each other as stacking causes the lower trays to compress.  When upper ...
Leighann Guntherberg
https://mms.mckesson.com/product/1110525/Tidi-Products-5540RS anyone using this product or something ...
I work in a critical access facility with a small SPD department and am struggling with this same issue. We are ...
Leigh Anne Bartlett
What is the process you use to track reposable instruments?
Tara Mossbarger
When scrubbed into a case are there regulations on what to do with your contaminated instruments? We are ...
Good evening Tara, I am the practice chair of the Leadership Specialty Asssembly. Luckily, I have all the tools you ...
Olivia Raymond
How are you making point of use cleaning happen for instruments at your facility? I know this is a broad question, ...
we audited it until it became hardwired. we added a section on our instrument sheets that travel with the ...
Kimberly McDonnell
Does anyone have advice or suggestions on how to determine proper sterilization guidelines for sterilizing ...
Jessica Merritt
Hello everyone,  My name is Jessica and I am currently finishing my final term of nursing school. I hope to acquire a ...
Have you looked at first case on time starts? This can make a big impact on how the day goes. Making your first cases on ...
Catherine Dutton
Hi all,  Can my Total Joint/ Ortho friends tell me what they are doing about pre-cleaning their rasps.  As we know ...
David Clibrey
Has anyone experienced an autoclave failure involving water pressure, air pressure, or both?  My autoclave is a ...
Johnna Furesh
I need help.  I have deep yellow staining on the white paper on the instrument trays.  I've serviced these ...
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If youve done everything in your power and capability then I would put in a work order with Facilities. Sounds ...
Jean Piccicacco
Is a sterile instrument tray still considered sterile if a hair is found in tray  
Jean McCoy Jean McCoy Oct '20
At both facilities that I have worked at, hair is considered bio-burden.  The tray would be considered ...
Laura Bader
We were cited by Joint Commission during our last survey for not opening our box locks on our instruments enough and ...
Bethany Dreier
What facilities let surgeons or patients keep explants? For those that do, what is your process (throughout ...
Lisa Russo Lisa Russo Aug '20
At the hospital I am at we have a request for release of biomaterials and/or prosthetic materials form that is ...
Michael Thomas
Anyone have the latest EBP for decon processes for known COVID-19 positive patients or patients under ...