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Running on Empty - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - August 2019

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A U G U S T 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 0 1 U ntil they get cited in an inspection, most sterile pro- cessing departments are forced to cut corners and take shortcuts. My job is to arrive on the scene in advance of the surveyor's unannounced visit to discover areas of needed improvement so your SPD passes inspection with flying colors. Because I can't get out to see all of you, I'll share the areas surveyors are sure to review. Don't say you weren't warned. Bob Marrs, BA, ST, CRCST, CIS, CHL | Georgetown, Texas Will Your Sterile Processing Department Pass Inspection? Get central sterile in tip-top shape before the surveyor shows up. • LIGHTED MAGNIFICATION Surveyors want to see your reprocessing techs inspecting sterilized instruments with magnified lighting.

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