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1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 9 Y our certified sterile process- ing techs are the gatekeepers for the instruments that end up in your ORs. They compile trays and doublecheck sets to make sure instru- ments arrive on time and ready for use. There's perhaps no one in your facility who's more dialed into which tools are need- ed — and which aren't — for every case your surgeons perform. Tapping into their in- the-trenches insights will help you find cost- saving opportunities and improve your facility's bottom line. Case in point: Certified sterile processing techs at my orthopedic surgery center worked with an instrument vendor to consolidate total knee instruments from 6 trays to 2 trays, which eliminated around 100 instruments and saved our facility $320 per case in reprocessing costs. Their efforts to consolidate instrument sets also: Unlock Hidden Savings in Central Sterile 3 ways your techs can lower your instrument reprocessing costs. Business Advisor Alicia Apostoles, RN, BSN, MSN, MBA • RIGHTSIZED When reprocessing techs prune unnecessary instruments from trays, the cost savings are significant. OrthoNY Surgical Suites

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