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Special Edition: Surgical Construction - February 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 5 Instrument care The surgeons insisted on outfitting the sterile processing department with state-of-the-art, hospital-grade sterilizers and large cart washers to keep up with the demand of reprocessing the high volume of instrument trays used during orthopedic and spine cases. A barcode system that monitors and tracks individual pieces of equipment and instruments is fully integrated with Saint Francis Hospital across the street. The two facilities can coordinate instrument needs in real time and share inventories if the need arises. OSM

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