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blood and bioburden from complex, hinged instruments or lumened devices that are difficult, if not impossible, to manually clean. While automation isn't new to SPD, there have been some key advancements in this area. The most significant involves single-cham- ber washers, which are designed for cleaning and intermediate-level disinfection of soiled reusable trays, and allow facilities to upgrade from a semi-manual (or even manual) decontamination system to an automated one. 5. Staff-friendly additions If you want to be successful at building a new sterile processing department — or renovating an existing one — you need to have a point person who currently works in sterile processing involved in the 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 • 3 9

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