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Special Edition: Infection Control - May 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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M A 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 7 A ny reprocessing tech worth their scrub brush knows dirty instruments can't be properly sterilized. There's another instrument care risk hiding in plain sight, however, that can jeopardize patient safety. "Staining is a major problem because it can lead to pitting, rust, instrument impairment, breakage and the protection of bioburden," says William DeLuca, CRCST, CIS, CHL, director of sterile processing Are Your Instruments Really Clean? Ensure tools have been properly reprocessed before they're used on another patient. Christian Schappel | Contributing Editor • WITHIN REACH Proper decontamination practices lead to safer surgeries and extend the working life of expensive instrumentation.

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