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The Future of Knee Repair - February 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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O ur sterile processing department handles more than 150,000 instrument trays and 80,000 single-pack items a year. That's a lot of devices to clean, disinfect and sterilize — and a lot of chances for things to go wrong. Here's how we ensure that we properly sterilize every instrument. It starts with decontamination It's the oft-repeated mantra of sterile processing because it's true: Dirty instruments can't be sterilized. Proper decontamination begins in the OR when techs pre-treat instruments in an enzymatic solution to keep them F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 8 3 SQUEAKYCLEAN SURGICALINSTRUMENTS Pearls and pointers from a sterile processing depart- ment that disinfects tens of thousands of trays a year. Mark Voigt | St. Cloud, Minn. • ON THE MOVE Author Mark Voigt delivers sterilized instrument sets to the expansive storage area in St. Cloud Hospital. St. Cloud Hospital

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