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The Quest for Competent Sterile Processors It's a dirty job, but it's got to be done right. Here's how you can help. T he best surgeons, anesthesia providers and nurses in the world can't provide safe, high-quality patient care if sterile processing doesn't do its job. But shockingly, despite the crucial nature of their assignment, and despite the negative publicity generated by out- breaks and mistakes in recent years, we're still falling short when it comes to reprocessing reusable medical instruments. In the first 6 months of 2015, The Joint Commission cited more than 1 4 6 • 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 7 Infection Prevention Rose Seavey, MBA, BS, RN, CNOR, CRCST, CSPDT • WATCHFUL EYE Every facility should have a reprocessing subject matter expert who's responsible for keeping up to date with standards and guidelines.

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