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Did Skin Prep Fuel This Fire? - February 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 8 3 S how me a facility that didn't do its due diligence before buying an instrument- washer, and I'll show you a bad case of buyer's remorse. As a sterile processing consultant, I see a lot of expensive eyesores. If you're in the market for a new washer, or expect to be soon, here's some advice to help make sure you don't end up regretting your decision. Coming Clean on Instrument Washers Tips for buying the machine that's right for your facility. Nancy Chobin, RN, CSPM Lebanon, N.J. • ORDERLY PROCESS Typically, an enzyme soak and an ultrasonic cleaning precede a mechanical washing. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN

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