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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Infection Control - May 2017

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M A Y 2 0 1 7 O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T 4 1 W hen used correctly, rigid sterilization containers provide a higher level of protection against instrument contamina- tion than blue wrap and tape. Sounds like a basic con- cept, but I've seen plenty of dinged-up and dirty contain- ers in use at reputable facilities across the country. So when it comes to readying rigid sterilization containers for use, these 6 prac- tices must be, well, rigidly enforced. 6 Rules for Rigid Sterilization Container Use Practical steps to ensure the barrier between impurities and your instruments remains strong. Susan Klacik, BS, CRCST, CIS, ACE, CHL, FCS | Canfield, Ohio • SAFE STORAGE Store containers on shelves that sit a safe distance from walls and the ceiling. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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