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The Economics of Prefilled Syringes - August 2017 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A U G U S T 2 0 1 7 I nstrument trays are scalding when they're first removed from the autoclave and can cause serious injury if a member of the sterile processing team accidently brushes up against one. We designated an out-of-the-way area for the trays to sit until they're cool enough to touch. The area helps to keep the department organized and also protects staff from inadvertent burns. Elena G. Canacari, RN, CNOR Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, Mass. ecanacari@bidmc.harvard.edu Give Sterilized Instruments a Chance to Cool Off • DON'T TOUCH Designate an area for instruments fresh from the autoclave to cool off so staff members don't acciden- tally bump into the hot trays. STAFF SAFETY Ross Simon, BA

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