#2 “Inadequate Cleaning of Complex Reusable Instruments Can Lead to Infections”
Globally, the number 1 priority for the Sterile Processing Department is infection control. The overall majority of healthcare facilities excel in this goal, fueled by industry certification and strong protocols. But recent outbreaks have created headline news stories. The report from ECRI indicates that the reprocessing protocol itself is a contributing factor and that reprocessing instructions should be comprehensive and available to staff.
Accurate instrument inventory data is something that we believe is a root cause for many departmental issues. But fixing it is like trying catch a falling knife, for many facilities it is perceived as an impossible task and the risk remains for yet another year. For those that attempt it, many simply never finish, have limited success or just burn-out along the journey.
Nomenclatura was formed to assist healthcare sterilization departments to run efficiently – that’s all we do! We don’t sell software, hardware or consumables. Instead, it’s our niche service offering that can solve your problems fast.
So, if you’re struggling to maintain accurate instrument checklists or thinking about your surgical instrument tracking system – maybe we can help. We’ll partner with you to provide innovative, cost-effective solutions that can eliminate these risks within your facility.