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    OR Manager
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    What are the dimensions of the sinks in your Central Sterile Processing Department and are they a two or three sink design?
    Does each sink allow for the size of all (or the majority) of the instrument trays to sit flush with the bottom of the sink?
    If it is a two sink design, what is the policy and practice for cleaning and rinsing instruments?
    If it is a three sink design what is the name of the company that provided the sink?

    #15754

    OR Manager
    Keymaster

    Interestingly, we are in the midst of upgrading each of our decontamination areas to a three sink design. Our areas were constructed more than twenty years ago and cannot accommodate all instruments or instrument trays now in use. Additionally, we have had to improvise to create a third sink to meet recommended standards. The sinks we purchased are made by Blickman.

    Carol

    #15755

    OR Manager
    Keymaster

    Thanks Carol! We really appreciate your input.

    Cara

    #15756

    OR Manager
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    Our sink dimensions are 16″l x 20″w. Not sure of depth.
    I have to say that our current sinks, though there are 3, can’t really be used beyond 2 in the existing configuration. It’s just not easy to fit more than 2 people at the sink at the same time. The current depth is also not the best ergonomically. We are going to try an additional sink setup that is portable to use for lumen flushing. It’s called the PureStation system by Pure Processing.

    Barbara

    #15758

    OR Manager
    Keymaster

    Our processing decontam area has 3 sinks, approximately 20 inches deep, 20 x 28′ in size.

    Karen Caballero Mathis

    #15759

    OR Manager
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    Three sink design
    L 27inches W 24.5 inches D 10 inches
    Does each sink allow for the size of all (or the majority) of the instrument trays to sit flush with the bottom of the sink? Yes.
    If it is a three sink design what is the name of the company that provided the sink?
    Steris

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