August 15, 2014

Environmental cleaning in sterile processing areas

By: OR Manager
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Thorough environmental cleaning limits the number of microorganisms that can be transferred to the patient and the healthcare provider, thus helping to prevent healthcare-associated infections. A team consisting of perioperative nursing, sterile processing, environmental services, and infection prevention staff needs to be established to develop cleaning procedures for all areas of the facility, including the sterile processing area.

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