November 17, 2020

New recommendations issued for instrument care and cleaning

New recommendations developed from evidence-based research have been added to AORN’s Guideline for Care and Cleaning of Surgical Instruments. Several of these changes will have an impact on the quality of processing in sterile processing (SP) areas. This latest version, released on October 12, 2020, includes industry changes that have occurred since the last revision of this guideline. This article highlights some of the major changes that sterile processing professionals need to follow to ensure they are using best practices.

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