May 1, 2007

New weight limit for instrument sets

By: OR Manager

Anew standard for the first time sets a weight limit of 25 pounds for rigid sterilization containers and their contents. In recent years, orthopedic and neurosurgery loaner sets, in particular, have gotten bigger and heavier, causing strain for the staff. There are also concerns about whether these big sets can be sterilized and dried.

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