March 1, 2011

Verification, validation: What’s the difference?

By: OR Manager

There are many reasons you may want to change how you organize or package an instrument set or the sterilization cycle for a set. Maybe the set weighs more than the 25 pounds recommended for containerized instrument sets. Perhaps the original container has sharp edges that tear the wrappers, and you want to containerize the set. Maybe your facility doesn't want to use the extended cycle in the device manufacturer's instructions because the cycle takes too long, requires more cycles to be run, and affects efficiency and output.

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