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The Process of Producing Sterile Instruments

Bacteria are notorious for their ability to adapt and resist external agents. This is why it is important to ensure that all items in the hospital are free from their contamination. Medical instruments, especially,...

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Sterile Processing Duties and Responsibilities

While not commonly given attention, the CSSD or Sterile Processing Department and its instrument sterilization technician corps are the unseen upholders of the hospital structure. Because of their efforts, doctors, nurses, and other health...

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Central Sterile Processing and Distribution

In order to complete its mandate, the Central Sterile Services Department or CSSD should be able to both properly sterilize various types of medical equipment and distribute them in a timely manner across the...

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Sterile Processing: Equipment and Instruments

The CSSD is that department of the hospital that ensures that all equipment from all departments are free from any contamination. There are two distinct steps that items undergo before they can be considered...

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Sterile Processing Guidelines and Objectives

Since it is primarily geared towards efficiency and high quality, the sterile processing department design is something that is given much thought. Everything is made to efficiently deliver the CSSD’s primary mandate of providing...

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What is CSSD or Sterile Processing Department

As an integrated unit within hospitals and healthcare facilities, the CSSD performs sterilization and other related actions on medical consumables, equipment, and devices. These items will then be used where aseptic procedures are performed...