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Instruments That Can and Can’t Go Into an Autoclave

  • jewelprecision
  • October 20, 2022

Hospitals rely on autoclave systems to effectively sterilize their instruments to protect their patient’s health and well-being. Proper sterilization is essential to ensure that medical tools are clean and safe to use. Understanding what materials can go into the system’s chamber is crucial for maintaining the safety of those working with the autoclave. Putting the […]

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How to Transport Sterile Instruments Safely During Bedside Procedures

  • jewelprecision
  • August 30, 2022

Because of their efficiency and cost-effectiveness, bedside procedures have become one of the fastest-growing segments in the healthcare industry. For example, ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) are expected to reach a total value of $36 billion by 2023. According to an observational study conducted in the United States, the most common invasive bedside procedures that internal medicine residents perform […]

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How to Reduce Hospital Acquired Infections in the Operating Room

  • jewelprecision
  • July 25, 2022

How to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections in the Operating Room Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are preventable complications from surgery or other hospital stays. By creating and implementing infection-control measures, you can reduce HAIs in your facility in a cost-effective way, protect patients and save lives. Take steps now to make the changes throughout your medical facility, from […]

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How to Keep Sterile Processing Department Running Efficiently

How to Keep Sterile Processing Department Running Efficiently
  • jewelprecision
  • June 28, 2022

How to Keep Sterile Processing Department Running Efficiently The sterile processing department plays an essential role in hospitals. Sterilization technicians are responsible for decontaminating medical equipment and preparing it for upcoming procedures. The department helps sterilize the hospital tools for patients and other health professionals. Hospitals rely on these departments’ efficiency. Sterile processing units must […]

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How Long Can Sterilized Instruments Be Stored?

How Long Can Sterilized Instruments Be Stored?
  • jewelprecision
  • March 11, 2022

Sterilization is an important process for your medical facility, and maintaining your sterilized instruments’ integrity in storage can significantly impact your operations. Storing sterilized instruments is a common concern, and medical facilities may use varying approaches. In this article, learn more about the sterilization process and how many days your autoclaved items remain sterile while […]

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How to Lower the Costs of Medical Equipment

  • jewelprecision
  • October 20, 2021

In the health care industry, it’s paramount to find ways to reduce costs while still providing outstanding care. It is essential to adapt to rising costs and find sustainable ways to manage growth. Ways to do this can include rethinking costs, leasing medical equipment, reducing waste and updating software and equipment. Here, we’ll take an in-depth […]

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5 Reasons to Not Use Surgical Blue Wrap for Sterilization

  • jewelprecision
  • September 8, 2021

Blue Wrap Waste Reduction   For decades, surgical blue wrap has helped with the sterilization of medical equipment. This polypropylene plastic often produces excess waste and costs hospitals more time and money than necessary. Some companies have turned to surgical blue wrap recycling to reduce waste, but even sustainable methods create obstacles for hospitals. If […]

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Tips for Maintaining Workplace Safety in Your Medical Facility

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Hospital Workplace Safety   Despite their emphasis on health and wellness, medical facilities are considered some of the most hazardous workplaces in the country. There were 221,400 work-related injuries and illnesses recorded in United States hospitals in 2019 alone, equating to approximately 5.5 afflictions for every 100 full-time staff members. With so many annual workplace accidents, hospitals […]

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The Effect an Autoclave Can Have on Medical Tools & Cases

women doctor sterilizing medical tools
  • jewelprecision
  • August 26, 2021

Since the late 19th century, the healthcare industry has relied on autoclave sterilization when sanitizing medical instruments. Similar to a pressure cooker, the autoclave uses a combination of heat, humidity and pressure to disinfect the devices. Moisture from the high-temperature steam creates irreversible coagulation that kills harmful microorganisms, sanitizing the objects and preparing them for […]

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Autoclave Process

  • jewelprecision
  • June 8, 2021

Autoclave Process   If you use medical instruments in a hospital or laboratory or produce them in a manufacturing facility, you need a dependable way to ensure their sterility. Sterile instruments protect patient health and provide accurate results in the lab setting, so reliable techniques are essential. Autoclave sterilization is the superior, standard solution for […]

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