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Sterile Processing Department
Presenters: Paula Wright RN, BSN, CIC, Massachusetts General Hospital; and Byron Burlingame, MS, RN, BSN, CNOR, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Sterile processing facility requirements have been significantly revised in the 2018 Guidelines for Design and Construction hospital and outpatient facility documents. Expanded guidance is provided for designing these critical areas to support and encourage clinical personnel to comply with current professional practice guidelines for cleaning, decontaminating, and sterilizing surgical instruments. The presenters will also discuss when a two-room sterile processing facility is required and when a single-room sterile processing facility is acceptable as well as ventilation requirements to support a dirty-to-clean workflow.
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