Archive August, 2007 VIII, No. 8

Pitfalls to Avoid in Instrument Reprocessing

Follow these protocols to increase the longevity and efficacy of surgical instruments.

Nancy Chobin

Surgical instruments aren't cheap. Considering their high cost and delicate nature, it's important that we maintain and monitor them to prevent loss and damage and to ensure their longevity. Instruments are an extension of the surgeon's hands and must work as intended during each and every case. Here are ways to ensure the proper care and efficacy of our trade's most important tools.

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