The pressure to turn ophthalmic instruments over quickly cost a nurse manager her job. This accomplished nurse, with more than 20 years of experience in the OR, was caught literally stopping the sterilization process mid-cycle because she needed to get the instruments to an ophthalmologist who was throwing a fit over the delay. Ultimately, she put her own career and the patient's safety in jeopardy to placate an impatient physician.
Avoid These 7 Mistakes in Processing Ophthalmic Instruments
We must have zero tolerance for shortcuts in the decontamination, preparation and sterile processing of eye surgery's delicate tools.
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