advertiser banner advertiser banner advertiser banner
Digital Issues

Archive >  November, 2012 XIII, No. 11

Infection Prevention - Test Your Instrument Reprocessing Acumen

Our quiz tackles sterilization and high-level disinfection protocols.

Linda Greene, RN, MPS, CIC

instrument sterility USE-BY DATE The old rule of thumb was 30 days, but more recent evidence regarding instrument sterility in wrapped packs may surprise you.

Ensuring surgical instruments have been reprocessed correctly is the cornerstone of infection prevention. Endoscopes and arthroscopes have different requirements from your typical wrapped packs, while "reposable" single-use devices (SUDs) have rules of their own. This 6-question quiz will test your knowledge of central sterile processing.

 
Have an account? Please log in:
Email Address:
  Remember my login on this computer

DID YOU SEE THIS?
Surgical Waste Management

This Fluid Management Device Saves Money and the Environment

advertiser banner

Other Articles That May Interest You

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Confirmed in Death

Additional Skin Prepping Reduces SSIs

Anesthesia Hand Hygiene Compliance is Least When Needed Most

Providers wash hands less often during induction and emergence.