Archive November, 2012 XIII, No. 11

Tips for Integrating New Flash Containers

When buying rapid-cycle steam sterilization containers, it's important to keep your protocols in mind.

Martie Gullion, RN, MS, CNOR

decontaminate thoroughly BEHIND CLOSED DOORS There's no shame in flashing, so long as you decontaminate thoroughly and follow protocols to the letter.

It's easy to say you want to eliminate rapid-cycle steam sterilization — better known as flashing. But the reality, particularly in an outpatient surgical facility, is that finances and time are limited and, at the same time, we're all under pressure to get as many cases done as efficiently as possible.

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