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Archive April 2011 XII, No. 4

Ideas That Work

Loaner instrument safety

Playing It Safe With Loaner Instruments
If you're like most surgical facilities, you're borrowing more instruments, implants and other devices from vendors, neighboring facilities and surgeons than ever before. A recent Outpatient Surgery Magazine poll found that 6 out of 10 surgical facilities report that they're borrowing more instruments from vendors and other facilities than before. From the time you receive them to the time you return them, here are some tips for safely handling loaner or consigned instrument trays.

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