The Complex and Indispensable Requirements for Instrument Reprocessing

July 19, 2011

One of the most common questions related to the sterile processing department (SPD) is "why does it take so long to get instrument sets up to the operating room (OR)?" The demand for faster turn-around of surgical instruments is constantly hampered by a number of time-related challenges. In addition, when processes are fragmented and the instrument management process is less than ideal, turnaround time can also increase.

One of the most common questions related to the sterile processing department (SPD) is "why does it take so long to get instrument sets up to the operating room (OR)?" The demand for faster turn-around of surgical instruments is constantly hampered by a number of time-related challenges. In addition, when processes are fragmented and the instrument management process is less than ideal, turnaround time can also increase.