The CSSD's Supportive Role in Hospital Infection Control

July 19, 2011

Each day, millions of medical procedures are performed in healthcare facilities worldwide, with caregivers and patients relying on the availability and use of a wide range of supplies, instruments and equipment. These devices must be properly cleaned, disinfected and/or sterilized, inspected for quality to ensure good working condition, and available at point of care. In the absence of proper handling, processing and storage, these devices may become contaminated and compromise quality patient care.

Each day, millions of medical procedures are performed in healthcare facilities worldwide, with caregivers and patients relying on the availability and use of a wide range of supplies, instruments and equipment. These devices must be properly cleaned, disinfected and/or sterilized, inspected for quality to ensure good working condition, and available at point of care. In the absence of proper handling, processing and storage, these devices may become contaminated and compromise quality patient care.