Surgical Services Sterile Processing department has been changing at a fast pace. In the past few years, regulatory bodies have placed more stringent requirements that greatly affect the department.
The department has implemented best practices to prevent surgical site infections. The operating room is highly dependent on the skills of this department to provide instruments free of contamination as well as complete trays free of errors. The error rate for Sterile Processing is very low.
The staff takes pride in their very important role in the team. Technology is changing faster than hospitals can keep up with. Not only does the Operating Room staff need to keep up with the changes, the Sterile Processing staff must as well.