Before Sterilization There is… Decontamination and Cleaning

By kschlachter

Barbara Ann Harmer, MHA, BSN, RN, Vice President of Clinical Services – ONE TRAY® Article posted by ASORN, May 2021 Always begin the preparation for instrument decontamination at the point of use.  Instrument manufacturers IFUs provide instructions for decontamination, cleaning and processing that are required to achieve the needed results. Transport contaminated instruments to the…

Sterile Wrap Shortage – All Wrapped Up In PPE

By kschlachter

As the Coronavirus Pandemic continues to impact the availability of sterile wrap, surgical centers and hospitals are finding themselves unprepared for the shortage as supplies are running out. Industry chatter about a supply chain disruption began early on when suppliers ran dry and people unsuccessfully tried to purchase directly from manufacturers. Sterile processing consultant, David…

ONE TRAY® Highlights CS Superstar Kathy Kurtz for CS Week 2020!

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Name: Kathy Kurtz Role: Central Service Supervisor Facility Name: Parkview Surgery ONE How many years you’ve been in Sterile Processing? 20   What’s your story of how you got into Sterile Processing? I was working in the Worker’s Compensation Ortho North East (ONE) and there was a position that became available.  I had always wanted…

ONE TRAY® Highlights CS Superstar Sabrina Sechrist for CS Week 2020!

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CS Week Superhero Highlight: Sabrina Sechrist Sabrina is a fierce advocate of her people and her department. She recognizes the important role Central Sterile Processing takes in her facility, and she takes tremendous pride in answering the phone and solving problems all day long.   Name: Sabrina Sechrist Role: SPD/ORMM Manager Facility Name: PennState Health Milton…