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Some Important Information about Mobile Sterile Processing
It is always important to ensure that patients have not had any delays in surgical cases that may be brought about by failures in sterile processing equipment, different issues to do with compliance or reprocessing work that is done frequently. The operations that are carried out daily in hospitals should be done using medical equipment that are clean and sterilized. The instruments that are used should also have no stains, spots or damage caused by corrosion. It is possible to find products that can be customized such that they can feel in all gaps in case a hospital has some functional loss, whether complete or partial. They may also be useful when there is some renovation work being done at the sterile processing department.
It is vital that you are aware of how you should choose the right mobile sterile processing system. A good mobile sterile processing facility needs to follow the guidelines that have been set by the FGI and AAMI. Also, the facility should have proper lighting, power and the plumbing, HVAC and life safety done in the right manner. It is also important for the mobile sterile processing facility to possess a network that will be used during communication. You need to ensure that the facility is fully integrated which means that it should have some sterilizers that are always kept clean, some disinfects and a cleaner for the ultrasound among some other necessities. The facility also needs to have a HVAC system that is integrated which will provide air pressure maintenance ability as well as temperature and humidity to comply with the guidelines set by the recommended standards.
The mobile sterile processing unit that you select should have enough space to store some more equipment that may be supplied in the future. It needs to have enough spaces for entry and exit which will help the customers to have enough space for moving in and out as they wish. The other thing that the facility needs to have is a single point that will be used for connections such as water, power, a sprinkler system, communications and fire alarm and thereby having a good set up which is as efficient as possible. A good facility needs to be flexible integrated so that it can allow for space to integrate some more equipment so that all needs are met, regardless of their capacity as well as some set up options that are configured in a virtually limitless manner.
One thing that you should be aware is that the hospitals that have equipment that are highly specialized may prefer to have a flexible integration unit since it may meet its needs best. It is possible to configure the facility such that it will provide more than one zone configurations. The facility you choose also needs to have a dedicated decontamination area which will be used for equipment decontamination. A decontamination facility should be made in such a manner that it is possible for it to work in an independent manner or as the processes of the sterilization unit.