The Importance of Following Manufacturers’ IFUs

By Sharon Greene-Golden, BA, CRCST, CER, SME, FCS

How do we clean an instrument has always been the question of the day in sterile processing departments all over the world; the answer is to come. The sad truth is, in some instances, the cleaning process was derived from someone in leadership making up a rule. The truth of truths is that those of us in the profession had not one clue as to how an instrument should be cleaned. Somebody taught somebody and that somebody passed it all along to others. Somehow instruments got clean enough for the sterilization process to kill the microbes. 

The great news is that we, as a profession, have evolved with the help of guidance and research into our processes. Read More…


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