First Ever Method to Help Sterile Processing Technicians Improve Efficiency in Cleaning Robotic Surgical Instrumentation
Midbrook Medical continues to move forward with new methods of improving the efficiency of the central sterile processing department. The newly designed Multi-Port Baskets, Single Site Baskets and Flush, and Brush Station are intended to supplement the Instructions for Use published by the manufacturer.
The IFU requires CSPD technicians scrub the instruments to remove bioburden prior to and after cleaning in an ultrasonic bath. With the appropriate basket and Flush and Brush Station, technicians can organize all instruments by recipe procedure set, place the robotic instruments in the Flush and Brush Station and place the station directly in their sink to facilitate more effective manual cleaning prior to sterilization. This helps technicians keep track of what has been scrubbed already and prevents instruments from contaminating each other. These features make for a more efficient process overall.
The instruments can then be transferred from the Flush and Brush Station to the recipe baskets for the Midbrook Ultrasonic Bath. Like the Flush and Brush Station, the new baskets are designed to keep surgical sets together during reprocessing. This organization allows CSPD technicians to reprocess recipe sets for each surgical procedure in a more efficient manner.
Midbrook Medical’s Jamie Crowley says, “We love being able to take a technician's headaches and use that information to make what we offer more helpful. We’re not the ones actually in the hospitals, cleaning the instruments. We need those on the front line to tell us what is difficult so we can develop solutions.”
Both the Flush and Brush Station and the updated baskets are the result of a joint effort between Midbrook Medical and the IAHCSMM community.
“By working directly with CSPD technicians, we were able to make sure the Flush and Brush Station, as well as the new baskets, fit the specific cleaning requirements of the instruments they are designed for,” Crowley explains.