Millennium Surgical Corp., a specialty surgical instrument supplier, announces the launch of its instrument reprocessing guidelines poster campaign. To emphasize the importance of following the guidelines for sterilization practices, the company partnered with nurse consultant Rose Seavey, RN, BS, MBA, CNOR, CRCT, CSPDT to develop a surgical instrument reprocessing poster highlighting the critical steps of instrument sterilization.
As part of the campaign, Millennium and Rose also teamed up on an article regarding the challenges and solutions to infection prevention faced by many OR’s and ASC’s. Rose is president/CEO of Seavey Healthcare Consulting Inc. and a 2008-2010 AORN elected board member. The hope is that the poster will serve as a reminder for infection control practitioners to comply with current reprocessing standards as outlined by AORN, ANSI/AAMI, JCAHO, and the CDC.
Over the last five years, increasing attention has been given to patient safety and infection prevention. Great emphasis has been placed on establishing guidelines for sterilization practices. As a result, surgical services departments are looking more and more to major accreditation agencies and surgical support vendors to keep them abreast of the issues.
As many ORs and surgical facilities become increasing concerned with meeting accreditation standards and maintaining Medicare funding, Millennium has been supporting this need by keeping its customers up to date on the latest industry opinions, decisions and standards concerning instrument processing. It is the company’s hope that the reprocessing poser will reinforce the need for surgical services departments to remain vigilant about infection prevention.
For more information, visit www.millenniumsurgical.com/poster