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Central Sterile Program for hospitals

The Ecolab Central Sterile Program takes a comprehensive approach to standardizing instrument reprocessing by helping to provide cleaning verification, monitoring and standardized processes to drive measurable improvements in infection prevention in hospitals and healthcare facilities.

CENTRAL STERILE PROGRAM BENEFITS

The Ecolab Central Sterile Program supports a standardized approach to instrument cleaning and instrument reprocessing driving consistency and operational efficiency through evidence-based practices, resulting in proven and sustainable results.

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  • Process Standardization and Consistency
  • Improve Cleaning Results
  • Faster Cleaning Throughput
  • Reduce Risk and Financial Impact of HAIs
  • Enhance Operational Efficiencies
  • Ensure Industry Standard Compliance


CLEANING VERIFICATION AND STERILIZATION OF SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS

Improve instrument cleaning results and operational efficiencies.

A comprehensive approach to instrument reprocessing helps to monitor and standardize processes across multiple touchpoints. Our commitment to measurable results in instrument cleaning and central sterile processing helps protect patients from surgical site infections (SSIs), ensure industry standard compliance and protect margins for your hospital.
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INSTRUMENT REPROCESSING FOR HOSPITALS

Cleaning is the first critical step in the sterilization of surgical instruments. You can clean without sterilizing, but you cannot sterilize without effective instrument cleaning. Staying compliant means elevated sterility assurance levels and standardized cleaning verification that drive best practices in surgical site infection prevention.

Hospitals Know Central Sterile Processing is Important​

2013:

TJC survey revealed that only 54% of hospitals are industry standards compliant in the U.S.1

2015:

 CDC/FDA Call to Action: immediate need to review procedures for cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing.2

2016:

Detroit Medical Center central sterile malpractice put patients at risk in all five hospitals at campus.3

2017:

Inadequate cleaning of complex reusable instruments Ranks #2 in top 10 health tech hazards.4

1Joint Commission Alert is a Another Wake-Up Call for Awareness of Improper HLD or Sterilization; 2CDC and FDA Alert. Sept 2015​; 3Becker’s Infection Control and Clinical Quality. Detroit Medical Center's Medicare funding at risk over sterilization issues. October, 2016​; 4ECRI Institute Health Devices Report. November 2016.

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In-Person and Online Training

Ecolab performs ongoing, in-person audits and training on cleaning process and continuous improvement.

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Continuing Education Credits

Ecolab provides Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) courses for your staff to ensure adherence to industry best practices and sustain program outcomes.

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Data-Driven Insights

Managers receive administrative dashboard training and work with Ecolab to customize reporting to best serve their needs and drive standardization.

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Training Materials

Materials and tools available for Central Sterile Managers to train their staff, reinforce previous training, and build a culture of cleanliness.

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