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Disinfection and Sterilization Control Nosocomial Infection from the Source

For patients, the word "supply room" may seem unfamiliar, but for a hospital, the supply room is an essential and important department. Its role in the hospital is like that of the liver in the human body. Every day, many strictly sterilized instruments and supplies are sent from here and transported to various clinical departments of the hospital to ensure the normal operation of each clinical department.
The supply room is a special department of the hospital. It silently "hides" behind the clinical front line, and undertakes the cleaning, disinfection, sterilization and supply of sterile items for all the reusable medical instruments, utensils and items in the hospital. It plays a role in serving and guaranteeing clinical practice, and is known as "the liver of the hospital". The quality of its work is closely related to the infection control work in hospitals.
"The supply room is an important support system for clinical front-line work, a key department for hospital infection management, and a core department for hospital disinfection and supply. The quality of work directly affects the quality of medical care, hospital infection control, and patient medical safety."
The supply room has also introduced a number of advanced disinfection and sterilization equipment, such as pressure steam sterilizers, multi-chamber washer-disinfectors, and alkylene oxide sterilizers, etc. These equipment have greatly improved the security level and disinfection and sterilization capabilities of the supply room. , Nearly 700 batches of pressure steam sterilizer equipment have been sterilized in more than a month of operation. While the environment, equipment and other hardware have been greatly improved, the supply room has further improved the standardized management of the supply room in terms of personnel, training, systems and other aspects, and improved the level of disinfection and supply in an all-round way.
The reusable instruments recovered from clinical departments such as operating rooms and wards are first sent to the decontamination area. After single-chamber cleaning or multi-chamber cleaning and drying, they are sent to the inspection and packaging sterilization area, where the staff will put all the Equipment is classified and packaged. Instruments for different purposes have different packaging methods and packaging materials. For example, green cotton double-packed instruments are special equipment bags for operating rooms; white cotton cloths are ward treatment bags... "The purpose of this is equivalent to A label is affixed to various equipment packages for different purposes, so that clinical departments can easily distinguish them when they use them."
In the supply room, from the initial decontamination and sterilization of medical equipment to the final use again, the whole process does not cross or reverse flow. After the scissors are used by the doctor, they first enter the decontamination area of ​​the supply room for decontamination, and then go through a multi-chamber washer-disinfector for cleaning, disinfection, drying, etc., and then arrive at the manual operation table in the inspection and packaging area. The operator will carefully check the cleaning quality and Brightness, etc., the scissors that have passed the inspection will be selected and put into the bag.
The operator in the supply room classifies conventional instruments into various types of surgical instrument bags according to the surgeon's workflow and surgical requirements. For sterilization, a sterilization effect biological detector is attached to the outside of the package. After the disinfection is completed, the staff will check the sterilization indicators. Only the sterilized scissors can get "new life" and re-enter the workplace.
Some instruments that are not suitable for high temperature sterilization will be sent to the low temperature sterilization room for sterilization. All items selected for low-temperature sterilization must be thoroughly cleaned and dried, and can be sterilized and sterilized only after the packaging is intact. After the sterilization is completed, immediately enter the sterile storage area through the interlocking window, and do not stay in the low temperature, during which the staff must also record all the data completely and accurately.
Medical care is no trivial matter, and the details are true. Basic management is an important guarantee for the hospital's medical quality. The supply room with first-class equipment, standardized management and orderly operation shows us a microcosm of the hospital's progress towards modernization and standardization.