Quality of care in hospital sterile supply: Reprocessed medical devices - coordination process between the operating room (OR) and the central sterile supply department (CSSD)

J. Kriegel, H. P. Gräbel, S. Haidinger, E. Neuhauser

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Abstract

An essential part of the core performance of hospitals is provided in the operating room (OR). For the time-coordinated provision of the necessary resources (e.g. patient, surgical team, information, surgical material), the effective and efficient, high-quality and flexible supply of sterile goods is a relevant supporting process. At this point, different challenges can be identified concerning the overarching coordination and implementation of the sterile supply process. The question is: What kind of improvements can be attempted and implemented to move towards a concerted and overarching supply process on needs-based (targeted/ effective) and efficient (optimized use of resources) sterile services for hospitals? Within the framework of two research projects, 13 experts working at a hospital focusing on tertiary (specialized) care were interviewed on relevant improvements in the sterile supply process. The survey was conducted as a qualitative longitudinal study based on interviews and observation. It highlighted a potential for improvement in various main categories: external, OR, CSSD, transport, information/communication and organization. Furthermore, short-, medium- And long-term measures for improvement were developed, significant demonstrating the importance of an interdepartmental and interdisciplinary knowledge and communication management strategy.

Translated title of the contributionQuality of care in hospital sterile supply: Reprocessed medical devices - coordination process between the operating room (OR) and the central sterile supply department (CSSD)
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)269-281
Number of pages13
JournalZentralsterilisation - Central Service
Volume23
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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