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Prone Position

The prone position is a patient position used during surgical procedures that provide surgical access to the dorsal aspects of the patient’s body. In the prone position, the patient is positioned face-down with their head in a neutral position without excessive flexion, extension, or rotation. The patient’s arms should...  Read More

Guide to Gravity IUSS Cycle Monitoring

Routine monitoring of steam sterilizers with biological indicators (BIs) applies to all types of cycles performed in autoclaves – including immediate use steam sterilization (IUSS) cycles. Previously referred to as "flash sterilization," these... Read More

Guide to Stainless Steel Corrosion Removal

Sterile Processing Departments (SPDs) inevitably must deal with stainless steel corrosion, also called rouge. Corrosion on steam sterilizers is caused by a chemical reaction between moisture and stainless steel. While corrosion is often an issue many know little about, it is important to... Read More

OR Integration for the Modern Operating Room

For many hospitals, Operating Room (OR) traffic control has rapidly transformed from being a long-term goal to an urgent need. The need to conserve Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and limit exposure to infectious disease without compromising patient care or staff safety is now... Read More

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