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Instrument Processing Solutions

Offsite Reprocessing Solutions

STERIS Offsite Reprocessing Centers (ORCs) allow you to maintain and increase surgical volumes while improving the efficiency of your SPD.

Offsite Reprocessing Solutions

As sterile processing continues to evolve, sterile processing departments (SPDs) face daily challenges with staffing shortages and surgical case volume increases. It is crucial to ensure your department runs efficiently and complies with manufacturers’ Instructions For Use (IFUs) and regulatory requirements. As an industry expert in sterile processing, STERIS processes over 150 million instruments per year for our Customers. Sending your surgical instrument trays to a STERIS ORC allows you to confidently maintain and increase surgical volumes while improving the efficiency of the SPD in your hospital or ambulatory surgery center (ASC).


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Solution Overview

Rendering of a STERIS Offsite Reprocessing Center

Why an ORC?

  • Reduces daily instrument tray backlogs and surgical case delays resulting from SPD capacity restraints
  • Improve vendor tray management and processing
  • Ability to meet current surgical case volumes and be prepared for future surgical volume growth
  • Enhances patient safety through a reduction in tray assembly errors, dirty, or missing surgical instruments
  • Increase surgeon and OR staff satisfaction
  • Enhance IFU Compliance


A busy, overcrowded SPD

When to consider a STERIS ORC

  • Lack of space in your SPD creates tray backlogs and impacts quality
  • Increasingly complex trays and IFUs
  • Difficulties reprocessing and managing vendor loaner trays, laparoscopic trays, and other challenging instrument trays
  • Challenges maintaining required IFU compliance
  • Frustrated staff and leadership
  • Planning for renovations
  • Contingency for unforeseen shutdowns and maintaining OR schedules
  • Struggling to maintain SPD staff and/or relying heavily on a staffing agency to fill provisional needs for your department
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Steps of the ORC Process

The Eight Step Offsite Reprocessing Process

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STERIS ORC Offerings

STERIS ORC turn-key sterile processing solutions help address the challenges of your in-house SPD by providing:


Transportation and Logistics

STERIS offers pick-up and delivery to healthcare facilities in a climate-controlled truck. In addition, we utilize transfer carts to allow for safe transportation of instrument trays to and from the ORC.

SPD personnel scanning surgical equipment 

Complete Processing

Our sterile ready solution offers complete reprocessing from decontamination, inspection, and assembly to sterilization. We have you covered.

SPD personnel arranging surgical tools to be processed 

Emergency service support for your SPD

Any challenges stemming from increases in surgical volume, utility issues, renovations, and construction can cause sterile processing downtime. STERIS emergency services help support both partial or complete shutdown of your SPD.

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3D rendering of an SPD

Team up with an experienced partner

We offer a wide range of solutions and products to address your sterile processing and reprocessing needs. From steam sterilizers to offsite reprocessing centers, increase your SPD productivity and enhance patient safety.


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Related Products

*BLUEfin® is a technology product and service owned by an external, separate company. STERIS has partnered with BLUEfin® in order to present IFU compliance for Customers. BlueFin® is a registered trademark of Petriss, LLC.

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