Dr. Frankie is a prestigious neurosurgeon at Glory Medical Center. During the last week, the surgical technician in the operating room has noticed that the dirty instruments have made it into Operating Room.
The technician finally decides to consult with the supervisor because the incident has now occurred three days in a row.
What issue has occurred, and what may be the cause of this/these errors? What might the sterile processing department have to do to resolve this issue?
Explain the decontamination process. What extra efforts can be made to ensure the clean instruments are delivered to the surgical suite?