CSSD – CENTRAL STERILE SERVICES DEPARTMENT


 
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CSSD is a specialized area responsible for the collecting, decontamination, assembling, packing, sterilization, storing and distribution of sterile goods and equipment to patient care areas.

It is an integrated place in our hospital facility that performs sterilization and other actions on medical devices, equipments, for subsequent use by health workers in the operating theatre of the hospital.

The operations usually consist of cleaning of previously used devices, like stainless steel tools, with a sterilizing liquid. After drying the device on a stand (not by hand or cloth) it gets wrapped in a specialized paper bag, tape-sealed and then sterilized by gas or in a steam autoclave, according to the prescripts.

This department provides an efficient, economic, continuous and quality supply of sterilized material to various areas of the hospital to deliver quality and infection free patient care.
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