Central Sterile Supply Department.
Before the introduction of the Central Sterile Supply department, equipment used for sterile procedures was washed and sterilizing by nursing staff by the use of water boilers.
Dressing materials and linen that could not be boiled were prepared by nursing and placed in a sterilization were drum or metal that has holes in the sides through which steam can pass during sterilization in an out clave.

CENTRAL STERILE SUPPLY DEPARTMENT
BRIEF HISTORY OF CSSD
Before the introduction of the Central Sterile Supply department, equipment used for sterile procedures was washed and sterilized by nursing staff by the use of water boilers.
Dressing materials and linen that could not be boiled were prepared by nursing and placed in a sterilization were drum or metal that has holes in the sides through which steam can pass during sterilization in an out clave.
At the end of the cycle, the hot drum were removed and the outer slid of the metal was slid forward and the holes in the drum were covered. It was agreed that these methods of sterilization was not 100% effective and effort were directed development of more reliable equipment and washing apparatus.
Because of the expensive nature of these equipment the idea of centralization became expedient.

THEĀ  AIMS OF CSSD

  1. To provide hospital wards and department (and others with whom supply arrangements has been agreed) all the equipment and materials required for clean and sterile procedures.
  2. To relieve the nursing staff of certain non-nursing duties.

THE CENTRAL SUPPLY DEPARTMENT AS A WORKING UNIT
The work in sterile supply Department consist of four stages:-

  1. Collection, reception (disinfection) sorting, cleaning, drying, inspection and testing of equipment.
  2. Assembly and packing.
  3. Autoclaving
  4. Storage and distribution of sterilized goods.

CSSD LAUNDERETTE
Recently, a direction was given to re-establish a launderette in the new site which has already taken off caters other theatre workers outfit.

 

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