While highly dependent upon the individual skills of the sterile processing technicians, making the sterilization process less complex and more visible, managing interruptions during case cart preparation, improving communication with the OR, and improving workspace and technology design could enhance performance in instrument reprocessing.
Alfred, M., Catchpole, K., Huffer, E., Taafe, K. and Fredendall, L. (2019), "A Work Systems Analysis of Sterile Processing: Sterilization and Case Cart Preparation", Structural Approaches to Address Issues in Patient Safety (Advances in Health Care Management, Vol. 18), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 173-196. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1474-823120190000018008Download as .RIS
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