If you have worked in any healthcare setting, you are aware of the storage challenges that come with the territory. Not just in sterile spaces or clean cores, but spaces that house a wide range of clean medical supplies, including first aid and wound care products, personal protective equipment, advanced life support equipment, intravenous solutions, and much more. In this article we want to touch on the importance of storage in relation to infection control in healthcare environments, some simple storage tips and best practices, as well as an innovative solution that can help your facility today. As a bonus, we will provide a few resources specific to sterile storage and regulatory outlooks at the very end for you to do a deeper dive if interested.
Storage and Infection Control
Hospital staff need to be confident that the supplies they collect or receive from the hospital’s storage facilities are clean, fit for purpose, and safe to use. If clean and sterile hospital supplies have been compromised and contaminated, the risk of transmitting infectious pathogens to patients is dramatically increased and the threat of an outbreak of otherwise avoidable Healthcare-Associated Infections (HCAIs) is prevalent. We all know and understand the risks tied to HCAIS and we want to guide you with some considerations on managing your inventory and some simple storage tips.
Clean Supply Inventory Management
Managing the inventory and storage of clean supplies is an essential part of controlling the levels required for patient care. The hygiene and integrity of clean and sterile supplies are essential to providing safe and consistent patient care. Here are a few tips and considerations to take in order to maintain your storage:
Clean Supply Inventory Management: Tips and Considerations
Top Tips for Storage: Ensuring Hygiene and Accessibility
Here are a few simple considerations as they relate to keeping your storage carts clean and accessible:
Storage Areas Best Practice: Setting the Standards
This list provides you with some practical tips for maintaining your storage carts:
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Additional resources specific to sterile storage (not just clean storage):
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