#6866
Sharon
Member

During my time in the wound care clinic we used an autoclave to sterilize instruments used during care. We found that honey based dressings left residue on the scissors- if they were not disinfected and scrubbed before being processed. We had to complete a retraining session and review the cleaning processes. Cycling through patients and turning over clinic rooms and instruments quickly was having a negative impact on our infection control practices. We decided to have one person each day who was given time to disinfect and process the equipment properly.