Care and preventative maintenance of surgical instrumentation : the scrub nurse's responsibility

Osborne, Sonya (1999) Care and preventative maintenance of surgical instrumentation : the scrub nurse's responsibility. ACORN Journal, 12(4), pp. 10-13.

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The cost of surgical instrumentation is a major investment for any operating theatre. Repair or premature replacement of instruments is an additional financial burden. Although instrument care, handling, cleaning and sterilisation are usually components of orientation programs for instrument processing personnel, it should also be included in the scrub nurse orientation program. A thorough knowledge of the historical development of instruments; instrument classification and purpose; and careful use and handling will equip the scrub nurse in fulfilling a vital role in preventative maintenance of surgical instrumentation

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ID Code: 66701
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: surgical instruments, scrub nurse
ISSN: 1448-7535
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 29 Jan 2014 23:00
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2014 23:00

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