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Diligence in Implant Processing will Decrease Infection Risks

By: Susan Klacik, BS, CRCST, CIS, CHL, ACE, FCS

March 3, 2021

Implants are foreign bodies that have sustained contact with sterile tissue; therefore, they can increase the risk of a surgical site infection. Processing implants safely requires strict adherence to the required steps, explained IAHCSMM Clinical Educator Susan Klacik, BS, CRCST, CIS, CHL, ACE, FCS, in her March 2021 article for OR Manager. She outlined those key steps and shared other essential safeguards Sterile Processing professionals should take to reduce the risks, which can be read in their entirety HERE.

Susan Klacik, BS, CRCST, CIS, ACE, CHL, FCS, is a Clinical Educator for IAHCSMM. For more information email sklacik@iahcsmm.org

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