Articles-On-The-Go: When It’s My Surgery: Fear, Trust, and Our Sterile Processing Moment

On this episode of Articles-On-The-Go, Hank Balch examines what it’s like to be on the “other” side of the instrument, and to experience surgery as a patient…”Ultimately, I was confronted with only one choice — trust the process. I had to hope and believe that this Sterile Processing team had it together, that they were committed to being weapons of mass microbial destruction, every instrument, every time. The trays they would use for my procedure would have already been through the entire process and were now (hopefully) sitting on a case cart in some hallway with my name on it. My name. All those instruments were going inside my body, with the purpose of healing and not hurting. I had to trust that this would be the case…”

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