Creating a Surgical Safe Space: Tray Setups & Instrument Protection

Is there such a thing as the perfectly set up tray? One that protects your instruments, makes the OR jump for joy, and above all, keeps the patients we care for as safe as possible?

This week on Season 18 “Investing in Instrument Safety” which is focused on getting our team the time, money, and support we need to protect our surgical inventory we meet with Nicholas Day, Manager of Central Sterile Processing at University Hospitals to discuss how instrument tray set up can be a key factor in your team’s success.

In this episode, Nicholas outlines what true collaboration with the operating room looks like and shares his process for achieving count sheet excellence. If tray standardization, set consistency, and instrument damage are part of your department’s focus this year, this is the episode for you! Join us as we discuss the tools, techniques, and tracking system hacks that will give your instruments, and patients, that next level of protection.

Season 18 episodes are individually approved for 1 CE, so once you finish this interview, you can download your CE certificate immediately by passing the short quiz linked below each week.

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