News | March 01, 2007

Millennium Surgical Corp. Tries to Relieve Flash Sterilization Overuse

March 2, 2007 � Millennium Surgical Corp. has recently initiated a program to help surgical facilities decrease their dependence on the flash sterilization process and other sub-standard sterilization procedures, offering solutions and assistance including an evaluation of instrument usage, financing options to affordably increase inventory, �best practices" guidelines, electronic instrument set lists for right-sizing trays, and other resources to help facilities avoid resorting to sub-par sterilization.

Flash sterilization is a decontamination method originally intended as a contingency when a critical instrument has been compromised in the operating room, though reports show that the process is being overused by facilities in an effort to save time and money, approximately 70 percent of ASCs use flash sterilization.

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