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Sterilisation


Head
dr Aleksandra Garbusińska, MD, PhD


Contact
tel.: +48 32 278 92 30 (Head)
       +48 32 278 92 31, +48 32 278 92 26
email: agarbusinska@io.gliwice.pl

The Central Sterilisation Unit is a service unit, which prepares for sterilisation and sterilises surgical instruments, small medical equipment made of rubber and artificial substances, dressing materials, linen and underwear for operations. The Central Sterilisation Unit services the organisational units of the Oncology Institute as well as, within the framework of signed contracts, the hospitals, outpatient clinics and various physician’s consulting rooms.
The sterilization unit was designed in a triple set-up – with separated dirty, clean and sterilized zones, which are divided by washroom and apron sluices. The main hospital’s main communications corridor is connected by a separate gate to the  rooms of each zone.  Washroom-disinfectants are installed in the wall between the dirty and the clean zones and sterilizers situated in the wall between the clean zone and the sterile zone are through. The space arrangement of the Central Sterilisation Unit safeguards the continuous forward movement of instruments and medical equipment from the reception point up to the issue of sterile material.
 
The Central Sterilisation Unit contains the following rooms and work stations for:
  • the reception of material for sterilisation and its segregation
  • the washing and disinfection of equipment and instruments
  • the hand washing of the equipment in a box
  • the folding and packing of linen and underwear
  • the packing of instruments and equipment 
  • the storing of sterilized material 
  • the issuing of sterile material 
  • the storing of small equipment and exploitation materials 
  • the social room
  • the washroom and apron sluices

The Central Sterilisation Unit received complex and modern equipment for washing, disinfection and sterilisation by GETINGE.

Washing – disinfectors DECOMAT 4656, through  with fittings for surgical instruments and anaestesiology equipment with thermic disinfectant programmes and chemical-termic programmes.
Dryer S – 363 E, non through
Ultrasonic washing stand TH 8210.
Steam driven sterilisers through GE 6612 (of capacity 600 l.), driven by  steam or via its own generator, processes conducted at a temperature of 121°C or  134°C.
Low temperature steriliser for the sterilization with ethylene oxide from the 3M company.- Steri Vac 5 XLDP, along with the aerator XL.
Small, ready to hand equipment: welders, paper cutters and folie sleews, car-stands for paper, magnifying lamps for the review of instruments, tables lit from below for the review of linen and overalls, sterilization baskets, tablets for instruments, containers for the transportation of instruments, transport cars, etc. 

 
The processes used for sterilisation are monitored physicaly, chemical and biological indicators and control results are held in the archives. An important element, of the adopted documentation system for the sterilisation processes, is to mark every package with a double adhesive label with the following information: the day of sterilization, date of validity, number of steriliser, cycle number and the code of the packing person.