Care and preventative maintenance of surgical instrumentation: the scrub nurse's responsibility

Osborne, Sonya R. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2826-0627 (1999) Care and preventative maintenance of surgical instrumentation: the scrub nurse's responsibility. ACORN: The Journal of Perioperative Nursing in Australia, 12 (4). pp. 10-13. ISSN 1448-7535


Abstract

The cost of surgical instrumentation is a major investment for any operating theatre.Repair or premature replacement of instruments is an additional financial burden.Although instrument care, handling, cleaning and sterilisation are usually componentsof orientation programs for instrument processing personnel, it should also be includedin the scrub nurse orientation program. A thorough knowledge of the historical developmentof instruments; instrument classification and purpose; and careful use and handlingwill equip the scrub nurse in fulfilling a vital role in preventative maintenanceof surgical instrumentation.


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Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2021 04:27
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Uncontrolled Keywords: surgical instrumentation; scrub nurses; preventative maintenance
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4205 Nursing > 420501 Acute care
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42972

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