Review Article
Volume 5 Issue 1 - 2022
Critical Importance of Quality and Patient Safety and How it can Influence and Impact the Central Sterilization Department
Dalia Abdulfattah*
University/Organisation, King Fahad Hospital of the University, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Dalia Abdulfattah, University/Organisation, King Fahad Hospital of the University, Saudi Arabia.
Received: December 06, 2021; Published: December 29, 2021


Researchers have established that health care associated infections are much higher in developing countries and a major threat to patient safety. However, The Central Sterilization Supply Department (CSSD) is an out of site out of mind facility, and when things go wrong in there, it has a major negative impact on the entire hospital. The goal of this paper is to focuses on the quality and patient safety improvement in the central sterile supply department of the authors organization. To achieve this goal, the author argues that using the FOCUS- PDSA as a quality framework and Swiss cheese model as patient safety framework will help improve the system and reduce errors. Many changes were done to the CSSD staring by structure and process which ultimately led to a desirable output. The surgical instruments where traced and maintained well and the surgical site infection decreased. The author found that Risks, challenges, and cost will arise, but senior management must commit to quality if things are to change.

Keywords: Patient Safety; Sterilization; Impact; EBP


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