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Twenty minutes have passed. The replacement sets were sent to the OR. The paper sterilization cycle record for the failed sterilizer load has not yet arrived from storage. Risk-management personnel are in the department and they are asking a thousand questions. The stress is growing by the minute.
Sterile-processing departments around the world fear this scenario. Sterility assurance failures trigger investigations that can lead to product recalls, patient notifications and public relations nightmares. The longer it takes to determine the number of loads to recall, the more strain on everyone involved.