Australian first for Mater Adult Hospital

Friday, 28 November 2008

In November 2008 Mater Adult Hospital installed an Australian first sterilisation system.

This advanced sterilisation technology provides optimal efficiency and maximum instrument throughput. It is designed for high volume health care facilities and utilises a low temperature hydrogen peroxide gas plasma technology, which is faster and safer than ethylene oxide, eliminates potential toxic residue, saves hours of aeration and helps ensure a safer working environment.

Mater Adult Hospital Central Sterilising Supply Department (CSSD) Nurse Unit Manager Maria Anderson said the hospital was able to double its sterilisation capabilities since the arrival of the system in November.

As more and more instruments are becoming heat sensitive, this has meant a greater increase in workload for plasma sterilisation.

With this new technology, we’re able to double the quantity of sterilisation for faster, more efficient turnaround and it prolongs the life of items by using containers, minimising the risk of damage.

Maria Anderson,
Mater Adult Hospital Central Sterilising Supply Department (CSSD) Nurse Unit Manager

The system’s low temperature means items can also be used immediately post sterilisation or stored on the shelf.

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    Australian first for Mater Adult Hospital

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