The Joint Commission (TJC) states: “Standardizing the use of high-level disinfectants and sterilization practices are critical for ensuring that medical equipment, devices, and supplies do not transmit infectious agents to patients.”1
As medical professionals, we constantly evaluate situations, identify problems and take action to ensure the best results. From frontline patient care to environmental safety within the medical center, we strive to avoid unnecessary complications. Understanding the work environment and controlling variables is key to improving workflow and overall outcomes in our daily work.
The Joint Commission (TJC) has defined guidelines on storage for semi-critical devices: