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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161926
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluation of the Shelf-Life of Sterile Instruments
Author(s):
Nuntawinit, Chutatip; Kerdpet, Jitra; Larnamwong, Sasinun; Tunjariyanond, Khaevimol
Author Details:
Chutatip Nuntawinit, PhD, RN, Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok-noi, Thailand, email: getortho@yahoo.com; Jitra Kerdpet, MNS, RN; Sasinun Larnamwong, MNS, RN; Khaevimol Tunjariyanond, MNS, RN
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Research Aim: To determine and compare the shelf-life of sterile instruments wrapped in peel pouches and stored in the operating rooms versus patient units. Research Questions: 1. What is the shelf-life of sterile instruments wrapped in peel pouches and stored in the operating rooms? 2. What is the shelf-life of sterile instruments wrapped in peel pouches and stored in patient units? Methodology: A quasi-experimental was designed to evaluate the shelf-life of sterile instruments. 750 packs containing stainless screws were prepared and individually wrapped in a peel pouch and steam sterilized. After sterilization, 30 packs were immediately analyzed for bacterial contamination. Three hundred sixty packs were randomly sorted and stored in open shelves in the operating room at room temperature between 20 degrees C and 23 degrees C and relative humidity between 47% and 51%. The other 360 packs stored in cabinets in patient units at room temperature between 23 degrees C and 25 degrees C and relative humidity between 77% and 80%. At monthly intervals for 12 months, random of 30 packs from each group were analyzed for bacterial contamination. Results: Up to the study period of 12 month, all screws in both groups stored in the operating rooms and the patient units did not have bacterial contamination. Limitation: The setting in this study was an university hospital. Expanding the sample may increase the ability to generalize the results to the larger population. Perioperative Nursing Implications: Health care managers can use the resulting data for guidelines for recommendation concerning shelf-life. The sterile instruments packed in peel pouches can be stored safely for at least 12 months when the storage conditions were favorable. Whatever storage method is used, attention should be given to how sterile items are handled so that sterility is not compromised.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
AORN 58th Annual Congress
Conference Host:
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Conference Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Description:
AORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Center
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluation of the Shelf-Life of Sterile Instrumentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNuntawinit, Chutatipen_US
dc.contributor.authorKerdpet, Jitraen_US
dc.contributor.authorLarnamwong, Sasinunen_US
dc.contributor.authorTunjariyanond, Khaevimolen_US
dc.author.detailsChutatip Nuntawinit, PhD, RN, Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok-noi, Thailand, email: getortho@yahoo.com; Jitra Kerdpet, MNS, RN; Sasinun Larnamwong, MNS, RN; Khaevimol Tunjariyanond, MNS, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161926-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Research Aim: To determine and compare the shelf-life of sterile instruments wrapped in peel pouches and stored in the operating rooms versus patient units. Research Questions: 1. What is the shelf-life of sterile instruments wrapped in peel pouches and stored in the operating rooms? 2. What is the shelf-life of sterile instruments wrapped in peel pouches and stored in patient units? Methodology: A quasi-experimental was designed to evaluate the shelf-life of sterile instruments. 750 packs containing stainless screws were prepared and individually wrapped in a peel pouch and steam sterilized. After sterilization, 30 packs were immediately analyzed for bacterial contamination. Three hundred sixty packs were randomly sorted and stored in open shelves in the operating room at room temperature between 20 degrees C and 23 degrees C and relative humidity between 47% and 51%. The other 360 packs stored in cabinets in patient units at room temperature between 23 degrees C and 25 degrees C and relative humidity between 77% and 80%. At monthly intervals for 12 months, random of 30 packs from each group were analyzed for bacterial contamination. Results: Up to the study period of 12 month, all screws in both groups stored in the operating rooms and the patient units did not have bacterial contamination. Limitation: The setting in this study was an university hospital. Expanding the sample may increase the ability to generalize the results to the larger population. Perioperative Nursing Implications: Health care managers can use the resulting data for guidelines for recommendation concerning shelf-life. The sterile instruments packed in peel pouches can be stored safely for at least 12 months when the storage conditions were favorable. Whatever storage method is used, attention should be given to how sterile items are handled so that sterility is not compromised.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:42:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:42:54Z-
dc.conference.date2011en_US
dc.conference.nameAORN 58th Annual Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostAssociation of periOperative Registered Nursesen_US
dc.conference.locationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.descriptionAORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Centeren_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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