CENTRAL STERILE SERVICES DEPARTMENT(CSSD)
Defination:- The central sterile services Dept. also called sterile processing department (SPD)
or central Sterilization & supply department.
It is an integrated place in hospitals and other health care facilities that performs
Sterilization and other actions on medical equipment’s and consumables for subsequent Use
by health workers in the OTs and also for the aseptic Procedures e.g. catheterization, Suturing, surgical dressings etc.
Shri. V.N.G.M.C & H Yavatmal CSSD was established in the year 2014-2015 with
Aid received from the district planning committee with the aim to control the hospital
Acquired infections which tend to spread through medical equipment’sand consumables
Used in the hospitals.
CSSD is devided into following areas
1)Collection area:- All surgical and medical equipment’sfrom OTs, OPDs & various
Wards such as linen, dressing pads,gause pieces, OT Instruments etc. are collected
In this area in closed containers like S.S. Drums or loading Trolleys. The containers
received are counted and noted.
2)Cleaning and disinfection area :-In this area the materials are segregated like
instruments, rubberware, glassware,fabrics. Instruments and equipment’sare washed in
automatic washer with Liquid disinfectant. This cycle takes around 60 min for washing
and drying. Microinstruments are disinfected in ultrasonic cleaner with liquid disinfectant
then the Instruments and equipment’sare forwarded to preparation and packing area
3)Preparation & Packing Area :In this area the disinfected instruments &equipment’sare kept in therecotainers with indicator strip in place, and are kept in autoclave machine at theTemperature 134 degree celcius for around 1 hour cycle. The linen materials And consumables are packed in the special packing roll with indicator strip the Fabric cycles takes around 33 minutes at 134 degree celciusfor sterilization.
4)Sterile Store Area :After successful cycle of autoclaving sterile equipment’sand consumable are stored in air cooled room under aseptic conditions.
5)Distribution Area : From this area sterile equipment’s&consumbles are transported to concernOTs & Wards in closed S.S. Trolleys or in S.S.Cotainers and concern recivers signature are taken.
Machineries Availables in CSSD:-