Prewash, Mainwash and Greenwash – sustainability in decontamination context

This is really a continuation of the line of thinking from one of my first blogs/articles entitled “process versus result”. This time explored through sustainability, a big word that is now in fashion. Sustainability is often simplified to “being green” and “eco”. These words, however, divert attention from the true essence of sustainable development. An often cited definition explains sustainable …

Extrospective approach to decontamination – the need for the external perspective

For some time now I have been thinking about the shape of the decontamination process. Almost everyone is now familiar with the famous multicolour diagram depicting the concept of surgical equipment reprocessing. That’s good news. However, at the same time, I am starting to think that we are too familiar with it. We take it for granted to the level …

Antibiotic resistant bacteria and decontamination – food for thought

  As it cannot be denied that infection can result from environmental conditions and can be caught anywhere it is often forgotten that pathogenic microorganisms could have been planted in the patient during the actual surgical procedure. What is more in this case contamination is introduced directly to the sterile tissue what stipulates that it is entirely down to individual’s …